Even if you’re experienced in Fortnite Battle Royale, you’re stillnot exempt from some of these mistakes. Maybe it’s a habit or you genuinely didn’t notice. In any case, here are some of the most common mistakes you could still be doing, despite playing for so long. Try the solutions out, so you can complete those challenges for those Fortnite items such as skins!
Lingering in the Storm
With Chapter 2’s new map, a new mode of transportation got added to the game. You can now use boats to speed around the island, as long as there’s water around. The problem is, that’s the only mode of transportation there is, other than swimming and walking.
You used to be able to employ explosions, geysers, slipstreams, golf carts, and shopping carts to zip around the map. That’s why you can linger in the storm because you know there are options to get to the safe zone quickly. That’s a luxury you no longer have.
Keep your position and distance to the circles in mind as you play. Stop lingering in the storm, because you have limited options to outrun it now!
Okay, it’s easy to avoid traps when they’re placed on a wall. You just move to the wall across the trap where you’ll survive. Otherwise, you could destroy the wall that it’s on. So what do you do if they put the trap on the ceiling? The best, fastest, and easiest way is to edit or destroy the floor to fall down. You’ll avoid the trap, and are free to maneuver in case your target also gets away somehow.
Not Adjusting Your Drops to the New Map
The first chapter of Fortnite made use of a hilly, mountainous island where you can slightly influence when your glider auto-deploys. Chapter 2’s map is not so. A majority of the map is level, changing the timing of when you should stop falling and start gliding.
Missing your target landing area sets you back. You’ll have to scramble for better weapons, cover or supplies. Practice your timing and stick those landings! Time is of the essence, and you cannot be caught off guard!
Not Optimizing Keybindings
Sure, you’re used to the defaults. However, you increase your efficiency in building and movement if you just optimize your keys and settings. There’ll be a period of practice, but it’ll be worth it. Whoever said progress was a straight line anyway?
What’s a step back when it lets you see the wall in front of you? You’d need momentum to break through or climb it, so why do some people insist on staying in front of it? They even complain that it’s too high to get past. Fix your key bindings to something you’ll be comfortable with, and experience the ease you could’ve had earlier.
Building without a Purpose
You should always be building with a purpose. That purpose is usually to help you defeat your enemy. From creating cover or restricting their movement to getting the high ground or setting up traps, you have to be efficient at using your supplies.
If you leave half-finished structures lying around, you’ll be easy to track, for one. Towers are impractical since you’ll have to leave it anyway because of the storm. Practice building what you need instead of what looks cool. There are many tutorials online. Watch them so you get an idea of what you should be doing.
There are two parts to this tip. The first is inefficient editing and the second is being ignorant of the grid system. As an example for the former, say you want to open the top-right corner of your wall. You started editing while looking at the middle section of the right column. Instead of moving to the middle section of the top row to bring it down, start where you were and drag the cursor up to it instead. It’s a little awkward to practice, but you’re cutting on spending precious seconds. That makes you a faster editor overall.
For the second bit, you only need to be aware of the grid. That’s how your walls snap at regular intervals from each other. It’s an important thing to be aware of. When you’re too close to a wall you want to repair or replace, the game will make your wall projection appear farther than where you want. An easy fix is to look up or down so that the wall projection snaps to the line closer to you.
Building with Only Wood
There are three supplies you can use to build. Of course, wood is a popular choice since it’s more abundant than stone or steel. The only problem with it is that it’s the weakest building supply you can get. On the plus side, it is the fastest to build, with steel being its total opposite.
What you can do is mix up your structure materials so you can throw off your pursuer. Mixing in some stone or steel walls will make your fort more difficult to destroy. That can slow down your pursuer so you can heal and charge up shields, or maybe set up a trap.
Now Go and Practice!
Old habits die hard. When they can’t serve as well as before, they have to be replaced. It’ll be hard at first, but you’ll see that you’re better off with new habits. Some of these can even apply to other battle royale games, not just this Epic Games one.
Go and farm those points to spend in the Fortnite Shop!