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What is the Victory Crown in Fortnite Chapter 3?

Fortnite’s Victory Crown gives you a whole new way to show off your Battle Royale prowess

Updated: Dec 6, 2021 3:21 pm
What is the Victory Crown in Fortnite Chapter 3?

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Among the masses of new features introduced to Fortnite for the new Chapter, including restorative tents and Spider-Man’s web-swinging, Victory Crowns have been introduced, bringing new bragging rights to your Victory Royale.

Before now, you could show off your wins in the form of the Victory Umbrella, a new Glider rewarded each Season on your first Victory Royale. However, this only proves a single victory and you simply might not want to use it. Now, there’s a new Victory Royale in town, and you can show off just how many times you’ve beaten the rest to this crowning glory.

What is the Victory Crown in Fortnite Battle Royale?

The Victory Crown is an in-game item similar to the Llama Jewel in The Getaway LTM. If you have the Victory Crown, your location will appear to enemies on the map temporarily, and you will drop the item for your opponent to claim if you die. Similarly, if you take down someone who is carrying the Crown, it’ll be all yours for the taking.

How do you earn the Victory Crown?

Crowning Achievement Emote fortnite

As mentioned above, the Victory Crown can be earned by taking out another player who is currently carrying the Victory Crown. However, you might also find yourself carrying a Victory Crown into a match if you place top four in a Solo match, top two in a Duos match, or are in a winning Trio or Squad. You’ll also notice that your name appears in Gold in the in-game alerts when in possession of a Victory Crown.

Crowned Victory Royale rewards

During a match, the Crown offers bonus XP the longer you hold onto it. However, if you manage to claim the Victory Royale whilst holding the Crown, you will also earn a Crowned Victory Royale. For your first Crowned Victory Royale, you will earn the Crowning Achievement emote (not to brag, but this Fortnite fan has done just that).

Crowning Achievement emote

As well as showing off a glorious gold crown in the Crowning Achievement emote, you’ll also notice there’s a number floating above it. This shows off just how many Crowned Victory Royales you have fought your way into. So, for every additional Crowned win past the first, your number will start creeping up. Otherwise, normal Victory Royales are still a thing, of course, and you will still also earn this Season’s Victory Umbrella for your first win, Crowned or otherwise.

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