How to upgrade your village in LEGO Fortnite

How to upgrade your village in LEGO Fortnite
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry

Published 

8th Dec 2023 10:35

After you've created your very own world in LEGO Fortnite and added a few buildings, it's time to upgrade your village so more NPCs can move in to live there.

Whether you're playing Survival or Sandbox mode, you may have noticed a notification telling you that you can upgrade your village in the game. If you're not sure how to do that, we've got a simple guide with everything you need to know right here.

How to upgrade a village in LEGO Fortnite

To upgrade your village, you simply need to approach your Village Square utility and interact with it. A menu will appear that tells you what resources (like Wood or Granite) you need to gather before you can purchase the upgrade.

Village Square in LEGO Fortnite
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As well as resources, you'll also need to reach a specific Village Rating before you can unlock each upgrade. You can increase your Village Rating by crafting new buildings or utilities. Essentially, the more you grow your village, the higher your rating will be.

You can track your current Village Rating with the number and the yellow bar at the top right corner of the screen. Once this bar is full, your Village Square will glow, indicating that a new upgrade is available.

What do you get for upgrading your village?

The upgrade village screen in LEGO Fortnite
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The main reason to upgrade your village is to increase your village capacity so more NPCs can move in. Once you hit the fifth upgrade, 'rare explorers' will even come to visit your village. You can get any of these NPCs to move in by assigning them a bed.

Upgrading your village also unlocks the ability to send your villagers out to forage for food or resources. Finally, there are perks like Well Rested which means villagers will gain bonus health and defence, or Gifts Galore which means villagers can gift you new recipes.

All village upgrades in LEGO Fortnite

Here are all of the village upgrades, what they cost, and the rewards you'll get for purchasing them:

Upgrade Cost Rewards
1

-

Friendly Visitors will visit the village.

An additional villager can live at this village.

2

15 Wood

15 Granite

Villagers can be asked to forage nearby resources, refine wood, or refine stone.
3

10 Plank

20 Granite

Villagers will occasionally gift items.

An additional villager can live at this village.

4

10 Knotroot

15 Plank

25 Granite

Villagers can be asked to cook, extract seeds, or tend dirt plots.

Villagers assigned to woodcutting will produce more wooden types

5

15 Knotroot

20 Plank

15 Marble

Rarer explorers will visit this village.

Villagers gain bonus health and defense.

An additional villager can live at this village.

6

20 Knotroot

30 Granite Slab

Villagers can be asked to smelt metal, refine textiles, and collect gems.

Villagers assigned to stonecutting will produce more stone types.

7

20 Knotroot Rod

20 Marble Slab

Villagers can gift unique new recipes.
8 - An additional villager can live at this village.
9 -

NPCS in this village can forage resources from other biomes.

Woodcutters will produce more wood types, and stonecutters will produce more stone types.

10 - An additional villager can live at this village.

I'm still working my way through the list of village upgrades, so I'll update this table once I know how much the final few upgrades cost.

That's everything you need to know about upgrading your village! Visit our Fortnite homepage for the latest news and guides, like how to get the free Trailblazer Tai skin or how to play multiplayer in LEGO mode.

Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].

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