Get the High Ground fast with building! Here's a step-by-step guide on crafting build structures to get the high ground advantage in Fortnite.
Be Tactical on the High Ground
Learning to use the HIgh Ground to your advantage is an essential skill to win in Fortnite!
Check Your Surroundings
From the High Ground, you can see farther than you would on the ground. Up high you can check for enemies or points of interests like supply drops or rifts!Check Out How to Spot Enemies Here
Easier to Pick Off Enemies
The angle at the high ground makes it easier to hit enemies who are on level ground. You can even track their movement and get cheeky headshots from this angle!Check Out How to Improve Your Aim
Harder to be Hit
Being on the high ground makes it harder for enemies on the ground to aim and shoot at you due to the angle.Check Out Survival Tips Here
Creating the High Ground
You don't need mountains to get the High Ground. Follow these steps to learn how you can build structures to get the high ground!Check Out Building Basics Here
The Corner Method
Step 1 - Create Two Walls
Start off by creating two walls in an inverted L shape
Step 2 - Create Stairs
Jump up and create Stairs on the Left Wall. Now you have your first floor!
Step 3 - Repeat
Create Walls on top of the Walls you've made earlier then jump and create another Stairs! Repeat these steps until you get to the height you want!
Pros and Cons of the Corner Method
|Pros||This is more friendly towards beginners as the steps are less complicated than the R Method.|
|Cons||The fort is very open from the back, leaving you vulnerable from attacks. You can fix this by adding more walls but at the cost of more materials.|
The R Method
Step 1 - Create the Base
Create a Wall and place Stairs on top of it.
Step 2 - Add the Floor
Jump up and place the floor on top of the base. Add a wall in front of you too to keep you safe!
Step 3 - Repeat
Repeat the first two steps to keep creating floors!
Pros and Cons of the R Method
|Pros||This structure uses less materials than the first one, perfect if you're trying to save on materials or if you don't have enough.|
|Cons||It is however way more open than the Corner Method. It's open across three sides making you a sitting duck for ambushes!|
Let's Make These Forts Better
Keep it to Three Floors
Always remember that the maximum height you can fall from without damage is three floors up! Keep your structures at that height so you won't fall to your death if it's brought down!Check Out How to Survive Fall Damage Here
Use Different Materials
Each material has its advantages. Try to use sturdier materials for the base of your structures to make it harder for enemies to bring it down.Check Out Choosing Building Materials Here
Add Extra Walls
Keep yourself safe from all sides by creating additional walls around you. This make take a bit more time and materials, but it will keep you safe from being shot in the back or the side.Check Out What You Can Build Here
Edit your Structures
Create windows, cut stairs in half. Edit inside your fort to make it easier for you to get between floors or to gun down enemies!Check Out How to Edit Structures Here