Epic Games have added a weapons upgrade system in Fortnite Chapter 2, allowing players to get a better version of their guns on the fly.
Arguably the most anticipated launch in online gaming history, the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 injected a tremendous amount of new content in the iconic battle royale title.
Among the new features that were added, there is now a system that allows players to upgrade the rarity of the weapons in their inventory and have a better version of a gun they find on the map.
The secret to this process are the Upgrade Benches that have been placed at various points on the new map, which are required for this process.
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In order to get a better version of a gun that you already have in your inventory, you need to simply approach one of these benches and click to engage, which requires a specific number of all three material types to complete.
As you can see in the image above, it costs 50 of wood, metal and brick resources to upgrade a gray Common SMG to a green Uncommon version.
However, that price is based on the rarity of the weapon being upgraded. The amount of materials required increases by 100 across the board for each higher level of rarity.
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For example, in order to upgrade a blue Rare Tac Shotgun to a purple Epic version, you would need to deposit 250 of each material type.
MATERIAL COST FOR UPGRADING WEAPONS
- Common to Uncommon: 50 each
- Uncommon to Rare: 150 each
- Rare to Epic: 250 each
- Epic to Legendary: 350 each
Where are the upgrade benches located on new Fortnite map?
Obviously, these upgrade benches are essential to the process of improving your weapon's rarity, and they're located at various locations throughout the new map.
Eastern edge of the map
The addition of this feature in Fortnite has the potential of being very impactful, because it definitely mitigates the effect that RNG has on what kinds of weapons players find on the map.
Since the mining of resources and gathering of materials is straightforward and not based on RNG, players now have the ability to essentially make their own luck when it comes to gun selection.