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Cented calls for Epic to investigate pros using “soft aim” hacks

Fortnite pro, Cented, called on Epic Games to investigate and ban pro players who are using “soft aim” hacks.

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Cheating always seems to be a topic in the Fortnite scene – whether pros are being accused of using hacks, macros, or only some light teaming. There isn’t a tournament that goes by that doesn’t have one pro or another come out with a cheating allegation.

Fortnite opened the door to an entire new breed of pro players. The online solo competitions allowed anyone to compete, make a name for themselves, and rack-up hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings.

As we saw with people like Kquid and SerpentAU, this meant that players were able to make a name for themselves while cheating. Specifically, Kquid showed us that even some talented players aren’t above cheating to gain an advantage.

We’ve heard a ton of accusations levied at different pros in the community – both named and unnamed. After the SerpentAU debacle, multiple pros came out and talked about the rampant use of Macros that pros allegedly use for double-movement. Zayt even called out Tfue by name on Twitter and in a statement to us.

On July 30, Fortnite YouTuber ThatDenverGuy posted a news recap video of the day’s happenings. In the video, he covered a couple of tweets show pro players calling out others in the community for cheating. The tweet that sparked his and our interest was from Cented, who called on Epic to investigate players using “soft aim” hacks to help them hit their shots.

This is far from the first time that we’ve heard about cheating at the highest levels of the Fortnite community, and it probably won’t be the last. Fellow pro, Yung Calc, also posted a tweet that suggested pros could be cheating. “Just joined a discord where literal hacks are being sold, what if there are pros actually hacking?” he wrote.

We reached out to Calc and Cented for clarification on these tweets and neither has responded at the time of writing. To be fair, they’re both playing in the Bugha Cup for four hours and probably aren’t checking their Twitter DMs. We spoke with Denver who also sent out some DMs, however, and he never heard back from the players in question.

There’s a chance that there might be some mutually-assured destruction at play, here. If a large number of pros use some sort of cheats or are good friends with other players who do, they may never be able to name names without implicating themselves or their friends. This is, of course, only speculation and we have no concrete facts supporting the idea.

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This isn’t the last that we’ve heard of this story. We’re digging into it more, as is Denver. We’ll likely have some more information for you on the topic tomorrow or next week, so stay tuned.

There seems to be something brewing under the surface, here. We may never fully get to the bottom of it, but we’ll try.

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How to earn the free Fortnite Crew emote in Season 5

Epic Games are offering players who sign up for the Fortnite Crew membership a free, exclusive emote for a limited time.

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Epic Games is offering players a free emote to go with their Fortnite Crew membership in Fortnite Season 5.

The Fortnite Crew membership is an interesting idea. Players can sign up for the system for $11.99 per month. In return, they receive the Battle Pass, an exclusive cosmetic set, and 1,000 V-Bucks to use as they please.

January 2021 was the second month of the Crew system, and it wasn’t without its speed bumps. Some players logged in on January 1 to see that their Green Arrow skin pack was nowhere to be found.

Even more players had to wait over 2 weeks to receive their V-Bucks for the month. The system is still new, but it’s clear that Epic have some polishing to do.

As a way to throw Fortnite Crew members a bone, Epic are offering a free “Members Only” emote to anyone who signs up for the Crew pack.

You need to sign up for a Fortnite Crew membership and log into Fortnite before February 15. This timing means that non-members can wait and see what the February cosmetic pack holds before committing.

The Crew membership, when it’s working, is a good deal for dedicated Fortnite players who want to get the most bang for their buck. An exclusive skin, pickaxe, back bling, and 1,000 V-Bucks is well worth the $11.99 price tag.

We’ll let you know when we learn more about the February Fortnite Crew pack. Until then, enjoy Season 5.

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All XP Coin locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 7

XP Coins have finally returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where you can find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

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XP Coins have returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

Fortnite Season 5 is offering players a plethora of ways to earn XP and rank up through the Battle Pass. The most recently-added XP-gathering method is through the XP Coins.

Most players will remember XP Coins from the past few seasons. They seemed to be everywhere back then, but they were removed at the start of the season.

Ahead, we’ll give you a map of all the XP coin locations. We’ll make sure to update you as more XP Coins are added to the map.

Fortnite XP Coin locations

XP coins are scattered all across the map. You can find them from Catty Corner to Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s a map of all of the available XP Coins, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as more XP coins become available. You’ll need to reach level 250 to unlock all of the enlightened skins in Season 5, so finding these will be well worth your time.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are here. Take a look at how to complete all of them in this challenge guide.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 is here. Take a look at all of the challenges and how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5 is chugging along, but there’s still about two months left. The holiday break extended the latest season, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way through the Battle Pass.

The Week 7 challenges are relatively straightforward, with most of them able to be completed without too much effort.

A couple of these challenges will have you searching the same area in Slurpy Swamp, so a favorable bus path in Team Rumble will allow you to complete them in one shot. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

The good news in the Week 7 challenges is that all of them can be completed in Team Rumble. We have a separate article detailing the locations of Books in Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands. You can find that here.

The Legendary challenge requires players to deal damage to opponents in Vehicles. This one is going to be a headache, as there’s no way to force another player to be inside of a car or boat when you shoot them.

Hopefully, you can get into a game of Team Rumble with like-minded enemies – sitting in Motorboats and trading shots with you. If not, it’s going to take some serious gaming to finish this one. Good luck!

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