A Newbie’s Guide To Becoming Better at Fortnite



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Since launching in 2017, Fortnite has consistently been one of the top battle royales. It’s also one of the highest-grossing games currently. With a player base that reaches the millions, diving into this battle royale can be quite intimidating if you’re a newcomer. Lucky for you, getting better at Fortnite is relatively easy.

A Newbie's Guide To Becoming Better at Fortnite
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Getting better at Fortnite isn’t just about practice; it’s also about learning a few important tips and tricks to help you improve at number one. If you’re looking to dive into the closing Storm, here are a few important pointers that all newbies should consider when playing Fortnite.

Pick Your Weapons Well

There are a lot of weapons to choose from in Fortnite. Some of them are best for beginners. The best weapon for beginners in the game is the assault rifle. These offer high DPS, and the gun is very stable too. While it may not be good for long-ranged combat, you can use the assault rifle to take out enemies from mid to close range easily.

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Make the pump action shotgun your secondary weapon. You can use this when enemies get too close for comfort. A shotgun to the chest can cause a ton of damage to other players, and it’s not necessary to go for the head when using a shotgun.

One weapon that you might want to avoid early on is a sniper rifle. While powerful, sniper rifles require a lot of patience, precision, and accuracy. It also requires good map sense and tactical knowledge of Fortnite.

Sound Is Your Friend

One of the ways to play Fortnite is stealthy. You can easily gain the upper hand on skilled players if you catch them off-guard. The same goes for your enemies as well. They will likely be sneaking around you as well. The good news is that you can detect nearby enemies easily if your ears are aware enough.

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If you have one, use a good headset when playing Fortnite. This will help you easily source the location of nearby enemies, firefights, and even players building things. If you don’t have a good headset, turn your volume up.

Learn The Lay Of The Land

Deep knowledge of the map can be one of the best assets you can have when playing Fortnite. The map constantly changes throughout the season, but the biggest changes occur when a new season arrives. If you want to explore the map independently, go into a private lobby and launch the game.

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Look for potential vantage points in each of the key areas in the game if you can, and try to map out good routes for your to take once you get into a real match.

Don’t Focus On Building Skyscrapers

As a battle royale, one of the unique gameplay features of Fortnite is that you can scour materials and build structures in-game. The pros of this game are that you can build skyscrapers and complex structures very quickly, but this takes a lot of practice. Going for simpler structures such as walls and slopes would be wise. Focusing on building walls is very important as this can help save you from crucial moments.

Eventually, you’ll be able to get a hand at building bases and complex structures on your own.

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Land On Rooftops

In battle royales, including Fortnite, gaining high ground is a good strategy for beginners and veterans. In the case of Fortnite, it would be a good idea to land on top of rooftops at the start of the match.

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Aside from giving yourself the upper hand regarding location, you can also avoid any conflict at the start. From the top of the roof, begin smashing your way down into the house, where you can also begin looting for weapons and items. This is a safer alternative than charging head-on into houses through doors.

Don’t Rush

Battle Royales are survival games. It’s not about who has the most kills – it’s about the last man or the last people standing. It’s very tempting to shoot your way to the top, but if you’re not yet familiar with the feel of the guns and the base building in the game, it’s a wise choice to be focused on looting and survival at first.

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An aggressive playstyle isn’t recommended for beginners, as this means you’ll be engaging in firefights left and right. Take it slow and move along the rim of the Storm. Play as stealthily as possible and only fight once you’ve reached the last few circles. As you survive throughout the match, make sure to get as much loot as you can.

Achieving your first victory in a game of Fortnite is very exciting but don’t expect that win to come very early. After you’ve earned your keep with these tips, dominating this tried and tested battle royale will be much easier.

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