How to get blast powder in Lego Fortnite

Blast powder is a resource in Lego Fortnite that you’ll need to collect to make items like dynamite and the grappler. It’s relatively easy to find — it’s just a matter of tracking the enemies that drop it upon defeat.

Our Lego Fortnite guide will explain how to get blast powder and what you’ll use it for.

How to get blast powder in Lego Fortnite

To get blast powder in Lego Fortnite, you will have to beat the skeletons that wear cowboy hats and bandanas. (It’s possible that other enemies drop blast powder, but these enemies were very easy to find with little preparation and spawned frequently. Because of these reasons, we’ll walk you through finding these particular enemies.)

To find these enemies, you will need to start by going to the “dry valley” desert biome at night. If you’re not prepared for the heat, that’s not an issue. These enemies only spawn at night so you don’t need to worry about the desert heat. You don’t need any special charms or equipment; Just make sure you bring some torches so you can see and to keep your character a bit warmer at night.

an image of a lego fortnite character in front of some skeletons Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Run around until you find the skeletons that wear cowboy hats and bandanas. They shouldn’t be hard to find because they tend to spawn in groups and you can see the glow of their torches from a distance. Once you find a group, go and fight them. I used the uncommon longsword and easily fought them by myself. It just takes a few swings.

Not every skeleton wearing a hat or bandana will drop blast powder, but I found that we could easily get one to three kegs of powder for each group I fought.

What you’ll use blast powder for in Lego Fortnite

Blast powder is a lot more useful as you reach later stages of the game. You need it to make the grappler, a plunger gun that allows you to reach higher areas easily. It can also be used to make explosives like dynamite and the boom barrel. You’ll also need it if you want to make moving machines. Blast powder is necessary for both the large thruster and the small thruster, in addition to the activation switch.

Looking for more on Lego Fortnite? Check out our Lego Fortnite beginners guide. We also have guides on how to play multiplayer with your buddies, how to find caves, and how to build a successful village. And if you’re looking for places to go, see our list of the best seeds in Lego Fortnite.