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How to efficiently pressure ‘turtling’ Fortnite opponents

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‘Camping’ is a long time tradition of shooters, but the passive playstyle can really get annoying in Fortnite when an opponent start ‘Turtling’ in 1×1. LX Bumpaah explains how to counter this efficiently.

If you don’t know what the term ‘turtling’ means, we’ll briefly explain. Turtling refers to the combat (or lack there of) practice of locking yourself into a 1×1 during fights in Fortnite. The size of the box can be larger than a 1×1, of course.

You see it all the time when players are trying get a better placement, but do not want to directly engage opponents. It’s a core feature of Fortnite and commonly used by most competitive players to try and squeeze a few more points from a bad situation.

Turtling can be extremely frustrating for aggressive players that simply want to gunfight to their wins. So, how do you get these passive players out from their turtle power bunkers?

‘Bumpaah’ on the Fortnite Competitive Reddit created a three and half minute video going over some of the key ways to take on a turtling opponent.

How to pressure someone turtling and some general tips for taking walls from r/FortniteCompetitive

You should watch the entirety of the video once you get the change, but we’ll do a brief summary as less.

Bumpaah argument boils down to pressuring the opponent from multiple points of contact. Don’t just attack a single wall of the 1×1, rather try to take out two or three walls at around the same time.

This will give you a bigger window to replace their walls/roof as they scramble to replace two at the same time.

In addition, the person on the inside of a turtle is more than likely already weak as you forced them to build after cracking their shields. You are at the advantage, remember that and don’t panic.

The best weapons and most common weapons to use are the Pickaxe (very common we hear) and the Suppressed Submachine Gun.

As Bumpaah explains, the SMG has a shorter reload time than the time it takes to pop Mini-Shields. This means you can constantly apply pressure by shooting directly at the target and they can’t heal. This forces them to play with little or no shields.

If the opponent tries to build upwards after you replace a wall, you should attempt to block their sightline. You can do this by building a wall on the side they built their inside ramp to face.

By practicing these manuevers, you can get better at rooting out pesky players from turtle positions. You can also think about other people using these strategies against you if you are forced to turtle yourself.

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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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