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Tips about Fortnite

Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

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As some of you may know Fortnite is a 100 player battle royale. Players airdrop from floating buses onto a consistent map, which includes random distribution of weapons, shield, and other combat support features. The goal is to be the last player (or team, if playing in small squads) alive by killing or avoiding other players. Over time, the storm eye (the games Safe Zone), decreases in size, and players caught outside the zone will take damage, potentially dying. This directs the surviving players into tighter spaces, forcing player encounters. Players can loot defeated enemies for equipment. Random supply drops will occur during a match, providing random weapons and items.

There are 5 tiers of weapons and medical supplies: Common,Uncommon,Rare,Epic,and Legendary. Legendary being the best and commons being the worst.The main thing that makes Fortnite different from other battle royale games is the fact that there is a building feature in Fortnite.The are three types of materials: wood, brick, and metal. Using those you can build fortifications of limited durabilities, such as walls, stairs, floors, and ramps. These objects may be used to help traverse the map, protect the player from gunfire, or slow down the progression of other players. Fortnite’s in-game currency “V-Bucks” can be used to buy cosmetic improvements to the player (heroes, character and weapon skins, and emotes). V-Bucks can also be used to buy Battle Passes which accelerate the rate that a player increases their Tier within the game’s “seasons” (each season lasting a few months). By raising their tier, they gain automatic rewards of cosmetic items typically around a theme. Players can still increase tiers without a Battle Pass, albeit at a slower rate.The good thing about Fortnite is that there aren’t any buffs that people who pay money get, it is an equal playing ground.

Now for some tip for you to get much better.

  1. Practice making quick buildings and ramps around your character in just a few seconds, which can save your character if you’re getting shot at. Practice building to climb mountains and buildings quickly. Keep practicing. Building is your best mode of transport in Fortnite, but it’s also your very best defense aside from the shields and Med Kits you’ll find around the island.Ninja (a.k.a. Tyler Blevins) recommended on one of his Twitch streams to drop in the middle of nowhere, farm up materials, and practice like that.
  2. Engage in firefights early and often. Sometimes the best way to learn the controls is to dive right in and usually, players are most vulnerable at the very start of the game, so that’s your best chance to be aggressive and actually win.

  3. Another thing you should remember when you are playing Fortnite is that loot doesn’t only spawn in cities, while there will be more loot in cities there will also be more people.So if you’re just starting and you want to survive I recommend landing in houses strewn across the map that aren’t in cities.
  4. Alternatively, you can take a moment to glide above a location and determine how many other players are landing there. This strategy will keep you from being sent back to the lobby immediately. You may just get lucky and land in a dense town that no one else picked; opening your glider a little early will make it easy to determine that.
  5. Another tip is to keep your inventory free of junk items. It can be tempting to just pick up every gun you come across, but the last thing you want to do during a busy firefight is stumble through a clogged inventory of guns that have no ammo left. Keep two or three loaded guns of the highest quality you can find, a trap if you have one, and one-two slots for healing items. Unless your shield is already completely full, you should never hang on to any shield potions, drink them right away!
  6. The first step to winning more shootouts is to gain the high ground over your opponent. That way, you’ll have an easier time scoring headshots, while your opponent will have a harder time hitting you at all. If you don’t already have the high ground, then you need to make it by building ramps or walls. This is one of the easiest way to get kills.

 

Those are some tips and tricks to Fortnite Battle Royale, enjoy playing it.

 

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Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

Keshav Laxminarasimhan is an 8th grader who wants to be an Olympic swimmer when he grows up. He is currently 13 years old and he wants to go to the Junior...

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