Fortnite weapon upgrades - how to upgrade weapons in Season 6

Fortnite weapon upgrades
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The way that Fortnite weapon upgrades can be obtained has changed in recent seasons, so if you're trying to figure out how to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite then you're not alone. Previously if you wanted to improve the gun you had on hand, all you had to do was find one of the many Fortnite weapon upgrade benches that were situated around the island and spend some mats to make the necessary enhancement, but those handy workstations are now locked away in the vault. To procure Fortnite weapon upgrades now, you must meet with one of the specific Fortnite characters that offer upgrades, then invest some Fortnite gold bars from your cache to complete the process.

It's important that you find the right character to do the job, and that's where we come in. We've been travelling around Fortnite to meet all of the NPCs and determine which of them deliver a Fortnite weapon upgrades service, so if you're ready to increase the rarity of your chosen shooter then we've got all the information you need.

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Fortnite Weapon Upgrades locations

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On the map above we've marked all of the Fortnite weapon upgrades locations currently available in Season 6, where you'll find characters who will upgrade your weapons for you. Thankfully in this season all of these NPCs only have a single spawn location, making them easier to track down – though they still might not be there if another player has already eliminated them. The following characters offer a Fortnite weapon upgrades service:

  • Bandolette
  • Dummy
  • Jonesy The First
  • Jules
  • The Reaper
  • Remedy
  • Sparkplug

How to get Fortnite weapon upgrades in Season 6

Fortnite Weapon Upgrades

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Once you've found one of the characters that offer Fortnite weapon upgrades, you need to equip the gun you want to improve then talk to them. You'll see the outline of the weapon appear on the wheel of options, so highlight it then follow the prompts to confirm the upgrade. The cost is a nominal amount of gold bars, though if you're completely spent up already then you can alway complete a quick quest for the character first to top up your balance.

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Iain Wilson
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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.