How to Get a Recurve Crossbow in LEGO Fortnite

Sadly, it doesn't shoot LEGO bricks you can step on, at least not yet.

by J.R. Waugh
How to Make a Recurve Crossbow LEGO Fortnite
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The safest way to fight enemies in LEGO Fortnite is often from a distance. However, ranged weapons might be hard to come across when starting. Here’s how you can craft your own Recurve Crossbow in LEGO Fortnite and take down the mobs giving you grief!

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How to Craft a Recurve Crossbow in LEGO Fortnite

To craft a recurve crossbow in LEGO Fortnite, you need the following Utilities:

  • Crafting Bench
  • Lumber Mill
  • Spinning Wheel

Once you have these stations, open the Crafting Bench, then go to the weapons tab and select ‘Recurve Crossbow’ for which you need 5x Wooden Rod and 1x Cord. You can make the wooden rods from wood you harvest all around your starting area and process at the Lumber Mill, and the cord is made on the Spinning Wheel using vines, found while harvesting pumpkins and bushes.

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These three resource and crafting benches are usually the first Utility stations you can see when opening the Build menu, and they are each fantastic additions to your village. Be sure to build them as well as a Grill (or two!) to add to your Village Rating!

Do Recurve Crossbows Need Arrows in LEGO Fortnite?

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Once you craft your first Recurve Crossbow, a new section will open on your Crafting Bench for ammo where you can craft Arrow x8! These cost 1x Wood and 1x Feather, so you can quickly load your quiver and go hunting, whether it’s for Shells or other resources in the game.

- This article was updated on December 7th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.