Fortnite: 10 Things You're Still Doing Wrong

Fortnite has hit the gaming community like wildfire, becoming developer Epic Games' most popular title. As a free-to-play game, almost anyone can get in on Fortnite's phenomenal squad-based matches.

Becoming a Fortnite champion is something that sounds like it could only be a dream. You may not know it, but you too could be a champion. It takes hard work, dedication, and tips from professional players. Since it's one of the most popular video games in the market, becoming a Fortnite champion seems insurmountable. Fear not since those championships are attainable. By following these 10 steps, you can significantly improve your Fortnite prowess. There are at least 10 things you're still doing wrong in Fortnite.

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10 Not Building Effectively

Effective Building is crucial in the game of Fortnite. Players who build frequently have better odds at surviving in Fortnite's Battle Royale. Many players claim to be experienced but still don't know that they can create brick and steel objects. Brick walls add more protection against gunfire and can improve your odds of survival. When under fire, however, you can't go wrong with wood, since brick has lower health and takes longer to build. Effectively building complex structures is a talent only held by a small percentage of Fortnite players, yet it is one of the most versatile skills to possess.

9 Not Practicing

It can't be stressed enough how important it is to practice. Many players get discouraged because they aren't good at Fortnite right away. Some of the people you encounter in Fortnite are long-term players who spent time to develop their skills.

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To compete with the best, practice makes perfect. Practice, practice, and practice. While you're at it, try different game modes—Fortnite has three. Also, stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks. Water will increase your energy and make you play better.

8 Not Realizing That Fortnite Uses Bloom

Fortnite is a game played by people of all ages. A significant number of people are unaware that Fortnite uses "bloom," and many don't know what bloom is. Instead of utilizing regular recoil like a game like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite uses bloom, meaning that the game has a random spray pattern. It makes sense to add recoil to Fortnite, so players can study each weapons spray pattern, but professional players seem to manage anyway. Maybe a later patch will add recoil to Fortnite.

7 Not Being Vigilant

Be aware of your surroundings in the game of Fortnite. Fortnite is a survival battle royale game that usually contains one-hundred enemies on each map. Staying vigilant will help prevent you from getting blindsided. There isn't a significant stealth component to Fortnite, but players might sneak up behind you because of your lack of vigilance. Strangely enough, remaining inside the storm is an effective strategy for winning. Check your sides and back from time to time; enemies could be lurking in the storm.

6 Not Knowing That Weapon Slotting Is Important

Every single professional Fortnite player would agree that weapon slotting is advantageous. When you find a weapon that you plan to keep, move it to a slot of your choice, so you can quickly switch between items and weapons in the midst of a heated firefight. Fortnite match winners are the people who do whatever it takes to win. Using strategies like weapon slotting can bring you closer to becoming a professional Fortnite player. Do you have what it takes?

5 Not Watching The Professionals

Watching professional Fortnite players like Tyler "Ninja" Blevins can significantly improve your game. Although initially a professional Halo player, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has made a name for himself in the Fortnite competitive world by playing twelve hours a day.

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You may not have that kind of dedication, but you can learn from players from professionals like Tyler Blevins. You can watch top-tier Fortnite players on streaming platforms like Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube.

4 Forgetting To Play The Objective

The objective of Fortnite's most popular game mode, Battle Royale, is to be the last person standing. A player is unlikely to be the last person standing if they draw attention by firing at every opponent. Sure getting more kills will add to your scoreboard, but it's not going to make you win the match. Regardless of the game mode, it is essential to play the objective in a match of Fortnite. Following the objective will put you on the fast-track to winning a game of battle royale.

3 Landing At A High Altitude

Although it is tempting to land on high spots to claim golden treasure chests, the most advanced players know that landing at the lowest places is the most effective. Gliding to low spots in a match is useful because your glider will open at a later time. This means you can fall faster and collect loot before other players.

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There is more loot that can be found at low altitudes in comparison to high altitudes as well. This can make a huge difference in a match with narrow margins.

2 Not Loading Up On Consumables

Loading up on consumables is beneficial for players in the long run. Chances are unless you're a bot, you'll take a significant amount of damage during a Fortnite match. Consumables can increase your health above the base amount and replenish lost health in matches. In a recent March 2019 Fortnite update, bananas, coconuts, and peppers were added to the game. There are plenty of consumables out there if you search for them. Also, keep consumables in the same spot in your inventory. You don't want to be fumbling for a healing item while under fire.

1 Failing To Realize That The Best Defence Is A Good Offence

Playing an offensive game will add to your killstreak, but it isn't the best way to win a game. Pick and choose your fights in Fortnite; not doing so could have dire consequences. Failing to realize that the best defense is a good offense is a critical error in the game of Fortnite. You'll protect yourself and still be able to shoot other players while strategically using defense. Playing defense with effective building can make the difference between winning or losing.

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