Crafting buildings as you fall & get an edge over others! Learn to prevent fall damage, go down buildings faster, & ambush your enemies with this guide.
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Why Build While Falling?
Building while falling can give you many advantages in Fortnite - avoiding fall damage, sliding down heights faster, and using height advantage for surprise attacks on enemies!Check Out Building Guide & Tips!
Prevent Fall Damage
Falling from extreme heights is one way for players to get eliminated during a match. Building as you fall will help you prevent taking fall damage!Check Out How To Survive Fall Damage!
Surprise Attack Enemies
One common tactic to ambush enemies is to use your height advantage. Rain bullets down on your enemies by building as you fall!Check Out How To Spot Enemies!
Go Down Faster
You can utilize your building skills to help you get down from heights faster and get to your goal more quickly.
Build As You Fall Techniques
Check Where You Can Build
Always check first where you can build! You can't build if the structure preview is in RED!
Build Walls & Floors
From the edge of where you want to fall from, aim your camera at your feet and build 2 consecutive walls!
As soon as you've built 2 walls, build a floor, this will stop your descent!Check Out What You Can Build!
Check The Video Below For A Demo:
Limit To 2 Story Heights
Try to limit your walls and floors to 2 stories high, aside from preventing fall damage, this is the most you can do given fall speed & building time.
Tips On Building While Falling
Activate Turbo Building
Turn on "Turbo Building" in your game settings. This makes sure that the next piece is automatically built when you hold down your build button.Check Out Recommended Settings!
Jumping Can Cause Fall Damage
Remember that jumping from extreme heights can add to fall damage. Don't jump and simply run over edges/cliffs to make your character fall.
Utilize Your Camera
Exploit your camera and use it to properly angle the structures you are building! Aim your camera DOWN when building walls & floors!
Survey Cliff Shapes Before Falling
When falling, try to build on gradually descending cliffs. Cliff edges that go straight down won't allow you to build and you'll fall to your death!
Build With Wood
We recommend using wood as the building material when you build as you fall as it is the one that builds structures the fastest.Check Out How To Gather Building Materials!
Practice On Playground Mode!
Build your confidence and sharpen your building skills on Playground Mode!Check Out Playground Mode!
Advanced Tip: Use Impulse Grenade To Boost Up
If you find yourself falling by accident, throw an impulse grenade on the ground. The grenade has a detonation time so time your throw - the lower the height, the earlier you need to throw the grenade!Check Out Impulse Grenade Stats!