Victory Royale: How to Win Consistently in Fortnite

Writer for Buff, Remi Smith
By Remi Smith
Tamara Fodora - Editor for Buff
Edited by Tamara Fodora

Published May 2, 2023.

A gamer celebrating a victory in battle royale in Fortnite

There are many reasons you'd want to win multiple matches of Fortnite's Battle Royale. On top of proving that you were the best player/squad in that match, winning a BR earns you a themed umbrella for the first win of every season—and, of course, a crown to take into the next game, granting you extra XP.

If you're feeling strong, winning again with a crown equipped, or with one you've stolen off a dead guy, earns you a Crown Win and an emote that shows off just how many crowns you've won, ensuring some bragging rights.

Winning consistently and bringing home crowns is like leveling up a badge of honor, but it does have a caveat. Your games will get harder, and other players will want your crowns.

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Master the Basics

While investing time in learning movement mechanics is indeed important, getting completely familiar with the basics and being comfortable with the core features are essential to coming out on top against 90+ other players.

It's important to know which guns do more damage than others and what ammo type they use. You also need to get comfortable with all the shielding and healing methods in the game, from catching and eating fish to breaking a slap juice truck. Learning these mechanics is essential to staying alive and preparing for each of the encounters you'll face on the map.

Here are some other basics we think you should focus on perfecting:

  • Learn how to shoot effectively—tap-fire to increase accuracy on certain weapons, move around and shoot to make yourself less likely to be hit, etc.
  • Learn the map, its hotspots, and where you should land based on how the bus crosses the map at the start of the game.
  • Figure out the effective range for each weapon, and learn what different mythic versions of those weapons can do to change that.
  • Use the ring to your advantage. Catch players who are running from the storm and find strategic spots as the ring gets smaller.
  • Use the right cover. Wooden walls break faster than stone ones, trees and rocks can be broken with bullets, and cars explode eventually when shot at, so choose your cover wisely.
  • Know how effective each type of healing and shielding item is.
  • Know how to build (if you're playing in the legacy building mode).
  • Manage your inventory, don't just carry guns.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Nobody starts Fortnite as a pro. Many might start out really good with transferable skills, like aim and movement from other titles. However, Fortnite's Battle Royale provides enough unique features that anyone who starts playing has to learn a few things to get better.

It can be hard to focus on all the aspects of the game at once, especially when you're just starting out. Mastering the basics through practice can alleviate that feeling of chaos quite a lot.

A pro tip to add to your practice schedule is to record your games and watch them back. This way, you can see what information you missed the first time and how to keep an eye on it for the next match.

Learn to Play With Others

Playing with a squad in Fortnite can greatly increase your chances of winning and make the game even more enjoyable. Just picture having a team that communicates well, shares resources, and supports each other... you could become an unstoppable team!

Moreover, with a full squad, you can cover more ground, defend strategic points together, and coordinate attacks on enemies more effectively. On top of being a stronger force as a team, playing with a squad can teach you valuable teamwork skills that are transferable into other games—and certain real-life situations, too.

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Stay in The Know

Fortnite is known for large content drops at the beginning of each season and has seen drastic changes to the overall gameplay since its launch. Staying updated is crucial if you want to remain competitive and have the best possible gaming experience.

New updates often bring exciting features, weapons, and modes that can give you an advantage over other players if you learn them fast. Additionally, updates can address bugs, glitches, and balance issues that may be affecting your gameplay.

By staying up to date, you can ensure that you have access to the latest changes in strategies, tactics, and game mechanics, allowing you to keep up with the META (Most Effective Tactic Available) and secure your wins.

Mastering the Art of Victory Royale in Fortnite

There's a lot of competition out there in the world of Fortnite, and it just gets tougher as you level up and play matches. However, with good teamwork, some strong knowledge of the game mechanics, and staying up to date with the meta, you'll be showing off a large stack of crowns in no time.

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