How to Win a Solo Game of Fortnite


Winning a solo game of Fortnite can be difficult. Fortnite is a battle royale game, so 100 players will be going against each other to try and get the victory royale. Some may say the chances of winning a solo game of Fortnite is 1 in a 100, but it is easier than it sounds. This wikiHow teaches you some strategies that will help you win a solo game of Fortnite.

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Setting Yourself Up for Success

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Fortnite is a game that requires a lot of skill. The only way to get good enough to win regularly is to practice. If you lose a match, try again. You're playing against 100 other players. You'll need to play lots of rounds before you win one. Watch more skilled players and try to emulate their strategies and moves.

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Familiarizing yourself to your controls and buttons is very important so you know what to do in intense situations. When you are engaged in a fight with another player, you don’t want to look down at your controller because this will divert your attention from the screen and what’s going on in the game. To access the controller settings, click or select the icon with three horizontal lines (☰) on the party select screen. Then select Settings. Then select the icon that resembles a controller. To set the controller or mouse sensitivity, open the settings menu and select the icon that resembles a gear. The sensitivity you select should allow you to aim as accurately as possible as quickly as possible.

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You can select Playground mode in the game select menu. This is a good way to get familiar with the map, the game controls, and your sensitivity settings.

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Headphones allow you to hear the slightest sounds in all directions. This can alert you to when a player is coming from behind.

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Your landing spot is where you land when you first jump off the bus. Secluding yourself from all the other players will give you time to find good loot and find a shield. This will assure you that you will have something to move on with. To find a good landing spot where not many players will land, you will need to see the route the bus will take to drop off players on to the map and land away from that route. You can see the bus route before you are on the bus. The bus route is the blue arrows on the map. Wait as long as possible before jumping off the bus. You should also pay attention to the challenge(s) listed on the left side of your map. If there is a specific challenge that is at a location, it is not recommended to land there because there will most likely be other players landing there to complete the challenge.

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It's a good idea to have at least one of each of these in your inventory. Grenades are a good way to destroy an opponent's structures. Healing is good to have when you have been damaged and shield potions provide extra protection against gunfire.

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Use the pickaxe to attack trees, rocks, as well as wooden, stone, and metal structures to get materials. Be aware that you make noise when you use your pickaxe. This can attract other players. Gather your materials quickly and move on. Aim at the blue circle while attacking to destroy objects as quickly as possible. Avoid destroying trees and objects completely. Leaving a trail of destruction and lead other players directly to your location. Wood is the most common material and makes weak structures that can be destroyed with a few gunshots. Stone is less common and makes structures that are sturdier and can withstand more damage. Metal is the least common material and can make strong structures that can withstand gunfire and a few explosions.

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Using Strategies During Battle

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When there are still a lot of players left in the game, you don’t want to create attention to yourself. Creating attention will put you at risk of dying by other players. If you must travel, look before crossing open areas and keep checking all around you. If you build a fort early in the game, keep it small as you will likely need to move before the game is over. You can hide in bushes while traveling. crouching minimizes the amount of sound you make while you move.

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Getting into unnecessary fights will put you at the risk of dying. You have a better chance of winning if you seclude yourself from everyone else, even toward the end of the game. When you get to the top 10, players are more skilled. You should be cautious. Hiding in stone or metal forts will ensure that you have the highest amount of protection.

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Early in the game, you don't want to draw too much attention to yourself. Plus, you will likely need to move before the match is over. Keep your forts to small 1x2 structures early in the game. Don't use too many materials early.

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As the game progresses, you'll want to build stronger forts that can withstand more damage. Build these forts out of stone or metal so they can withstand more damage.

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If a player engages you in a fight and won't leave you alone, eliminate them quickly. If a player is aggressive towards you and tries to get into your fort, keep building walls so he won’t be able to come in. You can also set a trap for him. A trap is a safest and quickest way to deal damage to a player inside your fort. Assault rifles and SMGs are the best weapons for beginners.[1]

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If you are attacked and you need to heal yourself, be sure to build a structure that you can hide behind while you heal yourself.

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The most effective way to damage a player is to attack them from their blind side. That is where they least expect being attacked. A lot of damage can be done to a player when they don't expect it.

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When in a gunfight, having the high ground gives you an advantage. You can get to higher ground by climbing mountains or hills, building tall structures with ramps, or using a launchpad.

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To stop the enemy from healing after dealing damage to them, just spam them with shots. Even if they constantly keep building to keep from getting shot at, it’s okay because if they are busy building that means they are not taking time to heal up.

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Towards the end of the match, you will be up against a few skilled players. Make yourself as hard to hit as possible. Jump constantly, build cover between you and your opponent, or use bounce pads to get to high ground.