This guide will teach you how to reinforce your stairs while building. Get tips and tricks to make your crafted stairs sturdier to avoid fall damage and survive longer in Fortnite Battle Royale.
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Stairs Alone Are Brittle
Stairs are a versatile building structure in Fortnite. They allow you to get to the high ground, gain a height advantage on enemies, and more. However, there are some downsides.Check Out What You Can Build Here
Stairs Can Only Take So Much Damage
The Stairs as a single structure may be versatile, but it still takes damage from weapons. It shatters when it takes enough damage and could expose you to the enemy's fire!
Falling From Certain Heights Can Hurt You
Did your Stairs get destroyed by an enemy? If you are high enough, you will take fall damage once you land!
Fall Damage Ignores Your Shield!
Even if you are shielded up, taking fall damage will directly affect your health! Remember this when making stairs so you can be more cautious!
Reinforce Your Stairs With A Wall
Using a Wall to reinforce your Stairs is a great way to negate some of the dangers of the Stairs.
How To Build This Structure
Step 1: Build Stairs
Build some stairs like you normally would.
Step 2: Build A Wall While Moving Up The Stairs
While aiming and moving forward, build a wall in front of your stairs.
Step 3: Rinse And Repeat While Aiming Forward
Do this as many times as you like while aiming forward so you don't build a wall that blocks your path!
Strengths Of The Wall & Stairs Combo
Walls will absorb damage first!
An enemy shooting in front of you will hit the Walls first. These Walls act as a buffer before your Stairs start to take any damage!
Weakness Of The Wall & Stairs Combo
This Structure Is Vulnerable Underneath
If an enemy is directly below this structure, they can easily shoot down the structure!
Add Floors To Your Walls & Stairs
By adding a Floor to the structure, you will be able to negate the Wall & Stair Combo's downside!
How To Build This Structure
Step 1: Build A Floor
Build a floor on the ground.
Step 2: Add Stairs
Make some stairs on top of your floor and move up.
Step 3: Build A Wall In Front Of Your Stairs
While moving up, add a wall in front of your stairs.
Step 4: Rinse and Repeat While Aiming Forward
Do this as many times as you like!
Strength of The Walls, Stairs & Floor Combo
Walls, & Floors Absorb Damage First
With Floors added to the structure, damage coming from directly beneath the structure will now be absorbed by your floors first!
Floors Will Catch You If You Fall
If your Wall and Stairs get destroyed, you might fall from a great height. But with Floors, it wall catch you before you fall to your doom!
Weaknesses of The Walls, Stairs & Floor Combo
Needs Practice To Do It Quickly
Being able to build this structure quickly takes some time to get it right. Practice building it in a secure environment like Playground Mode before trying it out on enemies!Check Out Playground Mode Here
Needs Time & Resources
Building this structure will take more time to build than the previous structures, and will eat away at your resources. However, it's a risk you should be willing to take because of its benefits!Check Out Gathering Building Materials Here