This Fortnite guide will help you avoid getting eliminated early in the match by teaching you which landing spots to avoid as well as tips on escaping these locations!
What Makes an Area Dangerous?
As tempting as it is to land where all of the action is, you put yourself in danger of getting eliminated early in the game.
Scenarios You Might Face
Here are the likely outcomes of landing in a dangerous area:
- No time to prepare before encountering enemies.
- High chance of dying from battle.
- Getting caught in the Storm.
Examples of Dangerous Landing Areas
High Population Areas
More people means more competition and combat will be unavoidable. Urban areas such as Tilted Towers and Retail Row are favorite landing spots so are best avoided.
Areas Featured in Challenges
Some areas on the map are featured in Challenges, particularly the Battle Pass Challenges. Featured areas for the current week tend to be hot zones in terms of encounter rate.Check Out Season 5 Battle Pass Challenges
Open areas provide little or no cover for you to hide in. These make you a prime target for enemy players, especially ones who have sniper rifles.
Extreme Edges of the Map
Landing on the extreme edges of the map tends to be a gamble. If you are unlucky, you may end up getting caught it the Storm while running toward the safety of the eye.Check Out How to Survive the Storm
Getting Out of a Dangerous Area
Plan Your Escape
Check the map for the shortest route out of your location, keeping in mind the location of the Storm's eye.Check Out Survival Guide & Tips
Make sure you get a weapon as soon as you land so you don't get caught without a way to defend yourself. Don't be picky!Check Out The Weapon Management Guide
Gather Building Materials
Make sure that you have building materials in case you need to shield yourself.
Don't Destroy Targets!
Take care not to fully destroy your target (and avoid cars!) to avoid alerting players of your location.Find Out How to Quietly Farm Materials
Get Out of the Area
Once you have all the basic things you need, leave the area fast. Check for movement and try to attract as little attention as possible when you move from cover to cover.Check Out The Spotting Enemies Guide