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Fortnite: Battle Royale, being the PvP aspect of Fortnite, presents players with a myriad number of ways in which they can be killed by the opposition. As if that weren't enough, the very nature of the map can do the inattentive in rather quickly. Below is a collection of tips gathered from across the web and from personal experience that should help you reach victory royale.

These tips are for beginners and may include something even well-versed players might not know. Feel free to add your own!

Basics Edit


Shield Potion

  • When crouching, your footsteps don't make as much noise. If you're planning on jumping someone close to you, crouch as you move towards so they cannot hear your footsteps.
  • You'll die frequently with the number of people on the map and the nature of the game. Rather than focusing on "winning", focus on your match duration and perfecting techniques.
  • Many of the player's actions make noise: running, sprinting, gathering, building, shooting, and using things like doors. Sprinting also leaves behind a dust trail. Be aware and have the volume up to know when players are around. This will prevent them from sneaking up on you.
  • Live to fight another day. Ambushing and patience is often the better way of taking out opponents.
  • Whenever possible stay out of the open and use cover if you must move. Just remember cover can be destroyed.
  • If you come across a shield potion, use it. You don't start out with a shield; if you have one, it will deplete before your health.
  • On the flip side, save those health-restoring items for later in the game.
    • Players start with max (100) health
    • Bandages return 15 apiece, but don't heal over 75.
    • Medkits and Slurp Juice can heal to max no matter what degree of damage players have taken. Slurp Juice restores health and shields over time.
    • Drink small shields before a shield potion, this will allow you to have 100 shields.
  • You do take falling damage, but you can quickly build structures beneath you to halt your descent if you have something to build of.
  • If you happen to come across a player fortification, such as a tower, it might be best to avoid it. The player who built it likely has most of the advantages when it comes to a confrontation, including the high ground, scoped weaponry, and cover. Approach with caution.
  • Building with the same material as another fort negates the noise made by your structure. Use this to rush 1 x 1 bases with ease.
  • Other situations where caution is advised is when looting players and nearing supply drops. Enemies will typically hear or know the locations, so you can hang back and wait to either make sure no one else is approaching or use it as an opportunity to ambush others.
  • Players building tall structures are at risk of the bottom being destroyed and the rest of the tower disappearing, leaving the players on it vulnerable to fall damage. Be weary of this when building, but also use this to your advantage when you see other player's buildings.

Landing Edit

Glider and Bus
  • The first big decision players will make is where to land once they depart the bus.
    • Weapons are found mainly inside buildings, so target those areas.
    • However, others players will have a similar plan, and areas with buildings typically attract more players than areas without. There are trade-offs of choosing areas with more items and players, or areas with less players but less items. Pick your poison.
  • Deploy the glider sooner rather than later in order to fall slowly and cover more distance. This allows you to scout out where others might be landing in order to avoid early confrontations.
  • When you decide on an area to land deploy the glider as late you can and slightly away from the area you are trying to reach. Then glide at and angle to the place you want to land. This will get you to the ground quicker than gliding straight down.

The Map Edit

Battle Royale Storm
  • Take note of the direction of travel the bus makes during the drop-off phase. Players will be landing at spots along or near this line and spreading out from there.
  • Pay attention to where the storm is on the map; players won't last long inside of it.
  • Knowing where the ever-shrinking circle edges are is helpful, as players will need to move away from it.
  • One late-game strategy is to keep the storm at your back. By doing this, you can be sure that players will not attack you from behind (due to the storm killing them).
  • One early-game strategy is to maintain position at the edge of the storm, moving around the circle and picking off players as they attempt to make their way to safety.
  • To check where the bus is going, you can check the map before the bus takes off, and you can see an arrow pointing to that direction.

Environment Edit

  • Close doors after using them to avoid tipping off players as to your location. To the unwary opponent, this can also serve as a useful ambush if you're waiting on the other side.
  • Tires, fire hydrants, and bounce pads can launch you into high places.
  • Checking above you can be of vital importance. You could find player-built structures and can check the tops of mountains for players.
  • Check a room for traps before entering. A common trap is a damage trap on a roof.
  • If hiding in a bush, note that some weapons, when equipped will poke out more, giving away your position. Also, if on a slope, you can be seen hiding in it from certain angles. If using the equip-able bush, pay special attention to your surroundings when moving.

Resources Edit

Icon Weapons SK Pickaxe Basic L
  • With your trusty Pickaxe as your only option at the start, use it to gather resources quickly. Keep in mind that doing so will potentially hint at your location to those close by. Gathering early is much easier than waiting until later in the game, as the map is tighter, the player population is more dense, and resources more scarce. Make sure to collect lots of wood, as it is the easiest to collect and the most common material used for building.
  • Smashing cars can set off their alarms, alerting players of your location.

Building Edit

  • Learn to navigate the building interface quickly, as building can be performed during combat.
  • Building creates noise and player-created structures stand out.
  • Wood is the go-to resource to use in a pinch, since it takes the least amount of time to build with and is the easiest to acquire.
  • You can use your walls and such to protect teammates that have fallen in battle.

Weapons Edit

Icon Weapons SK Shotgun Standard L
  • Place slot weapons and items consistently in the same spots so you never have to wonder what is where. This makes swapping out very intuitive.
  • Know what the rarity of a weapon is and trade them for better options as you run across them.
  • The more rare weapons are generally found inside chests that give off a golden glow and a hum. They're typically hidden or require some sort of construction to get to
    • Common - Gray
    • Uncommon - Green
    • Rare - Blue
    • Epic - Purple
    • Legendary - Orange
  • If you're going to go up against a player fortification, bring heavy weaponry. If you know what you're doing, you can bring the building down from beneath them.
  • If equipped with close-range weapons, a more aggressive play style is effective. Rifles and sniper rifles lend themselves to a more measured approach. Jumping is a good idea.
  • Don't pick up every weapon you see. Stick with a good set and then upgrade those as you go. Shotguns are a great staple, especially since a lot of firefights happen at close to mid-range.
  • Don't stop to pick up ammo. This happens automatically as you run across it. Keep in mind that bullets leave tracers, so people can tell from where they are being fired.
  • If possible, consider picking up a pair of the same weapon. That way you can just swap between the two rather than waiting for time to reload this is especially useful when using shotguns, launchers, and bolt action snipers.
  • Crouching with a mid- to long-range weapon can help increase accuracy.
  • The Boogie Bomb causes players to lose control of their character for five seconds, forcing them to dance. This is a great time to deal out some damage.
  • Utilize traps to deal high amounts of damage in rooms or structures of your own making.
  • Ammunition and weapons hover and glow in the air. This makes it helpful to check what they are from a distance to gauge whether the risk in approaching is worth the reward.
  • You can use your pickaxe as a weapon but it is recommended to be used as a last resort as each hit only doles out 10 DMG.

Looting Edit

  • Learn the basics of finding chests in common places and unexpected areas.
  • Learn how to tackle an incoming Supply drop from the sky.
  • Find the Loot Llama in Battle Royale in the most unexpected places ever! There are 3 in each round scattered across the map.
    • Vending Machines can grant healing items, weapons, and other various items assuming you have the right amount of materials. The rarity's are
      • Common - 100 of wood, stone or metal
      • Uncommon - 200 of wood, stone or metal
      • Rare - 300 of wood, stone or metal
      • Epic - 400 of wood, stone or metal
      • Legendary - 500 of wood, stone or metal

Sniping Edit

  • To make a good snipe, you will have to predict where your target will go, and what movements they will make.
    Icon Weapons Sniper 01 L
  • You will need to calculate how long it will take for the bullet to travel, an estimate of how far your target is from you, and how far the bullet will drop.
  • It is recommended to aim diagonally above your target so that they run into the bullet.
  • If the enemy is moving steadily in a direction, try aiming in front of them. If they are standing still and at a great distance, take into account bullet drop.