How to improve at Fortnite


Everyone wants to improve. Playing Fortnite is not straightforward nowadays, but if you push through the first few days you will soon be comfortably winning games. I’ve compiled a list of a few tips that I have gathered over the past eight months. I hope they help you on your journey to becoming a better player.

One of the main mechanics in Fortnite is building. You have to use it. You have no choice. If you don’t you will be destroyed. Set aside 30 minutes every day where you head into creative and work on your building. Whenever someone shoots you, you should place a wall and a ramp in front of you. If you can master the skill of building, you will soon be on the way to winning more fights.

Always have resources 
Having resources in a fight is vital. If you run out of resources mid-fight, you are in a tough spot. As you are walking from A too B you should be collecting materials as you go. Don’t just gather wood, collect stone and metal as well.

Mess about with your settings 
You have to have the perfect settings before you play. Once again, go into creative and find the keybinds and settings that work well for you. Make sure your sensitivity is comfortable, your binds are in reach and your display settings are good. If you are on PC, turn off shadows.

Only take favorable fights 
Before you shoot or rush someone, you should always pause and evaluate the situation. You should ask yourself if you have a good chance of winning this fight or not. Look at your weapons, position, material count and health bar. If you don’t think you have a good chance of winning the fight, you should probably just run away.

Don’t play passive 
One of the major mistakes that I made when I was learning Fortnite, was I played too passive. When you play passive and go for wins, you aren’t improving. Although you may be getting wins, you aren’t actually getting good at the game. If you have found a fight that you have a favorable shot at winning, take it. Don’t camp. Ever.

Review your gameplay 
If you die, think about why you died and how you can guarantee that never happens again. You can even go into replays and see what you did wrong. Learn from it and ensure it never happens again. Observing professionals play might also help you improve your gameplay.

Take a break 
Don’t play Fortnite for 12 hours straight. Although it sounds pleasant, it is not good for your physical or mental health. If you aren’t feeling good you are gonna get distracted and you aren’t gonna play to the best of your ability. Take regular 20-minute breaks and trust me, you will play 10 times better. Also, drink plenty of water and eat healthily.

Play against people who are better than you 
If you have a friend who is remarkably skilled at Fortnite, play against them in creative. Although it may be embarrassing at first, it will seriously help you improve. I played against so many of my friends who are better than me and that helped me improve exceedingly.

Familiarise yourself with the map 
Map knowledge is really important. If you know where chests spawn, you have a major advantage over your enemy who doesn’t. I know this can be hard especially with the constant map updates Fortnite gives, but after a while, you will naturally get used to the map.

Choose your loadout wisely 
Make sure you have the right weapons. Choose weapons that you feel comfortable using. Whenever a new weapon is released, go into creative and familiarise yourself with the weapon before engaging in public games. Remember the rarity colour codes at all times.

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