The popular title of Fortnite Battle Royale received a significant update on January 15th that added a brand new feature for players to try out. Individuals in the middle of a match can now sidegrade their assault rifle (AR) into a more powerful version called the Heavy AR. However, this transformation can only take place at a particular object and requires some materials for you to complete it. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to sidegrade your assault rifle into a Heavy AR covered for you.

How to Sidegrade AR to Heavy AR in Fortnite

Those who are interested in experiencing this transformation will need to make their way to a weapon upgrade station on the map and have an assault rifle in their inventory. All that you need to do is choose the sidegrade option and offer up 20 wood, brick, and metal materials to the weapon upgrade station. You will then sidegrade your weapon into its heavy version and have an even more important item in your arsenal to help you get a sweet Victory Royale. 

Fortnite Sidegrade Heavy AR

Players can currently only change the assault rifle into a heavy version. It remains to be seen if Epic Games will allow players to conduct this transformation on other weapons in the high-profile title.

Do you want to learn more about the Fortnite world besides how to sidegrade your assault rifle into a Heavy AR? If so, check out our dedicated hub for the battle royale game or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

We here at Prima Games wish you the best of luck in your quest to sidegrade your Fortnite assault rifle into a Heavy AR! Let us know how the new weapon performs for you over on Twitter and Facebook!