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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.

For more Fortnite, check out all of the major map changes from this season, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fastest way to level up in Fortnite Season 8 and earn more XP

Reaching level 100 in Fortnite can be hard, but not anymore. Here’s the fastest way to level up and earn XP in Fortnite Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 has switched up the way players earn XP, and it makes leveling up the traditional way pretty hard. However, there is a much faster way to level up in Fortnite that will get you to level 100 in no time.

At the start of each season, your player level in Fortnite is set back to 0. Players strive to climb back up to level 100 as quickly as possible. However, it can be quite a grind to earn all that XP.

Level 100 is even more enticing for Battle Pass owners. Reaching level 100 and beyond rewards BP owners with tons of cool cosmetics. And there is a pretty fast way to level up in Fortnite Season 8.

Players use to be able to complete weekly Epic/Legendary challenges to earn a ton of XP. Now, players have to complete Punch Cards challenges for minimal XP. But the Fortnite Impostor Mode is the fastest way to level up and earn a ton of XP.

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Level up fast in Fortnite Impostor Mode

Fortnite’s Impostor mode is the easiest and fastest way to level up in Season 8. This is because the mode rewards players with a ton of XP in a short amount of time. Both the Impostors and the Agents can level up quickly.

You can play Impostor mode in public lobbies to earn XP, but it’s much easier to level up in Private lobbies. You will need at least four people in your party to play a private match. Here are the amounts of XP you will earn for performing actions:

Agents

  • Complete tasks – 4,500 XP
  • Play a match – 1,500 XP
  • Spend time playing match – 450 XP
  • Complete a match – 3,000 XP
  • Win a match – 3,000 XP

Impostor

  • Perform a Sabotage – 3,000 XP
  • Eliminate Agents – 4,000 XP
  • Play a match – 1,500 XP
  • Spend time playing match – 450 XP
  • Complete a match – 3,000 XP
  • Win a match – 3,000 XP

Some of the above tasks are multiplied by the number of times they are completed. For example, every task or player killed will reward players with the amount of XP listed.

This is why playing with a group of friends makes farming XP much easier. With a group of four, the Impostor can continuously spam the Peely Party sabotage while Agents complete tasks. It may seem cheesy, but it’s the fastest way to level up in Fortnite Season 8.

You should start seeing the XP roll in after the first match, and you’ll gain a level after every match or two. For more Fortnite, check out how to get the overpowered Mythic Sideways Weapons, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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How to get overpowered Mythic Sideways weapons in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 introduced Sideways weapons. Here’s how you can get Mythic Sideways weapons in Fortnite via upgrading.

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Fortnite Season 8 added Sideways biomes which some with their own unique weapons. Here’s how to Mythic Sideways weapons in Fortnite.

Fortnite Season 8 introduced a new biome called The Sideways. These biomes are similar to Rift Zones in Fortnite Season X. Players can’t build, have low gravity, and are attacked by horrific monsters while in The Sideways.

However, you can only get Sideways weapons if you visit the Sideways. At first, these weapons aren’t anything special. But their unique ability to be upgraded to Mythic rarity makes them extremely powerful.

This guide will teach you how to get overpowered Mythic sideways weapons in Fortnite. Be warned, this is no easy task. And it can be a bit of a grind to get them.

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Getting Mythic Sideways Weapons

Players can only find Sideways Weapons inside Sideways biomes. There is at least one Sideways biome at the start of each round. Players can also find Sideways Anomalies around the map that also create a new biome.

Players can find new chests called Sideways Chests inside these biomes. These chests have normal loot inside as well as Sideways weapons. Currently, there only Sideways weapons are the Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun.

You will need to collect Cube Monster Parts to upgrade these weapons. Sideways Monsters drop Cube Monster Parts when a player eliminates them. The number of Cube Monster Parts required to upgrade a Sideways weapon will increase as the weapon’s rarity increases.

Here is how each upgrade costs to get the Fortnite Mythic Sideways Weapons:

  • Uncommon (green) -> Rare (blue) – 15 Cube Monster parts
  • Rare (blue) -> Epic (purple) – 20 Cube Monster Parts
  • Epic (purple) -> Legendary (orange) – 25 Cube Monster Parts
  • Legendary (orange) -> Mythic (gold) – 50 Cube Monster Parts
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In total, players will need to collect 110 Cube Monster Parts to upgrade an Uncommon Sideways weapon to a Mythic Sideways Weapon. This means players will have to spend a lot of time inside The Sideways.

Players can upgrade Sideways Weapons via the crafting menu. This is the same menu where players can use Nuts and Bolts to sidegrade normal weapons.

For more Fortnite, check out where every Mythic and Exotic weapon is located, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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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 also have special abilities that make them worth the cost.

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
  • Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle: Defeat Doctor Slone north of Compact Cars
  • Mythic Sideways Rifle: upgrade Sideways Rifle using Monster Cube Parts
  • Mythic Sideways Minigun: upgrade Sideways Minigun using Monster Cube Parts
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Upcoming Mythic Weapons

Players may not have access to very many Exotic or Mythic weapons at the moment, but Fortnite will add more in the future. The Fortnite Season 8 trailer showed a couple of these weapons. As well, dataminers were able to find some in the game’s files.

The first two upcoming Mythic weapons are the Venom and Carnage Symbiotes. These are Mythic weapons that will be dropped by Venom and Carnage. Epic Games will add these NPCs during a later update.

Fortnite will also add Sideways Boss weapons which are dropped by upcoming bosses. We know that a Sideways Sword and Sideways Shotgun are currently in the works. However, we aren’t sure which weapons will be considered “boss weapons”.

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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 or in the comments below if we missed any.

For more Fortnite, check out where you can find all of the Toona Fish Color Bottles, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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