Fortnite BR How To Strategize in Any Situation

by RememberThatOne0

If you crap your pants the second your duo goes down, this is the guide for you. However, advanced tactics are throughout that could help even elite players.


  • Land with the group. Stay with the group!
  • Harvest materials everywhere you go!
  • This is not COD or PUBG…Build!!!
  • Worst -Grey Green Blue Purp Gold- Best
  • Fast/Weak – Wood Brick Steel – Slow/Strong
  • Flopper/SlurpFish +- Meds/Shields
  • Balance your inventory (weapons+heals)
  • Pay attention to the mini-map!
  • Know where your squad is at ALL times!
  • Do not get shot!
  • You got shot, heal!
  • Storm Bad! Circle Good!


Each one of the main modes in Fortnite have unique purposes for building different skills. You shouldn’t neglect any of the 3 main modes if you want to be successful.

Solo – This is the mode that will be your first step towards not relying on others for your decisions/success…every choice you make falls on nobodies shoulders but your own. You must succeed. You must build. You must choose which enemy to take out in a given situation. At the end, only you can get yourself that sweet sweet Victory Royale.

Duos/Squads – These are the modes that will teach you team based skills. When playing with teammates, you need to work in unison towards each and every goal. Nobody likes that one guy who runs ahead of everyone because he’s hot headed and thinks he doesn’t need anyone else…and ends up getting knocked in battle to far to be picked up and rage quits…don’t be that guy. More info on team tactics to come farther down.

Creative/Playground – This is the mode you want to play by yourself or with a friend, to work on building/editing routines so they happen effortlessly in emergency situations. Any time you see or get killed by a technique on the battlefield that inspires/enrages/befuddles you, this is the mode you come to to figure it out, and potentially improve upon it, and then implement it in your own personal technique.

Team Rumble – This mode in where you want to go to learn how to firefight successfully, or to complete challenges that are extra hard to accomplish in modes with a single life. It’s a great place to warm up before diving into the other modes as well. Due to the constant engagements you’ll be in and infinite lives at your disposal, it gives you countless opportunities use your weapon out at various distances and scenarios. I do not consider this mode good training for anything else, as it is too relaxed and without heavy consequence for bad choices.

Duo [no fill] – This will teach you how to not rely on teammates while up against multiple enemies at a time. You will be forced to time engagements with enemies to have the highest chance of success. To do this alone, you must ‘divide and conquer’. If you see 2 fully alert people and you rush them, you are going to be dealing with them both at once at different angles. Your goal is to catch them off guard. You see a guy slacking behind his teammate harvesting/someone just found a 50pot/medkit and is about to take it/two people are dancing together like they aren’t on a battlefield…take out whichever one is the obvious team leader out of the two if possible (The cocky one/the hyper builder/the edit pro/the one jumping not crouching)…if not just take out whoever’s available, and then treat it like any old solo skirmish. Use the downed teammate to your advantage if possible as bate/false hope or something. If you knock them and can safely pick them up, you can throw them somewhere that will be hard to get to and make it harder for your enemy. A crushed spirit is one that’s easy to overcome.

Squad [no fill] – Mastery of this is how you become elite in the game. This requires a playing style very similar to Duo [no-fill] except with a need to be more often aggressive and fearless. ‘Divide and Conquer’ is still the key to success here. You need to be very well versed in BUILDING TACTICS before you try this out with any hope of succeeding. You also need to make sure you are a dead-shot by the time you try this. Headshots should be something you routinely strive to hit, and use AIMING TACTICS to ensure a high rate of success in getting them. AIMING TACTICS will be expanded upon further down.

Once you don’t fear any amount of enemies…you will almost look forward to them knocking your teammates for the adrenaline boost (high) you get from overcoming a situation intentionally…almost lol.


Enemy Team Leader – In duo or squad mode, one of the many keys to success that stands out, is the ability to spot who the team leader is for any given group of enemies. This is the highest value target, they must be eliminated FIRST, and as swiftly and cleanly as possible (aka headshot snipe). You can spot this person by their aggressive tendencies with building/editing/shooting/and even just general movement compared to the group they are in. The team leader will often be out front of the pack, and the first person to engage you in a battle. Nobody wants to hear the team leader yell at them because they shot to early and gave everyone away…they wait for his shot…take note. Once the team leader is down, in most cases the rest of the team will often panic, and go on a full defensive to get him up as quickly as possible…because without the one they all rely on, they tend to start losing hope. This person more often than not also values themselves over everyone else as well and will have them prioritize reviving them. Use this to your advantage… and while he’s stressing them out, this is when you bring out the explosives and make life hell for the remaining enemy teammates…never let them stop panicking. (This is just a single scenario, and isn’t how it’s going to work against a team that has more than one capable person in play, adapt accordingly)

Snipers – Learn how to spot snipers, then learn how to trick them. You can always spot a sniper both by the length of the weapon the are holding, their movement or rather lack there of, their position (crouched, partially sticking out of the side of a low seemingly innocuous wall not moving a muscle), or by the fact that they appear to be looking you right in the eyes from another mountaintop. Upon spotting a sniper, immediately alert your teammates and try to eliminate ASAP. Tricking them is a tough logic to explain, but basically it comes down to predicting them while being unpredictable yourself. Use third person to your advantage or ramp/roof edits to see through straight to the enemies. DO NOT POKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAME PLACE TWICE IN A FIREFIGHT, OR EVEN TO LOOK FOR ENEMIES…Get them beaded onto a spot they are sure you will pop out of, and then change to a spot where ideally you think you would least expect someone to pop out and snipe you if you were them…then be quick. Didn’t work/didn’t knock them? CHANGE to a 3rd position, then a 4th, etc…this will psychologically annihilate them.

Enemy RPG – As with snipers, you need to be able to spot the guy with the rpg ASAP as well as what type of rpg he has to gauge danger (uncommon/rare RPG has different shape/sound than the epic/legendary variety), warn others immediately, and take RPG guy out FIRST in almost any situation if possible. If that’s not possible, you need to have enough mats to reverse build (jump backwards while spamming alternating ramps/walls/ceilings in front of you, and put as many mats between you and them to destroy as possible to keep yourself/ teammates safe from blast. This is also how you will exhaust/waste their rocket supply. Count 13 rockets and they are out of ammo. It only takes one wooden panel to keep you from a blast…use that knowledge to get right up to a person who is dead set on killing you with a rocket to blow it up in their face with a wall or ceiling. Know the timing between rockets…always plan for the fastest reload unless you know otherwise for certain…use it to whatever advantage you have at the time. Note that even though it only takes one panel to block a rocket…the can still shoot beside you and hit you if there’s no cover. You need to stop fearing rocket launchers (especially you people who get so frustrated that you start demanding they be vaulted)…this should help.

Fear/Panic – You need to know the difference between when someone fears you, when they are flat out panicking, and when they are luring you into a trap. When someone fears you they will often visibly show it in how they build/move. Never let their mind stop racing by being relentless. Fear is your worst enemy, yet a valuable tool to utilize. Use that knowledge to remain confident against a person on the full defensive against you…let them exhaust themselves, and they’ll be putty in your hands.

Trickery – This is a hard thing to spot. It’s more of a gut feeling than anything really. When someone is leading you into a house they’ve been occupying during a battle, if it looks at all suspicious or looks like they are trying to funnel you to a spot to take the guesswork out of where to shoot, or if your trap senses start tingling…don’t take the bate. Build up and over them to the other side, smash through a wall, chuck grenades inside, or whatever is available to make a separate way to get to them and take away any planning or advantage they had.


(Work in progress)

General Building – The MOST important factor to learn in the game Fortnite, is how to build. Building even basic structures will put you leagues above someone who doesn’t. However, learning advanced building practices and logistics will take you beyond any average player. I will do my best to describe the process as I won’t be adding pictures or videos. Might have to use your imagination, or just spot different tactics on the battle field, note their effectiveness, and apply them.

Basic Building Tactics –

The instant you decide to prepare for any engagement, it is my recommendation that your very FIRST action be to BUILD.

In most firefights, you will want to place at minimum a stairway/wall in between you and your enemy/enemies to give yourself an immediate retreat should you need to evade incoming projectiles. If an enemy starts hammering your cover, you will need to switch to build mode and maintain your cover by placing more, until the enemy needs to reload. This gives you a chance to gain control of the situation.

Learning to quickly build a boxed in ramp will make sure you are more protected from unexpected 3rd party shots. To do this successfully and quickly without losing your bearings, first place your ramp facing the enemy, get in the center of the ramp, switch to walls, aim straight down, and do a 360 spin full tilt while holding the wall button down. Since you placed the ramp first, you can re-orientate yourself instantly. Beware of places that can look down into your build, throw up extra cover in their direction to help prevent getting lasered.

Need to heal? DO NOT STAND OUT IN THE OPEN. For basic healing, you will want to build a box around yourself. Upon finishing, ALWAYS use this time to train on door edits to get out. Never smash through walls unless you absolutely have to to survive.

Get used to switching to different materials. When you are about to engage an enemy, or in the late phases of the storm when enemies are imminent, it is a good idea to switch from wood to a heavier available material. Brick is my preference for battles, only switching to steel to build structures when there’s plenty of time for the steel to complete.

Advanced Building Tactics –

(This section you will want to practice in Creative/Playground Mode for a low stress, fast paced, uninterrupted, focused learning experience, as well as in regular modes for real time situations…to train yourself to become fluid in your motions and thought process under pressure.)

(Coming soon)

Edit Tactics/Logic –

(This section you will want to practice in Creative/Playground Mode for a low stress, fast paced, uninterrupted, focused learning experience, as well as in regular modes for real time situations…to train yourself to become fluid in your motions and thought process under pressure.)

The ability to quickly edit structures as second nature, can take you from being an advanced player, to an expert/pro player. Getting into a fight with a pro editor without knowledge of editing or counter measures there of, is almost certain death. The goal of this is to put you on the death dealing end.

To practice edits, you will want to go into Creative/Playground and build a training ground for yourself. I usually find a flat area, build up a little, and then build the training area.

Wall Edits – (Coming soon)

Ramp Edits –

Floor Edits –

Roof Edits –

Counter Building/Edit- (coming soon)


(Work in progess)

Team Dynamics – (coming soon)

Inventory Hierarchy – (coming soon)

Explosive Tactics- (coming soon)

Explosive Evasion – (coming soon)

High Ground – (coming soon)

Rushing Enemies – (coming soon)

Traps – (coming soon)

Ground Cover – (coming soon)

Tactile Trickery – (coming soon)

Bunny hopping – The reason you see people jumping around the map everywhere they go is in an attempt to prevent themselves from being easily lined up for a snipe shot. Adding a randomized zig zag to this, as well as randomizing the timing in between jumps will ensure that you give snipers a hard shot to pull off. You will also want to use your time in the air to look around while maintaining travel in the desired direction at full speed. A quick 90 degree flick left/right and back before you land, making sure to glance for enemy shapes or movement that might be coming up on your sides.

Close Quarters – If you kill someone inside a building, and know their friend is going to come. Know that the friend will be telling them where you are most likely to be…don’t be there, be opposite and shoot them in the back of their unsuspecting heads. Also a great time to put a trap down if you know someone’s going to come…if the friend didn’t get hit with a trap and the other is to far to have heard it…they have no warning other than their own situational awareness…use that.

Downed Teammate Strategy – If you’re teammate gets knocked in a build, know that the enemy wants them eliminated…also know that they potentially used all the steps mentioned above and are progressing to finish the job ASAP. They will assume often that you will stay right there and revive them…throw up enough panels to give them something to shoot at and suggest that you are staying to protect and revive…now your job is to pick them up, REMAIN UNSEEN, and bring them to the LAST PLACE you think the enemy is going to think you’ll possibly be while they still think you are there and are firing rockets/rounds to keep you held in place guarding your teammate. They will try to bring the whole place down to find you, but by then your teammates back up and you are one guard while they heal.

Last Ditch Effort – SOMETIMES HEALING ISN’T AN OPTION…sometimes you have to finish the job NOW. Do your best to pay attention to when this time arises, also pay attention when you fail as a result of not doing this. It comes up more often than you might realize.

Timing – A major key to success across the board, is timing. Time EVERYTHING out in your head. Storm phases, travel time from point A to point B, time in between shots, personal reload times, enemy reload times, etc. In using a pump against a person with a tac shotgun, if you miss the first shot but they hit you, waiting for and lining up your next shot is probably going to get you killed 9/10 times. Knowing that an enemy will get a revive before you will on your teammate is vital info. Knowing that if you revive a teammate in the storm you will both die instead of just them is vital information. They should be understanding, don’t let their cry’s sway you…they have their whole lives to get over it lol.

Mimicking Better Players– Lastly, if an enemy or a teammate does something that impresses/enrages/bewilders you…you can too. Figure out what they did, go into creative if it was a build technique you want to reverse engineer, add it to your routine and use it against them or for your own advantage. If it looks efficient and logical, it was probably done on purpose. Record and watch replays to get the fine details and learn from others and also yourself.

Happy Fortniting Everyone!!!

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *