Fortnite has launched Chapter 2 of its Battle Royale mode, a huge revision that includes new mechanics, a new map, and other refreshes. One big new addition is an upgrade bench, which lets you upgrade weapons using gathered resources.
A player on the Fortnite subreddit noticed the crafting bench, with the ability to upgrade a Common rarity weapon to a Uncommon one in exchange for 50 wood, 50 stone, and 50 metal. That bench appears in Craggy Cliffs, but others appear to be dotted throughout the map and it’s unclear if they always spawn in the same locations.
This signifies a pretty big shift to the in-game economy, since it gives you a more flexible way to get the best loot. That could make players less dependent on random drops, since you can farm for resources more reliably.
The new season of Fortnite is a significant change to the game. Rather than usher in Season 11, the game went down for a while and reemerged as “Chapter 2.” That came alongside an entirely new map with new locations to be discovered, which don’t show up on your in-game map until you visit them for the first time.
Other changes include a revised Battle Pass and aquatic mechanics and activities like swimming and fishing. The fishing mechanic adds yet another way to acquire resources. There may be more changes that are invisible to us so far, though, because the patch notes are no where to be seen yet.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortnite-chapter-2-lets-you-upgrade-your-weapons/1100-6470564/