Hunkering down (up)

When the player count is low and the Storm Shield has become teeny tiny, now’s the time to start really using the wealth of materials you have gathered throughout the match. You can use any material to build a simple four-wall structure, but if you have metal or stone, each is more durable than wood. … Read more

Building to find loot

Inside of attics, on top of seemingly unreachable hills, in the back of garbage trucks — there is loot and treasure to be found that can only be reached by building. If you hear the treasure chest sound and see the glint of a bright light, but not the box, chances are you either have … Read more

Building to avoid the storm

Building structures can also help you cover crucial ground across Fortnite‘s sprawling, undulating map. When the storm is coming and you have to get into the safe circle, it may feel natural to just hoof it by foot, following the green grass toward safety. But as you find out quickly, the path toward the circle often … Read more

Creating cover on the fly

Gathering building materials pays off when you need some quick cover while moving about the map. Usually, building on the fly is needed when someone is shooting at you, but you can also use building to your advantage when you’re the aggressor. There are two types of useful covers that you can throw up in … Read more

Trick Your Opponents

Use the confusion of enemies to your advantage. See someone building? Start building your ramp to get to on top of their build but use the same material as your opponent to disguise the noise. They’ll think your building noises will be their materials which can give you the drop on them. Feeling mischievous? Get … Read more

Maximize Your Forts

A basic fort is usually made by constructing four walls around yourself, building a ramp up to the second floor, and then repeating this process. Widening your fort will keep yourself better hidden inside. At the top of your base, place nine roof structures around the opening to better shield you from incoming snipers and … Read more

See Clearly in Edit Mode

Peeking out of your fort is important but it’s not as necessary as you think. Focus on a wall you want to look past and pull out your edit option. Doing this will let you see right through your wall. This little trick can catch opponents off guard as you can edit in a window … Read more

Weaker but Quicker

The three material types vary in more than just health. Wood structures have a max of 200 health while brick is set at 300. Metal trumps them all with a max of 400 health. During combat, wood is probably the best material to use. Wood builds the fastest, meaning that when it is initially placed … Read more

Edit Your Structures

Newer players often overlook the importance of editing structures. Mastering the different forms of editing will save you a ton of time and also give you an extra element to combat. Entering edit mode divides your wall or ramp into several tiles. Selecting a combination of different tiles can create new formations such as doors … Read more

Know Where to Get the Most Material

You can level an entire house to get a ton of materials, but it may not be the best use of your time. For wood, stick to trees. Additionally, if you see a wooden palette, harvest them as they can grant you a ton of wood in a short amount of time. Players should also … Read more