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LEGO Fortnite: How to Upgrade a Rare Axe to Epic

Upgrade you Forest Axe to its most epic potential. Here's how.

As you collect more materials from the world, you’ll realize your tools just won’t cut it. Literally. You’ll need to upgrade them. Getting better tools isn’t hard, but there are quite a few steps. In this guide, I’ll tell you how to upgrade a Rare Axe in LEGO Fortnite.

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Rare Axe Upgrade: How to Get the Epic Forest Axe in LEGO Fortnite

As you might suspect, each time you upgrade your Crafting Bench, you’ll unlock more upgrades for your tools like the Forest Axe. Each tool upgrade will allow you to get better materials, increase durability, and improve efficiency. 

So before you upgrade your Rare Forest Axe, you’ll need to upgrade your Crafting Bench to the Epic level. This is the third and final version of it. 

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To improve your Crafting Bench rarity to Epic, you’ll need: 

How Upgrading the Forest Axe Works

When you want to upgrade to a more powerful tool, you don’t need to have the previous version of it. You only need the raw materials listed to make the better version. This is the best variation of the Forest Axe and my personal favorite looking tool in the game. 

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Epic Forest Axe Crafting Recipe

Now that you’ve upgraded your bench, you can make an Epic Forest Axe. To make an Epic Forest Axe, you’ll need: 

Copper can be tricky to get since it can only be found in Lava Caves. You’ll need to explore the desert biome, Dry Valley, to find these special caves. You can find the nodes inside, though you’ll need to bring along items that protect from heat, such as the Cool-Headed Charm.

Once you have the copper, you’ll need to put it into a Metal Smelter to get Copper Bars. To make a Metal Smelter, you’ll need:

That’s how to upgrade a Rare Axe in Lego Fortnite. Looking for more guides? Check out our extensive LEGO Fortnite guides hub, where you’ll find topics like our ranking of the game’s best weapons and which Charms are the best. We also have helpful articles on how to get the Glider, how to get Heavy Wool, and how to build vehicles like cars and boats.

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Antonio Samson
Antonio is a Writer at GameSkinny. He obtained his Bachelor's in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's been a lifelong gamer and doesn't remember a time when his life didn't revolve around video games. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, he's spent countless hours playing all of their franchises, mostly Zelda and Xenoblade Chronicles. However, his love for RPGs stands above the rest.