Fortnite is presented by Epic Games.
About the game
It is available in three distinct game mode versions that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine: Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative shooter-survival game for up to four players to fight off zombie-like creatures and defend objects with fortifications they can build; Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale game in which up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing; and Fortnite Creative, in which players are given complete freedom to create worlds and battle arenas.
Fortnite is available for Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, iOS, Android.
Tips and tricks:
The following are tips and tricks for the smooth gameplay.
- Know your gear
Gear comes in six colors – learn them and you won’t waste your time trying to get to a blue item when you already have a set of purples:
- Common – Grey
- Uncommon – Green
- Rare – Blue
- Epic – Purple
- Legendary – Orange
- Mythic – Gold [only the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity Blade so far]
- Crouch as much as possible
If you’re in a named location, there’s a high possibility that you’re not alone, so do your best to stay stealthy. Crouching down keeps you slow and quiet, meaning you can move around without drawing attention to yourself. You’ll quickly hear anyone else that’s around who’s running or using their pickaxe to harvest resources and in Fortnite having any kind of upper hand is always a good idea.
- Stay in cover as much as possible
Avoid running across open areas as the longer you stay in the open, the more likely you are to be spotted by another player. Stick to cover as much as possible, and if you do have to make a cross-country run, make sure you hug cover or use your jumps to make you a trickier target. You have an unlimited sprint at your disposal so there’s no excuse to dawdle! Also, remember that bushes are your friends, so use them and use them often.
- Build for defense
Learn the ‘instant combat tower’ structure, and map it to your muscle memory as quickly as possible. Four walls, a staircase in the middle, move up and repeat, to build a simple, effective, elevated fort that you can duck in and out of at will. Learn to treat the building as part of your weapon and gear set – you can build on the fly and climb stairs the instant their construction outline appears, so make them a dynamic part of your game.