After leaving the Stonewood area in Fortnites PvE mode (Save The World), you’re going to find yourself needing Silver to craft higher level weapons.
Higher level players may be willing to give you some for free, or in exchange for items such as herbs. Just ask in Global Chat. Although you should always be careful when trading with other players. Scammers are out in full force right now. Only drop in small batches to avoid losing all of your materials.
Silver becomes very common towards the later stages of Plankerton, as you will receive it in most rewards and chests.
Farming Silver Ore
One of the first and most reliable ways of finding Silver Ore in Fortnite would be my mining it in caves. You can find it in Stonewood, but you need to search towards the higher levelled areas of Stonewood. It’s much more common in Plankerton.
Look for caves that go below ground, or into cliff sides. Head inside and look for Silver Ore. It looks like the image at the top of this article, silver with no actual rock built into it. Each ore inside a cave will give between one and two silver. You won’t receive the actual ore until the rock is destroyed.
If you are going to farm Silver this way, don’t do it in a public lobby. All you will end up doing is wasting your teams time. You can search the entire map for multiple caves, then just leave the mission without doing the objective. You will get to keep your inventory, but lose any mission progress or quest rewards.
Other methods for finding Silver Ore in Fortnite
Another easy method for farming Silver Ore would be to search toolboxes. You can find them any zones, but they are most prevalent in industrial areas. If you are in a suburban area, check car garages. When searching a tool box, they have a chance of giving Silver Ore when in Plankerton or above.
Searching chests can also net high amounts of Silver Ore. Chests can usually be found inside attics and basements in Plankerton. Lower areas will more than likely give copper ore. Again, you can leave the mission after searching a load of chests, you will keep your inventory.
Completing Storm Chests in high level areas have a chance of giving weapons which are a high enough tier that they are made of Silver. Not schematics, the actual weapon. You can pick these weapons up and recycle them in your inventory to get some of the components back.