Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1: All Weapon Mods and Where to Find Workbench Locations

Here's a complete list of all weapon mods in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, as well as how to find workbenches.

Fortnite chapter 5 season 1 weapon mod bench with character overlooking it.
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Chapter 5 Season 1 of Fortnite introduces an interesting new mechanic: weapon modifications. Some increase your scoped view, while others reduce recoil and improve accuracy. They make you — and your opponents — deadlier. Here, I detail all of the weapon mods in Fortnite and where to find all the benches.

All Weapon Mods in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1

Epic has vaulted Upgrade Benches and Crafting Stations, with the Weapons Mod Bench arriving for the first time in Chapter 5 Season 1. The Benches allow you to add custom upgrades to various aspects of your gun and resemble the loadout customization systems in games like Call of Duty.

Weapons mod bench location loading screen in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1.
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You’ll need to pay 75 Gold Bars for each upgrade, so you’ll want to come prepared and know ahead of time what each modification does to spend your Gold Bars Efficiently. I’ve listed every Fortnite weapon mod below.

  • Optic
    • Red Eye Sight
      • 1.15 Scoped View
    • Holo-13 Optic
      • 1.3 Scoped View
    • P2X Optic
      • 2x Scoped View
    • Sniper Scope
      • 4x Scoped View
  • Magazine
    • Speed Magazine
      • Increased reload speed.
    • Drum Magazine
      • Increases magazine size.
  • Barrel
    • Muzzle Break
      • Reduces recoil.
    • Suppressor
      • Dampens gunshot audio and reduces muzzle flash.
  • Underbarrel
    • Laser
      • Increases Hipfire accuracy.
    • Vertical Foregrip
      • Improves ADS recoil and spread.
    • Angeled Foregrip
      • Reduces time to ADS.

Best Fortnite Weapon Mods to Get First

Each upgrade will display its ability before you lock it down and buy it. While the Optic scope options are nice, I recommend focusing on the Magazine, Barrel, and Underbarrel mods to really see the difference in your gunfights. So, if you’re pinching pennies, get those first.

Weapon Mod Rarity Tiers Explained

Notably, you can find weapons in-match that already have mods attached to them. So, I recommend you only seek out the Weapons Mod Bench if it’s not going to ruin your odds of survival. The pre-installed weapon mods work based on the rarity system. Here’s how it breaks down.

  • Uncommon Rarity Weapon
    • One pre-installed mod.
  • Rare Rarity Weapon
    • Two pre-installed mods.
  • Epic Rarity Weapon
    • Three pre-installed mods.
  • Legendary Rarity Weapon
    • Four pre-installed mods.

Where to Find Weapon Mod Bench Locations

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 map screenshot with medallion locations circled in red.
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Chapter 5 Season 1 has upped the challenge for weapon upgrades. You can only find Weapon Mod benches at Big Boss NPC locations. Furthermore, you’ll need to defeat the Big Boss and obtain the Society Medallion they carry.

Once you pick up their Medallion, you’ll see a new path directing you to the vault that contains the Weapons Mod Bench. You can only open the vault door once you have the Society Medallion. Keep in mind that a big yellow circle will show other players your location.

  • Snooty Steppes
  • Fencing Fields
  • Reckless Railways
  • Grand Glacier
  • Lavish Lair

That’s all Weapon Mod upgrades and where to find Weapons Mod Benches in Fortnite. Stay tuned to our guides hub for more on the new season, including how to get LEGO skins and more.

About the author

Maddison Ahlbrand

Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, and is always chasing the exciting discovery of a good game.