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How To Build Your Own Umbrella In Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3

Fortnite is about two things: defeating the competition in glorious battle royale combat and doing so in style. Players can wear different outfits, equip a variety of weapon skins, and most important of all, float down to safety with a battle busload of gliders. While some might prefer to ride everything from a ghost train to a comet, others would rather whip out an umbrella and scream "I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!" at the top of their lungs while leisurely wafting down on a cushion of air.


Of course, obtaining an umbrella used to be easier said than done because unlike gliders, you could only get one if you won a match or completed a difficult task. However, thanks to Chapter 2 season 3, players can craft their own umbrellas and customize them. No longer will you envy the fabric umbrellas of other players while you're stuck riding a robo-dragon, but you can't build your own umbrella from the get go. Instead, you have to earn the parts to make an umbrella.

Here's how to do just that.

Earn parts through the battle pass

You might see a spinning umbrella in the upper-right corner of Fortnite's welcome screen, and when you highlight it, you see the text "Build A Brella." That's how you build your umbrella. Well, that was easy — or was it?


Even if you see the Build A Brella option, you can't start crafting your very own gravity-defying parasol just yet. First, you need to buy this season's battle pass. Once you have shelled out the necessary 950 V-Bucks, you can make your way through the pass to earn different umbrella unlocks. You don't earn parts but instead sections to customize. For example, you can't change your umbrella's bottom cap until you reach level 75 in the pass. But, once you have unlocked every slot, you can mix and match pieces to make the perfect umbrella. Almost.

You see, Build A Brella carries a dark secret that can single handedly ruin your enjoyment: You can only make one umbrella. As soon as you lock in your decoration of choice, there's no going back. So, you have to ask yourself: Do you really want to stare at a tiny Durr Burger head atop a steering wheel, medieval mace, and spatula for the rest of the Fortnite season?


A rainbow of challenges

When you actually finalize your umbrella, you might notice it is a collection of gunmetal gray shades. That color scheme might work for G1 Megatron and the Grey Knights, but a gray umbrella in a colorful world full of pink, rocket-wielding teddy bears and sentient bananas? Completely out of place.


You can change the colors of each custom umbrella slot, but only after you've earned permission to do so. In order to switch up your umbrella's colors, you need to complete the challenges that trickle into Fortnite. Challenges unlock on a weekly basis, so you have plenty of time to complete them and create your dream umbrella.