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Be the last man standing! Learn offensive and defensive tricks to survive longer with this Fortnite Survival Guide and Tips!

Survival Guide & Tips

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Be The Last One Standing

Be The Last One Standing

Being the last man (or team!) standing is the ultimate goal of Fortnite!

Learning techniques and strategies to survive longer in-game will help you achieve Victory Royale!

Check Out Beginner Basics Here

Know Where To Go

Use Your Map

Know Where To Go

First things first, know where to land! Areas like Junk Junction, Flush Factory, Lonely Lodge, etc., are by the edge of the map and tend to be less populated. This lessens fights over loot & getting eliminated early!

Check Out Where to Land Here

Check The Battle Bus Path

Check The Battle Bus Path

Always take note of the Battle Bus Path. Keep away from it and you'll be able to escape clumps of enemy players!

Check Out Dangerous Landing Spots Here

Aim At Low Ground To Land Faster

Aim At Low Ground To Land Faster

Being the first to land on the map is a great advantage. Utilize your glider to descend faster to get to weapons and strategic locations first!

Check Out Other Tips To Land Faster Here

Play Defensively

They say that a "good defense is the best offense". The same can be said about Fortnite!

Defensive Building

Defensive Building

One way to survive longer is to know how to build! This can mean the difference between life and death.

Defensive Building Uses

Build walls before reloading or consuming items, or build forts to protect yourself from enemy fire, the possibilities are endless!

Check Out Building Basics Here

Build 3-Storey Structures

Build 3-Storey Structures

When building forts, remember to keep to 3-storey structures. Just in case your fort gets taken out, you won't suffer from fall damage!

Check Out What You Can Build Here

Hiding Is A Strategy

Hiding Is A Strategy

Another tip to survive longer in Fortnite is to find good hiding / camping spots and make offensive or defensive decisions from there.

Get To High Ground!

Get To High Ground

If you decide to camp and wait the battle out, go for high ground like hilltops or roofs! You can spot enemies even before they can see you.

Use Your Peripheral Vision

Use Your Peripheral Vision

You can use your camera as peripheral vision to a certain extent. Utilize it to see around corners and check enemy positions!

Listen Well!

Listen Well

Fortnite also gives players a lot of auditory cues for them to know where the fight is at. Bullet sounds and footsteps are some indicators of which direction you should be avoiding.

Check Out How To Spot Enemies Here

Look Out For Defensive Weapons & Items

Thermal Scope AR Can Scout Enemies

Thermal Scope AR Can Scout Enemies

Use the Thermal Scoped AR check out heat traces of enemy players. You can also search for treasure chests with it! Remember if that if you shoot, then you will give away your position. Try using this to scout enemies only.

Check Out Thermal Scope Assault Rifle Stats Here

Use Shockwave Grenades To Send Enemies Flying

Use Shockwave Grenades To Send Enemies Flying

If enemies come to you, you can use the Shockwave Grenade to push the enemy back and create space between you and your opponents.

Check Out Shockwave Grenade Stats Here

Use The Rift-To-Go For A Quick Escape

Use The Rift-To-Go For A Quick Escape

The Rift-To-Go will create a Rift that lets you quickly get out of harm's way! Remember that the Rift that this item creates lasts 10 seconds so enemies may be able to follow you. Use with extreme caution!

Know When To Switch To Offense

When you have no other choice and the fight comes to you, know how to survive longer with an aggressive strategy in Fortnite!

Best Weapons To Use in Any Situation

Best Weapons To Use in Any Situation

Knowing what weapons to use in every situation will definitely help you survive longer in a match.

Optimize Your Loadout

Optimize Your Loadout

Try picking a loadout with an Assault Rifle, SMG or Shotgun, and a Sniper Rifle to get be ready for any situation!

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Build For Offense

Build For Offense

You can also build structures to go on the offensive, and get better positioning to fight enemies.

Build To Get The High Ground

When chasing after an opponent, build bridges and stairs to get an advantage position-wise and corner them!

Surviving The Storm

Escape the Storm

Escape the Storm

Another basic method of surviving longer in Fortnite is to be aware of the storm and the time left before it shrinks.

The Storm's Damage

PhaseDamage Per SecondBefore Shrinking (min:sec)Shrink Time (min:sec)
113:203:00
212:301:30
322:001:30
452:001:00
581:300:40
6101:300:30

The storm's damage increases the smaller it shrinks so be careful not to get caught in it.

Check Out How To Survive The Storm Here

Keep To Edge of the Eye

Keep To Edge of the Eye

Try to keep at the edge of the storm whenever it shrinks. Other players tend to move into the middle of the Eye and don't look back.

Use Shields & Recovery Items

Pick Up Potions and Bandages

Pick Up Potions and Bandages

You can survive longer in-game by drinking Shield Potions and carrying Medkits.

In-Game Consumables

Apples & Blue Mushrooms

Apples & Blue Mushrooms

When you come across Red Apples or Blue Mushrooms in the field, be sure to consume them. They offer +5 health and +5 shield, respectively.

Check Out Health & Shields Here!

Use Vehicles & Rifts For Mobility

Use Vehicles To Cover More Ground

Use Vehicles To Cover More Ground

Using a vehicle can help you to survive in-game longer. Drive one around for faster map movement, either to run to or from a gunfight!

Check Out All Vehicles Here

Use Rifts for Quick Escapes

Use Rifts for Quick Escapes

Rifts found in the map can also be utilized to make quick escapes. Jump into one and deploy your glider to get out of the area quickly when outnumbered by enemies!!

Check Out Rift Locations Here

Use A Rift-To-Go If There Are No Rifts

Use A Rift-To-Go If There Are No Rifts

If there are no Rifts nearby, having a Rift-To-Go may come in handy for faster movement, or quick repositioning. Beware! Other players can follow you since the Rift this item creates lasts for 10 seconds.

Check Out The Rift-To-Go Here

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