Upgrade Benches are a new addition to Fortnite Chapter 2. These useful benches will allow you to upgrade your weapons to the next tier, as long as you have the resources to do it. The benches will let you exchange wood, stone, and metal building materials for upgrading your weapon. As long as you have enough materials, you can bump any weapon you are carrying up a tier, giving you a better chance of winning your next gunfight.
Fortnite Chapter 2 – All Upgrade Bench Locations
The above map shows all the Upgrade Bench locations that have been discovered on the map so far, although we will add any new ones that are found or added in the future. The Upgrade Benches tend to appear inside buildings like sheds, workshops, and industrial buildings rather than residential ones.
When you find one, walk up to it, and it will give you the option to upgrade the gun you are holding at the time. It will display the materials cost to upgrade it to the next Tier, and if you don’t have all the materials you need, you will not be able to upgrade your weapon at all.
How many materials it costs will depend on the rarity that you are upgrading to. For example, to get from a grey to green will cost 50 of each material. To get from green to blue, you will need 150 of each material. This means you can drop in on the map, grab a weapon, the farm materials, and potentially work your way to a purple rarity weapon without much issue, then focus more on traveling around the map and getting into those gunfights.
I’m inquisitive to see what new tactics people develop now that there are so many Upgrade Bench locations dotted around the map!