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How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 8: upgrade benches, vending machines, & crafting

Fortnite Season 8 has quite a few ways to upgrade weapons. Here’s where to find the Fortnite upgrade benches, vending machines, and more.

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Crafting and Upgrade Benches are still the main means of upgrading weapons. Here’s how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 has once again shuffled the locations of Weapon Upgrade benches and changed what weapons can be crafted. While players can’t run to NPCs and get cheap and instant upgrades, it’s still possible to power up your gear.

From Weapon Upgrade Benches to Vending Machines, players can spend hard-earned bars to bump their weapons up a level. As well, players can sidegrade their weaponry to obtain weapons that better suit their playstyle.

Whatever you choose, this guide will help you figure out how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 8.

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Upgrade Benches Fortnite Season 8

The quickest but most expensive way to upgrade weapons is by using Fortnite Upgrade Benches. The Upgrade Bench is also the most reliable way to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Season 8.

Using an upgrade bench instantly bumps up the rarity of a weapon, but it comes at a cost. Players will have to spend hundreds of bars each time they want to upgrade their weapons. However, you just can’t beat the power of an upgrade bench.

Here is how much each upgrade costs while 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 map below shows all of the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations. In Season 8, there are 18 different Upgrade Bench locations. No matter where the next Storm Circle is headed, there’s usually a Fortnite Upgrade Bench nearby.

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Alternatively, here is a list of locations where players can find Weapons Upgrade Tables:

  • Craggy Cliffs inside a garage
  • Steamy Stacks inside the main building
  • Believer Beach inside the trailer park
  • Risky Reels behind the main house
  • Dirty Docks inside a warehouse
  • Hydro 16 inside the smaller building
  • Durr Burger/Logjam Woodworks inside the warehouse
  • Camp Cod inside a building
  • Catty Corner inside the eastern building
  • Dusted Depot
  • Sheriff’s Office inside the building
  • Retail Row inside a garge on the west side
  • Shanty Town located on the docks to the south
  • Viking Vessel inside the garage building
  • Crashed Cargo among the wreckage
  • Lockie’s Lighthouse on the southern docking area
  • Compact Cars inside the building
  • Corny Complex inside the red roofed building to the east

Vending Machines in Fortnite Season 8

The second way to “upgrade” weapons is by purchasing a better one from a Vending Machine. These are a much cheaper alternative to upgrading weapons, however, they aren’t as reliable.

This is because players won’t know what weapons a vending machine carries until they get to them. As well, Fortnite Vending Machines only carry Uncommon (green) and Rare (blue) weapons. But, they also offer ammunition for a cheap price.

Weapons from a Vending Machine cost 50 Gold Bars. This is a massive discount compared to the 300 bars it takes to upgrade a weapon from green to blue. While you won’t be getting a full Legendary or Epic set of gear, Rare weapons are much better than Common or Uncommon.

Below is a map that shows all of the Vending Machine Location in Fortnite Season 8.

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Craft Better Weapons in Fortnite

If you don’t have the bars on hand or want to pinch your pennies, then crafting is another option. This allows players to change the type of weapon they have by using Nuts and Bolts or Monster Cube Parts.

Nuts and Bolts are found in chests and tool boxes. Monster Cube Parts are dropped when a Sideways Monster is killed. Players will only need one of each to sidegrade their weapons. Below is a list of all of the weapons that can be crafted.

  • Pump Shotgun + Nuts and Bolts = Charge Shotgun
  • Level-Action Shotgun + Nuts and Bolts = Charge Shotgun
  • Assault Rifle + Nuts and Bolts = Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Burst Assault Rifle + Nuts and Bolts = Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Submachine Gun + Nuts and Bolts = Rapid Fire SMG
  • Assault Rifle + Cube Monster Parts = Sideways Rifle
  • Burst Assault Rifle + Monster Cube Parts = Sideways Rifle

Upgrading Sideways Weapons

The final method of upgrading weapons is unique to Season 8 and it might be the best option for cheap players. Season 8 introduced Sideways Weapons which can be found inside The Sideways.

These weapons are unique because they can be upgraded to higher rarities using Cube Monster Parts. Instead of sidegrading to different weapons, Sideways Weapons can be directly upgraded using the parts.

With each upgrade, however, the number of parts required will increase. Players can upgrade their Sideways Weapons all the way to Mythic. This final upgrade will cost 50 Cube Monster parts.

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All Fortnite Mythic and Exotic Weapon Locations Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 sees the return of Mythic and Exotic weapons. Here are all of the Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapons locations.

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Fortnite’s coveted Mythic and Exotic weapons have returned in Season 8. Here is where players can find the Mythic and Exotic weapons in Fortnite.

Once again, Fortnite Season 8 starts with a small pool of NPCs. Season 7 started with a small number of NPCs that gradually grew over the season. While there may not be a ton of NPCs like in Seasons 5 and 6, there’s still a few Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapons.

NPCs sell Exotic weapons in Fortnite. They are the most expensive items that NPCs have, and players will have to pay a large number of gold bars to get them. However, they are worth the cost thanks to their special abilities.

Fortnite Mythic weapons are held by hostile NPCs and can only be obtained if that NPC is defeated. Here are where all of the Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapons locations.

Fortnite Season 8 Exotic & Mythic weapon locations

It’s no surprise that Exotic and Mythic weapons have returned for the seventh season in a row. While these are nice tools to have, they won’t guarantee anyone a Victory Royale. But for those who want to switch up their arsenal, here is where every Mythic and Exotic weapon is located.

  • Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle: sold by Pitstop for 400 gold at Boney Burbs
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Dusk for 400 gold south of Primal Pond
  • Chug Cannon: sold by The Brat for 400 gold at Fork Knife Food Truck
  • Marksman Six Shooter: sold by Wrath for 400 gold at Deep Woods Dish
  • Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle: Defeat Doctor Slone at IO Staging Facility
  • Mythic Sideways Rifle: upgrade Sideways Rifle using Monster Cube Parts
  • Mythic Sideways Minigun: upgrade Sideways Minigun using Monster Cube Parts, or dropped by Cube Assassin
  • Venom Symbiote: Has been removed from Fortnite
  • Carnage Symiote: Has been removed from Fortnite
  • Chili Chug Spalsh: Sold by The Brat for 210 gold bars at Fork Knife Food Truck, or found inside Loot Llamas
  • The Dub Shotgun: Sold by Ember at Scenic Spot for 400 gold bars
  • Icy Grappler: Sold by Fabio Sparklemane for 300 gold bars at Apres Ski
  • Paper Bomb Kunai: Sold by Kakashi northwest of Lazy Lake Island for 400 gold bars
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Upcoming Mythic Weapons

With the final update having been released, there likely won’t be any more new Mythic weapons this season. That being said, we’ve got a healthy amount of Mythic and Exotic weapons in the loot pool currently.

We will continue to update this guide as we discover more Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapon locations. Feel free to let us know on Twitter if we missed any.

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All Fortnite Character Locations in Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all Fortnite characters locations for the new season.

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Characters returned to Fortnite in Season 8. Here are all of the Fortnite character locations in the new season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.

Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back once again in Season 8, and they are just as useful as they have been in previous seasons.

However, with the return of the Punch Card system, NPCs are more important than ever. Players will need to find and talk with NPCs to start questlines. These quests are the main way players will earn XP throughout the season.

Without further ado, here are all of the Fortnite Character locations in Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 character list

Here is a list of all of the Fortnite characters and their locations in Season 8. As well, this list details what each character sells and offers players. The bold offers are Mythic weapons.

Character NameLocationOffers
Baba YagaDampy DishNew Brew Quest Line
Fabio SparklemaneApres SkiParty Locale Quest Line
Dark JonesySteamy StacksSpooky Story Quest Line, Rift
KorMisty MeadowsSniper Elite Quest Line, Automatic Sniper
DuskSouth of Primal PondVampire Combat Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise
TorinCap’n Carp Delivery TruckMonster Research Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle
KitbashDirty DocksMaking Friends Quest Line
MadcapCorny Crops (East)Mushroom Master Quest Line
PennyRetail Row (West)Build Passion Quest Line
PitstopBoney BurbsStunt Training Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle
CharlottePleasant Park IO Heist Quest Line, Rail Gun
Scuba JonesyCoral Castle/Coral CoveSurf Turf Quest Line, Rail Gun
Cube AssassinSideways AnomaliesHostile, Mythic Sideways Minigun
J.B. ChimpanskiWeather StationWar Effort Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle
Toona FishViking VesselHue-ge Discovery Quest Line
The BratFork Knife Food TruckHot Dog Quest Line, Chug Cannon
WrathWest of Deep Woods DishEscaped Tenant Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle, Marksman Six Shooter
Big MouthPizza PitTooth Ache Quest Line
Grim FableWasted WoodsWolf Activity Quest Line
NitehareWeather StationHop Awake Quest Line, Rift
RavenHyrdo 16Dark Skies Quest Line, Rift
DireCamp CodWolf Pack Quest Line
RagsyRisky ReelsShield Technique Quest Line
Ariana GrandeBeliever BeachMonster Hunter Quest
Cube QueenThe ConvergenceBoss Fight
Ember Scenic SpotQuest Line, The Dub Shotgun
SledgehammerFlopper PondQuest Line
Rust LordCompact CarsQuest Line
Kakashi Northwest of Lazy Lake IslandQuest Line, Paper Bomb Kunai

Fortnite characters locations Season 8 map

Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG has an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 8.

Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite Season 8. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.

  • Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
  • Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
  • Yellow Cloud: Reveal Future Storm Circle
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Compared to seasons past, the number of Fortnite character locations in Season 8 is very minimal. As well, players can no longer upgrade weapons through NPCs. The pool of Mythic weapons has also been minimized.

For more Fortnite, check out how to get Rainbow Ink to customize Toona Fish, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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How to get the Naruto skins in Fortnite

Naruto and the rest of Team 7 have landed in Fortnite, and here is how you can get all of the ninja-themed cosmetics.

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Fortnite is bringing Naruto to The Island, and here is how you can get skins of each member of Ninja Team 7 starting on November 16.

Players have wanted Fortnite to collab with Naruto for a long time. Some of the most exciting parts of Fortnite come from its collaborations with other media. And the Fortnite x Naruto collab is among the most anticipated.

The hype behind the Naruto x Fortnite collab stems from the leaked court documents in May 2021. These documents detailed Fortnite collaborations that were either scrapped or postponed.

The documents hinted at a collab between Fortnite and Naruto. Ever since then, players have relentlessly asked for the collab to happen. Now, the ninjas of Team 7 are officially coming to The Island.

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How to get the Fortnite Naruto skins

The Naruto x Fortnite collab starts on November 16, and Epic Games has a lot in store. On top of cosmetic items, players can look forward to an entire Naruto-themed creative hub. If you want to celebrate the collab in style, here’s how to get the Naruto skins.

Here are all of the Naruto cosmetics you can purchase in Fortnite as well as how much they cost:

The Naruto skins have officially been added to Fortnite, and here is how much players will have to spend to buy each one.

  • Naruto Uzumaki – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Sasuke Uchiha – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Sakura Haruno – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Kakashi Hatake – 1,500 V-Bucks

However, you can also purchase bundles to get each skin at a discount:

  • Naruto & Kakashi Bundle – 2,100 V-Bucks
  • Sasuke & Sakura Bundle – 2,200 V-Bucks
  • Shinobi Gear Bundle – 1,500 V-Bucks

There are also pickaxes, gliders, and emotes up for grabs:

  • Kurama Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • Summoning Justsu – 300 V-Bucks
  • Ramen Break – 300 V-Bucks
  • Kunai Pickaxe – 500 V-Bucks
  • Hidan Scythe – 800 V-Bucks
  • Black Ops Sword – 500 V-Bucks

Each skin is shown in the tweet above. Each character comes with their own Back Bling, and there will likely be more cosmetics for sale including harvesting tools, gliders, and emotes.

In classic Fortnite fashion, we can also expect all of the cosmetics to be included in a single discounted bundle. We will update this article with exact prices and bundles when the cosmetics release.

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