Fortnite: How To Build and Edit Your Way to Victory

Published 08/28/2021, 10:37 AM EDT


The fact that you can build structures to protect yourself from enemy fire is what separates Fortnite from the rest of the competitors in its genre. Building adds an entirely new aspect that players must master so that a players’ aim is not the only form of skill gap. As a result, you will see that some of the best players have the quickest building mechanics.

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When it comes to mastering building, you must first understand the function of each structure. For instance, the vertical wall is the perfect defense against a player shooting from directly in front of you, while the horizontal wall is far more effective in blocking shots from high ground.

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Why Building and Editing are important in Fortnite

The type of building material that you use is just as important as the structure you decide to place. This is because each material has a different build time and durability. Thus, if you are rotating into a heavily contested zone, it would be preferable to use a durable material like metal, whereas a quick build fight will usually feature wood as the material of choice.

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Once you have understood these two components well, it is important to practice your building. You can either do this in-game or on a specialized Fortnite Creative course. It is essential to practice your builds, as you will not have the time to think about your next move during a fight.

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Editing is a tool that you can use to enhance your builds in Fortnite. Via editing, you can add or remove certain parts of structures to open up new angles for yourself or quickly protect yourself from incoming shots. When you go to edit a structure, it will turn translucent with blue squares. You can then tap on the blue squares to add or remove them.

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While Fortnite seems like a very simple game, there are many levels of mastery. Do you enjoy the building or gun fighting aspect of Fortnite more? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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