Fortnite Season 7 saw the arrival of a whole host of brand new content, weekly quests, and challenges. There’s tons of incredibly fun ones to get stuck into, and Week 1’s challenges saw players tasked by the iconic Rick Sanchez to go out on the hunt and interact with Mending Machines.
With the alien invasion of Fortnite Season 7 finally here, Epic has given us the option of doing everything from flying UFOs, decimating our opponents with new, alien-themed weapons, health-sapping Alien Parasites, and Cosmic Chests as players duel it out and level up.
One of the brand new features in the season is Mending Machines, a variation of the previous vending machine item type we’ve seen in the past.
Mending Machines are the new name for Vending Machines in Fortnite Season 7. These machines, alongside Weapon-O-Matics, take materials collected across your game in exchange for incredibly helpful items such as weapons and consumables like shield potions and medkits.
It’s a possibility that the weekly challenge from Rick Sanchez that tasks you with visiting one of these and purchasing a shield potion could return. Previously, this challenge rewarded you with a very decent 30,000 EXP.
To interact with these machines and claim your loot, all you need to do is:
- Approach the machine, and press the interact button ( PC – E / Xbox – X / PlayStation – Square).
- Select whichever item you want and left click on PC, press A on Xbox, or X on PlayStation.
- It’ll ask you to confirm your choice or go back. Select the item once more, and the item will be yours!
To purchase one of these shield potions, though, you’ll need to part with Gold Bars. You can get these easily by interacting with and completing tasks from NPCs. Nabbing yourself a small shield potion costs a reasonable 30 Gold Bars, and a steeper 120 for a large shield potion.
Most of the Mending Machines can be found at the main POIs in-game (Believer Beach, Catty Corner, Boney Burbs), but there are some that are slightly off of the beaten path to help you out in a pinch.
Fortnite.gg has put together all of the locations you can find these at, shown in the picture above. Below is a quick list of all the locations of the Mending Machines in the game, with a more detailed description of every specific location:
|#1||Believer Beach – to the North East of the POI, right in front of the gas station.|
|#2||Boney Burbs – to the East of the POI, inside the gas station, next to a chest, and under some hanging lights.|
|#3||Catty Corner -South of the POI, to the back of the gas station.|
|#4||Holly Hedges – West of the POI, under the gas station awning.|
|#5||Lazy Lake – to the South-West of the POI, outside of the gas station.|
|#6||South of Corny Complex, over the bridge, you’ll find a gas station there.|
|#7||East of Corny Complex. Follow the road around past the above gas station, and cross over a bridge.|
|#8||Pleasant Park – to the edge East of the POI, right in the middle. Outside the gas station, to the right side of the building.|
|#9||To the East of Pleasant Park is a large bridge, you’ll find it nestled inside a truck stop there. It’s inside the central building, towards the back. There’ll be another gas station ahead of you. It’s inside, towards the back of the building.|
|#10||West of Steamy Stacks. Follow the road out of the POI, and turn right. Turn right again, and keep going to the little gas station there.|
|#11||Directly in between Slurpy Swamp and Misty Meadows. Follow the road out of either and you’ll come across it.|
|#12||Head North across the small bridge out of Slurpy Swamp, and you’ll see it right in front of you at the intersection’s gas station.|
Combined with the map above, you’ll be well on your way to getting to these locations in a flash.
They’re all at gas stations, though, so your best bet is getting to these by zipping down the map’s winding roads, and you’ll be sure to come across one sooner rather than later.
So, there you have it, everything you need to know about Mending Machines in Fortnite Season 7.
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