All You Need to Know to Win ‘Build Royales’
Do you ever wonder how other players are able to build so fast? Well, here’s your chance to learn how! Follow these tips to increase your building efficiency and your chance of winning a Victory Royale. At the very least, it will help you survive for longer, giving you more time to complete challenges. In turn, that lets you improve your Fortnite items
Here are some essential Fortnite building tips to consider.
Optimize Key Binds
Change the default key binds to something you can comfortably practice.
The recommended buttons to bind are those you can reach quickly and easily. Default settings set the building buttons to the function keys (F1, F2, and so on). That’s too far away to reach in the chaos of battle royale games! Sure, you can use Q to scroll through building options, but that takes too long to build what you need.
Good examples are near the WASD movement keys, or side mouse buttons if they’re available. You need them to be easily accessible and natural to press. In the adrenaline rush and chaos, you should still be able to press these buttons in a hurry and still build properly.
Those playing on consoles have a limited number of buttons to map. However, you can still optimize it by changing your controller presets. The game offers you several. Try them out as you practice, and use the one that feels the most natural and makes the most sense to you.
Building Types to Practice
Now that you’ve fixed your button mapping, you can start building. Practice in Creative mode so you don’t have to worry about materials.
Here are the basic structures you’ll need to practice.
Ramp Rush (Reinforced, Double Reinforced)
Having the high ground gives you an advantage against those below. The fastest way to get up is to build several ramps in a row.
That’s called a Ramp Rush. However, it has one glaring weakness. Your enemies could just shoot or destroy the bottom ramp to make the whole structure collapse.
You’ll need to reinforce it. A Reinforced Ramp Rush adds a wall under the ramp.
Building it goes ramp, wall, ramp, wall, ramp, wall until you get to your desired height. Other players will have to shoot your wall first before getting at your ramp. Now, that only defends you from an enemy that’s on slightly lower ground than you. Those on the ground can still shoot your ramp to destroy your building.
A doubly Reinforced Ramp Rush adds a floor to your reinforced one.
Place a floor and a wall after you place your ramp. That defends your ramp from enemies at a similar height and the ground. The Double Reinforced Ramp Rush is making two of them side by side. It’s sturdier than the single Ramp Rush since they have to go through two ramps, walls, and floors to collapse it.
You can’t always just go straight when climbing up. Here’s how to turn as you climb. If you want to turn 90 degrees
, place a floor, turn to where you want to go, jump and build a wall and ramp. For a 180 degree turn
, place walls on three sides as you turn back. Jump and make a floor and ramp. Practice these as you practice building your ramps.
Sometimes while making a 90-degree turn, you might end up getting trapped under your ramps. That’s because you’re moving too close to the wall you’ve placed. As much as possible, jump and build your ramps and walls before the halfway point of your floor.
That ensures you’re jumping clear of the ramp you’re building.
When you need to get down, you can also build something to do it safely. If you’re jumping from a floor in your ramp rush, look back and build two walls and a ramp to catch yourself. The height of two walls is the safest distance to fall. One is too short, and any more will damage you as you land on the ramp.
Another basic structure you need to practice making is the ‘Turtle Box’. Make walls all around you, then place a roof and floor on top.
You’ll need to make this quick as a defensive or stalling option. You can even place a pyramid/roof over yourself for more protection.
The 1x1 Fort
The 1x1 is where you apply everything you’ve practiced.
You start with building walls all around you. Then you jump, build a floor and a ramp. Repeat until the desired height. It’s a defensive build that also gives you the high ground.
Editing lets you make openings for you to shoot or get out of a Turtle Box or 1x1.
Practice editing your walls and floors to navigate your structures. You can just edit your ramps and floors to get down your 1x1, for example. To get back up, just edit and reset your floors and ramps while jumping.
There’s an optimal way of editing. For example, if your enemy is lower than you, you can edit the bottom corner of your wall in a downward L-shape. If you do it upward, your crosshair would be above the enemy, and you’ll have to aim it downward again. Do the reverse if the other player is higher than where you are.
Practice, Practice, Practice
That’s really all that you can do. Some of those players and streamers you look up to spend hours and hours practicing. That’s how they can build in a flash. There isn’t a shortcut to being good at Fortnite Battle Royale. Nothing on the Fortnite Item Shop
should give an advantage over another player.
That’s all for this set of Fortnite tips. Start practicing so you can get better playing the game. Enjoy Epic Games’ Fortnite!