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Cows in the wilds of LEGO Fortnite
Screenshot by Dot Esports

How to lure animals in LEGO Fortnite

Into the pen with you, foul beast!

Being a survival game at its core, you must build, sleep, and especially eat in LEGO Fortnite. While you can take the vegetarian route and only survive on produce, animals can also be an excellent food source. But can you lure them?

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You can’t carry the animals, so how will you get them into a pen or a shed? Simple: Lure them in. I’ll show you how.

Can you lure animals in LEGO Fortnite?

A Lego character feeding a sheep in Lego Fortnite
Sheep love vines. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Yes, you can lure animals. While it isn’t very straightforward, I was able to lure several docile and hostile enemies while playing LEGO Fortnite. You can use this method to imprison animals, lure them into traps, or feed them if you feel generous. 

Fortunately, it’s very straightforward once you know how to do it. I used this method to lure cows, chickens, and even wolves (although it didn’t go well with wolves).

How to lure animals in LEGO Fortnite

Lego Fortnite cows following a trial of food while the player character is observing
That’s it follow the trail of food, cows. Screenshot by Dot Esports

First, you’re going to need something to lure animals with.

If you are trying to lure cows, chickens, or sheep, find the nearest bush and start hitting it. After a few hits, it should break, and you’ll get vines. You can find the nearest berry bush or even a corn stalk and harvest them instead. Anyway, gather a bunch of vines, corn, or berries. Once you have enough, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Open your inventory and split all your berries and vines into stacks of one (this is so you can drop them easily)
  2.  Find a herd of cows/sheep or a flock of chickens
  3.  Remember where they are and decide where you’d like to herd them (I built a small pen near my village square)
  4.  Start dropping vines and berries, one by one, and create a trail of food from where you’d like the animals to be to where they are now (just like in Hansel and Gretel)
  5.  As long as an animal spots at least one vine, it will follow the trail of dropped food (and into the shed)

As a note, you can’t hold the item and have the animals follow you. The item needs to be on the ground for animals to notice it.

A Wolf is ignoring a steak and focusing on the player in Lego Fortnite
The stake is nice, but the wolf would rather have me for dinner. Screenshot by Dot Esports

If you are trying to lure hostile animals like wolves, you can do that too. Kill a poor innocent chicken, cow, or sheep, get its meat, and then create a trail of meat. However, do note that hostile animals care more about killing you than munching on meat. Even when the wolves were following the trail, once they noticed me, they wanted me dead. So keep that in mind.

What can you do with lured animals in LEGO Fortnite?

Like Minecraft, you can create pens for animals and have a steady food source. Walk up to animals, pet them, and they will give you wool, milk, or eggs. Having them lured in a pen means you don’t have to go out looking for them whenever you need more dairy products. 

Wolves and other hostile creatures, on the other hand? Well, even though I haven’t tried it yet, I’m assuming it would be fun to lure a wolf into a field of explosive barrels and light a fuse.

Tip: You cannot breed animals in Lego Fortnite

As of now, you are NOT able to breed animals in LEGO Fortnite. So, outside of keeping the animals penned for their resources, luring animals is only beneficial if you get a large number of them.

Now go out there and lure those animals in LEGO Fortnite. Have fun herding cows!

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Aleksandar Perišić
Staff Writer at Dot Esports. Aleksandar has been gaming ever since he can remember and has been writing game reviews long before he joined Dot Esports. He loves MMORPGS, Nintendo and Indie games. He also steals gifts on Christmas but then gives them back when everyone starts to sing.