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Is ‘Winter Royale duos’ the next Fortnite tournament?

Rumors say that a Fortnite Winter Royale duos competition that could be on the horizon. Is there anything to the Winter Royale 2019 rumors?

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Rumors say that a Fortnite Winter Royale duos competition could be on the horizon. Is there anything to the Winter Royale 2019 rumors?

The Fortnite rumor mill has been churning over the past 24 hours with news of a Winter Royale 2019 competition that will feature the duo game mode. According to these rumors, the competition will run through the holiday season, similar to last year’s Winter Royale.

Is there any substance to these rumors? Where did they start and who knows what?

The source of these widespread rumors seems to trace back to Fortnite coach and commentator @DestinysJesus. He tweeted out an image that seemed to be an announcement of a 2019 Winter Royale.

It’s unclear if DestinysJesus was jebaited or if he knew what he was doing. The original image was tweeted by @Upsilon, who also tweeted an obviously fake Winter Royale announcement.

So, the Winter Royale Duos competition is entirely a rumor. There doesn’t seem to be any credible source to these posts that would suggest that Epic is planning on hosting a Winter Royale this year.

That doesn’t mean that these rumors aren’t based in reality, though. It might not be a ‘Winter Royale’, but Epic could be planning a duo competition this winter.

FNCS Duos

The Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 2 is far from a flawless competition. Teams seem to routinely lose a player when they load into a match, leaving them unable to score points and losing a whole game.

It could be the number of players in the FNCS squads competition that is causing this issue. It would make sense for Epic to go back to basics with a Duos mode.

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The grand finals of the FNCS squads competition ends on December 8. According to what we know about Chapter 2 Season 1, the season will conclude on December 12. That’s four days after the FNCS squads competition will finish.

It makes perfect sense that the third season of the FNCS will bring us back to duos. What’s more, we’ve already seen a couple of high-profile duo teams announce their intention to play together.

Mongraal and Benjyfishy have ditched their teammates of Mitr0 and MrSavage to play with one another, for instance.

Why else would the two players announce their team if they didn’t know something about the future of competitive Fortnite?

They weren’t the only players to tease or announce a team, either. The previously-mentioned MrSavage teased his teammate announcement on Twitter.

The other player in the photo was wearing the Fishstick skin, which is likely a troll based on the loss of Benjyfishy.

All of this is leading to the conclusion that, no, there won’t be a Winter Royale 2019. There will likely be an FNCS duos competition that will take place during the winter months, though.

Are you excited for a Duo FNCS competition? What about the return of Arena Duos? Let us know in the comments.

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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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