It’s Less About Killing And More About Not Dying
The first instinct when playing a shooter is to shoot. But not in Fortnite. The goal is to be the last one standing. Don’t feel the need to engage in battle if it’s not necessary. As you get better, maybe you feel a little frisky and you start chasing people down. A good reason to lay low? Listening for sound cues such as footsteps and gun fire. If you starting firing off for no reason, it could point others to your position. Take your time, especially early on as you learn the controls, the layout of the island and the game’s mechanics.
Avoid The Crowds
The first thing players do in a match is choose the spot on the island where they glide down. Increasing your chances for survival means staying away from areas where lots of players will likely congregate. If you see spots with lots of buildings, odds are players will show up to grab gear. Early on, pick spots that are a bit more isolated. It gives you time to get resources and keeps you away from combat in the opening minutes.
Learn To Build. And Fast
Again, Fortnite is a shooter, so having great aim is important. But learning to build on the fly is equally valuable. When you bring up the building tool, you can choose one of four items: wall, floor, roof and stairs. Players also have three materials to choose from: wood, brick, or steel. All these materials can be obtained from the map, whether you chop down a tree, or tear apart the walls of a house. You can create long stairways to reach difficult spots, or you can craft a tower to gain a higher view and spot enemies farther away. It’s also a good defensive strategy to quickly assemble a fort to protect yourself from enemy gun fire. Starting out, get those basics down, then learn how to prop up forts quick.