This already incredibly popular game Fortnite Battle Royale has spread on all platforms, with almost all of them available for cross-play. Only PS4 and Xbox One players still can’t play together, but that will soon change I am sure of it. Fortnite Battle Royale system requirements are making this game popular for phone users, and the game already has an extensive pool of beginners, as well as intermediate and pro players.
If you are a beginner, you are probably enchanted by the games cartoonish but colorful graphics, the catchy gameplay, and by the overall dynamics. I must admit, playing a shooter such as this really does make my blood pump, but at the same time this game rewards creativity and good tactics. While I can’t still talk about good tactics, I can possibly point out some mistakes I made as a beginner that will possibly help you.
Fortnite Battle Royale Common Mistakes
1. Not building correctly or at all
New players just pass over this cool game feature Fortnite Battle Royale has, which is building. Usually, players just jump right into the thick of things, chase down one another, hungry for kills and loot.
But, in this game, you actually need to pay attention to building opportunities, and you wanna build your objects quickly and often. The more objects you find yourself building the more battles you will end up winning.
You do not even have to build a full building which looks fancy. A simple wall or a staircase can protect you from fire and provide you with a superior position for return fire. If you get caught under attack in an open field, the best and safest course of action is to quickly place wall after wall, and then heal when you are safe.
2. Slow or poor moving
Entire battles are decided based on how fast you can move. This goes double for the beginning of the game.
Ascending order of guns is: white, green, blue, purple, orange (legendary), and eventually mythic.
The higher quality weapon not only deals more damage, but the recoil is significantly smaller, and for guns like shotguns the bullet spread is closer together. The faster you move, the more options for a weapon you can consider, and your first priority actually is to find a weapon that is as high in quality as possible.
If you want to avoid switching up your weapon accidentally with a weapon on the ground, switch to your pickaxe while you go through loot. Also, if you find a weapon on the ground without ammo, chances are a player has already been there and is not far or is staking out the spot.
The gold chests are your best bet, so always keep in mind that moving and finding hidden places where chests are placed will increase your chances significantly.
3. Only Landing in Major Cities
Only because a place has a name on it on the map doesn’t make it any better than other places on the map. And, it doesn’t mean that if you drop in a field you will get stranded. Actually, a lot of times if you land in a random field or a far away house, you will have time to prepare, find loot, and perhaps even do not fight until the second circle.
You will find gear and loot you don’t have to fight over, and have a chance to prepare adequately for when you do get to engage in battle, and by that time probably half of the population will be dead.
Keep an eye on enemies dropping near you.
4. Underestimating the Importance of Sound
Like in any other shooting game, like Counter Strike, sound is important. But, in Fortnite Battle Royale the sound is even louder and clearer. Everything produces a distinct sound, and you will learn them all fast. Picking up weapons, breaking down walls, opening chests, and shooting all make clear noises.
There is no silent weapon in Fortnite so far.
5. New Players Overvalue being on the Offensive
Only engage battles you know you can win. Only when you know you have the upper hand and that the situation is auspicious, you should shoot. Shooting and chasing down opponents too much leaves you open, and by shooting you are giving away your position.
If you are in a field with a bolt-action sniper rifle, which is arguably the best weapon in the game, and you see an opponent, you have two options: fire at him right away, or don’t engage. If you engage, you may kill him, but if you don’t, he can escape or wall up and heal, and your position has been made. So, take your time and be careful about when you decide to fire.
Remember, the ultimate goal of this game is to survive.
6. Leaving a Trail
Leaving an obvious trail in Fortnite Battle Royale is something many people do not pay attention on, but it’s crucial to survival. Whatever you leave behind, like stairs, ammo, discarded weapons, walls, broken walls, or anything can and will invite a potential enemy to track you down and usually come behind you.
When you run into a staircase build by a payer, or a broken down wall or something like that, the obvious assumption is that he is headed from that spot towards the nearest edge of the circle. This is true almost 90% of the time.
So, at least consider closing doors behind you, or hiding your trail of items and built objects.
7. Underestimating Explosives
New players completely underrate explosives. Since this game features an ability to build objects for cover, which are usually from wood, explosives can sort this problem out for you easily. You do not necessarily need to kill the player with your explosion, but when you start demolishing the players cover, it can make them panic and give you a shot. Panicked players make mistakes, so always carry at least grenades with you.
8. Being too afraid of the Storm
It is okay to be in the storm for a little while, and if you have lot of HP and heal kits, it is okay to stay in there a bit. People do not check the storm behind them often, so biding your time and waiting for the perfect opportunity can pay off, as you can exit it and be in the perfect position to kill an enemy. But, do not overextend, because it deals more and more damage the more you stay there.
9. Not Jumping from the Bus Correctly
You can, of course, jump anytime, but sometimes biding your time can pay off. You need to make sure you land in a place you targeted, because only being the first on the ground does not mean you will win.
A good tip will be to jump from the bus when you are one white square on the map away from the place you are targeting. Then, dive straight down for as much as you can, and click your glider at the right time. Doing this correctly, you will find yourself in a better position, find loot easier, and probably be ready for enemies by the time they get to you or to the ground.
Remember these tips and follow up on them and you will be improving in Fortnite Battle Royale soon, or at least move from the beginner to intermediate phase of your level. Fortnite Battle Royale is a game that allows players to develop their own play styles, but having these few rules for the beginning is always a good idea.