Do you want to beat your competition in Fortnite to claim those Victory Royales?
Don’t worry. We have a list of super useful and simple tips for you to be better at Fortnite and increase your chances of victory. We will guide you to become a better player with strategies that some of the best Fortnite pros use in order to achieve mastery.
Fortnite is a multiplayer game that requires hard work, a creative mind, and the ability to always be one step ahead of the competition. Compared to other Battle Royale-themed games like PUBG or Apex Legends, the building is critical in Fortnite. Aside from your speed at building, you must learn techniques for rotation, aiming, and generally outplaying all others. The combination of all these skills is what pro players or streamers like Ninja rely on for their results.
This guide covers how you can get better at Fortnite. These are the techniques that you need to practice, the stuff you need to know, and the strategies to progress in the game. Getting better at Fortnite is going to take some work and practice, so it won’t be built overnight. However, if you follow all of this then you will see progress. Getting better at Fortnite is a worthwhile use of your time, and playing smarter is a quick way to get better.
Fortnite is a complex game that has a lot of different factors for you to master. These are the things you need to know to improve at Fortnite, whether you’re on PC, Xbox One, PS4, or even Switch and mobile.
1.Learn The Combat
Fortnite has a lot going on with looting and building… but gunplay is still important. Fortnite isn’t a game that you can master while playing entirely passively. A lot of this comes down to your aim, but also in using the other mechanics that you have available to you. If you watch the gameplay of pro players, you’ll see that on top of great aim they use building and editing in firefights. This can let you take the upper hand in most fights. This is one of the most important differences between the skill level of Fortnite players. Those who use building and editing during fights will come out ahead more often.
You need to practice the combat if you’re not very good at it. You can start with creative courses that are designed for this. Aim training is helpful. From there, you can move onto specific training of different types of combat. Such as training your close combat and your long-range. You should also practice your building to mix in with combat.
When you’re confident that you have the basics down, practice in-game. Battle Royale games are long, so you need to look for combat if you’re trying to improve. Landing in a dense and popular area is the best way to get some practice in. The Chapter 2 map doesn’t have the same focal point for combat that the original did with Tilted Towers. However, there are still popular spots you can drop into to practice combat.
Where to Land to Learn the Combat:
- Slurpy Swamp
- Holly Hedges
- Salty Springs
- Misty Meadows
- Retail Row
- Pleasant Park
- Frenzy Farm
Engaging in combat also allows you to learn how to defend yourself from aggressive players. Surviving in the game even without firing a single shot at your opponents will not give you much experience. You need to get practice with all of the weapons available, so you can learn when to use each weapon and what tactics work.
2. Choose Your Landing Position Wisely
You need to choose the landing position wisely. Your landing spot is really important at the start of your rotation. Finding a decent landing spot though is going to come with getting to know the map. There is no specific place that is best for every player since every player has different tactics.
The high-density landing spots mentioned above can be a bit much for a brand new player. However, they are a great place to get some practice in with firefights. While you might have more misfire games, in those that you come out on top of everyone who has landed there you’ll be rewarded with a lot of loot.
You just need to make your landing spot match your tactics. You need to ask yourself what will you do when you’ve landed? Will you land as quickly as possible, grab first-hand weapons and stand on the ground ready to fight? Or will you go for the sneaky approach and try to stick to the outskirts of the circle?
If you’re unsure what your tactics are going to be for a game, then experiment. Most players have a few different landing spots that they frequent. These are for different games where they have different goals. Where the bus goes is also a factor. However, after some experimentation, you should know a few spots you can hit that consistently give you what you need.
3. Get Resources To Build and Don’t Forget to Build
Fortnite’s main mechanic that sets it apart from PUBG, Apex, Warzone, and the other Battle Royales, is building. You need to build. It is now something of a cliché to tell Fortnite players looking to improve ‘just build bro’… but it is kind of true. You need to be building, and quickly, but this requires resources. Most players try to get a decent stack of resources in their initial looting. This gives them what they need to take on early firefights. From there, they get the resources of their kills and it snowballs from there.
In firefights, you need to get the high ground. The basic first thing to throw up after spotting another player is a ramp to get yourself higher and walls to provide cover. This cover is both for you, and for your structure. If a player shoots through the connector of your structure to the ground, it vanishes. So, you need a wall to protect your ramp from being shot out. This basic shape is your start, if your enemy builds, you build too. Try and keep on the high ground so you can drop in and hit them with a quick shotgun shot. Throw up cover when you’re under fire. Pen your enemy in. All this is vital for building in firefights.
Editing is a frequently underestimated factor in building effectively. You need to be able to edit quickly to get around structures that you’ve built and take your enemy by surprise. Try to master quick editing, and use the settings to make the whole process quicker.
4. Learn The Map
If you want to get better at outplaying your opponents in Fortnite, you need to learn the map. Pulling out your map frequently to move around gets in the way. This makes you an easy target. As well as choosing a good landing spot, you should vaguely know which POIs are in which direction from where you land. That way, you know where you move to after you’ve looted up.
Outside of the main POIs, there are lots of small areas, like single houses, that can be filled with loot. These less popular spots can really help you get what you need quickly, and without the danger of having enemies around you.
You’ll need to learn the map if you want to get better at Fortnite.
5. You Don’t Have to Engage on First Sight
Fortnite isn’t a Team Deathmatch game, not every kill is worth it. Even if you do spot an enemy, it isn’t always the best move to immediately open fire. The smarter way to play is to outthink your opponent before you immediately open fire.
Building to give yourself a better position, or waiting and assessing what they’re doing, can let you take an advantage. Good aim and fast building will get you far, but you need to think tactically about your encounters. Think about the best approach to an enemy player, and wait until you can take it. This will give you a lot more kills than running around trying to rely solely on your quick draw and aim.
6. Movement and Crouching
Your movement has a significant impact on your game style. For example, crouching will minimize the noise that you make. This helps you stay undetected if an enemy has caught you at the wrong moment.
Jumping is really useful in Fortnite. If you’re coming to the game from literally any other shooter, this will feel a bit weird to you. Hopping around while taking shots makes you harder to hit and often doesn’t affect your own aim all that much. Just jumping is no replacement for throwing up cover, but it can be helpful if you’re caught in a bad situation.
While you’re running on the ground, don’t just run straight. Try to jump when you are running. Jumping will help you a lot in making you a harder target for the lurking snipers. The same essentially applies in close range. While mid and close range fights rely on building a lot to get a good position and cover, you can’t build cover to protect from snipers as you cross an opening. This is why jumping is important there.
7. Supply Drops Can Be a Good Idea
After the first circle, a number of supply drops will begin to appear. These are marked by blue smoke and an icon; they’re balloons that descend onto the map. You can then open them for a pretty decent set of loot.
When you’re opening up a supply drop, throw up some cover. You’re an easy target otherwise. You should also consider how visible you are when you’re getting supplies. Everyone has a marker on the map for the drop and can see blue smoke, they also know when you’re claiming it since the icon vanishes. You can use supply drops as bait, but be aware that other players might have the same idea.
8. Use Headphones
This one might be quite obvious for most of you. However, always use headphones while playing Fortnite Battle Royale. You will get the advantages of a clearer sound picture of the world around you. This is important for footsteps, hearing and locating bullets around you, and even loot. Chests and rare chests make different noises, so listening can help you figure out which is which.
If you’re in a situation where you can’t use headphones, then the visual audio indicators can be useful. These are symbols on your screen of a noise, in the direction that the sound came from. This can help you place where enemies or gunfire are coming from if you don’t have a particularly well-trained ear.
9. Find a Play Style That Work for You
There are many different strategies you can use in Fortnite. However, there are two main ways of rotation around the map.
The first is to land at a big POI then to attempt to dominate the action in the center of the storm by immediately heading to the circle. This method is bound to involve a lot of firefights.
The other is to stick to the quieter places and pick off players around the storm.
Both have their merits and you can win games using both methods. Within these, there are many different ways you can play. While there are some styles of play that are high-reward, which type you use is up to you.
10. Stay Up to Date
Fortnite is a constantly evolving game. If you want to get better at it, you need to know what’s happening. Keep track of the changes to the game so you know about new weapons, and which have been vaulted. Pay attention to changes in weapons’ stats, since this affects how you play. Check out the new places on the map to see if they’re going to be useful to you.
Staying up to date with the game can give you an advantage since you know exactly what it is you’re getting in for each time.
These are some tips that can help you improve how you play. To get better at Fortnite though, you need time. These tactics will help you improve but you will need both practice and patience to put them into action though. When you lose a game, but you’re aware of how you messed up and how you can improve next time, you’re making progress. With enough knowledge of where you go wrong and the ability to correct that, you’ll soon be getting Victory Royales and increasing your wins to loss ratio.
If you want to go into more detail on improving each section of your play, our other Fortnite guides can help you master the specifics:
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