How to survive in Fortnite Battle Royale 14 tips

June 2, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale

I’ve been playing Fortnite Battle Royale off and on since it first went free to play on the P, I’m not the biggest fan, but neither have I put in much game time.

I game across this guide by Kieth Stuart in the Guardian the other day the other day that has helped me a little… or more curbed my desire to jump out of the bus at the first opportunity, go in guns blazing, and have my arse handed to me within the first couple of minutes 🙂

How to survive in Fortnite if you’re old and slow

Your reflexes are shot and your hand-eye coordination is dodgy – so how do you keep up with the kids in the world’s biggest video game?

13 rules of how to survive Fortnite Battle Royale

  1. Stay on the battle bus until the end
    1. If you want to live long enough to collect a couple of guns and some resources, stay on the bus until the last few seconds and then land somewhere near the coast.
  2. . Land on a roof when you eject from the battle bus
    1. You’ll want to land near a house, where you’re most likely to find weapons and chests. But it’s even better to land on the roof. This gives you a height advantage on anyone else nearby, and also means you can quickly chop your way through each floor, grabbing all the goodies from the top of the house to the bottom.
  3. Prioritise weapons over resources in the opening seconds
    1. As soon as you’ve landed, you need to find something useful to fight with just in case someone else has dropped nearby.
    2. At this stage anything will do, though a tactical shotgun or submachine gun will be best because it’s likely to be a close encounter.
    3. Don’t engage anyone unless you really have to. You’re not Rambo.
  4. Learn about weapon grading, with each grade, the weapon’s damage capabilities improve, so always prioritise rarer weapons.
    1. There are five grades of weapon in Fortnite:
      1. gray (common)
      2. green (uncommon)
      3. blue (rare)
      4. purple (epic)
      5. orange (legendary)
  5. Learn to make a basic fort – fortifications can soak up damage so your health and armour doesn’t need to
  6. An assault rifle and a shotgun are your must-have weapons
  7. If you want to practise shooting, go to Tilted Towers
  8. Pack your perfect inventory
    1. Many go for three weapons (short, medium and long range)
    2. bandages or a health kit, and some sort of projectile, such as a grenade or clinger.
    3. If you pick up anything that boosts your shields, use it immediately – it’ll free up an inventory slot and there’s no benefit to saving them.
    4. If you’re not planning to get in many firefights, prioritise health kits and large shield potions over bandages and small bottles.
    5. As a newcomer, when you do get into a fight, it’s likely you’ll need massive medical intervention rather than a plaster and a kiss on your sore bit.
  9. Use sound to your advantage – listen out for enemies, crouch to minimise your movement noise
  10. Stay away from open ground – those who are not seen are not shot at
  11. Stay away from close encounters – if you have ranged weapons use them
  12. Tweak the controls – each master to his own style
  13. Watch the experts – see what works for those who consistently win games
  14. Have fun – why else do we play games 🙂

Please share any other tips you might have… or are you holding those back to ensure your own victory? :p

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