Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks: A beginner's guide to your first Victory Royale

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Fortnite Battle Royale has taken the world by storm. When an in-game dance move bursts into popular culture or a superstar rapper like Drake joins your game, you know it's the game everyone's playing. However, just because Fortnite Battle Royale is popular, that doesn't make it easy to play.

Being the best at Fortnite Battle Royale is no small feat, and there's no surefire way to get a Victory Royale every time. However, although we cannot guarantee that you will finish in the top ten all time you play, our guide to playing Fortnite Battle Royale should help you outlast your peers more often than not.

So here's everything you need to know to beat your best friends at Fortnite Battle Royale.

Fortnite Battle Royale tips for beginners:

1. Avoid busy areas

You can maximize your chances of survival in Fortnite Battle Royale by staying out of busy places on the map until you absolutely have to enter them.

Landing in the most populated areas of the map can often net you the best loot and weapons, but if you're new to the game you're more likely to die early.

2. Land on the roofs of buildings

Unless you are sure a building is empty, entering through the roof is normally the safest option. You're less likely to get shot when climbing stairs or through doors, and there's often a hidden chest in the roof, giving you a much better chance of landing a great weapon.

It might take a while to get a perfect landing, but once you do, landing on rooftops will definitely be a better option.

3. Never run in a straight line

Sometimes you'll have no choice but to break the cover and run for her to enter the circle. But don't make it easy for snipers by running in a straight line. Keep changing direction, even slightly, and jumping a lot. This will make it harder for a sniper to line up a shot in your direction of travel.

Z-running or even dodging occasionally is just one more thing you can do to increase your chances of survival. You may look crazy, but at least this highly skilled snapper won't get his killing blow.

4. Keep the in-game volume high

If you listen to music or play games with the volume low, you lose half of your clues. You won't be able to hear the faint clink of a nearby treasure chest or the footsteps of an enemy crawling upstairs. Ideally, you want to plug in a pair of headphones and have no other distractions if you want to get the most out of your Fortnite Battle Royale skills.

5. Play mind games with doors

General advice in games such as Battle Royale is to close doors behind you so other players can't see you're there. But this carries its own risks. If the door is closed, it encourages other players to enter as there may be weapons, chests, and ammo lying around which can lead to a firefight.

If they see the door open, especially early in the game when everyone is looking for stuff, they might decide to leave it open and find easier choices. It's about playing mind games. What do you want the other player to do? Go in and trigger your trap or leave you alone?

6. Crouch when shooting

The best Battle Royale snipers are those who know a few techniques that keep them alive and allow them to aim better. If you want to survive as a sniper, be sure to crouch.

Crouching not only gives your opponent less of you to shoot at, but it also helps stabilize your aim. It really helps if you're trying to shoot someone from a distance.

7. Don't Panic When You Shoot It

The most successful players understand that you need to think quickly and make calculated decisions to stay alive. Unless a sniper hits you square in the head, the first bullet is normally not fatal. Don't stay in one place looking for the shooter or getting knocked out. Build cover, then figure out where the fire is coming from and fight back. It's much easier to find the shooter and fire back if you're out of line of sight.

Hiding is another viable solution. Running around a corner, disappearing over the edge of a cliff, or hiding behind an object is often the safest option.

8. Let other players off the hook

If you can see two other players in a firefight, it's usually best to take cover, wait patiently, and let them out. Chances are they will hurt each other in the process, leaving the winner weaker.

As soon as the shootout is over, the winner will normally go feast on whatever the loser dropped, giving you the perfect opportunity to strike while their guard is down and collect two bundles of goodies. Soft.

9. Prepare to build

Battle Royale has so many elements that it can be hard to keep track of all the survival tools you will need. Even if you're a newbie to Fortnite, you probably already know that you'll need guns, ammo, and medical supplies. But building materials are almost equally important.

A stronger player coming towards you full of murderous rage? ā€“ Go to the building. You can put a wall up, or you can go up. Anyway, if the situation arises, you will need building materials to survive until the end.

10. Find the best loot

Yes, as we stated above, it is best to avoid the most populated areas. But, you also need to know where you're most likely to find good loot. Towns, loot boxes, and even llamas carry the essentials you need to survive. As you run, check buildings, vehicles, and other structures, but beware, other players are doing the exact same thing.

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