Be the last man standing! Learn offensive and defensive tricks to survive longer with this Fortnite Survival Guide and Tips!
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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
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
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
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
They say that a "good defense is the best offense". The same can be said about Fortnite!
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
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
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!
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
You can use your camera as peripheral vision to a certain extent. Utilize it to see around corners and check enemy positions!
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
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
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
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
Knowing what weapons to use in every situation will definitely help you survive longer in a match.
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!https://gamewith.net/fortnite/article/show/251
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
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
|Phase||Damage Per Second||Before Shrinking (min:sec)||Shrink Time (min:sec)|
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
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
You can survive longer in-game by drinking Shield Potions and carrying Medkits.
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
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
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
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