Fortnite: Tips & Guide
Building Guide - Basic Fort Building
Fortnite | Building Guide - Basic Fort Building - GameWith

Building Guide - Basic Fort Building

Last Updated:
Hot Topic
Check Out FORTNITE Letter Locations!

This building guide will teach you how to craft and use the basic Fort building in Fortnite. Learn tips on how to build and use the basic Tower to get the Victory Royale!!

Table of Contents

Check Out Beginner Tutorial - Building Here

Building Towers Is An Essential Technique

For the game to have the word "Fort" in its title, you best believe that building and using a basic Fort is an essential technique to learn in Fortnite Battle Royale!

A Safe Haven For You

Basic Forts or Towers have many different uses to suit your needs. They provide great height advantage, good cover to shield and heal up, scout the area, and more!

How To Build A Basic Fort

Let's run through the basics of creating a Tower step-by-step!

What You Will Need

At Least 170 Materials

To build a 3-storey Tower, you will need at least 170 pieces of material. It is recommended to use wood since it builds quickly and covers you faster!

Check Out Gathering Building Materials Here

Time For Practice

To master the art of building a basic Fort quickly, you will need time and patience to get the process down to a tee. Try jumping into Playground Mode to practice building your Towers!

Check Out Playground Mode Here

Tower Building - Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1: Surround Yourself With Walls

Surrounding yourself with walls protects you from enemies surrounding your area.

Step 2: Jump & Build Stairs

Building stairs elevates you a bit, and gives you an instant height advantage.

Step 3: Surround The Upper Part With Walls

Create walls for your Tower's second storey!

Step 4: Jump & Build A Floor

Building a floor will block any enemies trying to get to you from below!

Step 5: Repeat Steps 2 - 4

Repeating steps 2 - 4 will give you access to better height advantage. It also adds another blanket of security from enemies trying to follow you from below!

Step 6: Finish Your Tower By Building Stairs

Finally, build one more set of stairs so you can peek around on top of your Tower!

Pros & Cons Of The Tower

The Strengths Of The Tower

Towers Grant You A Big Height Advantage

With a freshly-constructed Tower, you instantly have 3 storeys worth of height advantage! Use your height advantage to scout the area for enemies, and rain down your firepower on other players!

Towers Protect Most Of Your Sides

With walls surrounding you, and floors and stairs below you, there would be no other way for the enemy to get to you other than above you!

Falling From Towers Will Not Give Fall Damage

Basic Forts are generally 3 storeys tall so that if it ever gets destroyed and you fall, you will not take fall damage. Try not going for more than 3 storeys when building your Tower!

NoteRemember that fall damage will directly affect your health and ignore your shield.

The Weaknesses Of The Tower

Towers Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb

Player made structures can easily be differentiated by other players on the map. A Tower will immediately alert other players that another player has been there, or are still lurking around!

Check Out Spotting Enemies Here

Basic Forts Consume Lots Of Materials

While the Tower has a lot of advantages, these come with a cost. You will need at least 170 materials to build a proper Tower. Making mistakes will consume more materials. Therefore, only use the Tower when necessary!

Building Towers Need Practice

Building the basic Fort has many steps, if you are trying to make one quickly, you might jumble up the steps and make mistakes. Practice first in a no pressure environment before building a Tower in other game modes!

Tips On Using The Basic Fort

Use Your Stairs As Quick Cover

Having stairs on top of your Fort will allow you to move in and out of cover so enemies will not be able to easily target you. Use your stairs to cover yourself when you need it!

Check Out Crouch Shooting Here

Jump Down For A Quick Escape

Since Towers are generally 3 storeys high, jumping down for a quick escape will not give you any fall damage! Remember this when you quickly need to abandon your Fort!

Edit Your Way Out To Be More Discreet

Editing your structure for a more discreet way out can fool enemies into focusing their fire on your Fort while you make sneak away undetected! You can shoot them down while they're distracted, or run away!

Survival Is Always The Key To Winning!

Remember that to win in Fortnite, you don't need to have the most kills. All you need to do is survive the longest!

Check Out Editing Building Here

Recommended Fortnite Articles

Chapter 2 Season 2 Featured Articles

Featured Skin Articles

Check Out Today's Item Shop Here

Latest News & Updates

Featured Weapon Articles

(C)Epic Games, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All trademarks, character and/or image used in this article are the copyrighted property of their respective owners.
▶FORTNITE Official Website

Have some feedback? Click here

Your feedbacks will be checked by our staffs and will be attended to accordingly. Please be advised that we may not reply to every individual feedbacks.

Reader Comments
Max. 300 Characters

By clicking Submit you are agreeing to the Terms of Use.
*Offensive, insulting or inappropriate use of forum may lead to ban/restriction.
To avoid griefing, you will not be able to post or report for the first %d hours upon visiting this forum for the first time.


Looks like nobody posted here yet...

Article Menu
Latest News
Season 2 Articles
Season 2 Challenge
SKYE's Challenges
DEADPOOL Challenges
Agent Peely's Spy Licence Challenges
MEOWSCLES Challenges
TNTINA Challenges
Challenge Hubs
Featured Skins
Skins & Cosmetics
Beginner Tips
First Tips to Learn
Building Tips
Combat Tips
Survival Tips
Weapon & Items
Mythic Weapons
Weapon List by Type
Game System