Are you a Fortnite player who is having difficulty getting his/her hands on the coveted Victory Royale title? Have you been on the hunt for ways through which you can get an upper hand over your enemies? Well, if that is the case then you have come to the right place as we bring you a guide on one of the most important features of the game, building. Master the Fortnite building tips mentioned in this guide below and lay waste to your troubles for good.
Fortnite Building Tips
Over the past couple of years, we have been seeing quite a few new titles emerge in the battle royale genre. Each of these games being more and more complex than the next, featuring in not only gameplay changes but game elements like never-seen-before. However, even then, there is just one title which seems to be dominating the genre and that is Fortnite. And we believe, the reason behind this is the game’s building mechanics.
It is this same Building feature which sets Fortnite apart from all the other battle royale titles we see coming in. However, since this is a feature which is unique to the title, it plays a very important role in the game. It is this feature which can be the difference between surviving and dying. Hence, mastering this is of the utmost importance. And to help you with that, we have for you some of the best Fortnite building tips. So, check out the pointers below and become a master builder in the game.
So, without further ado, let’s begin with our Fortnite building tips guide.
By default, the building keys are mapped to your function keys (F1, F2, F3, and F4) which are way too far away, especially when playing a game which requires you to be on your toes at all times. As a result, it is advised you re-map your building keys to something which is more comfortable for you, emphasis on the YOU!
We say this because you can find different key binds all over the internet for the building keys in Fortnite. However, those keys are mapped according to the person who wrote the article or has made the video. This means there is a chance, they might not work for you. As a result, it is recommended you try out different bindings and see which one suits you the most. AND THEN STICK TO IT!
Fortnite Building Tip for Key Binds: Almost every gaming mouse comes with a couple of buttons on the sides which can be mapped to Building Keys. We personally suggest you bind them to Wall and Stairs key as this makes it easier for you to build forts quickly.
Gather Mats Whenever and Wherever
To build anything in Fortnite, you need Materials (Mats) which are available in three kinds, Wood, Brick, and Metal. And since we have already set the precedent that building is key to winning games, you need to, need to have sufficient Mats on you at all times. And by sufficient we mean at least 200-300 in total at least.
Now there are a couple of ways through which you can gather Mats. The first being the most obvious one which is to use your pickaxe on everything you come across. This will provide you with quite a lot of these Mats. However, keep in mind that if you go all the way with this, you might give away your position as things tend to break when completely destroyed which are visible from far away. So, it is advised you to leave a little bit of health and move on towards a different object.
Fortnite Building Tip for Mats: When mining trees, rocks or anything else, you will notice a blue circle with a red target in the center. If you hit the target, you will not only get double Mats but you will also deal twice the amount of damage to the object. Hence, making gathering Mats much faster.
Build To Break Your Fall
This is one of the most underrated features in the game. However, if done right, you can quickly drop down from cliffs and mountains and that too without losing out on health. We are talking about building a floor to prevent yourself from falling.
This sounds weird at first but trust us. It works. Every single professional player uses this Fortnite building tip to break his/her fall. So, with that being said, let talk about how it’s done. Well, it’s quite simple. Whenever you are falling, just build a floor right underneath your character. However, remember, you will have to be near a cliff. So, slide down and whenever you think you are about to take damage, just build a floor underneath yourself and voila, no damage.
Fortnite Building Tips For Falling: Whenever you are falling to your imminent death, try building a stair piece right when you are about to hit the ground as there is a chance that the single piece might just help you survive. Furthermore, using impulse grenades can also save you. But for that, your timing has to be on point.
Build Forts On The Go
The Fortnite map features some pretty interesting locations and places which can provide players with an adequate cover when caught up in battle. However, the majority of the map is open fields which means availability of cover is restricted to rocks and walls which can easily be taken down. So, what to do when something like this happens? Well, it’s Fortnite. So, you build yourself a fort.
A basic fort in Fortnite requires you to have at least 50 Mats of either Wood, Brick or Metal from which you make a total of four walls with a single stair in the middle. This is one of the most common forts in the game as its both easy to make and provides excellent cover from all sides. However, if you wish to go beyond the call of duty, then keep on stacking up on these basic forts. A point will come after which your fort will convert into a tower, providing not only better cover but increased visibility of your enemies.
Fortnite Building Tip For Forts: Use the third person camera to peak at enemies. This will allow you to safeguard yourself from sniper shots as in Fortnite, they can literally come from anywhere.
Patience Is Key
We understand that some might disagree with this but we recommend new players to play Fortnite patiently. However, before we go forward, let us clear something out. We do not suggest that you camp but to take fights which you know you can win. As a result, if you see someone who is far away and is tucked up in a fort of his own, do not attack him or his fort, until and unless you are sure of his location.
Furthermore, the same goes for rushing. Always be one step ahead of your enemy, both mentally and physically. So, whenever you rush, always go for building above him as this will provide you with the high ground advantage, making it easier for you to take your shot. So, stay calm and don’t panic. Slow down your game if you want as this will only force the enemy to do the same. And when the time is right, go for it.
Fortnite Building Tips For Build Fights: Always keep something to destroy enemy forts, even if they are grenades or C4s. As this will help you know where exactly the enemy is hiding. And if you are lucky, these can deal a lot of damage to them, if not knock them out instantly. So, carry nades, if you can’t find a grenade launcher or an RPG.
Edit Your Way Through Fights
Editing is one of most underrated features of the game due to its added difficulty curve. However, if done right, this can easily win you fights against expert builders. As a result, when you are building, constantly switch between windows as this not only provides you with more vision but it also helps you get shots which were previously blocked.
On the other hand, this can go against you as the enemy might also be using this feature to kill you. Therefore, be on the lookout for edits from the other side as well. We understand that mastering edits will take time and early on you will lose many fights cause of this, but trust us, later on, you will be unstoppable.
Fortnite Building Tips for Editing: To know more about the possible edits available to you, check out the images below:
Fortnite Stairs Edits
Fortnite Roof Edits
Fortnite Wall Edits
Fortnite Floor Edits
That is it for now. So, for the time being, practice the Fortnite building tips mentioned above and hopefully, these will help you get closer to stacking up Victory Royales on your profile. If you are facing any other issue in Fortnite which is why you cannot win games or are having trouble killing enemies, let us know in the comments below. We will do our best to help you in any way possible. And don’t worry, losing is a part of the game. It will only make you stronger. With that said, farewell, fellow Fortniters.