Improving in Fortnite. Best tips to become a better player.

Being a pro at Fortnite means sustaining wins over and over again. To become a Fortnite professional, it takes more than massive practice time. Learning techniques requires your attention. This tutorial will guide you through Fortnite's top professional tips & tricks, that will make your gaming more efficient, help you to outsmart opponents and win repeatedly. Some tricks are basic while others are more advanced. From optimal settings to looting and aiming, we got you covered. Start now.
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Aiming & Shooting

Peeking

Peeking

We also got a few aiming & shooting tips for you. One of the most important tips - practice right side peeking. Because of the way our character holds weapons to the right, peeking from this side allows you to shoot with minimal exposure to your model. There is even a spot where you can shoot, and your opponent can’t hit you. This technique is called a right hand(side) peek, and it’s absolutely vital for winning this engagement while taking minimal damage yourself. This works because Fortnite allows players to shoot at any target they can see, while the camera is placed over the right shoulder. This means that when peeking from the right you can hit targets before fully exposing yourself.
Headshots vs Bodyshots

Headshots vs Bodyshots

And third, don’t try to aim for headshots on longer distances because you will most likely miss essential shots. The body model is much bigger, therefore much easier to hit, especially if the target is moving. Go for the headshots if you have a rifle or shotgun, or if the target is stationary. Headshots are critical in Fortnite. If you ever watch any of the pros on Twitch or You Tube you’ll find they have become insanely good at headshots with just about any gun. To get started we recommend trying the shotgun and shooting from above, that’s the easiest way to learn where an how to place your crosshair.
Long Distance Shooting

Long Distance Shooting

Second, do not spray on long distances. It will usually result in you giving away your position and missing most of the shots if not using bolt action rifles. Accuracy beyond the first few shots becomes pretty much non-existent, so try to tap shots one by one to remain accurate.
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Looting Chests

Looting

Looting

Did you know that you can get loot from the chests by breaking under a chest. Not only will you get loot from the chest, but you will also receive small amounts of material from small objects like furniture that was destroyed with the floor. Additional resources will never hurt.
Hidden Chests

Hidden Chests

You can always find chests by following its unique sound. If you hear chest above you - simply break whatever it’s standing on and let loot fall to you.
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Optimal Settings

Optimal Settings

Optimal Settings

There are settings in the game that will make your life easier. Tweaking them will allow you to improve your gameplay in subtle but sometimes very useful ways.
First setting  - Confirm Edit on Release

First setting - Confirm Edit on Release

Turning this setting on will allow you to edit structures more efficiently. Instead of pressing edit once and selecting tiles that you want to edit and pressing the edit button again, you will only need to press the button once, hold while editing and release when done. Once you get used to it, your structure edits will be lightning fast
Second setting - Auto Open Doors.

Second setting - Auto Open Doors.

Turning this setting on won’t give you a real advantage for sure; it’ll make your early game much more convenient. It will automatically open doors in buildings, as the name suggests, as well as doors that you or other players built.
Third setting - Keybinds (PC)

Third setting - Keybinds (PC)

Here is the list of the structures and keybinds we recommend for them: Standard Wall (F1) or (Q), Full Floor (F2) or (Mouse 5), Side Roof (F3) or (E), Full Stairs (F4) or (C).

Community Q&A

Question

How do I download Fortnite on Macbook air?

Answer To download Fortnite for your Macbook - visit this page https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/download , select MAC and download and install Epic Games Launcher. Then open it, log in, find Fortnite and download it.

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What is the most powerful weapon in Fortnite?

Answer Currently - Rapid Fire SMG (legendary), it has the most DPS (damage per second) out of all weapons and is very deadly in close range combat. For more of a medium range - Assault rifle (legendary or rare) is a best shout. Powerful and versatile.

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What is better Pump Or Combat?

Answer Pump is much better in tight spaces like houses or buildings, especially if you holding an angle. Fully charged pump has a great potential for oneshot. Combat shotgun on the other hand is much better weapon while moving, making it a better weapon in attack.

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What is the last skin in the Fortnite item shop called?

Answer This week Wukong skin is last featured in Fortnite item shop, but don't forget - it rotates weekly.

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What should i do if i am boxed up by my enemies builds?

Answer If you find yourself boxed up by the enemy with no way to go up or down, the only way is to go forward. Try to use your full arsenal, use shotguns to destroy walls and switch to rifles to shoot enemies. If you don't have a shotgun - pickaxe will do. If you are good with building and editing, try to destroy enemy walls and build your own, then edit at a right time and shoot. Don't forget about right side advantage - it will help you in these tight situations.

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What is better burst rifle or assault rifle?

Answer I prefer assault rifle because in tough situations i can sometimes forget that burst rifle shoots three times and not full auto. However if we look at rough stats burst rifle have roughly 25% more damage and dps, but longer reload time. I suggest you pick weapon you prefer to shoot, since they are very similar in their role, but if you don't have the favourite one - burst rifle has noticeably more damage.

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Can't win Fortnite? This course shows exactly how to win! Winning from time to time is not that hard, it's mostly based on luck. Winning consistently - takes skill. Goal of this guide - is to help you improve in Fortnite as fast as possible. Learn key techniques, tips & tricks that will help you win more often.
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Michael O.

"Was wondering why i can't win any duels at big ranges, turns out i was using wrong weapons and just went full spray :) Thank you brainy for this lesson"

2020-09-14