It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day event without some sort of challenges that have you doing two-person activities with a friend. It’s a kind of gimme, like opening presents for a Christmas challenge, or launching fireworks on the 4th of July. And so it’s not surprising that duos are featured in the first drop of Overtime challenges in Fortnite: Battle Royale, a set of free challenges meant to both celebrate Valentine’s Day and fill in the gap between the end of Season 7 and the start of Season 8. Completing 13 of them nets you the Season 8 battle pass for free, likely introducing millions to a world of premium skins. So let’s dive into how to place Top 15 in Duos, playing with a friend.
First off, the old trick won’t work this time around. Usually, when I have to fill a squads placement challenge I just click “Don’t Fill” and drop in solo, keeping my distance from other players once I get on the ground. You’re never going to win that way, but you can typically place high enough in the more bombastic team-based modes just by keeping a low profile. The friend requirement means that you’ll need a little coordination this time around.
First off, you’ll need a friend. If you don’t have one, don’t worry: plenty of people play this game solo. The best way to get one would be to play duos or squads with a matchmade team and then send your teammates an invite after the match is finished. It helps, when doing this, to not be a terrible teammate. Most people will be perfectly happy to oblige so long as you’re generous with covering fire, revives and loot. The other option would be to hit up your social media channels of choice, where people are always asking for adds, gifts and the like. Check Reddit comments, Facebook groups, even Twitter: shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
You could also, as I can admit to having done before, create second account and squad with yourself on a different platform, then let one of yourselves die and just hide for a while.
After that, you’ve got to hit top 15. whenever you’re playing for placement and not necessarily the Victory Royale it helps to bide your time and only fight when you have to. Just keep an eye on the upper right, where you can see the number of players remaining. You’re looking for somewhere just south of 30. 30 players would put you in the top 15 assuming that all the teams left are complete duos. This likely isn’t the case: there are always some solo droppers and surviving halves of a team in the mix, too. I wouldn’t start to feel more confident until there are 20 players left.