The Fortnite mending machines were introduced in Season 7. However, they've managed to survive the storm circle, and they've managed to stick around in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 as well!
Although some of them can end up malfunctioning, these mending machines can prove to be life savers!
Where to find these Fortnite Mending Machines?
Since these mending machines deal in health kits and shields, they can be found all over the island, quite literally. Most of them are placed close to named POIs so they aren't that difficult to spot.
Here's a map showing you all the locations of the mending machines in Chapter 3 Season 1.
These mending machines pop up as small icons on your mini map as well, so you shouldn't have a problem locating them.
That being said, buying items from the mending machine requires gold. So make sure you have enough gold in store before you can actually make a purchase from these machines.
And in the off chance that you've gotten your hands on a malfunctioning vending machine, steer clear of it, unless you're yet to complete the Fortnite Week 6 challenge that requires you to buy random stuff from a malfunctioning vending machine!
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