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How to win Fortnite matches with low materials

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One of the defining traits of a successful Fortnite player is their ability to build, but how do you win in late-game situations if you run out of the materials you need to defend yourself?

For players who struggle to secure Victory Royales when they find themselves low on building materials as the match comes to a close, professional Fortnite player Bumpaah has provided som handy tips for surviving the Storm Surge.

While to many, hiding and hoping that you can outlast your opponents may seem like the only option, for Bumpaah, making the most of your positioning is key to securing victories and eliminating opponents, despite a lack of materials.

Harvesting materials is important, but you can often run out by the end of the game. Credit: Epic Games

In a post on the /r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit, Bumpaah took viewers through the final moments of a Solo Arena match, with the streamer low on mats heading into the final storms, with 19 opponents still alive and competing for the win.

Bumpaah specifically mentions “right hand peak” as a way to cover yourself and give you the best chance at finding an elimination. This is when you rotate into view to the right, as this is the side that your character holds weapons on, meaning you have the earliest opportunity to fire a shot without it making contact with any sort of barrier.

Tips on playing low mat situations in solos from r/FortniteCompetitive

The Twitch streamer also states that using the storm to your advantage is key, as “players often don’t see you,” and it allows you to flank around or behind them, as they don’t expect to be pushed from the storm, especially if they have their back to it.

To pull this off well, you need to make sure you have campfires or healing items to allow you to bump your health back up, but don’t be afraid to run in and out to avoid bad situations, or pick up loot.

Finally, pushing the pace is critical, and making sure that you don’t turtle up for too long, as you won’t find any materials by sitting back and waiting. By challenging players, and hopefully eliminating them, you can grab the few items they had,which could be the difference between life and death.

Of course, not every tip will be applicable in every scenario, but these pointers should give you some options to consider the next time you find yourself in a dire situation like Bumpaah did.

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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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