4 Amazing Fortnite Battle Royale Tips for Beginners
Although the free-to-play PC game, Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games, is heavily inspired by another battle royale game Player Unknown Battlegrounds, it has various unique features and characters of its own including exceptional construction mechanics and cartoon-style graphics despite having the same premise. Your aim is to be the only person, team or squad to stay alive in a round. This is not as easy as it seems, because there are total 99 other players having the same objective in each round. Although joining a 20-member team or 4-person squad can significantly decrease the number of your enemy fighters, you still have to indirectly compete with your own teammates to achieve your ultimate aim of staying alive.
It’s possible to acquaint yourself with some of the fundamental mechanics in advance before starting to play Fortnite. Following tips will help you in that.
1. Keep Building
Building is one of the most unique features of Fortnite. To master the game, you’ve to master building. The first step is to harvest materials using your pickaxe on metal, stone and wood. A smart move is to choose larger trees or pallets of wood that can be found in the buildings in Tilted Towers since you get maximum yield there. For metal, you can find larger vehicles.
Building is not only helpful in reaching new heights and hard-to-reach places, but it’s also essential to try to get the edge.
A great trick to practice building is to try a long drop to a peaceful part of the map. Here you can harvest materials and other Fortnite items, and practice building skills with low risk of being thrashed.
2. Don’t Stop Watching the Match after Elimination
If you are a Fortnite newbie, it’s helpful to keep watching the remaining match even after your elimination. After your death, the game switches automatically to the viewpoint of your killer. Eventually when that player dies, it changes to the new killer’s perspective. You can keep hopping between players till the end of every match. It’s enticing to start a new match right after you die, but continuing watching the previous match will help you learn how to play the game correctly. And the more time you spend in this, the longer you’ll actually spend in-game. Also, if you leave a match early, particularly any team- or squad-based modes, there’s no way to learn how your companions fared. It’s a good idea to observe the map any time to take an overview of the match and locate your teammates.
3. Get Several Weapons
You’ve to admit that the shooting and combat mechanics of Fortnite are hit-or-miss. It’s a matter of luck whether you hit or miss your target. But you’ve even less chance to survive a clash if you’re unarmed. So, your priority while landing must be to get at least one gun. Your ax can help you fight off other players, but that just deals a small damage.
It’s recommended to collect as many guns as possible. This provides you with an array of attack options when you encounter another player. Further, because it’s hard to actually hit targets in the game, you may run out of ammo soon. It’s more convenient to easily change weapons than finding more bullets.
Sometimes new weapons are added to the game; so, make sure you stay updated with the game’s latest updates from the developer.
4. Be Sure You Land on a Roof
While looting your first building, remember to start on the roof. There will be weapons up there on some buildings, but when it comes to houses, you’ll usually find chests buried beneath the tiles. So, you can land on the roof and use your pickaxe to step forward.
Next, step to the next level down, loot and make your way to the ground level. While looting next buildings, you can still reach the roof by creating a ramp and repeating the process. When there is a chest near you, you can listen to it; so, be sure to listen always. You need them and they are in the attic most of the times.
We hope that these tips will help you learn Fortnite more easily. Also, don’t forget to visit the Fortnite Shop to equip yourself with various in-game items that will help you progress. All the best!