Advice for How to Get Better at Fortnite
Fortnite, as you might or might not know, took the gaming world by storm when it landed. Rather out of the blue, it went from something that people didn’t know much about to one of the most popular and influential games of all time. What’s less talked about is how much the game has changed since it first got popular. I’m not talking about just content here. I’m talking about the people who play it. It seems like every game these days has very talented players who can build, shoot, and generally outplay everyone. It can be daunting to come into it now, but in this How to Get Better at Fortnite guide, I’ll give you the three best tips on how to improve your gaming, whether you’re new to the game or if you’re just trying to get better!
But do I really have to build?
When Fortnite was young, there was a time that no, you didn’t have to build to win. You might run across a situation where all that was necessary was judicious marksmanship or a lucky play. But these days? That dream is long gone, I’m afraid. Today, most people know how to build. Now, of course not everyone is a master builder that’ll speed-build all over the place, but you need to know how to at least protect yourself if it comes down to it. You don’t have to be the greatest builder of all time to be successful, but you need to know how to protect yourself with structures to have a chance of winning. If you’re just starting to learn, don’t sweat it. It’s not as hard as it might seem to get used to. Just make sure you have your settings to “Builder Pro” instead of “Combat Pro.”
Learning to build while in the fray of it can be quite stressful. Take it from someone who did it that way. It’s unpleasant, and you’ll spend a lot of times aggravated. No, do the smart thing and practice in a calm, relaxed environment where you can get your feet wet and figure it all out before someone is trying to kill you and your life depends on it. Set up a custom game and have at it with some friends or alone to practice and get the basics down. It’ll pay off in the long run.
How can I improve my aim?
Let me know if this sounds familiar. You’re fighting with someone and shotguns are going off all over the place, and you hit the guy in the face with a blue pump for like 40 damage two times, then he shoots you once and kills you immediately. You curse the Fortnite gods, swear that he might be hacking, swear you will never, ever use the pump shotguns again, and then reload into another game.
To many of you, that’s a situation that you’re familiar with. I’ve done it. My friends have done it. Almost everyone I’ve met has done it. Well, here’s something that you might not be considering: maybe, just maybe, it isn’t the fault of the shotgun (though for a while they were broken). Maybe it isn’t that the other player is hacking. Maybe it isn’t Fortnite’s fault.
Maybe it’s your aim.
Hold on, stay with me here. I’m not saying you’re a bad shot. I’m not a bad shot. It was the fault of my sensitivity settings. They weren’t right for me, and so I was missing most of my shots and I couldn’t figure out why in the blazes I seemed to lose every fight like that. Get into your settings, root around, and find what you like. Just because something is the default setting does not mean it’s the right one for you, personally. Trust me. Try it, and it often pays off. My aim is much, much better after changing some things. I’m not saying that you won’t face the situation above every now and then, because it’s a part of the game. I’m just saying that it’ll happen a lot less.
How can I get my confidence up?
This is one that a lot of people struggle with, I included at some points in my Fortnite career. If you’re not confident (or if you’re actively confident of failure), you aren’t going to hit your shots. You aren’t going to build properly. You aren’t going to kill someone. You are going to lose the game, and that properly sucks. The funny part of it is that the more you aren’t satisfied with your performance, the worse you do. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. It can be a serious struggle, especially if you’re in a group and you feel like you’re letting down your squadmates.
Shut. That. Negativity. Down.
You could be the greatest Fortnite player in the history of the universe, and there will be sometimes that you’ll lose a fight. Not just that. There will be times where you get absolutely mauled, outplayed, and destroyed by someone. That’s just a part of the game. Don’t let that get to you, because if you do, it could seriously hamper your gameplay and make your gaming session unpleasant. It’s to be expected. How can you play well when half of you is already saying you’re going to fail?
Here’s the key to avoiding that trap: warm up and don’t expect immediate greatness. You can’t seriously expect every game to go the best way possible. Give yourself some time to warm up. Allow yourself to make mistakes and forgive yourself for them and try to do better the next time.
Today I took you through three of the most important ways to get better at Fortnite in this How to Get Better at Fortnite guide. Building will save you and win you the game. Your aim is a critical part of your gameplay. Be on your own side and don’t drag yourself down accidentally. Throw all three of these things in a pot, boil for half an hour, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for success. If you heed these three things, you will improve.
Until next time, get out there and have some fun!