Beginner Tips

Beginner Tips
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Beginner Tips
Noob and not proud? We've got you covered! here are some indispensable beginner tips that could help you get up the ranks and ultimately bag your very own victory!

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

You should always be on your toes in this game. Whenever a critical situation arrives, being able to quickly react on it is a good skill to have. But none of this should even happen in the first place if you are particularly aware of your surroundings. The most crucial lesson here is to never relax in the game. Even if you're sitting down to take a medkit, make sure to have covered all grounds, and be wary of any potential threats. As soon as you get complacent in the game, other players could surprise and easily overpower you.

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Be critical towards approaching unassuming loots lying on the ground. Chances are, they are laid down as baits by other players waiting for another easy kill. Check for higher grounds and make sure the perimeter is clear. If you missed out on anything, just be ready to pull up that build mode and install a surrounding wall. Be mindful where the bullets are coming from and get a clear mind to devise a counter attack, or a diversion to escape.

Quantify your Success Rate when Engaging a Target

While you may be confident with your shooting skills as you may have been a seasoned FPS player on a different game, never underestimate the chance that a third party could sneak up on you while you're engaged in a gunfight. Remember, gunfights in the game always call out the attention of other players. If one happens to near by, he/she could easily prey on both of you while you are busy trying to kill each other.

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Also be prepared for the worse. Say you've bagged a great trusty shotgun and went off and engaged an unsuspecting victim trying to build his or her bunker. You'll never really know what weapon he or she is equipped with until she fights back. If you do not have that one shot kill, just be prepared for the worst thing that he/she can pull off.

Being Covert is the Key

One of the most important things remember in the game is to lessen your noise footprint. Keeping yourself undetected starts with being cautious with every single thing that you do in the game. Remember that seasoned players can easily detect where people happen to doing some engagement in the game that produces a relative noise such as cutting down trees, gunfights, and even simply running. Cutting down on unnecessary noise should help you survive the game much longer!

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Make Use of the Visual Cues

Always be mindful of the visual cues that you see in your screen. They usually lead you towards a chest, or alert you if any audible noise is present within proximity(gunfights, pickaxe noise, or even footsteps). Knowing where other players are is half the battle in this particular game - as you'll always be ahead of the game by having the knowledge to counteract each situation. The good thing is that the mobile version of the game included this particular perk. Now you'll just have to make good use of it!

Shield Potions Extend your HP

If you happen to get your hands on shield potions in the game, make sure to use it as soon as you get the safe chance to consume it. The potion should last the duration of the entire match, and would generally give you a few hits to spare before you actually get HP loss from a gunfight. Be wary though that the shield potions only protect you from player encounters. That said, it won't protect you from falling, and when you're caught out in the storm.

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You basically acquire shield from three health items in the game: Shield Potion, Small Shield Potion, and from a Slurp Juice. A Shield Potions would vest you with 50 shield points, and can fill up the gauge to its maximum of 100 (if taken twice, or after two mini shield potions). Small Shield Potions on the other hand will pump up your shield points by 25, and can only fill it up to 50. Lastly, the Slurp Juice, gives you 25 shield points along with a 25 HP replenish.

Be Mindful of the Storm

If you've played a similar game like PUBG or Rules of Survival, being mindful of the safe zone is probably not new to you. The same is true in this game. Although on a different perspective, you should be mindful of the storm not only for the damage it could inflict on you. Another strategy opted by players who are particularly skillful with their sniper rifles is to watch for scrambling players trying to catch the safe zone. The tip here is that when you fail to reach the safe zone in time, you shouldn't panic. It would usually take time for the storm to actually drain your HP to zero. When you happen to see a potential kill box, have a clear head and find an alternative route.

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Of course, you wouldn't happen to get into this situation if only you are mindful of the storm's shrink schedule and the cue to the next safe area as it is indicated in your map. Nonetheless, that said, you now know some nifty tricks to up your game!

Scattered Spoils might be Bait

If you happen to come across a great deal of spoils lying around the road, chances are, they are left there as a bait. Nothing is really easy in this game - especially getting your hands on those hard to come by stuff like shield potions and legendary items. Resist the temptation because you now know better!

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On a similar note, this makes up a good elaborate trick to up your game. You can lure in unsuspecting subjects by placing tempting items as such and then placing a concealed trap right next to it. Aside from keeping you out of the unnecessary one on one gunfight, it is fun to watch people falling victims to your trap.

Learn to Build

Say for instance that you are a seasoned FPs gamer. You know how to be covert, you can find your way surviving the half of the match, you've got the shooting skills, and you've pretty much adapted to this game's map. You surely don't think you could bag that top spot with just that right? Of course not. In Fortnite, learning how to muster your fortifications and doing it right changes the dynamics of your gameplay. Suddenly, your only as good as your defense is.

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A quick tip: for the most part, you'll only use wood as your build material for you can build structures faster with it, and its initial HP can take more damage too (100 HP). On the latter part of the match where players would tend to build their final fortresses - will you only probably use the other materials in order to build your bunker as sturdy as it can be. A relatively solid standing tower and a trusty sniper rifle is nothing but good concoction for victory.

Enjoy the Game!

Say you've done everything by the book and stayed on top of your game only to be frustrated by not winning the tourneys. Chill out. At the end of the day, this game is still meant to be enjoyed. Nothing beats a free game that is as enjoyable as this one. Learn to brush off that frustration and play another match-up. Surely, with practice and determination, you'll eventually come out on top. In the mean time, just enjoy the game!

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