The Scoop: It’s a winner-takes-all battle in this dog-eat-dog game. Survival is the name of the game and here’s how you can pull off surviving longer in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Recently, many have had problems with logging into the game. Once online, you can see a new update that informs players there will be a new addition coming into the game soon.
Jetpacks Hunting Rifles(Update)
Since Fortnite players focus on getting to higher ground to gain an advantage, having jetpacks can significantly change everything.
However, a lot of questions still hover over the jetpack. Is it a working one? Or it’s just one of the accessories in the game? And can it be used as an item or it only automatically improves a player’s jump?
Although no official info further explains the role of the jetpack, you can always keep an eye on it on their blog. Only time will tell when the jetpack will finally answer those questions.
Update: Recently, Epic Games have announced on Reddit that their most anticipated jetpack feature will be delayed. They discovered a last-minute design issue on the jetpack, delaying the launch and will spend time on correcting it. Instead, they are launching a Hunting Rifle for their players as well as “a new point of interest” on the map in a matter of moments.
In the meantime, you have to do your best to survive with all the exciting items that the game offers. Here are some of the tips on how to last long when playing Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Choose Starting Location Wisely
This is one of the most important aspects that you have to consider when playing. Your drop site will determine how will your survival fares later in the game. If you are playing with friends, it’s wise that you drop off the Battle Bus together.
For beginners, try and avoid landing in residential areas or cities. They may offer more loot and gear but you are not the only one who aims to get them. The main point here is to land somewhere where equipment and resources are readily available while avoiding other players at the moment and the storm front.
Scout and Forage
The idea going out to conquer is tempting when you gathered a very cool weapon. However, know that it still needs ammo and you need some emergency healing items when an opponent catches you unaware. Just like any survival game, scout your area for possible places for your base and enemies. You can also spend some time looking for ammo, Medkits, and resources.
Fortify Gear and Base
You can’t nail this down if you aren’t scouting or foraging. This is the part where you are slowly upgrading your character. Improve your gears by swapping your old weapons to the ones with a higher rarity. Here is the weapons rarity guide that you will have to remember:
- Grey: Common
- Green: Uncommon
- Blue: Rare
- Purple: Epic
- Orange: Legendary
Note: Finding a weapon with a higher rarity than the weapon you have on doesn’t ensure your win. If you are good with the Uncommon or Rare weapon that you have, keep it. Swapping it with an Epic that you are not confident in using might cost you.
Additionally, with the resources that you’ve found, find a perfect place you can build a protective base for yourself that is beyond the storm front’s reach. You will be able to target enemies without them doing significant damage to you easily.
Always Be Aware
This is a game where you always keep an ear to the ground. Just because you are running around foraging and making your character stronger, it doesn’t mean that enemies are not out to get you. It is a “last man standing game” anyway.
Who knows who could be lurking about ready to pounce on you and shoot you down. Therefore, no matter what, always be aware of your surroundings and be alert.
Keep Calm and Have Fun
The tips and guides listed here are for both beginners and veterans alike. Even veterans know the importance of going back to the basics to improve their strategies further.
Bottomline: there is no secret sauce that can ensure every players’ win in Fortnite: Battle Royal. It all depends on what style of playing that you have. Adjust your strategies accordingly that makes you comfortable and will gain you more advantage in the game.
It is not uncommon that some games can cause more stress especially when it’s in a competitive game like this. However, just keep calm and enjoy.
In the end, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a great way to be de-stressing and to have fun, win or lose. Even if its a game, you still have to be a sport and accept defeat and victory all the same.
So what’s your preferred strategy in Fortnite?