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Ranking all of the vehicles in Fortnite

We’ve seen a lot of Fortnite vehicles come and go. How did they all stack up against one another?

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We’ve seen a lot of Fortnite vehicles come and go. How did they all stack up against one another?

There have been a total of nine vehicles over the course of 11 Fortnite seasons. Some are more useful than others, while a few completely broke the meta of the game (looking at you, BRUTE).

Here’s our rankings of all of the Fortnite vehicles from worst to best. This list is not focused on the most powerful vehicles, but rather one focused on balance and entertainment. If you disagree, leave us your list in the comments!

9. The BRUTE

We don’t need to spend too much time on this one. The BRUTE was the worst. Everyone hated it. The always-overpowered mech was the bane of our existence for the entirety of Season X – especially before the nerf.

No one is disappointed to see the BRUTE leave Fortnite. Good riddance. See ya never.

8. The Shopping Cart

The Shopping Cart was the first ‘vehicle’ ever added to Fortnite, although it isn’t really a vehicle at all. Once Epic started to add real vehicles to the game, the Shopping Cart was rendered essentially useless.

The Shopping Cart made downhill mobility a bit easier, but not much outside of that. It was good for the memes and no one really noticed when Epic vaulted it. Rest in peace, old buddy.

7. The Cannon

Fortnite Pirate Cannon Locations Season 8
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Like the Shopping Cart, the Cannon wasn’t much of a real vehicle. You wouldn’t ride it around unless you were goofing or trying to complete a challenge. You could make it fly by hitting a geyser, but it was hard to control once you got in the air.

The damage was never much of a factor with the Cannon, but it was a fantastic mobility tool. This was a relatively balanced addition to Fortnite that fit well with the pirate theme of Season 8.

6. The X-4 Stormwing

Planes were one of the more controversial additions to Fortnite. They were incredibly overpowered when Epic first introduced them but eventually received a nerf. The nerf balanced them out a bit, but they were always a menace in competitive Fortnite.

Adding planes to the game could work in a different setting. The X-4 Stormwing would be relatively balanced if it didn’t have weapons or a boost mechanic that shot it through structures.

We should also mention the fact that planes were bugged and would sometimes eject you without the ability to pull your glider. That was no fun.

5. Ballers

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Ballers replaced planes as the next overpowered vehicle in Fortnite. They had too much HP upon release and were difficult to counter for a long time. The HP nerf helped stifle their usefulness but there always seemed to be 15-20 of them hopping around in competitive end-games.

Here’s a controversial opinion: I loved the Baller. It was a fantastic mobility tool and wasn’t too much of an issue in public matches once the nerf came in. You could break them relatively easily, but they always provided some easy rotation to a distant circle.

I was a Polar Peak die-hard, so Ballers were a frequent rotational tool of mine. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Baller, even though I know that they were widely hated by most of the community.

4. The Boat

The Boat is among the most balanced vehicles that Epic has ever added to Fortnite. It’s a rotational item first and foremost. The rockets do next to nothing in terms of player damage and anyone standing on the back is asking to get shot.

That being said, the Boats are a bit lackluster. They aren’t truly effective on land and can get tripped-up by a small hill or obstruction. Boats are great for the game – they just don’t move the needle too much.

3. The Driftboard

Next up, is every trickshotter’s best friend: the Driftboard. These hoverboards provided excellently mobility and even better clips. This was one of the more ambitious items that Epic added, and they really pulled it off.

I don’t think anyone argued that Driftboards were overpowered. They were mobility-only vehicles when you weren’t using them for high-flying trickshots.

2. The Quad Crasher

The Quad Crasher takes the cake, for me. It was one of the best vehicles in the game – especially once players started to learn how to make it fly. You could traverse the entire map if you were consistent enough, making no zone too far away to reach.

Was this the most balanced vehicle in Fortnite? Probably not. It only sat two players and the ability to fly made it a bit too strong. Still, I miss this beast of a vehicle.

1. The ATK

The ATK will take the top spot for many players, even if it isn’t my personal favorite. It was an incredibly balanced vehicle that actually took a bit of skill to master. The golf cart could fit an entire squad and was a welcome sight if you needed to rotate to a distant zone.

In fact, I think the ATK would be a perfect addition to Fortnite Chapter 2. It’s the balanced land vehicle that we need.

So, there you have it. What’s your favorite Fortnite vehicle? What would your list look like? Leave it 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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