How the Victory Crown works in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1

To the victor goes the spoils.

A new mechanic that has been introduced to Fortnite in Chapter 3 Season 1 is the Victory Crown. This is designed to display who is the best player in a lobby, who is on a run of victories, and more.

If players Place highly enough in a match they will be given a Victory Crown. They will then begin their next match wearing the crown, letting everyone know who the real leader of the pack is.
Players will gain bonus XP while they manage to hold on to the Victory Crown, but that shiny goodness is also certain to attract other players who will try to hunt you down to take it from you. If players are skilled enough to win while wearing the crown, they will get an exclusive Emote that shows off the total number of Crowned Victory Royales they have earned during the Season.
Victory Crowns are present in the core Solo, Duos, Trios, and Squads modes. Here’s how the crowns are won:

  • Solo: Top four players
  • Duos: Players in the top two teams
  • Trios: Players in the top team
  • Squads: Players in the top team