Though Fortnite takes many notes from other Battle Royale games, there's plenty of nuance that begins to unfold the more experienced you get. Here are some of the many things that'll help you get better faster, whether you're a new or experienced player.
The first and foremost Fortnite tips is to keep the decibel level to an absolute minimum. If a player nearby can detect you with some half-decent headphones, they have a significant advantage – even if you are brimming with legendary loot.This means you should run as little as possible – running is much louder than crouching and working, and emits noticeable puffs of smoke in your wake – and make sure your surroundings are secure when building or scavenging resources with your pickaxe. Note: other players can hear you when you are switching your Fortnite weapons.
Make good advantages of headphones, to turn the tables on your enemies you can invest in a decent pair of cans yourself. The game is free, so you have saved some cash to put towards some, really.Since knowing where other players are is half the battle (royale), wearing headphones can be the difference between life and death – even if you are lacking in loot. Keep your own noise to a minimum and, when you hear another sound, be on the alert.
Where you decide to jump from the Battle Bus dictates the flow of the rest of the match. Want to go somewhere where the action is? Choose a named location either close to where the Battle Bus is flying over, or close to the centre of the map - think Retail Row, Dusty Divot or Tilted Towers. Want to land with maybe one or two people? Land away from the path of the bus, but in a named location.If you're new to Fortnite, our recommendation is to land towards at the end of the Battle Bus route, and outside of a named location. The loot won't be as good as elsewhere, but you can slowly work your way towards named location, or the circle, while encountering fewer players.
When you are landing, aim for the tops of buildings. Your axe allows you to chop through the roof and land in an attic or upper floor, and chances are, next to some loot.
If you land alongside someone else, it's almost always better to ignore them and sprint for the nearest weapon. Though you can axe them to death, it'll take 10 swings and an awkward scramble to avoid hits, while any weapon - even the most common - will mow them down in seconds.
If you get this little pot of blue goodness make sure you snaffle it up, immediately. It will make a big difference to your Fortnite gameplay. The 50% shield buff lasts for the duration of the match, but, since it is a shield buff, it will not protect you from certain damage types, like falling. What's more, you can stack two, doubling your starting max health and giving you a serious advantage.
If you get a kill, it is hard not to zip over to your unfortunate victim's corpse and loot the shower of items that have erupted from their body. Resist this temptation. Firefights attract lots of attention; you cannot guarantee that your murderous mano-a-mano has not piqued the attention of nearby players. You are at your most vulnerable when looting; you are presenting your opponent with an easy, static target to easily blow away. Resist the urge to immediately loot. Wait for others to take the juicy bait. Also, when looting, build around yourself while you swap out gear. This is even more important while healing or using shield potions: you never know who was watching your fight through a scope and just waiting to land an easy headshot.
Cover is destrucible, always have a plan B.
This is a key distinction between Fortnite gameplay and PUBG's: all cover in Fortnite is destructible. Do not trust it. Whenever you start to feel comfortable and hubris starts to set in, make sure you have a contingency plan or a viable, easily-accessible escape route for when things inevitably go tits up.