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These must-know Proximity Mine tricks might make them OP

Proximity Mines are now in Fortnite. These tricks might make them too powerful.



Proximity Mines are now in Fortnite. These tricks might make them too powerful.

Fortnite v12.10 is out now, bringing us a long list of expectations in the form of leaked events, LTMs, helicopters, new weapons, and a lot more.

On its surface, however, the update only did a few things: added Llamas back to Battle Royale and brought the Proximity Mine into the game.

The Proximity Mine only does 50 damage to a player, but they stack up to six. This means that you can place four of them in a particular location to, effectively, one-shot an opponent.

These items are still new, so we’ve yet to see how players will react when they expect Proximity Mines to be on the ground. For now, though, they seem pretty powerful.

The damage might not be anything breathtaking, but Proximity Mines also mark an opponent’s location. Once you tag an enemy with one, you can see where they are and run to finish the kill.

This feature, alone, makes the Proximity Mines worth carrying. When you add this must-know trick to the mines, they become one of the most powerful explosives in Fortnite.

You can’t throw the Proximity Mines very far, but you can get them to fly once they’re on the ground. The Fortnite exploit king, Orange Guy, found a few ways to push Proximity Mines away from you and get them to explode on an enemy.

You can shoot the mines, pickaxe the mines, or do a combination of both to push them several meters away and ensure that they hit your target.

C4 will probably do a better job in these scenarios, but this ability on top of all of the inherent benefits of the mines makes the latter more powerful. You can also send the mines further than C4 will travel.

Again, we’ll have to wait and see how the Proximity Mines shake out once more players have a chance to use them. Early testing shows that they might be a tad too versatile, however.


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.



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.



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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