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NICKMERCS and Aydan will compete together in the console Fortnite FNCS

Fortnite streamers Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Aydan Conrad will reunite in the FNCS. This time, they’ll be playing on console.

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Fortnite streamers Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Aydan Conrad will reunite in the FNCS. This time, they’ll be playing on console.

On February 26, NICKMERCS uploaded a YouTube video entitled, ‘The Real Reason Why I Haven’t Played With Ghost Aydan (THE TRUTH).’ Fans that clicked, expecting drama, were disappointed to learn that reason behind the lack of playtime had to do with different servers and skill level.

NICKMERCS had a massive hand in Aydan’s rise to prominence during the Summer Skirmish. Fans were glued to the screen as the two controller players battled for Tilted Towers – a fight of which Aydan largely got the better.

Nick and Aydan joined forces at the next LAN tournament, the Fall Skirmish, placing second in Heat 3 and securing the most eliminations as a duo.

After that, the two didn’t play together too often. Nick was on the west coast and Aydan was on the east. When Aydan moved to the west coast, Nick moved back home to Michigan.

Aydan continued to focus on the competitive side of Fortnite while Nick treated competition more like an added bonus. The former qualified for the World Cup with fellow Ghost Gaming member, Sean, while Nick missed the qualification window in both solos and duos.

Now, the controller duo is back together and will be playing the Fortnite FNCS duo competition with one another.

Both are still on opposite Fortnite servers but will be playing on Nick’s home court – according to an on-stream conversation. They also decided to play on console rather than PC after the news that both prize pools will be identical.

When discussing the competition, the duo admitted that they wouldn’t be taking qualification too seriously. If the team did qualify, however, Aydan would fly home to compete on east ping with Nick.

When the topic of a landing spot came up, NICKMERCS was adamant that the two should land at The Agency to resurrect the ‘Tilted vibe’ from the old days. Aydan didn’t want to land there, but Nick seems to have convinced him – for now.

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It will be interesting to see how the duo performs in the FNCS console tournament. Both players originated on the PS4, but going back to the platform will be difficult after years of utilizing the benefits fo PC.

Aydan recently went back to the Playstation and placed third in the Celebration Cup – so he still has it. Playing the opposite server on a console can be a massive headache, though, especially if you’re the one who’s expected to tunnel and carry.

On PC, opposite servers give you about 60 ping. On console, you can expect to hover around 90 to 100 – and that’s before you consider the input delay difference from console to PC. It will be exciting to watch the two return to their old stomping grounds and compete.

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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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