Aiming Matters When Gathering Resources
- Whenever you start hammering away at a wall, tree, or pile of rocks to gather resources, you’ll notice that a weird blue icon appears on the thing you’re smacking. That little marker turns gathering resources into something more active than just holding a button down for a few seconds. You want to move your crosshair over each new blue icon with every swing of your pickaxe. This earns you the most resources you can get with each hit, and increases your harvesting efficiency–which means you’ll grab more building materials and leave yourself less vulnerable.
The Shotgun Is Key to WINS!!
- It shouldn’t always be your main weapon, but it’s a pretty good idea for you to have a shotgun on-hand whenever possible–even a weak one. Fortnite’s shotguns have decent range and a big spread (at least for the time being), which means they’re great catch-all guns for dropping already-injured targets. Time and again, we’ve seen players use shotguns as the clean-up hitter of their arsenal; they might fire a rocket in the vicinity of an enemy to knockout their shield, or hit them with a rifle as they close the gap, but the shotgun is often the weapon that closes the deal. Don’t be afraid to use it at close- to mid-range. And aim high, because headshots can be very painful.
Crouch And FIRE
- A lot of the guns in Fortnite aren’t quite as accurate as in some other shooters, and that can make for tough fights, especially when you engage players at long-range. It’s possible to increase your guns’ accuracy in a lot of cases, though. Whenever possible to do so safely, keep still and crouch–it’ll increase your accuracy, helping you take down other players more quickly. That doesn’t mean you should stop dodging and stand still in the open during a heated battle… but if you spot someone on the move and are thinking about opening fire on them, you’ll have an advantage if you get low and keep still.
BUILD, BUILD BUILD!
- Grappling with all of Fortnite’s systems can be tough–especially if you’re using a controller. Between switching guns and building structures, the game has a lot of buttons to keep track of, and a lot of items to switch through with the shoulder buttons. But no matter what platform they’re using, the best Fortnite players are expert builders. They’ve trained themselves through repetition to quickly construct walls, towers, bridges, and ramps in order to save their lives in the heat of battle, or give themselves a ridiculous advantage using height and cover. Though Fortnite has a lot in common with other Battle Royale games like PUBG, building is what sets it apart. If you come to this game expecting to play it like PUBG, you’re going to get shut down over and over again by players who’ve learned to love carpentry. Get good at farming resources quickly and erecting structures even faster, if you want to be competitive!