It's inevitable that you may eventually be in possession of one or earn one through natural play. So here's what they do and how you get them.
How to get a Victory Crown in Fortnite
There are two main ways to get your hands on a Victory Crown in Fortnite Chapter 3. The first is probably the most obvious way, play well! By fighting your way to a Victory Royale in any mode, you'll be guaranteed Victory Crown for doing.
Officially, if you're playing in Trios or Squads, you must win the game to earn a crown. If playing in Duos you must finish as one of the Top 2 teams and for Solos, you need to finish in the top 4 players.
You can drop a Victory Crown too, this means that you may stumble across one in the wild mid-match and it should be marked on your map if you're close to it. If eliminated while in possession of a crown (via any method) you will also drop it.
What does a Victory Crown do in Fortnite?
A Victory Crown's main benefit is that it will boost the XP you earn in every match you play in possession of it. If you manage to bag a win while wearing a crown, you'll also earn a special emote that counts and displays the amount of Crowned Victory Royales you earn.
With XP being a bit more balanced in Chapter 3, Season 1, this can play a huge factor in flying through the Battle Pass levels as standard methods of earning XP can be a little bit slower this season.