Whilst Fortnite is constantly evolving and introducing new features, such as sliding or tactical sprinting, the game's basic gameplay stays the same. You get a Victory Royale when you are the last survivor on the island, and that's about it.
Now, that's easier said than done. Fortnite is a complex game and there are many tips and tricks we can give you to help you dominate those lobbies. Thus, we're here today to give you some basic advice. Here are our top eight tips and tricks on how to get yourself a delicious Victory Royale.
Getting A Victory Royale In Fortnite
Following are a selection of tips and tricks to secure you a delicious Victory Royale in Fortnite. Read these carefully, and follow them to get yourself to the top of those leaderboards. Good luck!
1. Adjust Your Settings
There are a number of variables that you can adjust before you start the game. Fortnite, like any other game, has its default settings, but who sticks to them? For example, you can select an automatic sprint so that you don't always have to hold down the sprint button. You can also choose to have doors open automatically and have your healing items automatically arrange themselves to the right in your inventory. Of course, you can also customize the building and gameplay in the control settings. You can also check out the keybindings of some professional players.
2. Be Faster Than Your Opponents On The Ground
The faster you land on the map in Fortnite, the higher your chance of not getting killed right away. If you're on the ground faster, you'll logically get a weapon faster, which is extremely important in the early game. First, you should know where you want to end up. Talk to your team, or mark the spot if your mates don't talk. Importantly: Don't drop directly over the location. Instead, plan ahead and make a dive to a nearby area, so you can glide to your destination. For a quick landing, it is important to avoid hills, tall buildings or elevated terrain. This is because your parachute will open earlier, which could cost you time.
3. Choose the Best Items
Weapons are the most important goods you'll get, because without them, you won't be able to do much damage and defeat the enemies that stand in your way during a Victory Royale. To quickly identify the rarity of an item, it's important to know its color coding:
Rarer weapons do more damage. So if you find an identical weapon in a rarer color, it's always worth swapping it out. When you assemble your equipment during a match, make sure that you have at least one long-range weapon like an Assault Rifle or Sniper and one short-range weapon like an SMG or Shotgun. However, you should always leave 1-2 shots for healing items.
4. Learn The Basics Of Building
To win battles, you don't need to be able to build huge towers or fortresses at lightning speed. But you should know at least a few basics. In this guide, we have summarized the most important builds for you: Fortnite Beginner Guide – How to Build Like Bob! The best way to learn the basics is in creative mode.
5. Keep Your Cover
You should never run directly across open areas unless absolutely necessary. To have as much protection as possible, you should always move in the shelter of buildings, trees and bushes. Also, if the zone gets smaller, or you get into a fight, you should build a small base to avoid getting a nasty headshot from one side while your eyes are locked on something else.
6. Don't Be Too Flashy
You should try not to be too conspicuous, to not give away your position. If you plan to camp in a certain location, you should make sure to keep the doors closed and tear down your constructed buildings. When farming mats, never cut down a tree completely. Large trees can be seen falling from a distance and are always a sign of enemy players.
7. Use The Sound Visualization
Sounds are extremely important, and you should always listen carefully to where the shots are coming from. With a high-quality headset or headphones, this is pretty easy, but there's another trick that you can use here. Turn on "Visualize Sound Effects" in the "Sound" options menu. This will put a visible radial indicator on the screen for the most important sounds, so that you can quickly determine where they're coming from. This also helps you find chests, by the way...
8. Keep an Eye on the Storm
If you lose sight of the storm in Fortnite, it can quickly turn deadly for you. Probably every player can tell how many times he has died in the storm. It starts out slow, but with each phase, it speeds up and the gap between each phase gets smaller, so keep an eye on the timer and plan your next actions before it's too late. Also keep in mind that the smaller the zone, the more damage the storm will do. You should avoid battles anyway, as it often means death not only for the attacked players, but also for the attackers. In order to escape the storm faster, you should always have a jump zone with you... if possible.
And that's it! You are now ready for battle! We wish you great success, so grab the crown of victory and be on your way...
This article was originally written by Alisa Eiber.