In every Fortnite game you play, up to four players will be given a crown at the beginning. This is both a blessing and a curse, as we’ll explain below.
While carrying the crown, your character will glow, setting you apart from other players and making you more obvious from a distance. If you want to blend into your surroundings, a crown will likely give away your location. This literally paints a target on your character, making holding a crown a very risky proposition.
The following top players will be given crowns at the beginning of each match:
- Solo game: Top four players.
- Duos game: Top two teams.
- Trios game: Top team.
- Squads game: Top team.
When a player holding a crown is defeated, it is dropped on the floor like a standard item and can be picked up by other players like an ordinary item too. Once picked up, the effects of the crown transfer to its new owner, so you don’t have to be a top player to hold a crown. Now, why would you want to hold the crown? Allow us to explain.