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Shooting Tips - The Pop Shot Technique

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Learn to pop shot to get the Victory Royale! Information included on how to execute this technique, best weapons to improve this technique, shooting tips, pros and cons, and more!

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Use Pop Shot Technique To Safely Counter Attack

The Pop Shot Technique is a combat strategy used by players in Fortnite Battle Royale. This technique allows them to counter enemies while keeping them safe in cover for most of the time.

Counter Attack With Minimal Risks

With the Pop Shot Technique, you will be able to counter-attack enemies while reducing your risk of getting shot since you are behind cover most of the time!

Use The Pop Shot To Counter Mid To Long Range Enemies

The Pop Shot Technique is most effective when engaging mid to long range enemies. Using this technique can be less effective in close range when the combat gets more frantic.

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How To Do The Pop Shot Technique

You've spotted an enemy from afar. They're training their sights on you and getting ready to fire! Here's how to counter-attack the enemy using the Pop Shot Technique!

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Step 1:Find Or Build Some Cover

You will first need to cover yourself so that any enemy bullets will not be able to hurt you!

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Step 2: Crouch Down & Move To The Edge

Crouching down will make you a harder target for the enemy to see! Moving to the edge will give your camera angles the location of where your enemy is firing.

Step 3: Line Up Your Sights

With the enemy in your camera view, aim down your sights to where the enemy is. Do not shoot yet since the red X you see on your HUD indicates where you will hit if you shoot while crouched.

Step 4: Stand Up, Shoot, & Duck Back Down

After aiming at your enemy, stand up and fire at the enemy. Don't prolong your fire and duck back down!

Step 5: Rinse & Repeat Steps 4-5

Repeat steps 4-5 until you finish off your opponent!

Best Weapons For The Pop Shot Technique

Here is a list of effective weapons to use with the Pop Shot technique.

Recommended Weapons for Pop Shots

Recommended WeaponReason
Assault RifleThe Assault Rifle can deal a good amount of damage from mid range. It fires automatically to quickly deal damage to enemies.
Heavy Assault RifleThe Heavy Assault Rifle packs more punch compare to Assault Rifle. With a well-timed headshot, it can knock down unshielded enemies.
Heavy Sniper RifleThis weapon has one of the highest damage outputs among the Sniper Rifles. A single well-aimed shot could put an enemy down!
Hunting RifleThe Hunting Rifle also can hit enemies from long range, has bullet drop, and travel time. It only fires one shot at a time, but has no scoped zoom in.
Boom BowThe Boow Bow does explosive damage with every shot. It has a slow fire rate, requiring players to make every shot count.
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The Pros & Cons Of The Pop Shot Technique

Before using this technique in combat, consider the Pros and Cons of the Pop Shot Technique before engaging the enemy, there may be a better option for your situation!

The Pros Of The Pop Shot Technique

Only Exposes You When You Fire

With you crouched most of the time during this technique, enemies will not be able to shoot you since they can't see you! Try moving around the edges of your cover to keep them guessing where you'll pop out of next!

Improves Accuracy By Lessening Your Spray

By making you fire at the enemy in bursts, your bullet spray will lessen and improve your accuracy!

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The Cons Of The Pop Shot Technique

Needs Practice To Easily Pull Off

Using the Pop Shot Technique may require some practice to easily pull off. Jump into Playground Mode to practice on different targets before shooting at an actual enemy!

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Improve Your Pop Shot With These Shooting Tips

Avoid Rhythmically Standing Up

Rhythmically standing up may give the enemy an idea of your timing. Vary the timing of your shots, and try shooting from different locations of your cover! Use your time to reload and line up your next shot!

Shoot Sparingly

By shooting sparingly, you can lessen the bullet spray and improve your accuracy to increase the chances of hitting the enemy!

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