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How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 – upgrade bench locations

Published: 15/Oct/2019 19:18 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 19:47

by Albert Petrosyan


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. 

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. 

Epic GamesCommon guns only require 50 of each material type to upgrade to the Uncommon version.

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.

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. 


  • Common to Uncommon: 50 each
  • Uncommon to Rare: 150 each
  • Rare to Epic: 250 each
  • Epic to Legendary: 350 each

Epic GamesThe higher rarity of the weapon being upgraded, the more materials need to be spent.

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.

Craggy Cliffs

Epic GamesThe Upgrade Bench at Craggy Cliffs.

Pleasant Park

Epic GamesLocated in the gas station in the northeast corner of Pleasant Park.

Eastern edge of the map

Epic GamesIn the area between Steamy Stacks and Dirty Docks, and east of Frenzy Farms.

Dirty Docks

Epic GamesIn a small workshop on the extreme northern side of Dirty Docks.

Weeping Woods

Epic GamesLocated in the southeastern area of the forest, near the trailer park.

Retail Row

Epic GamesInside the brick building on the southeast corner of Retail Row.

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. 


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

Epic Games
Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.