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.
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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!
|Note||Remember 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