Fortnite weapon upgrade benches give you the opportunity to improve the guns you’ve already been able to get your hands on, so they’ll do that little bit more damage and perhaps edge you closer to success when you confront other players in combat. Other than Fortnite crafting this is now the only way to level up your weapons, so it pays to know how the process works when increasing rarity tiers, especially as upgrading can often form part of Fortnite quests.
You’ll also need to scavenge for Fortnite gold bars to be able to fund your upgrading needs since the previous wood, stone, and metal basic materials can no longer be used as currency for this. Keep an eye out for gold as you loot, and make sure you grab and complete some bounties to grow 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.
Weapon upgrade benches locations
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 hone in on the exact location.
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