If you want to survive to the end in Fortnite, you will need to be aware of your surroundings, know your weapons inside and out, and make liberal use of the game’s build mechanics (if you play a mode that supports building). In 2022, Epic Games created new “Zero Build” playlists for Solos, Duos, Trios, and Squads, allowing players to focus more on their goal rather than building a fortress around them for protection. However, building is a key part of Fortnite for many players. The ability to quickly build walls, floors, roofs, stairs and traps differs Fortnite of competitors such as Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Warzone. Taking advantage of these features makes it great Fortnite players other than those who go down before the first circle even begins to shrink.
Here are some essential tips to build your path to success Fortnite.
Almost everything you see on the battle island is destructible. Trees, stones, abandoned cars, and even existing buildings are fair play. Basically, everything except the soil can be chopped to pieces with your pickaxe. And to build, you have to use it. Whenever you move, you have to hack the things that are around you. When you demolish something, it becomes one of three resources you can use to build:
- Wood: Trees, boxes, lots of buildings – wood is all around you, the easiest resource to find.
- Stone: Rocks, mainly – you can find rocks near some trees and in less dense parts of the map.
- Metal: Cars, machinery – shiny metal is easily visible because it comes mostly from large objects such as cars.
Each of the three materials can be used to create walls, stairs, bridges, and so on. Although you can make the same structures with each, they do not come together at identical speeds. Wooden structures build the fastest, followed by stone, then metal.
Be careful though: Swinging your pickaxe makes a lot of noise. Don’t get so caught up in collecting resources that you forget to look around for other players.
Collecting building materials pays off when you need a quick cover while moving around on the map. Usually, building on the flight is necessary when someone shoots at you, but you can also use building to your advantage when you are the aggressor. There are two types of useful covers that you can throw away in a pinch.
First, you can build a simple wall for a cover. You want to use wood because it builds the fastest. From there, you can look around the corners to try to see where the fire is coming from. You can also add a window to the wall using the edit function (Round on PlayStation, B on Xbox, A on Nintendo Switch, and G on a computer). The wall will be broken into nine blue panels. Press the Shoot a trigger (or key) on any of the panels (the center panel works best for cover), then press the Edit button again to confirm your choice. Alternatively, you can also build a door by highlighting the bottom center panel.
In this situation, the person firing at you may also give up their position by firing at the wall itself to try to break it. As bullets leave traces in the air, you can identify the origin of the shootout.
If you want a more versatile – though risky – kind of cover, build a set of stairs. Defensively, you should really only do this if you know where the fire is coming from – that is, you can see the player and they are relatively close to you and on the same level. While crouching, you can inch up the ramp, using the ladder for cover. The slightly higher point of view will give you some edge. Steps can also be useful for attacking in the open. You can take down two or three stairs to catch an ignorant player outside with a splash of bullets from above.
Building structures can also help you cover crucial ground across Fortnitethe spreading, undulating map of. When the storm comes and you have to enter the safe circle, you may feel naturally just hoof it on foot, following the green grass to safety. But as you will quickly learn, the path to the circle often includes major changes in altitude that can hinder your progress. Instead of running away from high shifts to gradually work up or down, you can significantly reduce your travel by building. You can build bridges to cross gaps or stairs to climb up and down mountains. Sometimes, depending on where you end up in relation to the storm, building is your only way to safety, so be sure to always have supplies for eventually.
Inside the attics, on top of seemingly inaccessible hills, in the back of garbage trucks – there is loot and treasure, accessible only by construction. If you hear the treasure chest sound and see the glow of bright light but no the box, maybe you either have to destroy a wall with your pickaxe or build a ladder to get to it. It also helps if you turn it on Display sound effects so you get on-screen warning when crates and enemy steps are close.
In Fortnite, you can’t just find an undetectable hiding place and stay during the match (at least, not if you intend to win). The next occurrence of the storm should always be in your mind when you decide on construction. While building a quick cover and creating new ways to reach your goal are good uses of your materials, fortifications, meanwhile, are not – at least not initially. It’s a waste of resources to build a complex structure when dozens of players are still alive and there’s terrain you have to cover. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. And an excessive building with tons of players still threatened can often lead to an unseen attack. Resist the urge to build a comfortable fortress and continue to demolish materials because you will need them if you reach it to the end.
When the number of players is low and the storm has become tiny, now is the time to start really using the wealth of materials you collected during the match. You can use any material to build a simple four-wall structure, but if you have metal or stone, use those materials because they are more durable than wood. Ideally, you should use stone and metal to build walls, especially at the end of a match.
It’s a small catch: You have to work fast. It is best to build smaller, denser structures with some height as a feature to save time. By combining walls, stairs and floor pieces, you can expand upwards, gaining height. Players with some experience know that spiral towers tend to work well; the buildings are tall keeping a compact footprint and saving resources. It’s risky to build more than a few stories high – your character may not survive falling from such a high height. To prevent your fort from being destroyed, cover any openings so that you can move freely without being exposed to the enemy.
Remember that sometimes a fort can catch fire. If you notice that a fire is igniting, repair essential parts by highlighting the object and then pressing the Right thumb stick on the console or the F key on a computer.
You don’t have to build a new object or building if you don’t want to. Fortunately, “building” is not a crucial task at all Fortnite play. There are many players, in fact, who choose not to build new structures. New buildings can stand out in a landscape and leave a player vulnerable. As you build, an enemy can quickly enter and attack as you exchange weapons to create tools.
It’s important to note that any structure you create could appear somewhere in your environment. They may look noticeably different from the prefabricated buildings in Fortnite. A new design could draw attention to your base and possibly attract opponents. If you take advantage of the already built structures, you may be able to save some time, protect yourself and camouflage where you hide more easily. If you are really short, consider hiding in bushes or trees for shelter.
If you’re not great at building but choose to play one of the traditional Battle Royale modes, you’re probably going to have a bad time. Many players who take part in the traditional modes are skilled builders, so they will probably be able to get you out easily if you don’t know the building mechanic. Instead, play any of the Zero Build modes that support Solo, Duo, Trio, and Squad. These modes are great because they can help you learn the basics of movement and shooting mechanics without worrying about your opponents quickly building a castle around them before you can shoot. Once you know the way Fortnite works in general, you will be better prepared to learn how to build.