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Fortnite Battle Royale Guide: 20 Best Tips and Tricks To Win

The 20 Best Fortnite Tips and Tricks from our Community

When it comes to battle royale games, Fortnite is the new reigning champ. While PlayerUnknown's Battle Grounds may have been the first game to popularize the battle royale genre, it is now places a close second in terms of both concurrent players and popularity. If you're reading this than it's safe to say you're one of the 45 million players looking to get an edge in Fortnite. We put together this list of our favorite tips and tricks to help you win in Fortnite. Read on to learn how to defeat the competition and claim that sweet victory.

Catch Some Air with The Fire Hydrant Jump

Fire Hydrants are everywhere in Fortnite, so why not put them to use. Players can perform a super jump by breaking a fire hydrant open with their pick axe and hopping on the water. A fire hydrant jump is great to utilize when in the midst of a fire fight or when trying to get to hard to reach places.


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Use C4 to Breach Fortresses, Not Damage Players

The C4 charge is one of Fortnite's more useful items, and packs a seriously explosive punch. While C4 may be useful, we don't recommend for you to use them during a firefight or to attack other players. You're more likely to hurt than your opponent if you whip out a C4 charge during a gunfight. A single stray bullet could hit the C4, causing it to explode, and hurting you in the process.

Furthermore, C4 does little damage to other players. Best not to waste this precious item on your enemy. Better yet, you can use it to break into, or break apart a fortress hiding a player. That will give you the upper hand when you catch an enemy by surprise.

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Never Rush for Supplies

Most players rush straight for supplies the moment they hit the ground, but that's a great way to get killed. There are likely many other players rushing to get supplies, and rushing towards supplies means one of their stray bullets could end your run. Take your time.

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When Healing, Note the Time

Healing takes time and the amount of time it takes to heal depends on the type of item you have. The Chug-Jug takes about 15 seconds to restore your health completely, so it’s best to gauge where you are going and what you are doing when healing.

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Search for Loot In Wailing Woods

There are a number of reasons Wailing Woods is our favorite area for collecting loot. There usually isn't that big of a crowd when compared to other areas of the map, which means pain-free looting. Also, Wailing Woods has a ton of weapons, chests, and items to grab. High quality loot with little conflict earns Wailing Woods an A+ for looting.

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Ride a Supply Drop

Most players camp out under supply drops waiting for them to fall. Get the jump on them by riding the balloon all the way down. Catching a ride on the supply drop balloon is easy enough: get to an area with some height and use a launch pad to get the necessary altitude to get on top of the balloon.

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Slide Down Hills Without Losing Health

Every bit of health counts in this survival game, which is why it’s important to not lose any when traversing hills throughout the game. There’s a simple way to avoid losing health when going downhill: simply move in the opposite direction. You’ll save a ton of health and live another day to fight the good fight.

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Ride the Guided Missle

You need out-of-the-box strategic thinking to win at Fortnite. What better way to surprise your foes than to ride a rocket straight into battle.

To get started, you'll want to choose a launch point without too many obstacles, lest you run into them on your rocket ride. Building stairs into the sky can also help you avoid crashing into obstacles. Once you have your location, fire the rocket and wait for it to circle back towards you. Then hop on and enjoy the ride.

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Play According to Your Weapon

While there are many different guns to fight with in Fortnite, each weapon generally falls into one of three categories: close range, medium range or long range. Make sure you use each weapon according to its strengths and avoid its weaknesses.

Close range weapons such as pistols and shotguns are ineffective at long range, but can pack quite the punch close up. If you play to your strengths, you are more likely to defeat your opponents in a firefight.

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Move to the Center ASAP

Most players in Fortnite stay on the periphery of the playing area, but not you, a champion of Fortnite and an expert player. You head straight for the center. You prepare for the oncoming enemy by building a defensive structure before anyone else can get to you. You prepare for the inevitable fight heading your way by moving to the center as quickly as possible. Good on you and have a nice victory!

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  • harryoui
    These aren’t really the most useful tips. For example, the guided rocket isn’t even in normal play anymore and rushing the center of the storm will usually get you surrounded by players
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  • lun471k
    Some of those tips are a nice way to end in the top 10 with 1 kill. One thing I would tell people to do is to try the shots they don't think that will land. You won't ever hit 250m+ sniper shots if you don't try.

    Also going against the tips listed here: You SHOULD shoot from far away. Even if you don't have a sniper, build a short tower, shoot a few times at someone and if that person seems to have a superior/more accurate weapon, fall back or flank while they desperately try to destroy your tower from afar. Just make sure not to be seen.
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  • Jsimenhoff
    20944098 said:
    These aren’t really the most useful tips. For example, the guided rocket isn’t even in normal play anymore and rushing the center of the storm will usually get you surrounded by players
    Thanks for catching that. I'll try to include tips that are more up to date in the future. Unfortunately some time passed between when I wrote this guide and when they were published. Do you have any current tips you would like to share?
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  • Chettone
    First Bitcoin ads and articles, and now Fortnite tips'n'tricks? Come on Toms! you used to be a great Tech news site.
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  • Jsimenhoff
    20948561 said:
    First Bitcoin ads and articles, and now Fortnite tips'n'tricks? Come on Toms! you used to be a great Tech news site.
    We still are a great news site :D

    Fortnite is one of the most popular games ever and a lot of our readers are gamers. At this point in time, not covering Fortnite would be like not covering PC cases. The same could be said for bitcoin and other developments in the cryptocurrency industry.
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  • Giroro
    How do I land faster though? Heading straight for the ground is not enough. It seems other people around me deploy their glider at a lower altitude and fall faster with the glider.
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  • Jsimenhoff
    20949066 said:
    How do I land faster though? Heading straight for the ground is not enough. It seems other people around me deploy their glider at a lower altitude and fall faster with the glider.
    This guide does a pretty good job of explaining how to land quickly in Fortnite.
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  • spdragoo
    20949772 said:
    20949066 said:
    How do I land faster though? Heading straight for the ground is not enough. It seems other people around me deploy their glider at a lower altitude and fall faster with the glider.
    This guide does a pretty good job of explaining how to land quickly in Fortnite.

    Sweet...I'd figured out most of that myself by trial-and-error, but didn't realize it would auto-deploy based on the ground elevation. Have to remember that next time I play.

    And BTW, excellent article. As you said, a lot of us users play games (whether we're hardcore gamers or just casuals), & if gaming wasn't a big part of the crowd here you wouldn't spend so much time benchmarking game performance in your hardware tests.
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  • Jsimenhoff
    Thanks! While we do appreciate critical feedback, I also enjoy some kudos every now and then :)

    We're hoping to ramp up our gaming focused content in the coming quarter, so stay tuned!
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  • funnydavid99
    just get thanos
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