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What is Copper used for in Minecraft?

Minecraft added Copper in the 1.17 update and it is gradually gaining prominence. Here’s every way to use Copper during crafting.

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Copper in Minecraft

Just like Iron and Gold, Minecraft players can utilize Copper during their adventures. Here’s what Copper is used for in Minecraft and all the items that can be crafted with it.

It is no surprise that metals are an important part of Minecraft. Iron and Gold have their unique tool and armor sets that are essential for mining and taking on enemies. The community expected Copper to have similar uses, but only three craftable items depend on it so far.

This is not to say that Copper is useless in Minecraft. It can be easily found at Y47 and Y48 levels, beach biomes, and Dripstone caves. Here’s what you should do after amassing it.

Metals in Minecraft

How to use Copper in Minecraft

Copper has several uses in Minecraft such as making Copper Blocks, Spyglasses, and Lightning Rods but before we detail the uses, it’s important to understand its nature. It is valuable as Copper Ingots but to make them, you first need to find its ores.

Like other metals in Minecraft, Copper can be found in various states which include:

  • Raw Copper
  • Copper Ore
  • Deepslate Copper Ore

Players can smelt Raw Copper, Copper Ore, or Deepstate Copper Ore with any type of fuel to create Copper Ingot which is the primary crafting ingredient for all Copper items.

As of version 1.19, Copper can be used to make the following:

Make a block of Copper

Making blocks has always been simple, and a Block of Copper is no exception. Simply place nine Copper Ingots on a crafting table and you’re good to go. These blocks can then be used during building.

Make Lightning Rod from Copper

Place three Copper Ingots on the central column of the 3×3 crafting table to get a Lightning Rod. As the name suggests, this item helps in swerving lightning strikes in Minecraft. You can place them over your house to protect the house, farms, animals, and yourself from strikes.

Having said that, these rods do not help in getting away with lightning created by a trident enchanted with Channeling.

Copper Lightning Rod Minecraft

Make Spyglass from Copper

Spyglass is another craftable item that is made from Copper Ingots. In the 3×3 crafting grid, place one Amethyst Shard in the middle of the top row, and one Copper Ingot in the middle of the second and third rows.

Spyglass is Minecraft’s indirect zoom feature. They help in zooming in on specific locations and have been game-changing for exploration.

Uses of Oxidized Copper in Minecraft

Oxidation is a new mechanic that arrived in Minecraft with Copper. Like real life, the metal inherently decays and turns to blue-green from the original reddish-brown state. Interestingly, rain and water make this process quicker.

Oxidized Copper looks unique and opens up several opportunities if you’re into building.

While oxidation occurs naturally, players can stop it with wax. This retains the metal’s current state and does not make it brand-new. Moreover, using a pickaxe on oxidized copper reduces the oxidation level by one.

Copper Oxidization stages Minecraft

The four oxidation stages for Copper in Minecraft are:

  • Stage One – Brown Copper
  • Stage Two – Exposed Brown Copper with green patches
  • Stage Three – Weathered Green Copper with brown patches
  • Stage Four – Oxidized Green Copper

These are the only uses of Copper in Minecraft currently. However, the player base is eagerly awaiting Copper weapons, tools, and armor, and the developers might add them anytime soon.


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How to get Dragon Ball Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud in Fortnite

Fortnite’s latest Dragon Ball collaboration brings Goku’s iconic Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud to the battle royale.

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With the Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud making their way to Fortnite, you too can feel like a powerful Super Saiyan from the Dragon Ball universe, so here’s how to get your hands on them.

The Fortnite franchise continues to deliver high-quality crossovers that unite fans across the world, and their latest foray into anime has produced a Dragon Ball Super collaboration. Not only have four new skins made their way to the game, including the Super Saiyan pair of Goku and Vegeta, but players also have a ton of new challenges to discover.

Of course, new skins are not nearly enough to truly shake up the battle royale, but players can also discover new Mythics that have made their way to Fortnite. Goku’s iconic Kamehameha attack as well as his Nimbus Cloud are available as Fortnite items.

Here’s a guide on how to get a Kamehameha and a Nimbus Cloud in Fortnite.

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How to get a Kamehameha & Nimbus Cloud in Fortnite

The easiest way to get a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud item in Fortnite is to find them in a Capsule Corp Capsule that has dropped from the sky. Thanks to the Fortnite x Dragon Ball crossover, these capsules will fall from the sky and you can track them with your map.

To access the content inside, you’ll have to wait for them to hit the ground, but there should be a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud inside. As the Storm closes, more and more Capsule Corp Capsules will appear, so be sure to check for them periodically.

If you’re looking for a more direct way of receiving one of these items, you can also purchase a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud from Bulma at Kame House. Luckily, this isn’t the only place to purchase these items as they’re also available from a Dragon Ball Vending Machine, for a cost of 250 Gold Bars.

Those who are confident in their Fortnite combat skills can also get their hands on a Nimbus Cloud or Kamehameha by defeating an opponent who has one in their possession. The Nimbus Cloud will be a great tool to travel around the Island.

How to use a Kamehameha in Fortnite

After securing a coveted Kamehameha, you can use the powerful attack by equipping it and charging it up with the fire button. Hold down the fire button to charge it up, then aim at your target to unleash Goku’s signature attack in the Dragon Ball franchise.

It’s important to note that there’s a 15-second cooldown period between each energy blast which prevents players from spamming the devastating attack. A Kamehameha will deliver 100 damage to enemies upon impact and will continue to deal a smaller amount for three seconds after impact.


That just about sums up how to find a Kamehameha or Nimbus Cloud, for more Fortnite content, check out all of the locations where you can find Versus Boards in the battle royale.

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How to complete Fortnite x Dragon Ball Quests: All challenges & rewards

Fortnite’s Dragon Ball crossover has finally arrived, so here’s how to complete all of the Quests and earn free cosmetics.

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Fortnite’s Dragon Ball crossover is here, bringing new skins, items, and map changes to the Battle Royale. There are free cosmetics to unlock through the Power Unleashed Quests page, so here are all of the challenges and the rewards on offer.

Anime crossovers are almost always a huge hit with gamers, and Fortnite players loved the Naruto collab. So hype levels for Fortnite’s Dragon Ball crossover were especially high. After weeks of leaks, rumors, and teases, it finally arrived with the 21.40 update.

Alongside the new skins, Versus Boards, and powerful items, players can unlock free cosmetics such as Emotes and Back Blings by completing the Dragon Ball Quests.

Here’s every Fortnite Dragon Ball Quest, as well as all of the free rewards on offer and their requirements.

All Fortnite x Dragon Ball Quests

Fortnite Dragon Ball Power unleashed challenges

Dragon Ball Warmup Quests

  • Complete Warmup Quests (3) – 3 Dragon Balls
  • Open Capsule Corp capsules (2) – 4M Power
  • Visit a familiar training location (1) – 3M Power
  • Purchase an item from a Dragon Ball Vending Machine (1) – 2M Power
  • Destroy Objects with a Kamehameha (100) – 5M Power
  • Travel Distance riding a Nimbus Cloud (1500) – 5M Power
  • Watch Dragon Ball Super in Dragon Ball Super Episode Festival (1) – 2M Power

Dragon Ball Sparring Practice Quests

  • Complete Sparring Practice Quests (3) – 3 Dragon Balls
  • Join a Versus Battle in different matches (2) – 2M Power
  • Damage an enemy player before taking damage in different matches (3) – 3M Power
  • Damage enemy players with the Kamehameha (300) – 4M Power
  • Win a Versus Battle (1) – 5M Power

Dragon Ball Strength Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 17 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Agility Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Endurance Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 19 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Focus Training Quests

  • Unlocks on August 20 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Dragon Ball Recovery Quests

  • Unlocks on August 21 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Power Unleashed rewards

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Shenron Glider reward

The more power you acquire while completing the Fortnite x Dragon Ball Quests, the more rewards you’ll unlock from its mini Battle Pass. But make sure you complete the Quests before August 30, as this is when the event ends.

Here’s every Fortnite Dragon Ball cosmetic reward and its requirement.

Fortnite x Dragon Ball rewardFortnite x Dragon Ball requirement
Smiling Goku Emote10M Power
Level Up Token20M Power
Fusion Spray30M Power
Dragon Radar Back Bling40M Power
Level Up Token50M Power
Bulma’s Wink Emoticon60M Power
Level Up Token70M Power
Boosting Ki Emote80M Power
Level Up Token90M Power
Super Saiyan Blue Goku Spray100M Power
Level Up Token110M Power
Charging Up Emote120M Power
Shenron Glider7 Dragon Balls

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out why leakers are convinced an Eminem skin is on the way, as well as how to complete all of the weekly Quests.

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Where to find Versus Boards in Fortnite: All locations & how to use them

The Dragon Ball crossover has brought Versus Boards to Fortnite, and here are their locations along with how to use them.

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Dragon Ball characters in Fortnite

The Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover has brought Versus Boards to the battle royale title, and here’s everything you need to know about them, including their locations and how to use them.

Fortnite players have seen their fair share of crossovers throughout the game’s history, and now a Dragon Ball collaboration has arrived in the v21.40 update, bringing brand-new content to explore.

Aside from the addition of popular Dragon Ball characters like Vegeta and Bulma, the crossover has also brought Versus Boards to the Island. We’ll go over everything you need to know about them.

Where to find Versus Boards in Fortnite

After the arrival of the v21.40 update, Versus Boards have temporarily replaced Bounty Boards in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3. So, if you’re looking for one then you can find them at the same locations on the map.

These are easy to spot as they resemble Bounty Boards but with pictures of Goku and Vegeta on them. Thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got all of the Versus Board locations marked on the map below.

Versus Board locations in Fortnite

How to use Versus Boards in Fortnite

Interacting with a Versus Board will pit you against a rival player, and you’ll both have each other’s locations on the maps revealed. Once this is done, you’ll have five minutes to defeat your enemy.

Here’s how to use Versus boards in Fortnite:

  1. Head towards one of the Versus Boards locations
  2. Interact with the Versus Board
  3. Make your way toward your rival’s location on the map
  4. Defeat them under five minutes

Successfully defeating your opponent in this battle will award you Gold Bars, so we recommend collecting some high-tier weapons and gear in order to prepare for the fight beforehand.


For more Fortnite content, check out these leaks claiming an Eminem skin is coming as well as our guide on completing all of the weekly challenges.

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