Fortnite: Battle Royale Game Guide
How to win in Fortnite? Tips and tricks, hints and weapons! Fortnite: Battle Royale Guide provides tips and tricks, weapons and landing hints. Here you will find out how to win and how to get V-bucks. Our beginners guide can teach you how to beat cheaters!
Last update: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Fortnite: Battle Royale Guide provides tips and tricks, solution, hints and weapon's description, which will help you understand the mechanics and rules of this free-to-play mode. The guide discusses rules the maps are subject to which will prove useful while planning on your steps and combat tactics and buildings fortifications. No, not only the v-bucks matters! Just download the game and start wining! Of course if the server shutdown is over.
- Tips for start - How to play and win?
- Best weapons
- Building and fortifications
- Fortnite Battle Royale - What's new in July?
- Fortnite Battle Royale - What's new in June?
Tips for start - How to play and win?
Beginner's Guide to Battle Royale - tips and tricks for an immensely popular mode, in which you, and hundreds of other players, are stranded on an isle. Whoever manages to survive until the end of the match, wins. That section provides a handful of hints for beginner players, description of controls and system requirements, where you find a comprehensive discussion of technical issues.
- How to start in Fortnite: Battle Royale?
- Tips for start - play and win the game.
- Firing system - how to shoot and kill? You're aiming and accuracy in Fortnite can be a lot better.
- Beginning of the match - what to do after landing?
- Traps and how to run in middle stage?
- Build a fortress! Collect a sniper rifle! Tips and tricks for late stage of the game.
- System requirements
Weapons, gear, equipment, items, ammo, meds and secrets - all you can find here. Also here, you will find a description of each weapon in the Fortnite: Battle Royale, its firepower, usefulness and tactics connected with using them. Learn about best weapons in Fornite.
- Weapons and items tips
- Meds - how to heal in Fortnite: Battle Royale?
- Assault rifles and sniper rifles - camping and fighting with Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle, Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, Burst rifle and scoped assault rifle.
- Grenades, bombs, RPG - grenade launcher, rocket-propelled grenade.
- Shotguns - tactical and pump shotgun.
- Pistols and submachine guns - the best pistol in the game? Pick pistol, revolver or submachine gun (SMG).
The next part discusses the match and walkthrough. It provides description of all the elements of the game proper, thanks to which you will come closer to victory. Those chapters discuss landing, drop zones, picking up items, building fortifications and how to avoid dangers connected with storms.
- Best landing locations in Fortnite: Battle Royale - check our map with the best places for landing.
Building and fortifications
This has been rounded up with chapters on tactics that you can employ to win the match. Here, you will find a detailed description of shooting mechanics that is quite different from other games with Battle Royale mode. Another thing setting Fortnite apart from other games of this type is building vaults and fortifications, which is also described in that chapter. Apart from that, it discusses the best landing zones and inventory management hints.
This guide to Fortnite: Battle Royale provides:
- A handful of tips for beginners;
- A comprehensive description of weaponry;
- A detailed description on erecting structures;
- Discussion of shooting mechanics
- Map with the best starting positions
- Discussion of the technical side of the game's PC version
Fortnite Battle Royale - What's new in July?
Update 4.5 - 03.07.2018
In update 4.5 you won't find any major changes. A new weapon was introduced - Drum Gun. This fast-shooting assault rifle is perfect for exerting pressure on enemy structures.
Fortnite World Event - 08.07.2018
One thing is certain. Developers have plenty of creativity and their marketing campaign for the fifth season of Fortnite: Battle Royale is probably the best example. Llamas were scattered all over the world, and a huge Durrr Burger appeared in the desert areas of California. More about the event and solving this mystery can be found in a specially prepared thread on Reddit.
Update 5.0 and beginning of a new season - 12.07.2018
The new season started in mid-July. The creators have prepared several dozen attractions for the players related with Battle Pass, which can be bought for 950 vbucks. In addition, a major update has been made and can be found at this link. Below you will find an overview of the most important improvements and changes.
- NEW SEASON! Season 5 is very similar to season 4. 100 levels to unlock, a few skins, smiles, etc. For 950 vbucks.
- A new item (or rather a means of transport) - an outdoor golf cart. The cart can maneuver, drift and jump over obstacles for a full squad (4 people). Its roof works like a bouncer.
- The map has been updated. New desert areas, Paradise Palms and Lazy Links have been added. A few unnamed locations also appeared in the game.
- Rifts appeared on maps. These are teleports distributed in strategic places, thanks to which you can move from one end of the map to the other. A great tool when you're unlucky enough to go into storm circles (Rifts eliminate the need to run for two minutes just to get to a safe zone).
- From now on, after firing any shotgun, you will have to wait until the shot from the second shotgun. Double pump/ double heavy shotgun / Pump+Tactical shotgun tactics cease to exist with this update.
- The machine gun with silencer received a downgrade - From now on the range from which the SMG damage decreases is reduced to 24m (previously 26m). The damage is reduced to 80% for hits from 35 m (previously 85% for 47.5 m). Also, the damage is reduced to 65% for hits over 50 m (previously 75% for hits over 70 m).
Battle Pass Changes:
- From season 5 onwards, the progressive challenges will no longer be limited to one season. From now on, they can be concluded at player's own pace.
- Progressive challenges will henceforth require a certain amount of exp. Also, they won't depend on the level of players in the season.
- The weekly challenges will henceforth be divided into two parts, free of charge (Free Pass) and linked to the Battle Pass. The first three challenges will be available for free, and the last four will only be available to Battle Pass holders. Four challenges will continue to be required to complete the weekly challenges.
Update 5.0 - 17.07.2018
Another content update brought about the first changes in machine guns. A tactical machine gun went into the treasury and was replaced by a new machine gun. Full description of the changes can be found on the official Epic Games website, and the most important ones are as follows:
- New Weapon - Submachine Gun. With 19-21 damage rate, this new SMG replaces the old tactical SMG - well known from previous updates. Tactical SMG has been added to the vault.
- Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle has been enhanced - Now it causes 75/78 damage instead of 63/66.
Update 5.10 and the first birthday of Battle Royale - 24.07.2018
Update 5.10 brought some changes to the game and a new weapon - the Compact Machine Gun. In addition, since the update has been released, it was possible to join the world event concerning the first birthday of Fortnite: Battle Royale. The event consisted of few challenges, and the prize was a backpack and graffiti. You can find the full notes of changes on the Epic Games website. Below we have presented the list of the most changes:
- Fortnite's first birthday!
- New weapon... A submachinegun has been added (epic and legendary rarity) that has 50 ammo in a clip and is able to destroy any opponent in 0.2 seconds by hitting only eight of the 50 bullets. In addition, you will not be able to protect yourself against its firepower by building walls, because the new SMG destroys structures in 0.15 seconds...
- Slight downgrade for explosive weapons. From now on, the explosion range will be smaller, making it impossible to destroy half of the Tilted Towers with a single C4 package, and no fortress will be destroyed with a single RPG rocket.
- Changes in materials during construction. From now on, metal is as it should be - the strongest.
- Siorb's juice was amplified. From now on, every 0.5 seconds it renews 1hp up to 75hp. If the character has 100 health points, they will be transferred to his/her shield.
- Return of the temporary, periodical Playground mode.
Fortnite Battle Royale - What's new in June?
This chapter presents a summary of the most important changes to Fortnite: Battle Royale. It will allow you to find out when Epic Games decided to make radical changes to the most important aspects of the game and to check which items and limited time modes they added in June. In each of the following chapters you will also find a link to the main Fortnite page where you can read the full change log of a given update.
- Update 4.5 - 03.07.2018
- Fortnite World Event - 08.07.2018
- Update 5.0 and beginning of a new season - 12.07.2018
- Update 5.0 - 17.07.2018
- Update 5.10 and the first birthday of Battle Royale - 24.07.2018
- Content update 4.3 - 06.06.2018
- Update 4.4 - 11.06.2018
- Fortnite: Battle Royale for Nintendo Switch - 12.06.2018
- Content update 4.4 - 19.06.2018
- Update 4.5 - 27.06.2018
Content update 4.3 - 06.06.2018
Several things have changed in the 4.3 content update. First of all, we should mention the reduced effectiveness of shotguns and the reduction in the amount of resources obtained from lamps. Below you will find the most important changes brought by this update:
- Supply Llamas will now contain only 200 of each respective resource (instead of 500)
- Pump-action shotgun damage has been reduced from 90/95 (green/blue) to 80/85. Additionally, the headshot crit multiplier has been reduced from 2.5 to 2.0. Caution! This means that you cannot kill an enemy with 100hp / 100 shield with a single pump-action shotgun round.
- Trap damage has been increased by 100% (from 75 to 150 damage). Caution! This means you can die from a trap if you have less then 150hp / shield, so basically throughout 90% of the game. Watch your step!
- A new item has been added - Bouncer Trap. It is set just like all the other trap. It provides a jump upward or in a direction. The item can be found everywhere, in packs of three. Caution! The Bouncer enables you to execute long distance leaps and safely land potentially dangerous drops as it negates falling damage.
- Removed distance-based damage reduction when shooting structures from rifles, SMGs, and light machine guns, You can now destroy the structures from your maximum effective range.
- Increased effective range of explosives (C4) by 50%. Now you can destroy half of Tilted Towers using just two portions of C4.
Update 4.4 - 11.06.2018
The 4.4 update does not change much. Two quite interesting things have been added: a football stadium to celebrate the start of the world championships, and a new item - Thermal Scope Assault Rifle. Below you will find the most important changes in this update:
- New item - Thermal Scope Assault Rifle. Dealing 36-37 damage, the rifle can "see" through walls. The perfect tool for those that would rather observe the heat of battle from a distance.
- Sniper Shootout is back as a limited time mode.
- Added new location - soccer stadium. You will find it in the northern section of the map, just beside the Pleasant Park.
Fortnite: Battle Royale for Nintendo Switch - 12.06.2018
From now on, anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch console can download Fortnite: Battle Royale for free. Everyone interested should refer to our guide, in which we describe the registration process in detail.
Content update 4.4 - 19.06.2018
Another update and a new batch of novelties. This time we can use specially designed grenades - Stink Bombs. They'll make it easy to smoke out even the most hardened campers, because let's face it... who likes campers?
- New item - Stink Bomb. This grenade generates a cloud of deadly gas, which deals 10 damage per second for 9 seconds.
- Added new limited time mode - Final Fight Teams of 20. Mode in which five teams of 20 compete for victory. This time, though, the storm ring shrinks only three times, and the winner is chosen when the match time is over. The team that has the most players left, wins.
Update 4.5 - 27.06.2018
The next update introduces a few changes to the game. As always, we see the addition of some new items. This time it is a pair of guns. Below you will find the most important things added in this update:
- New weapon! - Dual pistols. Dealing 41-43 damage, this weapon comes in two flavors - epic and legendary. It uses medium ammo, usually reserved for assault rifles and revolvers.
- New limited time mode! Playground. Hundreds of thousands of players across the globe have been asking for this mode. You enter the server with your friends and create whatever you wish on the map. The match lasts for an hour. Additionally, this mode also allows for 1v1 battles, as friendly fire is enabled.
- The SMGs have now increases accuracy (by as much as 25%) and damage increased by 2. This doesn't affect the accuracy of the first shot. The buff is smaller for silenced SMGs - the accuracy bonus is only 10%.
- Items dropped in the water will now float.
Jacek "Ramzes" Winkler (www.gamepressure.com)
About Fortnite: Battle Royale Game Guide
Author : Jacek "Ramzes" Winkler for gamepressure.com
Translator : Slawomir "rattchen" Niejadlik
last update : November 7, 2017
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Fortnite: Battle Royale Video Game
- genre: Action
- developer: Epic Games
- publisher: Epic Games
- platform: PC, PS4, XONE
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