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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
- Venom Symbiote: Symbiote capsule randomly drops at start of match
- Carnage Symiote: Symbiote capsule randomly drops at start of match
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.
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More sideways weapons are planned to be released, and they will likely have the same upgrade capabilities as the minigun and rifle. The upcoming sideways weapons include a sword and a shotgun.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
|Baba Yaga||Dampy Dish||Quest Line|
|Fabio Sparklemane||Apres Ski||Quest Line|
|Dark Jonesy||Steamy Stacks||Quest Line, Rift|
|Kor||Misty Meadows||Quest Line, Automatic Sniper|
|Dusk||South of Primal Pond||Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise|
|Torin||Cap’n Carp Delivery Truck||Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Kitbash||Dirty Docks||Quest Line|
|Madcap||Corny Crops (East)||Quest Line|
|Penny||Retail Row (West)||Quest Line|
|Pitstop||Boney Burbs||Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Charlotte||Pleasant Park||Quest Line, Rail Gun|
|Scuba Jonesy||Coral Castle/Coral Cove||Quest Line, Rail Gun|
|J.B. Chimpanski||Weather Station||Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Toona Fish||Viking Vessel||Quest Line|
|The Brat||Fork Knife Food Truck||Quest Line, Chug Cannon|
|Wrath||West of Deep Woods Dish||Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
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
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.
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Fastest ways 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.
Fortnite Season 8 has switched up the way players earn XP, and it makes leveling up the traditional way pretty hard. Here is how players can level up fast and reach tier 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.
At the start of Season 8, players would spend tens of hours in the Impostors mode to gain loads of XP. Now that Impostors mode has been nerfed, there are a few other ways to earn XP fast.
Leveling up in Fortnite Impostor Mode
Fortnite’s Impostor mode was the easiest and fastest way to level up in Season 8. However, the amount of XP players can earn from the mode has been cut in half. But that doesn’t mean players can’t still use the mode to level up.
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 & Impostor XP
- Complete tasks as Agent – 1,000 XP
- Play a match – 500 XP
- Spend time playing match – 350 XP
- Complete a match – 1,000 XP
- Win a match – 1,000 XP
- Perform a Sabotage as Impostor – 500 XP
- Eliminate Agents as Impostor – 500 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. With a group of four, the Impostor can continuously spam the Peely Party sabotage while Agents complete tasks.
Completing Weekly/Daily Punchcards
There is also the more traditional route of earning XP via completing weekly challenges. However, Fortnite Season 8 has completely changed how weekly challenges work. Instead of being given tasks at the start of the week, players have to interact with the NPCs on the Island.
There are currently 17 characters on the island, and each one will give the player five different quests. Players can earn 80,000 XP from each character, and they can earn 1.36 million XP a week by completing all 17 quest punchcards.
There are also daily and weekly punchcards that offer minimal XP. By completing the character punchcards, the weekly and daily ones will be completed as well.
It’s also important to note that Epic Games is aware that XP gain is not as fast as it should be. As such, Fortnite’s XP and leveling system will see some adjustments on September 28.
Until then, you should keep grinding Impostors mode and make sure all of your weekly punchcards are filled out. 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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