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LEGO Fortnite Village Upgrades guide: What do you get?

Turn your tiny village into a sprawling metropolis!

Power Chord standing next to the Village Square where you make upgrades in LEGO Fortnite
Image credit: Fortnite/VG247

In LEGO Fortnite you explored a varied landscape of different biomes, collecting resources, making friends and crafting structures to create your own thriving village.

Probably the most important structure in your village is the first one you build: the village square. From here you can upgrade your village, unlocking new recipes and making room for more classic Fortnite characters to take up residence in your town.

Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading your village in LEGO Fortnite, including what you need to make the upgrades and the rewards you get for handing them over.

How to upgrade your village in LEGO Fortnite

To upgrade your village in LEGO Fortnite, interact with the Village Square using “Square” or “X”, then press “R1” or “RB” to move over to the second tab.

From here, you can see the items you need to hand over, as well as the rewards you get for doing so.

Here are the requirements and rewards we’ve seen so far:

Level Requirements Rewards
1 Build Village Square from 'Utility' menu Unlocks the Map Marker, and villagers will begin visiting your village.
2 15 Wood, 15 Granite You can now hire villagers to help you with resource collecting and exploring.
3 20 Granite, 10 Planks You can invite one additional villager to stay, and they will bring gifts for you.
4 25 Granite, 15 Planks, 10 Knotroot Villagers can be hired for new jobs, such as cooking and growing crops.
5 20 Planks, 10 Knotroot, 15 Marble You can invite one additional villager to stay, and your pre-existing villagers will be stronger now. Rare NPCs might visit your village, too.
6 20 Granite Slabs, 20 Knotroot Villagers can be hired for new jobs, such as smelting metal and making cloth, if you have the machinery for it.
7 20 Marble Slabs, 20 Knotroot Rods Villagers will bring you gifts that include new recipes.
8 30 Marble Slabs, 10 Rough Amber You can invite one additional villager to stay.
9 15 Obsidian, 15 Flexwood, 10 Cut Amber Villagers will venture further off the beaten path when exploring, coming home with new resources.
10 30 Obsidian Slabs, 15 Flexwood Rods, 20 Cut Amber You can invite one additional villager to stay.
The Village Upgrade menu in LEGO Fortnite, offering the level 3 upgrade
Remember to save some resources for village upgrades! | Image credit: Fortnite/VG247

Why should you upgrade your village?

There are three main reasons to upgrade your village in LEGO Fortnite: new recipes, new unlocks and more space for new villagers.

New crafting recipes will allow you to build more complex structures and make your village more exciting and useful.

Mechanical unlocks on the other hand allow you to get more from your friends. Upgrading your village lets you ask your villagers to forage for resources for you, or accompany you while exploring as a powerful ally in combat.

Finally, the higher level your village is, the more villagers you can have. If you build them a bed with 10 wood, you can ask villagers to set up in your town permanently.

All sorts of amazing characters from Fortnite including Burger Boss, Meowscles, and more will visit your village and ask to live there if you have room for them, so it’s definitely worth making the effort to upgrade!

For more on LEGO Fortnite, check out our guide on all tool upgrades you can expect to get, as well as how to get a glider, which is just one of a few ways you can travel faster around the map.

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