Fortnite Weapon Upgrade Benches locations to improve your guns

Fortnite Weapon Upgrade Benches locations
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Fortnite weapon upgrade benches are used to amp up the firepower of many of the guns found in Battle Royale by increasing their rarity. With Fortnite crafting currently consigned to the vaults, these benches are essential for levelling up your gear, making it even more useful to know where they are and how they work. Whether you need to use them to complete one of the Fortnite quests, such as upgrading a pistol for the week 3 quest, or you're just trying to get a competitive edge over your rivals, we've got all the details you need on the Fortnite weapon upgrade benches.

You'll need to scavenge for Fortnite gold bars to fund your upgrading since wood, stone, and metal basic materials can no longer be used as currencies for this. Keep an eye out for gold as you loot, and make sure you grab and complete some bounties to expand your gold reserves. Remember that you keep your gold between matches in Fortnite, so you can save it up for a perfect upgrade to help you get that win. Here are all the Fortnite weapon upgrade bench locations to get your started with this.

Fortnite weapon upgrade benches locations

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The map above shows all of the Fortnite weapon upgrade benches locations we've found on the island, for a grand total of 18 different places you can access. Generally you'll find the Fortnite upgrade benches inside buildings rather than out in the open, but once you get close you'll be able to see the little up arrow icon through any walls or other barriers so you can spot the exact location.

If you're looking to complete the weekly quest challenge for week 3, which requires you to upgrade a pistol, you'll need to head to one of these benches with any pistol class weapon in your inventory - that could be something like the standard Pistol or even the Revolver. Get it onto the upgrade bench improve its rarity to complete the challenge and get that XP reward.

Fortnite weapon upgrade benches can be used multiple times during a match, so you don't need to worry about someone else getting there first, and you can also return to them if you find more guns in need of improvements. Simply approach the bench with an upgradeable weapon equipped and you'll see a prompt confirming the rarity increase, along with the price for making the change. This process isn't cheap now that gold bars are the currency for using the upgrade benches, so transformation of weapons will cost the following:

  • Common (grey) > Uncommon (green) = 200 bars
  • Uncommon (green) > Rare (blue) = 300 bars
  • Rare (blue) > Epic (purple) = 400 bars
  • Epic (purple) > Legendary (orange) = 500 bars

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Iain Wilson
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