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Fortnite exploit gives teams unlimited hero abilities

This broken Fortnite strategy lets you and your team spam Doom’s Gauntlets an unlimited number of times.

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By now, every Fortnite player knows that Season 4 brought us a Marvel theme along with a new set of Mythic hero abilities. These abilities look to be the central theme of the new season, with new abilities set to be added over the course of the coming weeks.

These items are a blast in core Fortnite modes. Rolling around in a Baller and throwing a ball of energy into a box is good, clean fun – the type of fun that we look for in Fortnite. As we’ve heavily covered, however, these items are not meant for competitive Fortnite modes.

Despite the developers seeming to only consider public modes while balancing these mythic abilities, they remain in competitive playlists. If there’s a way to abuse a particular mechanic about an item or weapon, competitive and pro players are going to find it – it’s the nature of any competitive game.

We’ve already talked about one of the OP strategies involving Silver Surfer’s board, but this one might be worse. Competitive players recently learned that the cooldown on these hero abilities are bound to a player. In trios, this means that players can spam Doctor Doom’s abilities, drop them, and let their teammates have at it.

Just look at what Clix, MackWood, and Calc did to their opponents in a game of pro scrimmages. You’ll even hear Calc say, “This is low-key so f***ed up, not even gonna lie.” He’s right. It is, but players are going to do it as long as it’s possible. It’s on Epic to disable these items or change their mechanics.

When you watch clips like these, it’s clear that Epic didn’t balance these abilities with competitive Fortnite in mind. If this is what’s possible with the first batch of abilities, what broken strategies will the next group bring?

Our answer to this problem is simple: remove mythic abilities from competitive modes. There’s no reason that competitive players should be running around with exclusive items that only one team in each lobby can have. Hopefully, Epic take a stance on these items before the FNCS begins.

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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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