Fortnite Mending Machine feature keeps downed players alive

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Service Machines have been a welcome addition to Fortnite since their introduction all the way back in Chapter 1. Now that we've moved on to Chapter 3, Service Machines and Repair Machines are much more advanced than their original sets.

Rather than simply offering weapon upgrades in exchange for gold bars, players can purchase specific items from these machines to upgrade their setup during games. The Mending Machine has been a lifesaver, (literally for many) offering items to replenish your health.



But it looks like Chapter 3 took repair machines to the next level, allowing stunned players another option. Here's how Fortnite's new mending machine feature keeps downed players alive.

Fixing Machines can make all the difference to you and your team in Fortnite. (Photo: Epic Games)

New Fortnite Fix Machine Trick Keeps Downed Players Alive – Chapter 3 Season 1

There have been a number of ways to get back into the game when you've been downed or knocked out in Fortnite. Picking up downed teammates and transporting them to safety, along with reboot maps and vans, have been welcome additions in recent chapters.

This time around, it looks like Epic Games have tweaked the machines to be repaired, allowing downed players to extend their lives. What may seem like a small tweak to some, is sure to be a game-changer when playing as a duo, trio, or squad.

Here's how to use a repair machine to keep a downed player alive in Fortnite Chapter 3.


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Reddit user u/peppers_ discovered that there is a new survival feature available in Fortnite Chapter 3, available for downed players. In addition to being able to use ziplines and open doors when downed, players can now use repair machines to repair their health and extend the time before they expire.


To use a repair machine while downed in Fortnite, simply crawl past the repair machine and press the prompt button to interact. Scroll down to the small potion option and select "Patch Up", then you can spend 200 gold bars to replenish your health bar (you still stay down, but your teammates have more time to revive you). The Mending Patch Up costs 200 gold bars per spin, and each machine has a stock of only 10 Patch Ups.


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Image courtesy of u/peppers_.

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