Screenshot of Brightcore in LEGO Fortnite

LEGO Fortnite: How To Find and Mine Brightcore

Brightcore is a sought-after material, essential for crafting many items in LEGO Fortnite, but finding it can be a difficult task.

LEGO Fortnite has a large selection of materials that can be found all over the vast world it offers to players. Due to Brightcore being a rare resource, discovering it can be increasingly more difficult than other materials. However, Brightcore is necessary for many crafting essentials you’ll need to progress your game. Fortunately, if you’re struggling to find it, here are all the details on how to get your hands on Brightcore.

How To Get Brightcore In LEGO Fortnite

Brightcore is an orange-colored material found exclusively in the Lava Caves in LEGO Fortnite. Bringing a Rare Pickaxe or higher to mine Brightcore is essential as it is unmineable without this tier of Pickaxe. If you find yourself in a standard Dry Valley Cave without lava, there’s a significant chance you will not find Brightcore.

Due to Brightcore having a similar color to Amber in LEGO Fortnite, which is also found in the Dry Valley, you might believe you have discovered Brightcore when exploring the cliffs of the Desert Biome. However, this is not possible as Brightcore is only found in Caves scattered around the biome.

LEGO Fortnite Screenshot of a Lava Cave Entrance
In-game Screenshot of Lava Cave entrance.

How To Prepare To Mine Brightcore In LEGO Fortnite

There are a few ways you must prepare before attempting to mine Brightcore. A Rare Pickaxe is required for mining Brightcore in LEGO Fortnite, as it’s the only way to mine the special material.

Additionally, much like staying warm in the Frostlands, you’ll need to be prepared for the unbearable heat of the Dry Valley. If you do not have the correct preparations, you may not be able to obtain Brightcore after you find it in LEGO Fortnite.

LEGO Fortnite Cool-Headed Charm
In-game Screenshot of Cool-Headed Charm

In order to be prepared for the extreme heat, you will need to craft heat resistance charms, such as the Cool-Headed Charm, and stock up on Snowberries if you do not want to be impacted by the Dry Valley’s damaging heat. It would also be beneficial to stock up on as much Brightcore as possible because it is needed for numerous recipes, including light-related items and Copper Bars.

That’s everything you need to know about obtaining Brightcore in LEGO Fortnite. If you’d like to find more guides like this one, feel free to check out our Game Hub.