Fortnite: Battle Royale - Tips & Tricks - November 21, 2018

Get started in Fortnite for Noobs – Beginner’s Guide and Tips

Hey guys welcome in this ultimate guide for beginner’s of Fortnite Battle Royale, This guide is very basic and it will help you get started with Fortnite, it includes all the basics you need to know before starting the game, from downloading and installing the Fortnite Battle Royale on your PC or Mac to how to lunch the game and what you can do to have a good start in the game. I included also some useful tips and tricks you should keep in mind in your first battles. So let’s get started!

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So what is fortnite battle Royale is all about ? it’s a player versus player 100 person free-for-all the last man standing in the game wins kinda game mode you jump and grab a bunch of weapons and start killing other players, and there are the possibility to team up with your friends and play as duos or squads of four, the crazy part is that it’s totally free-to-play.

Just remember guys this game isn’t about just killing it’s all about surviving you can kill 98 players with victory in sight only to kill yourself with a rocket launcher when someone pops around a corner and scares the hell out of you, this happen often in the game.

we are going to teach you how to survive better maybe not every time maybe not half the time but we’re at least gonna give you a fighting chance so here you go guys for this ultimate beginner’s guide.

The drop zones and looting in Fortnite:

First we’re going to talk about the drop zone, you have two choices here just like in every other Battle Royale game, drop early and book it to the big loot caches that will almost guarantee you a blue weapon or better or drop on the outskirts of the map and farm your way back into the circle both have their inherent risks and advantages and we’re gonna take a look at both of them, we’re gonna look at dropping into a populated area first, personally I don’t like to play this way and in this game I wouldn’t really suggest it.

The weapon spawns in this game are completely random and yes maybe you have a higher chance to get something good if you drop into a populated city where you also have a higher chance of dying, so you like okay gotta hit this chest gotta get the gun, get the gun, oh no he got the gun, it doesn’t have any ammo oh it does have ammo, if it does we just fell off.

Dropping into an unpopulated part of the map is dangerous too, there are less guns to grab as soon as you land meaning if someone drops into the zone with you it becomes a race to whoever can get to the gun first.

About 90% of the loot that you’ll find in this game that somewhat decent is from chests, if you hear twinkling sound, that means there’s a chest nearby and they are everywhere, but you can still receive some of the best guns from the outskirts on the island since RNG is in your favor in this aspect dropping into an unpopulated zone and looting all the chests seems for me to be the best option for beginners.

Weapons tiers in Fortnite:

So you’ve landed, what do you have to look forward, to loot a lot of loot, but to loot in this game is drastically different than the loot in other battle royale games. I’m gonna give you a quick overview of the most important items in this game mode, the tiers of items and which ones you’ll want to use.

We have 5 tiers of weapons in this game and if you played any other RPG game in the world you
should be pretty familiar with them common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary. yes Legendary’s exist in battle royale but they are super rare and they’re super powerful.

Assault Rifles in Battle Royale:

The best assault rifle in the game in battle royale it’s called either the equalizer or the siege breaker it’s always of epic quality or higher and is the most accurate and damaging assault rifle in battle royale some other assault riffles has a scope and anything with the scope in this game is amazing so be on the lookout for this types of weapons.

There is always new guns released from time to time in Fortnite. however the other gun I want to talk about is the tactical sub-machine gun, this gun is supposed to be for close to medium range, so if you come across one of these count yourself pretty lucky.

Here is a list of all Assault Riffles in Fortnite Battle Royale:

Shotguns in Battle Royale:

Now if we’re talking shotguns you’re gonna want to look for the semi-auto shotgun, it’s a little advanced looking, it doesn’t really look like an old pump shotgun it does a little less damage than the pump actually, I believe it’s like 71 versus 61 per bullet but its accuracy and rate of fire makes up for the range on.

This shotgun is not to be underestimated and a lot of times I’ve seen a lower quality semi action shotgun out class a higher quality assault rifle in a close combat and this gun in particular can actually come in different types of rarity uncommon, rare, epic… and each one gets better in accuracy and damage as the tiers move up.

Snipers in Battle Royale:

Now for the sniper rifle there’s three rarities; rare, epic and legendary but there are two kinds, one is a single-shot, you have to reload after every shot and another is a four shot semi-auto, in battle reality most of your engagements are gonna be from medium to far range so having a sniper rifle is a huge advantage if you find one use it, find ammo for it and just play from a far, because you will have the advantage.

OP Rocket and grenade launcher:

The last major point I want to touch on about weapons, rockets OP if you happen to be lucky enough to come upon one of these count yourself lucky they are super rare and super powerful they are basically a blast radius of instant death enjoy them because ammo is very limited they also have a grenade launcher in the game but the long delay and weird trajectory of the grenades make it very difficult to use without a little luck.

Weapons Rarity explained:

Lastly pick up everything you see because you never know when those four rockets randomly grabbed from a chest will come in handy, let’s talk about what the rarity of guns actually means, most guns lying around on the map will be great and that means they are common quality which really means nothing except two things they do less damage and more importantly have less accuracy than they’re rare and epic counterparts so always look for a blue or green counterpart to the current gun you have, if you have a green one and you see a blue, there is no need to carry both of them around.

Here is bellow an image illustrating some weapons based on their rarity and strength:

Using health items:

You also have three kinds of healing and shield items the first and most common is the bandage they drop into stacks of five and heal a little bit of health 15 to be precise every single time you use them however they only Heals 15 health and no higher always try to have a few of these on hand the second item is a med kit same thing as the bandage it heals you and you can only carry three but this heals you for 100 health. So even if you have six health left over after a fight use one of these and you’re instantly back to full,

Lastly and most importantly our shield potions these are probably the most important pick up in the entire game but they are somewhat rare each one adds 50 shield to your character for a total of 100 these do not mitigate damage in any way they just act as extra health points if you get into a fire fight with someone who has full shield and full health you’re most likely going to die, me personally based on other games of this kind I think they need to have these drop more frequently or take them out of the game altogether but just make sure you look for these things because they will dramatically increase your survival.

Building can help you survive in Fortnite:

Let’s talk about traversing the map safely this is where Fortnite battle royale really comes into its own, like if you ever played any kind of a battle royale game, you know that feeling when you’re in the top five, the circle is getting smaller and smaller and you get shot from a half way across the map from somewhere you didn’t even see coming, you have options! lots of options, you can build in Fortnite don’t run and look for cover make your own, this is really helpful when it’s down to the final rings and someone gets behind you or if you’re new to Fortnite.

Gathering materials:

You can attack trees rocks and cars, basically everything from materials, these materials let you build structures and you can even add windows but be careful because enough bullets will drop one of these things down if you’re not paying attention, if someone gets behind you and start shooting feel free to turn around drop a bunch of walls and start backpedaling to safety, enough bullets will drop some but you can always build another while we’re on the topic of traversing the map safely let me talk to you about two other things you can use to have an advantage over your opponent.

Tips & techniques:

I got more bonus tips for you guys the first one is crouching, what crouching actually does it reduces the reticle size I’m not sure if it actually makes a gun more accurate but it reduces the reticle size to make more pinpoint shots secondly make sure you loot everything and loot quickly it’s almost best to just go over somebody you’ve killed or you find items and just smash the e key just to pick up everything you can and when you have a moment of time go through everything you need to get rid of.

When you’re picking up stuff or when you’re farming materials you are super vulnerable and
this is when you’re gonna die most of the times this is when you’re gonna be attacked or shot or snipe or anything like that. When you don’t have your weapon out, when your back is to the wall this is when it’s gonna happen so just remember guys loot quickly and loot off,

Use your camera wisely:

The first one is that since it’s a third-person game make sure to use that, always take your time, always I mean always peek around corners before you move into a room countless times I’ve been killed because I rushed into a room I wasn’t paying attention and I thought it was empty take your time always I mean always peek around corners before you move.

Pay close attention to sound:

One of the biggest hints I can give you while traversing the map is sound, in this game there are a ton of visual and sound cues to help you know where someone is if you think someone’s around make sure you crouch because it muffles your footsteps you can actually clock which way an enemy is coming from by just listening to your headphones this is super helpful if you’re hiding in a house you think someone’s outside but you’re not sure just listen cuz most likely they’ll be sprinting.

Surviving the storm:

Last but not least we have the blue ring, the shield, the death bubble, whatever you want to call it this thing is actually more of a threat from the 99 other people, you just jumped out of a bus with bad beginning jump, boom ! Dead, bad time for a firefight, it doesn’t care, you need to always keep an eye out on your position and where you are relative to this thing if you’re far away forget looting and just book it into a safe zone you’re gonna cover this more in other guides, so make sure you stay tuned for that but just so you know stay inside the ring.


Well guys that’s all about it this is your Fortnite battle royale ultimate beginner’s guide, I just want to thank you for reading this guide, take a minute and check all our other guides for more content about Fortnite Battle Royale.

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