Common Fortnite Mistakes That You Should Avoid At All Costs

Published 02/06/2021, 2:22 AM CST


Fortnite revolutionized the Battle Royale genre of gaming with its meta that not only comprised gunfights but also building and editing structures. Naturally, getting good at the game requires a lot of hard work and patience. However, there are certain common mistakes that can ruin all this effort in no time.

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Here are some tips to avoid these mistakes and get better at Fortnite quickly.

Defensive piece control and peeking in Fortnite

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You might be well versed with trapping your opponents in boxes, but in the process, do not neglect the importance of using this strategy defensively. This includes coning and building walls in front of the enemies during gun fights. Pros like Clix and Bugha extensively use defensive piece control while competing at the highest professional levels.

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Combining defensive piece control with smart positioning can further enhance your ability to take less damage during fights. Always ensure that you have enough room to fall back, build new structures, and create additional angles to peek fire. Considering that the current Fortnite meta primarily revolves around peek firing, the aforementioned strategies are essential for every player.

In a recent video, ProGuides Fortnite Tips, Tricks and Guides demonstrated how professional players around the world use these tricks.

Is gaining higher ground actually worth the effort?

It is a common narrative that higher ground gives you an advantage in Fortnite. Even though this is true, you should refrain from over committing just to gain the height advantage. Instead, give up on reaching the higher ground after a few attempts and then focus on destroying the opponent’s base.

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With every new season and update, Epic Games changes Fortnite’s meta to keep the game relevant and happening. The developers mainly do so by vaulting/unvaluting weapons, new POIs, and new items. Adapting to these changes is arguably the most important tip to get better at Fortnite.

Never stick to a single play style for a long time and reshape it constantly. Weapons like Charge Shotgun and Lever Action Shotgun are perfect examples where the community disregarded these weapons, only because they required a different play style. It comes as no surprise that the players who quickly adapted to these new weapons are now dominating the lobbies.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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