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CourageJD officially addresses why he quit Fortnite

CourageJD officially addresses his departure from Fortnite, citing skill-based matchmaking as the primary reason he left the game.



Any longtime Fortnite player and fan has undoubtedly noticed the changing of the guard when it comes to Fortnite content. Many of the original creators have moved on from Fortnite and on to other games like Warzone and party games like Fall Guys and Among Us.

NickMercs, TimTheTatMan, DrLupo, Tfue, and many others have left Fortnite behind them. Ninja appears to have reinvigorated his interest for the game, but he’s one of the only big names returning to Fortnite – at least, for now.

CourageJD returned to Fortnite, briefly, for a sponsored Chipotle tournament with other content creators and pros. The streamer had fun during the event but sat down after recording the tournament to officially tell his fans why he moved on from the game that changed his life.

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Courage began his statement by telling his fans how much he fell in love with Fortnite and how much it did for his life – both personally and professionally. He met some of his best friends while playing Fortnite, and the game helped to catapult him to the point in his career where he is, today.

“Towards the end of Chapter 1 I was already falling out of love with the game. It became more stressful than anything,” Courage explained. “My allure for signing on every day was fading away.”

In Courage’s eyes, the World Cup was a turning point for Fortnite – where players became far more competitive than they were before the event. “And then you add in things like skill-based matchmaking, which I think was one of the things that completely destroyed my love for the game,” he admitted. “Skill-based matchmaking was a huge factor of why I no longer play.”

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Courage continued on to identify a few other problems with Fortnite, but most of it came back to skill-based matchmaking as the root cause. His friends left, random duos lost its luster, and each match became more difficult to stream.

The fact that Courage and other creators left the game only means that they moved on to something that they now enjoy more. Just because your favorite creator left doesn’t mean the game is dying. It just means they need a break from a game that they played for almost three years straight.

We hope to see Courage and other creators come back to Fortnite at some point, as Ninja has. For now, though, they seem to be on to the next game.


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.



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.



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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