Fortnite's Close Encounters mode is here! Jet packs and shotguns, find out everything you need to know about this Limited Time Mode!
Shotgun Aerial LTM - Close Encounters
Close Encounters LTM - Overview
Put on your trusty Jetpack and bring out your boomsticks to blow away the competition in The New Close Encounters Game Mode! As the name suggests, only shotguns are available in this game mode along with the Jetpacks.
Close Encounters LTM - Review
This LTM is a frantic and fast paced experience. Close quarter combat is gripping, and the added mobility of the Grappler and Jetpack allows for quick and speedy movement!
Aerial Combat With Shotguns
Players are in for a blast as Close Encounters combines the joy of flying and the destructive fun of explosives!
Get Aerial Superiority with the Jetpack!
Be light on your foot! Close Encounters combines the mobility of Jet Packs and destructive force of shotgun!
Easier to Loot
Jetpacks are a common find within the map! Find one immediately to get airborne as soon as you can!
Fast Fuel Regen Rate
With the Jetpack's faster fuel regeneration rate, you can get off the ground faster, and join in on the action more often!
Slow Fuel Burn Rate
Compared to the default Jetpack, the Close Encounters Mode Jetpack burns fuel at a slower rate so you can be more mobile and avoid danger
Don't bother looking for your favorite Rifle. This game only features Shotguns! Get in close and personal!
Shotgun Weapon Damage & Stats
|Double Barrel Shotgun||285||150||2|
Jetpack & Grappler Item Review
|Jetpack||Allows player to fly for limited duration. Will dissipate upon running out of fuel|
|Grappler||Grapplers allow you to traverse terrain quickly by swinging from one location to another.|
Throwables Damage & Stats
Tips To Win In Close Encounters Mode
Recommended Weapon: Heavy Shotgun
With its high damage output, and longer range compared to other Shotguns, the Heavy Shotgun is the ideal weapon to use in this mode!Check Out The Heavy Shotgun Here
Get Up Close and Personal
Take advantage of Shotguns' full potential by engaging enemies in close quarters. Keep your aim on their upper body so as many pellets as possible connect to the target.
Try To Get The High Ground And Shoot Down
Shooting down on an enemy will give you a higher chance of dealing headshot damage to the enemy! Try to get on top of enemies as much as possible!
Grappler Is Present In This Mode
Here are some ways you can utilize the Grappler and make the most out of it in this game mode:Check Out The Grappler Here
Use Grappler And Jetpack Combo
Give yourself the advantage by using the Grappler and Jetpack to move through the terrain. Attack enemies occupying high ground or make a quick escape by swinging from cover to cover.
Use The Grappler To Rush Your Enemy
Using the Grappler to quickly close the gap between you and your enemy may disorient them because of your sudden presence. Use this window to shoot them down while they are panicking!
Don't Be Afraid Of Falling!
Once you get a Jetpack, don't be afraid of falling! Pressing the jump button while fallig will make your fall damage null. But keep eyes on the gauge not to have it overheated.