Upgrade Benches and Vending Machines are the main ways to get better weapons in Fortnite. Here’s how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Fortnite Chapter 3 features an all-new map, which means new upgrade bench locations. While players can’t run to NPCs and get cheap, instant upgrades, it’s still possible to upgrade your gear.
From weapon upgrade benches to vending machines, players can spend hard-earned bars to level up their weapons.
Whatever you choose, this guide will help you understand how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Benches Upgrade
The fastest but most expensive way to upgrade weapons is through Fortnite Upgrade Benches. The Upgrade Bench is also the most reliable way to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Using an Upgrade Bench instantly increases a weapon’s rarity, but it comes at a cost. Players will have to spend hundreds of bars every time they want to upgrade their weapons. However, you can’t beat the power of an upgrade bench.
Here’s how much each upgrade costs when using a Fortnite Upgrade Bench:
- Common (grey) -> Uncommon (green) = 200 bars
- Uncommon (green) -> Rare (blue) = 300 bars
- Rare (blue) -> Epic (purple) = 400 bars
- Epic (purple) -> Legendary (orange) = 500 bars
the Fortnite.gg the map below shows all of the Fortnite upgrade bench locations. In Chapter 3, there are 21 different upgrade bench locations. No matter where the next Storm Circle is heading, there’s usually a Fortnite Upgrade Bench nearby.
Vending Machines in Fortnite Chapter 3
The second way to “upgrade” weapons is to buy a better one from a vending machine. These are a much cheaper alternative to upgrading weapons, however, they are not as reliable.
This is because players won’t know what weapons a Vending Machine carries until they get there. However, they can carry any rarity of weapons, from Rare (green) to Legendary (gold).
Weapons from a vending machine cost 50 gold bars. This is a massive reduction from the 300 bars needed to upgrade a weapon from green to blue.
Below is a map that shows all of the Vending Machine locations in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Chapter 3 removed crafted, side and side weapons. So, while there aren’t as many upgrade methods as there used to be, these methods are much more reliable.
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