Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks: A beginner’s guide to your first Victory Royale
Fortnite Battle Royale has taken the world by storm. When an in-game dance move breaks into popular culture or a superstar rapper like Drake is on board with your game, you know it’s the game everyone is playing. However, just because Fortnite Battle Royale is popular, that doesn’t make it easy to play.
Being the best at Fortnite Battle Royale is no easy feat, and there’s no sure-fire way to obtain a Victory Royale every time. However, while we can’t guarantee you’ll finish in the top ten every time you play, our guide to playing Fortnite Battle Royale should help you out-survive your peers more often than not.
So, here’s everything you need to know about besting your besties at Fortnite Battle Royale.
Fortnite Battle Royale tips for beginners:
1. Avoid Busy Areas
You can maximize your chances of survival in Fortnite Battle Royale by staying out of busy spots on the map until you’re absolutely forced to enter them.
Landing in the more populated areas of the map can often net you the best loot and weapons, but if you’re new to the game it’s more likely you’ll die early on.
2. Land on Building Roofs
Unless you’re sure a building is empty, going in through the roof is normally the safer option. You stand less chance of being shot as you make your way upstairs or through doors, and there’s often a chest hiding in the roof, giving you a much better chance of landing a great weapon.
It may take a while to get a perfect landing down, but once you do, landing on rooftops is definitely going to be a better option.
3. Never Run in a Straight Line
Sometimes you’ll have no choice but to break cover and make a run for it to get in the circle. But don’t make it easy for snipers by running in a straight line. Keep changing direction, even if only slightly, and jump lots. That will make it harder for a sniper to line up a shot in your direction of travel.
Running in a ‘Z’ pattern or even occasionally ducking is just one more thing you can do to increase your odds of survival. You may look crazy, but at least that highly-skilled snapper won’t get their kill shot.
4. Keep the In-Game Volume Up
If you’re listening to music or playing with the volume down, you’re losing half your clues. You won’t be able to hear the faint jingle of a nearby treasure chest or the footsteps of an enemy creeping around upstairs. Ideally, you want to plug in a pair of headphones and have no other distractions if you want to make the most of your Fortnite Battle Royale skills.
5. Play mind games with doors
The general advice in games such as Battle Royale is to shut doors behind you so that other players can’t see you’re there. But that comes with its own risks. If the door is closed, it encourages other players to enter as there might be weapons, chests, and ammo lying around, potentially leading to a gunfight.
If they see the door open, especially in the early part of the game when everyone’s hunting for stuff, they might decide to leave it and find easier pickings. It’s about playing mind games. What do you want the other player to do? Walk-in and set off your trap or leave you alone?
6. Crouch When Sniping
The best snipers in Battle Royale are those who know a few techniques that keep them alive and give them better aim. If you want to survive as a sniper, be sure to crouch.
Crouching not only gives your opponent less of you to shoot at, but it also helps to steady your aim. This really helps if you’re trying to shoot someone from distance.
7. Don’t Panic When Shot
The most successful players understand that you have to think fast and make calculated decisions to stay alive. Unless a sniper’s hit you square in the head, the first bullet isn’t normally fatal. Don’t stay in the same place looking for the shooter or being stunned. Build some cover, then work out where the fire’s coming from and retaliate. It’s much easier to find the shooter and retaliate if you’re no longer in their sights.
Hiding is another viable solution. Running around a corner, disappearing over a cliff edge, or ducking behind an object is often the safest option.
8. Let Other Players Slug It Out
If you can see two other players in a gun battle, it’s usually best to take cover, wait patiently and let them slug it out. Chances are they’ll hurt one another in the process, leaving the victor weaker.
As soon as the gun battle’s over, the winner will normally go and feast on whatever the loser dropped, giving you the perfect opportunity to strike while their guard is down and collect two lots of goodies. Sweet.
9. Get Ready to Build
Battle Royale has so many elements it can be difficult to keep up with all of the survival tools you’ll need. Even if you’re a Newbie to Fortnite, you probably already know that you’ll need guns, ammo, and medical supplies. But, building supplies are nearly just as important.
A stronger player coming at you full of murderous rage? – Get to building. You can put a wall up, or you can go up. Either way, if the situation arises, you’ll need building materials to survive until the end.
10. Find the Best Loot
Yes, as we stated above, it’s best to avoid the more populated areas. But, you should also know where you’re more likely to find good loot. Towns, loot boxes, and even llamas are carrying the essentials that you need to survive. While running around check buildings, vehicles, and other structures but beware other players are doing the exact same thing.