You may have heard some friends mention using a fortnite tracker. Fortnite trackers allow users to monitor the stats of themselves or their favorite fortnite players. Stats that can be monitored include number of wins, kill/death ratio, and number of matches played. Specific stat breakdowns can also be seen by platform played (so you can see separate stats for the times you played on mobile and the other times you were playing on your console or PC). Fortnite trackers are necessary because fortnite currently does not have a good native way of viewing detailed stats of yourself or other players.
What Fortnite Trackers are available?
You have a few options available when it comes to selecting trackers. The stats displayed are the same, so your decision will be based on the interface and layout of the website that you prefer. The most popular trackers available at this time are:
Take a look at each and see what tracker you prefer! In the event that one tracker is down, you always know that there are alternatives available as well. If your stats aren’t looking too great, we’d be happy to help you out! We have plenty of accounts to choose from with excellent stats here at the Fortnite Kings!
Screenshot of sample stats visible from FortniteTracker.com.
Since Fortnite’s initial release, third party sellers have been selling merch for the game (t-shirts, hoodies, pajamas, you name it). But now, Epic Games has given us an early holiday gift and has opened their official Fortnite merch store. The store is aptly named Retail Row, a homage to one of the game’s original locations on the Battle Royale island. At the time of writing, the merch store has just opened and currently the selection is fairly limited, although we can expect this to expand soon. The collection is currently a mix of Fortnite logo tees, pullover hoodies, and the iconic Durrr Burger Onesie! Prices vary, ranging from $25 for the logo tees to $70 for the Onesie.
Currently, all of the merch is available for Pre-Order only and will be shipping late December 2018 or in January 2019, a little unfortunate for those looking to get any of the merch for Christmas gifts. Fortnite will undoubtedly continue to expand the store if the demand is there, so if you have been looking for some other cool Fortnite attire to add to your collection (some sweatpants, pajamas maybe?) we would encourage you to continue checking their official merch store for new arrivals! Alternatively, if you’d rather spend your cash in the virtual Fortnite world, the staff here at Fortnite Kings would love to see you check out our incredible selection of accounts for sale!
Durrr Burger Onesie, now available at the official Fortnite merch store.
Fortnite is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (iPhone and Android devices). As a general rule (and there are some exceptions here with PS4 that will hopefully be addressed soon), you can play Fortnite with the same epic account on multiple consoles. You can login to your Epic account on your iPhone and play while you are out and about, and later log back in and play with your same Epic account on your Xbox One.
Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch.
Can I play Fortnite with friends on a different console?
Yes, you can. Fortnite cross-play allows you to play in a lobby with other friends playing on different platforms. Note that if you are playing cross-play your lobby will also contain other players playing on mixed platforms. Keep this in mind if you are playing on mobile, you may have a hard time keeping up with players that are playing on consoles.
Is the gameplay on all Fortnite platforms the same?
Yes, Epic Games has done an excellent job of providing the same great Fortnite experience on all platforms. The only thing that varies is the control mechanisms. Mobile players have a unique control setup, but the gameplay mechanics are the same whether you are on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, or mobile. The graphics may vary a bit and you may notice some lag on some systems, particularily the Nintendo Switch as the graphics processing power on it is not as great as what you’d expect from an Xbox One or PS4.
Left: Fortnite graphics on iPhone X – Right: Fortnite graphics on Xbox One
Are my skins and purchases available on all platforms?
Yes, they are. Your battle pass tiers progress, v-bucks, item shop purchases, etc. are all available across multiple platforms as long as you are logged in to the same Fortnite account.
Rare skins in Fortnite are those that were released in the earlier seasons, prior to Fortnite’s mega popularity, and those that were difficult to obtain when released. For some, there is a combination of both their early release and their difficulty to be obtained at the time. Skins like the black knight, released in season 2 (very early on), also required that players advance to tier 70 in order to unlock it. Epic later added the black knight to the item shop (a very controversial decision), but it still remains a rare skin to this day. Skins acquired at the upper level tiers of the battle pass will likely remain fairly rare for same time, as they require extensive time to reach the final tiers.
The black knight Fortnite skin.
Some of the rarer skins are also those that were released in early seasons but were the “less flashy” skins and were not purchased by many people. A good example of this is the recon expert. The recon expert, debated as potentially being the rarest skin in the game, was released in season 1 for 1,200 V-Bucks. A price largely in line with other skins in the shop that were a little flashier, not too many people decided to purchase this skin. The skin has been unavailable since, so those lucky few that made the initial purchase back in season 1 are the only ones who have the privilege to utilize this skin.
Potentially the rarest Fortnite skin, the Recon Expert.
The galaxy skin, though recently debuted, has also remained relatively rare due to its expensive requirement to obtain. Players must play Fortnite on their Samsung Note 9 or a Tab S4, requiring you to spend hundreds of dollars (if you weren’t already an owner of the phone) in order to obtain the skin. For a full list of the rarest skins available in Fortnite, visit this link at SVG.com. With Fortnite’s growing popularity and fanbase, it is no doubt that the skins from older seasons that are not released again will continue to become rarer and more sought after. If you are new to the game but looking to get some old retired OG skins, Fortnite Kings would be happy to help! You can view our incredible selection of Fortnite Accounts by clicking here.
Some examples of what can be found in the item shop and bought with V-bucks.
How can I get free V-Bucks?
First and foremost, fortnite’s popularity has led to a lot of scammers trying to take advantage of people in search for V-Bucks. Searches for free V-bucks and V-bucks hacks will lead you to some websites attempting to steal your Fortnite account, or even worse, your credit card information. There are two ways to get truly free V-bucks directly from Fortnite, although they require an initial investment. Players who purchase the battle pass will be able to earn V-bucks each season as they progress through the battle pass tiers. Progressing through enough tiers will always allow you to earn enough V-bucks to purchase the next battle pass for the following season as well. Another method to get free V-bucks is through the lesser played Save the World mode. Save the World is the lesser known PvE mode in Fortnite. Currently, Save the World requires a one time payment to play, but epic games has talked about making this game mode free to play at some point in 2019. Once you have purchased Save the World, you can earn free V-bucks just by logging in and getting your daily login reward. Unfortunately, you will not always get free v-bucks just for logging in, but it does occur frequent enough to make it worthwhile to login daily at the minimum! Save the World has its own challenge and daily quests that give you 50 V-Bucks for completing. The Storm Shield Defense primary missions will get you a total of 100 V-Bucks when completed. The V-Bucks earned in Save the World can be spent on new stuff in the Battle Royale game mode.
How much are V-Bucks?
1,000 V-Bucks – $9.99
2,500 (+300 Bonus) V-Bucks – $24.99
6,000 (+1,500 Bonus) V-Bucks – $59.99
10,000 (+3,500 Bonus) V-Bucks – $99.99
V-bucks are currently listed in the in-game store at the prices listed above. As you can see, you earn bonus free V-bucks for buying in bulk. Fortnite Kings is currently offering many accounts that have some V-Buck available as well.
Item shop showing your options for buying V-bucks.
How do I buy V-Bucks?
Purchasing from the in-game store is simple. Simply start-up Fortnite, navigate to the store, choose the amount of V-bucks you’d like (remember, bulk purchases get a bit of a discount), and select your payment method (via credit card or PayPal). Once your payment method has been charged your V-bucks will be applied to your account and can be instantly spent. If you are purchasing the discounted V-bucks from our store, we will have them applied to your account within 24 hours, although it is typically done much quicker than that and is dependent on order volume.
While Fortnite Battle Royale is free to play (although other Fortnite game modes, such as Save the World are currently not free), to get the best experience (the skins, the emotes, the gliders, all the fun stuff!) players must pay. Fortnite has been releasing “seasons” with new content and new themes, and each season they release a new Battle Pass. The battle pass is a great way to earn a ton of new skins, emotes, gliders, and much more just for playing Fortnite!
How much does the Battle Pass cost?
The price of the battle pass is currently 950 V-Bucks (V-Bucks are fortnite’s digital currency). 1,000 V-bucks can be purchased for $10 (or you can purchase an account with some V-bucks directly from Fortnite Kings!), so the price of the battle pass is about $9.50. Not bad for a game that is free to play! And if you utilize the battle pass, you will earn enough V-Bucks for next season, so you do not have to continue purchasing more V-Bucks to earn the Battle Pass in the following season. There is a free pass component to the battle pass, so players who do not purchase the battle pass can still earn some new items, but nothing on the scale of what paid battle pass members will receive.
Battle pass purchasing options, with or without extra tiers.
What items can you earn with the Battle Pass?
You can earn new emotes, V-Bucks, skins, gliders, loading screens, weapon wraps, and much more! Almost all of the customizable aspects in Fortnite can be earned with the Battle Pass. The items that can be earned are unique to each Fortnite season.
How do you earn new stuff with the Battle Pass?
To earn new stuff, you must progress through a series of 100 unlockable tiers. Each tier will unlock a series of new prizes. To progress through tiers, you must acquire Battle Stars. You receive Battle Stars by finishing the Battle Pass challenges. There are Daily, Weekly, and Hard Weekly challenges. Daily and Weekly challenges award 5 Battle Stars while the Hard Weekly challenges award 10 Battle Stars. Leveling up your Season Level (done by gaining experience through playing matches and getting kills, wins, etc.) will give you 2 Battle Stars. Leveling up to Season Level in a multiple of 5 will give you 5 Battle Stars while leveling up to a Season Level with a multiple of 10 will award you 10 Battle Stars. In order to progress to a new Battle Pass tier you must acquire 10 Battle Stars. While certainly not required, you can also purchase varying amounts of Battle Pass tiers from the item shop using V-Bucks.
Player having completed all Battle Pass tiers for Season 6.
Is the Battle Pass worth it?
Our verdict: absolutely. If you are spending time playing the game, the unlockable features that the Battle Pass offers allows you to have a much more fun and enjoyable experience. When you consider that the Battle Royale mode is free to play and that the Battle Pass costs less than eating out for a meal (less than $10!), it really is a no brainer!
The infinity blade made its debut as the first sword in Fortnite during Season 7. The blade is incredibly difficult to stop and gives its holder the ability to move quicker, increased health (both shield and regular HP can be charged to 200), and an attack that deals significant damage to other players. As of today, breaking structures with the infinity blade allows you to harvest material. Rumor has it Epic Games is expecting to nerf the blade and will turn off the ability to harvest material with structures broken using the blade.
*December 14 UPDATE, Infinity Blade removed from game*
Per Epic Games Fortnite Twitter, the Infinity Blade has been removed from the game due to it being overpowered. The following information on the infinity blade is no longer valid.
The blade is found south of the main castle at Polar Peak sitting in the courtyard. When the blade is first picked up, it takes 5 seconds to remove it from the ground and your character is vulnerable to gunfire (or being pickaxed) at this time. This area is incredibly busy at this time due to the popularity of the blade, so don’t expect to be able to walk up and grab it without putting up a significant fight.
Courtyard in polar peak with the infinity blade.
When picking up the infinity blade, you lose the ability to use any other weapons or shields that you were currently holding. The blade itself has two different attacks that can be performed. By pressing the right trigger (for the main attack), you will swing the blade and any player in its path will be dealt 75 damage. By pressing the left trigger (for the alternate attack), you will lunge and jump forward with the blade. When the blade hits the ground, any player in the immediate area will be dealt 25 damage. The lunge attack is great for moving quickly and dodging gunfire.
One of the things that makes killing the infinity blade holder so difficult is their movement speed increase. Holding the blade gives you an 130% increase in your movement speed. In addition to this, the infinity blade holder can utilize the lunge attack to move even quicker. Doing so makes it very difficult for opposing players to get accurate shots on you!
Holding the infinity blade increases your regular HP and shield to 200 each. Every second you will also receive 1 HP, so if your health has run low you can hide to regenerate health. Killing an opposing player will also give you an additional 50 HP.
Player utilizing the Infinity Blade with 400 total HP.
At this time, the infinity blade is in all regular game modes (solos, duos, and squads). This differs from Epic Games’ prior release of power weapons (ie. Thanos event) that were exclusive to their own unique game mode. Only time will tell if the infinity blade is here to stay however.
Is the infinity blade worth using? We would say almost undoubtedly, yes, but that’s not to say it does not have a few downsides. You drop all of your items when you pick up the infinity blade and you cannot pick up any new items without dropping the blade. And again, while you can cover ground pretty quickly with the blade due to the lunge attack and the increased movement speed, it is still a melee combat weapon so it isn’t very effective at ranged opponents.
As of Thursday, December 6th, season 7 has begun on Fortnite. As with prior seasons, we expect this season to run approximately 10 weeks, giving you until the end of February 2019 to enjoy season 7. The new season has brought about quite a few changes. A large portion of the map has been altered, seeing an influx of wintry weather and snow. A fan favorite Greasy Grove is no more, but new named locations Polar Peak, Frosty Flights, and Happy Hamlet have joined the game. Magnetic zip lines can be found across the map, in both the wintry biome and unaltered areas of the map. These zip lines allow for fast travel and the ability to shoot at your enemies while traveling. Careful though, if you try to escape from the zip line while in mid air you will take fall damage!
The new X-4 Stormwing Plane also helps change the dynamics of the game. The plane can fire rapidly and can hold a total of 5 players including the pilot. The vehicles health is currently set at 800 HP, and once shot down the pilot can parachute down to safety. The Stormwing Plane will require you to adjust your gameplay a bit to accomodate for aerial fire, something Fortnite players have yet to have to deal with.
Pictured above is the new X-4 Stormwing Plane.
A new season means a new battle pass, and players can purchase their battle pass from the item shop for 950 v-bucks. Here at Fortnite Kings, we encourage players who have missed out on prior season’s battle passes to check out our collection of Fortnite Accounts, we hope that we have an account available to suit your needs!
Two other notable changes debuting with Fortnite Season 7 are weapon and vehicle wraps and the new creative mode. Weapon and vehicle wraps are skins that can be applied to your weapons, similar to the weapon skins present in other first person shooters such as Call of Duty and Halo. These wraps give you a chance to up your customization and really give your character a unique look. Creative mode is a new separate mode that has been debuted allowing players to create their own maps from the ground up, separate from the Island. Creative players from around the world have already started building recreations of maps from their other favorite games. Great versions of both Nuketown and Terminal from Call of Duty can be found.
All in all it looks like this season is shaping up to be another epic adventure! We hope to be able to provide you with the best Fortnite experience here at Fortnite Kings throughout the entirety of Season 7 and beyond!