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Fortnite: How to Sidegrade Weapons at an Upgrade Bench

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Fortnite: How to Sidegrade Weapons at an Upgrade Bench

How do you sidegrade weapons in Fortnite? If you’re asking this question, you’re in the right place. This guide will not only tell you how you sidegrade weapons at upgrade benches in Fortnite, but also pinpoint all upgrade bench locations on the island so you don’t have to spend a ton of time tracking one down.

All Upgrade Bench Locations in Fortnite

In our ventures across the map, we’ve spotted 23 Fortnite upgrade bench locations. We’ve marked them all on the map with a red X below.

Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations
All Upgrade Bench Locations in Fortnite

Alternatively, you can head to any of the following named locations and find an upgrade bench to sidegrade your weapon in Fortnite:

  • Craggy Cliffs
  • Dirty Docks
  • Retail Row
  • Lazy Lake
  • Slurpy Swamp
  • Woods
  • Holly Hedges
  • Sweaty Sands
  • Frenzy Farm
  • Pleasant Park
  • Weeping Woods

How to Sidegrade Weapons at Upgrade Benches

To sidegrade a weapon in Fortnite, you’ll first want to make sure you’ve got an Assault Rifle. Only the Assault Rifle can be sidegraded to a Heavy Assault Rifle at this moment in time.

how to sidegrade weapons in Fortnite

With an Assault Rifle acquired, head to an upgrade bench and walk over to it. You’ll now see two options. The first will be to upgrade your Assault Rifle to the next rarity, making it even more powerful. To do this, you press E on PC, X on Xbox One, Square on PS4 and Y on Nintendo Switch.

To sidegrade your weapon, you’ll instead want to press F on PC, Y on Xbox One, Triangle on PS4, or X on Nintendo Switch.

Keep in mind that sidegrading requires 20 Wood, 20 Brick, and 20 Metal. If you don’t have these materials, you won’t be able to sidegrade your weapon at an upgrade bench.

There you have all you need to know on how to sidegrade weapons in Fortnite.

For more tips and tricks on the current season, head on over to our Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 guide wiki.

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