Despite the fact that the game was released relatively recently, it gathered hundreds of thousands of positive reviews. In this guide you will find not only descriptions of in-game items, but also tips for people taking first steps in the game. All stages of the game are described in great detail, so that beginners do not experience difficulties from start to finish. Some people think that Fortnite is a difficult game for people who have not played similar games: you have to learn the types of weapons, train shooting, learn to build. Yes it is.
For those who first opened Fortnite, the best choice is to learn how to shoot using various weapons and use items in battle. Gradually, you will learn to notice enemies from afar, shoot long distances and interact in a small (4 people) team against other opponents. For advanced players who want to learn how to build, it is recommended to go to the least popular location (for example, Wailing Woods), cut down a lot of trees (resources are needed for building) and build until you are killed by the storm. Several such training sessions, and you will learn how to quickly switch to construction mode and create the simplest shelters in seconds.
Rarity of Fortnite weapons
If you have played games such as Hearthstone or World of Warcraft, then remembering the rarity levels of items will be easy.
Virtually every game item has its own rarity level, expressed in the following colors:
- Gray (normal)
- Green (uncommon)
- Blue (rare)
- Pink (epic)
- Orange (legendary)
Part of the game items is represented by only one level of rarity. Such items include traps, grenades, bandages and first-aid kits.
The rest of the in-game weapons have all levels of rarity. In this case, more rare weapons will cause more damage than less rare. It is important to remember that this rule works for one type of weapon.
It is recommended to spend time studying the characteristics of the weapon, so that in battle you can find the correct weapon and use it.
Types of weapons in Fortnite
Most games have similar weapons with minor differences. Each weapon has its own advantages and disadvantages, information about which is presented below.
In the initial stage of the game, the pistol is one of the strongest weapons, but towards the end of the game, its usefulness tends to zero: most of the surviving players already have sniper rifles and shotguns with which the pistol can not really compete, so do not be afraid to get rid of this object in inventory.
Ideal for melee lovers, but useless in ranged combat. It is recommended to choose a tactical shotgun: it deals the maximum amount of damage, but you should get it with shield potions and first-aid kits: in close combat you are always under attack. Beginners should not choose these weapons for the middle and end game.
Like a regular gun, perfect for early game. But then it is better to spend time searching for more long-range weapons: at the end of the game, enemies are unlikely to come close, and at large distances SMG is useless.
This weapon is ideal for a beginner due to its versatility: damage is high both at a great distance and close combat. It is important to remember that the greater the distance, the higher the randomness of the spread. If you have several options for rifles and a lot of ammo, choose SCAR, and it will serve you faithfully at any stage of the game.
Beginners find it difficult to understand the mechanics of this weapon, especially with damage to targets. Watch carefully for the bullet trajectory: if you aim at a moving enemy, you need to aim not exactly at him, but slightly up and forward – then the damage on the target will be maximum. The best option would be to first see the guides and reviews from the pro-players, and only then train yourself. Gradually, you will adapt and be able to use all the advantages of long-range weapons.
One of the most powerful weapons for the destruction of enemy buildings, it can also be used for various tactics. Do not forget that this weapon is relatively slow, so aim a little above the target, otherwise a heavy projectile will quickly fall to the ground.
Other types of weapons are not often used by players, but do not discount them. Also pay attention to various weapons that do not cause damage: smoke bombs and so on.
The main use of grenades – the destruction of enemy buildings. The only downside of this weapon is the lack of range. Hold the throw button to follow the trajectory of the throw and possible destruction. Do not be afraid to blow a grenade: while it is in your hands, it will not detonate. Remember that when throwing a grenade, you put yourself under the blow of the other opponents, so use shield in advance.
It is very convenient to protect your building with the help of various traps. Most often traps are placed on walls, floor or ceiling. All types of traps can be found in the inventory, while not activating them.
The easiest option is to put a trap in front of the door. So all entering characters will be forced to open the door and be trapped.
Fortnite Armor and Health Items
In battle, you will not be able to live for a long time without restoring health and blocking damage, so you should think about a targeted search for first-aid kits and potions. Each item has advantages and disadvantages, information about which is presented below.
One of the easiest ways to restore health. Each bandage will restore 15 units of health to you (maximum 75), but you will not be able to take more than 15 bandages in inventory with you.
First aid kit
Completely restores your health. Use them in between battles, because for healing to take effect you must wait for 10 seconds. Do not be afraid to replace the existing bandages with a first aid kit in order to make room in your inventory.
Restores 25 health and gives 25 armor (valid for 25 seconds). Conveniently combined with bandages. Do not forget to use the item in a timely manner so that the health indicator always is around 90-100 units.
Small Shield Potion
One mini-shield gives 25 units of armor. The using duration of the item is 2 seconds, you can use no more than two at a time.
The most convenient to use in combat, or with an instant attack.
One potion gives 50 armor units, you can use no more than two at a time. You should not use the item in combat, because the full recovery of the shield takes 5 seconds.
One of the strongest in-game items: fully restores your health and gives you 100 armor. It is important to remember that the full use takes 15 seconds, so it’s best to use the item in a safe place.
Buildings in Fortnite
The highlight of the game, which favorably distinguishes it from such giants as PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, is the ability to create buildings. Many players consider construction to be useless, but this is fundamentally wrong. Proper use of this ability will help you not only survive the end of the game, but also get more equipment at the initial stage.
First of all, make the construction mode convenient: players usually snap several nearby keys (for example, F and V), because in some situations you will need to quickly switch between walls, floor and ramp.
At first, try to practice building as often as possible: make stairs to the chests, hide yourself from shots with the help of walls, slow down the fall from a height, and so on. After a while you will learn how to build basic types of buildings in a few seconds.
What to build first?
One of the simplest fortifications consists of four walls and a ramp. It is built in a few seconds, but covers you from almost any attack. Conveniently, it is possible to continue the construction above such a fortification.
Sought-for items in Fortnite
Ordinary items can be found throughout the map — they’re indicated by white light. More valuable items are either stored in chests or parachuted from the sky.
Chests can be found all over the map (note the golden glow and the sounds of songs), but many of them have a certain appearance location:
- Flush factory – Many chests can be found on the large platform of the southern factory building. It is also worth wandering around the outskirts of the factory: in the grass there are cartridges, weapons and rare chests.
- Pleasant Park – Find a three-floor house and go to the garage as quickly as possible: there is a rare chest there. Do not rush to leave the location immediately: random objects are hidden in the rooms. But the risk is great to meet other players.
- Anarchy Acres – Carefully inspect the bridge and the basement of the farm. In the truck you can find weapons and ammunition. Attention, this location is very popular among the players, so you should always be alert.
- Wailing Wood – Look for a multi-floor wooden tower – it contains the most valuable chests. They shine through the boards of the building, so it is not difficult to find them. It is also worth finding an ice cream truck – you can usually stumble around 1-2 chests around it.
Also be sure to check the kennels, cars, attics, basements and garages. In the Christmas season, look for nearby fir trees – chests and weapons are always found near them.
Recommendations for beginners
If you are just starting to get acquainted with Fortnite, be sure to read the recommendations. Many of them will not just save the life of your character. Also it is recommended to spend an hour or two learning the review of in-game locations, so that later you spend less time searching for chests or other items.
Always play using headphones without extraneous sounds. Such gameplay sounds like footsteps and shots will help you navigate the game world and respond faster to enemies.
Owners of weak PCs need to reduce video quality. To do this, go to the video settings and disable the anti-aliasing function. You can also minimize texture, effects, and post-processing. The remaining options that reduce the quality of the video can be viewed in the FPS window.
Always adjust your controls: changing hotkeys will help you save valuable time you can spend on building and save the life of your character.
How to jump from the bus?
The initial map is one of the closest: 100 players in a limited space necessarily form an uncontrollable crowd. Carefully follow the route of the bus and try to choose an unobtrusive spot, which most players will definitely not get to.
Remember that it is better to meet with rivals in the middle of the game when you got good gear. At the start, it is better to give opponents the opportunity to exterminate each other, watching from afar.
Try to follow not only your own route, but also the possible landing sites of other players. Get off not at the end point, but a little earlier, carefully choosing the landing site.
The best of them are attics or directly the roofs of buildings that cannot be attacked from the buildings below. In addition, in such areas the chances of finding a weapon, a rare item or a chest are the best.
What to do at the start?
Try to get a weapon as soon as possible and get rid of the closest rivals. Remember that the one who gets the weapon earlier at the start wins.
Watch not only for the image, but also for in-game sounds. Chests can be heard from afar, and the equipment found in them can be vital.
It is important! Open everything, but do not aspire to store all items in your own inventory. So most of the potions can be drunk (the exception is when you’re at full level of armor and health) and instead of them you should get really important weapons. But you also dont need to sit on pile of weapons also: do not be afraid to throw away a useless pistol and take a rare sniper rifle instead.
Carefully inspect each location for green boxes. Those contain ammo which is often lacking in subsequent stages of the game.
The most common place for chests is attics. But be careful: if you break the old floor under the chest, all the contents will be destroyed. Check the garages: there may be ever-lacking ammunition on the internal racks.
Collect items as quickly as possible: on the way to the new location you can even break a few trees. Remember that active work at the start provides an easy game at the finish. Also kill all people you meet who can compete with you in the fight for resources. Remember that in this game the amount of loot is strictly limited.
Do not be afraid of the storm in its early stages: it practically does not cause damage.
Find out in advance the location of the next circle, otherwise you can get to the epicenter of the storm. Avoid the storm, because it not only makes you vulnerable to enemies, but also causes great damage.
With an excess of ammo, you can shoot balloons and they will start falling faster. This trick will save you valuable time. Remember that the balloons often land on tall objects: trees or buildings. Therefore, pre-view each location, remembering important landmarks.
Do not rush first to the study the new location – let your rivals do this, and shoot them while they’re doing it. Thus, you will not only eliminate competitors, but also take most of the resources.
By the end of the game you should be engaged in the construction and strengthening of your fort. To do this, choose the most convenient place in the location. Always keep in mind the location of the other players. It is important! The remaining number of people is indicated under the mini-map. Do not forget to deduct your character from this number. The height of the fort should be sufficient for shelter and at the same time it should not close you to view the surrounding area.
Try once again not to stick out from your fortifications: at the end of the game almost everyone has sniper rifles. Do not forget about it while throwing grenades into the fortifications of opponents. At the same time, watch for similar mistakes of opponents, use them.
Watch for the transitional platform for the flank: there may be enemies. Even if your position seems safe, remember that one successfully thrown grenade can completely change the course of the battle.