It may come as a surprise to everyone, but I used to be hot garbage at Fortnite. To some, I am still hot garbage at Fortnite. I only just recently got my first solo victory royale on the version for Nintendo Switch, and that’s a victory well deserved given that not only was I competing against other players; I was also competing against Joycon Drift.
All this to say that I am by no means the most Pro Fortnite Gamer™. But, I have noticed a significant improvement over the last handful of years — and that’s including a two or three year stint where I just … didn’t play the game. Here are a few tips and tricks that could help you nab that ever-so-elusive victory royale.
How to Get Better at Fortnite
Play on Other Platforms (if Possible)
It could sound basic, but if you solely play on one platform, consider switching it up! I used to exclusively play on PS4, and my K/D ratio was absolutely abysmal. I had more wins playing in duos or squads than solo matches. As soon as I started playing on Switch, I noticed my efficiency had gone up and my shots were more accurate.
Wear Headphones While Playing
Fortnite is just as much audio-based as it is visual-based. I can’t count the number of times I have been sneaking through the map in an attempt to beat the storm, only to hear someone else’s footsteps coming my way. It’s way easier to hear said footsteps if you have a pair of headphones or earbuds that are connected to the game.
Play the Waiting Game For as Long as You Can
It’s not the most exciting pointer, but don’t be afraid to play it safe. If you land in an area of the map that’s less populated, then make a bee-line for the first couple of chests you see, you’ll have a weapon — or more, ideally — to defend yourself while you channel the visage of Solid Snake and sneak through the map, avoiding unnecessary fights.
In fact, there is absolutely nothing wrong with letting everyone else eliminate each other while you save your ammo for the last few combatants. Just make sure you’re prepared when the time comes, because your targets will be. If you take this advice, keep your eye on the storm — it’ll be more of an enemy than any human targets.
Try Different Modes
I am aware of the possibility that my sudden upswing is at least partially because of Zero Build mode. It helps — in my case — that I can take some enemies out without them throwing a wall in my face. In that same vein, you might find your groove in some of the other modes! In the end, it’s all about having fun, not necessarily being competitive!
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