Fortnite expanded massively with the Battle Royale mode that has a hundred players battle in a large group. This is done either in solo or teams with players battling one another to see who is the last survivor. I've compiled a collection of tips and tricks, or well a guide that should assist you in getting better and dominating the mode on the latest platform, Nintendo Switch. I personally haven't had much of an issue lasting very long in matches so this should help out. I also wanted to mention that this is geared towards playing by yourself in solo and not group play though many of the core concepts can be carried over when working as a grouped squad.
The immediate start of a match is very important, players leap from the flying bus and head towards the ground. The first thing to note is that it's best to hop away from others and do so more inside the landmass as this is where most structures are focused. Aim for a place with a few buildings or only one as you're less likely to run into someone right away. It's great if you can fight off others for a larger area as that will certainly grant more loot, but it's definitely not advised. Jumping down I feel that it's best to fall as long as possible and then sway once your parachute is ejected, it seems to help with hitting the ground quicker.
Once you do hit the ground you'll need to find a gun fast, any of them will do aside from a sniper realistically as doesn't give as much of an advantage as a regular weapon in closer range. Players love to engage each other right away and expect them to do so, especially if you're in a larger building focused area. Once the drop location is secure, start looting around and looking for supplies. I suggest a mix of weapons; find something for medium range, close distance and a finisher side option.
You'll often shoot a clip of bullets without killing someone due to shields or health and it's important to have a readily accessible next weapon just in case. Unless you absolutely have to, do not use the melee weapon as it does little damage. Loot does seem plentiful, but after a gun or two it's key to find potions and bandages. While you can only improve your health so much, the shield option will grant boosts and be limited based on the type of shielding potion you have. These aren't for every sort of damage, but it's key to lasting as almost everyone will be stacked up close to the end.
After you've collected a number of items, perhaps eliminated some folks along the way it's time to understand the rolling storm. This mass of pushing wind is constantly and quickly breaking down the play area. Monitor that time limit and keep moving in, but stick to the edge. Watch outwards for stragglers as they'll just be trying to outrun the storm and can be easy targets most of the time. Once the circle gets really small, this is when things get tricky. Players will hide in houses or build structures to protect themselves in order to get an advantage.
Do that as well, or try to find some higher ground as that'll give a verticality advantage. I suggest never building in this mode unless you're getting to an item as it sticks out to others in the open and it's just not worth collecting supplies since games are so fast paced. It's not advised to break down walls as players move faster than it takes you to knock one down. It's best to let others make mistakes and just refine your play style while gearing it towards survival. These tips should help out in making sure you last longer, everyone plays differently but keep these ideas in mind during tricky situations.
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