[SOLVED] : Fortnite mobile: tips and tricks to start a battle royale Part two
Building during the final showdown, and knowing how to do it
The ability to build in Fortnite Battle Royale is another feature PUBG lacks – so be sure to check out our top Fortnite building tips for that – and it can come in handy, especially towards the end of a match. She can grant you a makeshift blanket and help you access the loot, but she’s gaudy. Don’t be shy when it comes to building, although the player-created structures do stand out like a sore thumb.
However, verticality is important in Fortnite Battle Royale and the player with high terrain will always have an advantage over those who sneak behind trees or hide in bushes. If you have the resources to do this at the end of the game, build up high so you have a view of the diminishing safe zone. This, combined with a powerful ranged weapon, is a deadly combination.
When the circle moves and your small base is no longer in the safe zone, leave early for the next zone to establish new terrain. Get used to using ‘Q’ or Mouse Button 3 to quickly switch to build mode.
Stock up on resources towards the end of the match and learn to love wood.
At all times, you want to make sure that you have half an eye on building up your resource pool. In Fortnite Battle Royale, you have three building materials: wood, stone, and metal, in ascending order of durability. All of them can be farmed on the map, but be sure to aim for the flashing circles to speed up the process.
New players tend to think of metal as the best material to use, but this is often not the case. Metal takes longer to build and only spawns with 70HP, meaning players can easily take it down, and you with it. Wood, on the other hand, appears with 100 HP and builds much faster (up to a maximum of 200 HP) than brick or metal. In other words, to block the balls, or to build aggressively, you should use wood. To build a small, safe hiding place, use metal or brick.
Space will be tight at the end of a match, so you’ll be looking to hold the pitch rather than sprinting towards the safe zone. If you have stumbled upon any traps, now is the time to fortify your buildings and eliminate the players who are trying to surprise you.
Fortnite weapons and items
Fortnite weapons come in many shapes and sizes, from the trusty pistol to the barnstorming rocket launcher. But, unlike PUBG, the weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale have a rarity scale, as detailed below.
Grey : common
Green : Uncommon
Blue : Rare:
Purple : Epic:
Gold : Legendary:
So, how do you find Fortnite weapons? They tend to be concentrated in built-up areas, but these are not the only places where they can be found. Buildings and smaller areas will get loot.
The best weapons in Fortnite tend to be those with a long range – snipers and scoped assault rifles, primarily. Of course, it’s best to have these weapons along with close-range shotguns for cover in any situation, but you’ll find yourself further away from enemies in such a large map, more often than not.
Learning the Fortnite map is a bit of a fool’s race if you don’t play regularly. Indeed, the map is constantly changing, some areas being deleted and others returning after a long absence. It is therefore preferable to look at more general considerations.
Choosing where in Fortnite to land is another high risk / reward choice you need to make once you get off the Battle Bus. We recommend that beginners avoid the more built up and named areas – these are the places most people will go. If you can land and establish yourself in the game without blowing yourself up to pieces, that’s a big step forward.
Additionally, if your Fortnite location is as central as possible, it minimizes the chances of having to travel huge distances to reach the safe zone when the end of the match approaches.
That said, many players start in more established areas because the loot is more concentrated there. If you can escape the opening skirmishes in popular areas, you’ll be armed to the teeth. Below is an introduction to each main area in Fortnite:
- Coral Castle – a flooded area in the middle of which there is a large castle. There are also several small forts that contain loot.
- Stealthy Stronghold – a closed area with a jungle inside. It’s a dangerous place now because it’s also where the Predator is in Chapter 2 of Season 5.
- Craggy cliffs – a small seaside town in the north. There isn’t much to see and it’s relatively quiet.
- Steamy Stacks – an industrial place with a lot of loot. It’s a bit out of the way so don’t linger too long or you might get caught in the storm.
- Pleasant Park – land on the many rocks in this area and use your pickaxe to clear your way and quickly get loot. It is one of the most popular places to land because it is very familiar.
- Sweaty sands – a seaside paradise with a jetty. There is a decent amount of loot and access to motorboats.
- Boney burbs – a small tribal village with many buildings. May be good for loot, but may be more popular due to its central location.
- Colossal Crops – a massive farm with huge barns and warehouses. Excellent place for loot, but could get very busy due to its central location.
- The Spire – a massive tower with a bunch of stone buildings underneath. This place gets very busy and is home to one of Fortnite’s new bosses for Chapter 2 of Season 6, but it can hold some phenomenal loot.
- Dirty docks – a heavily industrialized dock with plenty of places to hide. There is tons of loot, but it might be too far east to be fully looted.
- Holly Hedges – a cheerful little town that has easy access to roads connecting Salty Towers, Misty Meadows, and other places in between. Can be good for loot and has easy access to vehicles.
- Weeping Woods – loot is quite scarce compared to other main areas in this forest area, but there are plenty of places to hide.
- Lazy Lake – relatively central compared to the rest of the map, this location has a decent pile of loot, but it’s a bit quieter than Retail Row to the east.
- Retail Row – there are a lot of buildings to loot here, but the priority is to get a decent shotgun – it will come in handy in this very close area.
- Slurpy Swamp – this area can be difficult to navigate due to the low water, but there is some pretty decent loot potential.
- Misty Meadows – a town in the mountains, with plenty of buildings to loot and a good view of the area to spot stragglers. Remember to get a shotgun and a sniper rifle if you can.
- Catty Corner – we’re not sure if this is a cat nursery or not, but it’s a relatively small area that is a bit out of the way. But it can hold a decent loot.
There you have it, all the Fortnite tips to get you started in the battle royale game. If you want to try out these fancy new moves, do it in style, with our guide to the best Fortnite skins in the game.
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