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How to get Stars Wars Squadron X-Wing Glider in Fortnite

Published: 14/Sep/2020 19:57

by Tanner Pierce

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A new glider, based on the iconic X-Wing fighter from the Star Wars franchise, is making its way into Fortnite and we’ve got the details on how you can get one for yourself.

At this point, Fortnite has become more than just a game. With the number of companies adding content into the game (even competing ones like DC and Marvel), the title has become more akin to a platform of sorts, bringing together multiple franchises in a way never seen before in gaming.

One of these properties is Star Wars. Towards the end of 2019, Fortnite implemented a number of different items themed around the mega-franchise including skins, gliders, and, rather infamously, lightsabers. Now, it seems like the Star Wars crossovers aren’t ending any time soon.

The classic X-Wing ship from the original trilogy is being added to Fortnite as a glider, as a promotion with the upcoming game Star Wars: Squadrons. That being said, there’s a couple things you’ll have to do in order to get your hands on it free of additional charge.

How do I get the new Vanguard Squadron X-Wing in Fortnite for free?

In order to get the new X-Wing glider without having to pay the 1,200 V-Bucks, you’ll have to pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons on the Epic Game Store. Currently, pre-orders for the title are $39.99, which is obviously more than what the cosmetic costs on its own, but you do get a whole other game with it.

This deal is also not available through the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store, meaning if you only play on console and can’t game on a PC, there’s no way to get this glider for free unless you want to drop $40 on a game that you won’t be able to play.

Is there any other way to get my hands on the Vanguard Squadron X-Wing?

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If you don’t want to pre-order Star Wars Squadrons on PC, you can simply buy the glider in the item shop.

Fortunately, there is. According to Epic Games, the item will be a part of the standard Fortnite item shop “from time to time,” so if you want to pick it up that way, you can. As of 1:45 EST on September 14, 2020, it is in the item shop for 1,200 V-Bucks.

Unfortunately, that means the item will almost certainly be leaving the store when it updates, so you’ll have to be quick if you want it. Currently, there’s no telling when it’ll be back in the store once it’s gone.

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IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

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Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.