LEGO® Fortnite® Parents’ Guide

LEGO® Fortnite® Parents’ Guide

LEGO® Fortnite® is a game that inspires players’ endless creativity in a familiar, safe and secure environment.

LEGO Fortnite adds the LEGO Group’s iconic minifigures as LEGO Style Outfits, bricks and elements into developer Epic Games’ Fortnite. You even download and start playing LEGO Fortnite through the existing Fortnite launcher. Simply select the LEGO Fortnite playlist tile in the Discover menu.

But LEGO Fortnite isn’t Battle Royale with minifigures. It’s an entirely new experience that combines the best of both worlds, so that anyone who already has Fortnite downloaded can play LEGO Fortnite for free* – alone, or even better, with friends.

What is LEGO® Fortnite®?

Instead of the Fortnite you may be familiar with, LEGO Fortnite’s focus is on long-term survival, crafting and online cooperation with friends. The mix of those ingredients is up to players, which is why LEGO Fortnite includes three types of adventures — Survival Worlds, Sandbox Worlds and LEGO Islands —each of which caters to a different approach to playing the game.

Every massive LEGO Fortnite Survival and Sandbox world is procedurally generated and therefore unique to each player. They’re filled with mysteries to discover, scattered throughout areas like the rocky shorelines of the Boulder Coast and the cool shade of Lush Forests.

When players explore the wild worlds they create, they’ll discover friendly inhabitants — many characters and creatures come from Fortnite, in fact – as well as animals like cows and sheep built from LEGO bricks and elements. Players can discover less-than-friendly enemies too, like wild wolves, spiders and even pirates!

Some players will prefer to focus on adventure, harvesting elements to craft the best weapons and teaming up to explore dark and mysterious caves full of loot and enemies and tackling epic boss battles. Other players may focus on founding, building, expanding and leveling up villages, inviting visiting villagers to move in, assigning them jobs and working together to tame their wild world. Still other players can specialize in building, preferring the simple pleasures of constructing their own LEGO creations and populating the world with prefab creations that snap together seamlessly. The possibilities are as endless as each player’s creativity and imagination.

Every LEGO Fortnite player can take a break from building and decorating and surviving their world to explore LEGO Islands, which are smaller, self-contained adventures, accessible from Fortnite’s Play menu. They’re less about exploring and building in a vast world and more about accomplishing a fun, focused goal like befriending a cat or surviving a LEGO pirate’s cannonball attack in a gigantic bathtub. 

LEGO Islands arrived in Fortnite with adventures created by the LEGO Group using Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN). Other creators can also make LEGO Islands using UEFN. We’ll talk about both and how they’re safe for the whole family below. 

That’s why LEGO Fortnite is the best of all worlds. It combines the familiar terrain of Fortnite and the beloved bricks and elements from the LEGO Group to create a vast creative playgrounds and standalone adventures for players who get to play in whatever way makes them happy.

What Is a Survival World?

In a Survival world, players become the hero – gathering resources, building structures, crafting tools and weapons, fighting enemies and exploring a vast open world.

A Survival world’s built-in challenge is that players must gather and craft what they need to survive. Players take wood from trees and turn it into campfires, torches, axes and shovels to gather more resources, as well as swords and shields to defend themselves.

The more they build, the more they learn. The more they learn, the more building blueprints they unlock to build ever bigger and better things.

What Is a Sandbox World?

In a Sandbox world, it’s like every player has a bottomless box of LEGO bricks and elements. Instead of worrying about wild wolves guarding the forest where they’re collecting wood, players can just build a log cabin – no collecting or fighting required.

From players’ earliest moments in a Sandbox world, it’s all about crafting and expressing themselves without fighting enemies or needing to harvest material. They can even take to the sky, superhero-style, to explore the map.

What Is a LEGO Island?

LEGO Islands are a new feature that arrived in LEGO Fortnite a few months after the games’ release in late 2023. Instead of focusing on survival or building in vast open worlds, they offer new ways to play the game in smaller, more focused and directed experiences. And some of those experiences come directly from the LEGO Group. 

For example, in the LEGO Group’s LEGO Cat Island Adventure, players arrive on what the game describes as the ‘purr-fect place to explore with a furry friend.’ All players need to do is run around, find their adorable cat and make them happy. Players and their furry little friends can explore the beach and waterfalls – all while deepening their bond. 

LEGO Raft Survival is an action-packed adventure featuring the iconic LEGO Pirates theme set up in a bathtub. Players must stay afloat on rafts as they’re bombarded by cannonballs. They can also build rafts and rescue teammates. Players just need to make sure that they don’t fall into the water, or the sharks will get them! 

Players can access these smaller adventures from the ‘LEGO Islands’ section of Fortnite’s Play menu. Take the following steps to see all of LEGO Group’s island creations.

  1. On Fortnite’s Play menu, scroll down to the “LEGO Islands” section. 
  2. Click on one of the islands that we mention here, including LEGO Raft Survival, LEGO Cast Island Adventure. It’ll say “created by thelegogroup” if it comes from us. 
  3. Click on the three-dot icon and select “View Creator” to see more. 

There will be more island experiences from the LEGO Group inside Fortnite in 2024 and beyond.

Creators outside of the LEGO Group can also design and publish their own LEGO Islands within Fortnite. For players in the United States, every LEGO Island must have an ESRB rating of E10+. For players in most of Europe, they must have a PEGI rating of 7. You can find the ratings of each LEGO Island just beneath its icon on Fortnite’s Play menu.

LEGO Fortnite Safety

Creating LEGO Fortnite worlds

LEGO Fortnite's Survival and Sandbox worlds allow eight players to jump in simultaneously in one world, and having a community is the best way to play the game. Players cooperate to build, harvest, gather and overcome challenges. Each player is stronger and better with friends. LEGO Islands designers can support various numbers of players. Some more intimate experiences are designed for four, while others call for 16 or 20 players at a time. 

 When players first create a world in Survival and Sandbox modes, it’s fully private, which means no other players will be able to join unless the world owner invites them. There are no ‘public’ worlds in LEGO Fortnite, and there’s no way to join someone else’s world unless a player gets an invitation from one of their friends. While many LEGO Islands are designed as public multiplayer experiences to be enjoyed with friends, they can also be played solo.

Before players can invite other people to join them in their Survival and Sandbox worlds, they need to be friends in Fortnite. World owners can also invite their friends to be a ‘key holder’, which means their friends can access and edit the world anytime, even if the owner is offline. Remember: guests can build or tear down any creations so it’s important to have a good think before your child decides which friends they want to share their world with!
We expect everyone to play responsibly and follow Epic’s rules, which means no offensive content in LEGO Fortnite worlds. If players see something inappropriate in a world, we encourage them to report it using Fortnite’s easy-to-use reporting tools so Epic can take action against content and players that violate the rules.

Setting up Parental Controls

Fortnite has extensive in-game parental controls that allow adults to manage their child’s experience in the game. Each platform on which the game is available – for example, PlayStation®, Xbox, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows – also offers its own parental controls.

With Epic Games’ Parental Controls, you can manage access to social features (such as voice chat), require a Parental Controls PIN for purchases and set up additional controls. You can access them online in the Epic Account Portal and also in-game using the Fortnite Parental Controls menu. Here’s how to access that menu in-game:

  1. Launch Fortnite.
  2. Open the main menu (which looks like three horizontal lines), and select the gear-shaped icon.
  3. Select Parental Controls from the menu that loads.

Epic Parental Controls require you to set up a six-digit PIN through the Epic Account Portal or the Fortnite Parental Controls menu. The PIN ensures that only you can make changes to your settings.

From the Account Portal, parents and guardians can customize their Parental Controls to create an age-appropriate experience for every member of the family. Notable Parental Controls include:

  • Voice and text chat permissions: You can manage who your child is able to speak with using Epic’s voice and text chat. You can select options like ‘Friends Only,’ which only allows your child to speak with other players in their Epic friends list and platform friend list, or disable chat entirely.
  • Purchasing settings: You can choose to require your Parental Controls PIN to be entered before real money purchases are made using Epic payment.
  • Require your PIN for friend requests: You have the option of requiring your PIN to be entered in order for your child to send or accept Epic friend requests. With this control, you can manage who your child is able to interact with in LEGO Fortnite since worlds are private to players and their invited friends.
  • Fortnite Content Ratings: In Fortnite, every island has an age rating, and you can determine which islands your child can visit based on those ratings.

Note: If your child is playing on a console, then you may also need to set controls for purchasing, communication limits, friend requests and more in that ecosystem. For example, if you turn off voice chat in Fortnite, your child may still be able to access voice chat using the chat system built into their console.

Fortnite’s voice reporting feature allows anyone to submit audio evidence so Epic can take action against other players using voice chat to bully, harass or engage in other inappropriate behavior. For players under 18, the feature is automatically on in voice chats. You can also see voice reporting settings in-game through Fortnite’s audio menu.

Getting started

An Epic Games account is required for your child to play LEGO Fortnite. When creating an Epic account, if a player indicates they are under 13 or their country’s age of digital consent (whichever is higher) their account will be a Cabined Account. A Cabined Account is an Epic account that’s designed to create a safe and inclusive space for younger players. Players with Cabined Accounts can still play LEGO Fortnite but won’t be able to access certain features such as voice chat until their parent or guardian provides consent.

If your child already plays Fortnite, then they already have what they need to play LEGO Fortnite. Just open Fortnite, and look for LEGO Fortnite inside of there.

You can also sign them in with an existing LEGO, Epic Games, Nintendo®, PlayStation or Xbox account. If they don’t have one, we suggest creating a LEGO account and linking that to create your Epic Games account. You can also link an existing LEGO account to an existing Epic Games account. Either way, linking your Epic and LEGO accounts unlocks LEGO Insiders or LEGO Insiders Club (for younger players) and bonuses like the Explorer Emilie Outfit including the LEGO Style for your child’s connected accounts.

You can also sign into an account through the official Epic Games site to let Epic know who your child is across the many places where they can play LEGO Fortnite, like consoles and mobile devices.

When you have the account set up and connected, adding friends is a simple process.

  1. Launch Fortnite and sign into your child’s account.
  2. Select your child’s circular avatar icon in the upper right of the screen.
  3. Select the icon with the plus button on the menu that appears, which brings you to the Add Friends menu.
  4. Enter the Epic account name or email address of your child’s friend in the box provided.

LEGO Fortnite has a feature called crossplay, which allows people to join in a match of the game no matter what platform they are on – including PlayStation, Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch or Xbox. Crossplay is enabled by default, so it doesn’t matter what hardware your child and their friends have. They can all play together.

LEGO Fortnite is a playground for players of all ages, whether they set out on daring adventures or spend their time building castles in the air. It’s all about fostering imagination and creativity. Playing together is the ultimate social experience in LEGO Fortnite.

Whether solo or with friends, you can play LEGO Fortnite for free*. The journey is only just beginning with new world-building, gameplay features, and more LEGO Styles arriving in updates starting early 2024.

*Optional in-game purchases available.