How to Get NPCs to Farm Resources in LEGO Fortnite

Channel your inner Preston Garvey and tell villagers this settlement needs their help!

by J.R. Waugh
How to Get NPCs to Farm Resources in LEGO Fortnite

If you’re enjoying your survival adventure so far in LEGO Fortnite, you might also find that gathering and refining resources is tedious. The good news is that you can get others to do the work for you. Here’s how to get NPCs to farm resources in LEGO Fortnite!

How to Get NPCs to Farm, Harvest, and Refine Resources in LEGO Fortnite

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Ask one of the NPCs to join your village, after which you can hit the ‘Let’s talk jobs!’ dialogue option to farm resources in LEGO Fortnite. You’ll need to hit ‘Help the village!’ which gives you options like resource jobs or gathering.

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Choose whichever you prefer, so that if you need Wooden Planks and Rods from resource jobs like ‘Refine wood’ or need raw materials like Granite, you’re in the clear without the hassle.

How to Get New Villagers for Farming in LEGO Fortnite

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You can recruit an additional villager at Village Levels 1, 3, 5, 8, and 10 in LEGO Fortnite, as long as you have a bed free under shelter in your settlement. Then you can speak with the villagers and ask them to move in! If they refuse, saying it’s ‘too crowded,’ you likely have filled all of your unlocked slots, and will either need to reach a higher level or hope for a future update adding more capacity later on.

Why Are Resource Jobs Not Showing Up for Villagers?

The most common reason for this is because you’re trying to ask your current follower to harvest resources. If this is the case, you must dismiss them as a follower (don’t worry, they go back to your village) and then you can give them a farming job from there. Sometimes this is a better fit if you find it’s tough keeping up with their gear after they break theirs.

- 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.