There is a brand new game mechanic in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. Over the past few seasons, many changes have been introduced to the game, mostly starting with the new mechanics in Chapter 3, Season 1.
This season introduced sprints and mantling which completely changed the game. Since then, several other mechanics have appeared, mostly involving wildlife.
Wild animals have been around for a while, but now they can be tamed and ridden. Pets can also be on them.
This feature doesn’t add anything to the gameplay, but it’s fun and was the subject of a recent challenge. Here’s how to do it.
Petting a wolf or a boar in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1: Complete step-by-step guide
Step 1: Start the match
Please note that the lobby does not look exactly like this as it was the lobby in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4.
Once in the lobby, select the game mode you want to play. For that, it should be a game mode that can do challenges and have wildlife, which is the vast majority of them.
Start a match in Team Rumble, Solo, Duo, Trio or even Squads. Either one will do for this challenge. Team Rumble is the preferred mode if you just want to complete the challenge and end the game.
Step 2: Land somewhere with wildlife
Wilderness can be found in most areas, but those with grass (non-snow) generally spawn more wildlife, making this whole endeavor much easier. Check in at and around the following points of interest:
- Breakwater Bay
- Broken boards
- Field of Madness
Find wildlife but don’t kill it.
Step 3: Tame the Wild
Taming wild animals is relatively simple. All you have to do is find one and jump on its back. This is easier said than done if they are running around, so do it quickly before they start chasing you.
This can alternatively be done with meat from another animal, but is much easier to do by simply jumping on its back.
Step 4: Try the emotion
Once you’re on the wildlife’s back, all you have to do is tap to trigger an emote wheel. The button will vary by console or platform. You can’t emote on an animal’s back, but trying to do so allows you to reach out and pet the animal.
That’s all you have to do. It won’t add much, but it will make the wolf or boar very happy.