Fortnite remains one of the top Battle Royale games out today and for good reason. Learn what it’s like to play this popular game today!
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Ultimate Fortnite Battle Royale Guide and Tips
Battle Royale games seem to be the trend nowadays for the gaming industry. Starting with Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and then Fortnite, games seem to have some sort of Battle Royale mode now. With the release of Apex Legends, Blackout and other new titles, this genre is becoming more and more popular.
But what separates Fortnite from all these Battle Royale games? Is it the gameplay? The number of players worldwide? Well, for starters, it’s a little bit of a combination of lots of elements. In this article, we’re going to dive right in on this ever-popular game! Let’s get going!
Not the First but The Last One Standing
Fortnite was released in July 21, 2017. It isn’t the first battle royale game in history but it has broken a lot of records since release. Even now, it beats other popular titles out there such as PUBG. As of March 2019, the game reportedly has over 250 million players worldwide and counting!
It’s also the biggest game of the year for 2019 in terms of revenue with over $1.8 billion in sales. Even though it’ll be almost 3 years since its release, it’s still reigning at the top beating a lot of newer and popular titles.
If you’re familiar with the battle royale genre, you won’t have much problems playing Fortnite. A game consists of 100 players who needs to fight with one another to survive. The last player left standing wins the game. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong! There are a lot of twists and other elements that make this such a complicated game for beginners.
For one, other games don’t have the ability to build buildings and ramps. This Minecraft-like element is what separates Fortnite from other battle royale games out there. To be able to build while fighting other players take a lot of skill and hours of practice. The top players out there competing in e-sports tournaments can build and fight effortlessly. They’re so used to multitasking that it’s such a fun thing to watch.
Another thing you must watch out for are resources. Weapons and items can help you a lot in this game. Pick out the most suitable one for you so you can come out on top. Learn how each item works so you’ll know how to properly utilize them.
Top Tips on Playing Fortnite
Because Fortnite is different from other battle royale games, you can have a difficult time as a newbie playing this one. We’ve though of that and we’ve come up with these tips to help you as much as possible! Here are them:
Learn to Build – There are two parts to achieve victory in Fortnite, fighting and building. The two go hand in hand in ensuring that you’ll survive until the end. Without the other one, you’re as good as dead. As a beginner, you need to learn how to craft different types of ramps, buildings and all sorts of things. These will allow you to dodge enemy fire and surprise them. Practice building in the Playground mode. Watch how other players build and how they quickly dismantle other players buildings.
Learn how to get resources wisely – As with other games, there are different rarities to the items. Don’t just get the resources, also understand if they are valuable or not. To help with you with this, here are the different rarities of the items in Fortnite:
- Grey (Common)
- Green (Uncommon)
- •Blue (Rare)
- Purple (Epic)
- Yellow (Legendary)
As you can see, it’s better to pick items that are rarer. Although this isn’t always an option at the start of the game. That’s why you need to at least get a weapon at the start so you can protect yourself against other players. Then as you go on, upgrade your items to these rare items.
Be alert and always check the map – Aside from learning how to defend yourself and build ramps, you need to also build your map awareness skills. Doing so increases your chances of surviving. That’s because the map is so big and you don’t know when you’ll run into an enemy.
Also, the zone shrinks eventually so you need to get to the best safe spot before others. That can only be done when you’re constantly checking the map.
Pick Assault rifles/SMGs for newbies – When starting, you should pick assault rifles and SMGs as these are the most newbie-friendly weapons there are. Sniper rifles are powerful but they are useless in close range. The opposite can be said about shotguns. The key is to find the suitable weapon for you which is usually an assault rifle or SMGs since they are good for mid-range.
Practice makes perfect – As a beginner Fortnite player, it’s a good idea to practice your skills as much as you can. You can’t be good at this game without investing a lot of your time and effort. This is the only way up. The way to do this is to watch other top players in YouTube or streaming sites. Get to know how they fire, build and tweak their settings to come out on top. Then, practice doing this in the Playground mode to get the hang of it. But no matter how good you are at practice if you can’t apply this in real games, it won’t matter. That’s why as much as possible, you should participate in real games with intent to win.
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We’ve learned that Fortnite is unlike any other battle royale out there. That’s the reason why it remains very popular despite the release of newer titles. Just remember these tips if you want to try your hand at this game!