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This guide is for players who want to learn more about crafting building structures in Fortnite Battle Royale!!

What You Can Build

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Building Will Help You Win

Building Will Help You Win

Building is a main element of Fortnite's gameplay. Let's briefly review what you can build using Fortnite's building mechanic.

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Building Units


Build Walls

Walls break your enemy's line of sight, and give you a few moments to catch your breath. Think of your next move while you're safe!


Build Floors

Floors can serve as platforms for you to traverse difficult terrain. If there is no other way, make your own!


Build Stairs

Stairs allow you to get to higher ground more quickly. It also gives you a height advantage against enemies.


Build Roofs

Roofs can protect you from grenades and other throwable weapons. Place this over your head to create a makeshift helmet!

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Cover Is Your Friend

Fortnite Create Cover

Building cover gives you some breathing space in Fortnite. It breaks your enemy's line of sight, while also gives you time to re-think your strategy.

Create Your Window Of Opportunity!

Fortnite Create Window

Editing your cover allows you to make a window. By making this window, you gain a line of sight, while not fully exposing yourself to the enemy.

Make Doors For A Sneaky Exit

Fortnite Create Door

Doors can give you a way out without breaking your walls. You can trick the enemy into focusing their fire onto your structure by sneaking through the back.

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Gain The Height Advantage

Gain The Height Advantage

Gaining a height advantage over your enemy drastically improves your chances of eliminating them. When engaging an enemy, remember to gain the height advantage.

The Wall And Stairs Combo

The Wall And Stairs Combo

Creating a wall with stairs immediately behind it is a basic tactic in Fortnite that provides both cover and height advantage. It makes the enemy waste bullets trying to destroy your wall first before your height advantage.

"Fort" Night

Fort Night

Building a fort grants you superior height advantage over your enemy, while also providing great cover because of the fort's structure. However, it will take some time and a lot of materials to build a fort.



Having a Port-a-Fort in your inventory allows you to immediately deploy a tower fort when used. It is a one-time-use item so use wisely!

Build Bridges

Build Bridges

Floors provide you a way to travel across difficult terrain! What can you do with bridges?

A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Cross Water With Bridges

Crossing bodies of water drastically slows you down. Building bridges will help you cross it faster than going around the lake! Remember you need an anchor first to build the bridge!

Up High!

Cross Mountains With Bridges

Need to get to another roof in a pinch? Or how about get to another hill? No problem! Bridges can cut down your travel time!

Vertical Mazes

Vertical Mazes

Other than having a traditional fort, you can create a massive structure of random building units to create a huge height advantage and cover.

Keep Them Guessing

Keeping your enemies guessing your exact location in your structure is a perk of building vertical mazes, it can fool an enemy into thinking you're on the top floor when you could be hiding in the 6th!

Block Them From Following You

By using random pieces you can block an enemy from getting to the higher levels with floors and stairs. This can buy you some time when they try to break it down with their pickaxe, or waste bullets destroying it.

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