Looking out at the wilderness in LEGO Fortnite.
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How to find Copper and get Copper Bars in LEGO Fortnite

Copper this and Copper that.

Sooner or later, you will need Copper in LEGO Fortnite to create Copper Bars to create useful items and upgrade items like chests and crafting benches.

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Copper Bars have a wide range of uses in LEGO Fortnite, and you have to know how to get them. Here’s how to find Copper and get Copper Bars in LEGO Fortnite.

How to find Copper in LEGO Fortnite

Fortnite character floating above a cave entrance
Copper bars are in caves. Screenshot by Dot Esports

To get Copper in LEGO Fortnite, you need to find a desert biome and find an entrance to a Lava Cave. Once you’re surrounded by sand and cacti, you will know you are in the desert.

Tip: How to survive the heat in the Desert

Make sure to stock up on Snowberries and Milk to make a Snowberry Shake when entering the desert. Snowberries can be found in the Snow Biomes and Milk can be looted after petting a cow. Snowberry Shakes can be made with a Juicer.

Normally, Lava Cave entrances are big heaps of rocks, as you can see in the image below. Enter the cave entrance, and you’ll be teleported.

Once you’re in a Lava Cave, look around with a torch in hand for Copper on the walls or the floor.

Copper is a blue, orange, and deep red color. Below you can see the image of how it looks.

Fortnite character standing in front of Copper
This is how Copper looks. Screenshot by Dot Esports

To mine Copper, you will need to use a rare pickaxe. Hit the Copper repeatedly until copper pieces fall on the ground. Loot them, and exit the cave.

Tip: What is Copper used for?

Copper in LEGO Fortnite is used to get Copper Bars which are used to craft various recipes like Ladel and Barrel, crafting bench upgrades, larger chests, Mailboxes, and even Ovens to cook food.

How to get Copper Bars in LEGO Fortnite

Fortnite character standing in front of metal smelter
You need Metal Smelter to get Copper Bars. Screenshot by Dot Esports

After you’ve collected Copper in LEGO Fortnite, create a Metal Smelter to get Copper Bars. Open your Utility tab and select Metal Smelter. Then, interact with Metal Smelter and under Recipes, choose the Copper Bar option

Tip: How to make a Metal Smelter

To make a Metal Smelter, you will need the following: 3 Blast Cores, 15 Brigthcores, and 35 Obsidian Slabs.

It will take a couple of seconds to finish crafting, so, ideally, find a safe zone when you’re crafting this.

Recipe for Copper Bars in LEGO Fortnite

Every Copper you melt will need two brightcores. Brightcore in LEGO Fortnite can be found in caves and be mined with a rare pickaxe. To get For one Copper Bar you need the following materials:

  • One Copper
  • Two Brightcore

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Staff Writer & World of Warcraft lead. Izabela has a long history with writing and games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Fortnite, and The Sims. Before finding her home at Dot Esports in 2021, Izabela was an English teacher and a freelancer at Hotspawn, GGRecon, and Gameranx. In her free time, you’ll find her writing novels, wandering Azeroth, or inting on Summoner’s Rift.