How to get better at Fortnite

Achieve greatness through training the most important things!

With the addition of Ranked Play in Fortnite, players now have an intense drive to get to the top ranks and demonstrate their prowess. The road to betterment, however, may appear difficult to individuals who are unaware of where to start, leaving them feeling trapped and unable to advance. So we created this guide to help you get better at Fortnite.

How can I get better at Fortnite?

Practice, Practice, Practice

Any sport demands a lot of practice and devotion to succeed. I completely get the difficulties in monitoring your development because I'm a fervent and competitive Fortnite player who has participated in a number of competitions. To continuously work on the same edits and perfect tried-and-true retakes may be demoralizing. But the results of your work will be well worth it! Adopt a comprehensive approach to training, concentrating on all facets of the game, from improving your aim to mastering your movement and fine-tuning your building techniques. Always keep in mind that making little adjustments in all areas can eventually help you become a tough opponent. So embrace the grind and repetition, and watch yourself develop into a formidable force in the Fortnite universe.

Pick Keybinds & Stick With Them

The most crucial factor in picking your Keybinds is to select something that feels comfortable to you. Consider previous games you've played and the keys you find most natural and convenient to press, then work your way up from there. Keep in mind that the best Keybinds are those that enable simultaneous movement and building. But only when you've grown accustomed to your preferred Keybinds. For instance, after playing tens of thousands of hours of CSGO, I have selected the Keybinds that are most comfortable for me.

Get in as many fights as you can!

Experience is the finest thing to do if you want to grow better. Even though the game won't be enjoyable at first and you won't always win, the fighting experience is crucial in this game. Gaining battle experience is more preferable to waiting in bushes for the last opponent to arrive because you will learn nothing from it. After you decide to prioritize fighting and experience above winning a match, you'll be able to view your progress! Alternatively, you can select a 1v1 map to get fighting experience more quickly and effectively. I've engaged in countless hours of 1v1 to become familiar with every playstyle of my rivals.

Related: How to play Fortnite with building

Land in Semi-Populated Areas

Getting into a lot of battles too fast is generally not going to help you improve. You aren't really learning anything if you don't even have time to collect more than one weapon before being eliminated. You should go to some less inhabited places. Give yourself ample time to gather a few weapons and shields. Before a battle, you should think of the best ways to attack, do not attack the first person you come across. Before engaging in combat, take your time to loot, protect yourself, and wait for the right opportunity to attack.

Build, Build, Build

In Fortnite, building needs to be your best friend. Your success depends on your ability to box up and heal or ramp above the opposing player to get some good shots. In Creative, practice drills and retakes. And make sure to practice them as much as you can to get comfortable and develop muscle memory. You must start at the beginning because Fortnite has so many unique mechanics. Learn to build and edit first, then start learning a lot of new things once you feel more comfortable with these skills. I initially had trouble remembering all the keys to press and the timing, but after hours of practice, my muscle memory eventually began to function on its own, making improvement much simpler.

Always find out what the meta is!

You should always be among the first players to learn about the meta, which is the current state of the game, including the best weapons, mobility, building strategies, or the most protective edits. There is always someone who will figure out the new meta before everyone else, from professional players to even opponents who eliminated you, so you should always be online to search for it! Keep an eye out for anything that stands out and is superior to the other players.

Related: How to improve your aim in Fortnite

Gather Resources Constantly

Since you are building so much, you'll want to be gathering resources constantly. If you are rotating or moving towards an area then what a great time for you to gather some wood and brick! You'll be amazed how quickly you are cycling through resources when you are engaging in battles. Make sure you are never in a position where you run out of resources and can't build because you'll be naked without the ability to wall up!

Review Your Play

When someone is eliminated, all of us players will offer justifications, but we must realize that we definitely erred in some way. Either we were in a bad place, didn't have enough ammunition, didn't have enough builds, or we started a fight without having enough shields. You must consider all of this and make each improvement after being eliminated. Every professional is doing this for a reason, you can always look back and find a solution to anything you do.

Take a Break

If you are playing constantly and you feel yourself starting to play poorly or are getting too angry at the game, then it's a good idea to step back and take a break. This can be as little as 10 minutes, or as long as a day. Clear your mind and then head back into the game and you should start to feel things clicking again. Always remember that this is a game at the end of the day, and you should be having fun!

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About the Author

Raul Cosmin is a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides who has been immersed in gaming for over a decade. He is a passionate gamer, a die-hard fan of Fortnite, and an expert in mechanics and strategies for multiple titles in the competitive FPS scene. Though Raul has only been writing professionally for less than a year, his love for gaming—and the industry broadly—are long-standing and infectious. Raul is thrilled to continue his exciting gaming career here at PGG, and he hopes you follow along to see his latest and greatest guides!


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  1. Hi I’m 9

    1. Hello! It’s good to see all ages on the game. Good luck playing, hopefully you go pro some day!

  2. Please update next season, would like some new tips. Would be much appreciated from all of us in the comments.

    1. We plan on it, don’t worry 😀

  3. Thank you for these tips, especially the one where you take a break, sometimes i just get to mad for people AR spraying and then i take a break. Its simple as that.

  4. I started in fortnite season 1 and I’m amazingly good but know with these tips I can improve at the game

  5. hope you update this in 2021! would love to have a guide to arena and to help me get more wins!

  6. Wow this was VERY helpful , since i read this ive gotten so much better!i used to never get wins but now i get 12 kill wins and stuff like that thankyou for your help!

    1. Glad to hear it!

  7. it helped me a lot. now im betteer at the game

  8. thanks for help

  9. Your tips are great – if your stuck in season x that is. The game has changed and is now so much more competitive and aggressive. While you are right about not landing far away from the bus, you want to be hot dropping if you want to get better at the game. Salty Springs and Lazy Lake are great locations for this. Also, your sense should definitely be turned right up and you want to grind at being able to double edit. PC or possibly Xbox are best if you want to improve your gameplay. Once you have practiced in Creative you should be moving into solo/duo gameplay before progressing to Arena mode. An amateur to semi-pro player should at least try and make it to contender league. Anyone wanting to get real good at the game should try and make it to arena division 10 – which is champions league. At this point most games are pretty much like the fortnite World Cup. Good luck gamers!

  10. I love these tips ❤️

  11. Thx for the tips man i really thank you for these awesome tips!

  12. thanks for the tips man

  13. Idk, I really want to get good at the game but I don’t like going into creative to practice. My aim is terrible and I have know idea about my sens either. I just get so discouraged whenever I die and its almost like every death is there to remind me how bad I am. It also doesn’t help that I have a low self-esteem either.I just can’t seem to have fun in this game when I am just so bad at it.

    1. i know this is really late, but maybe you should go into creative bacause it is what is used to get better, nothing can train you more thsn good creative maps that push you and if you dont seem to be improving, try a different map and have a break because sooner or later you will get better and start to win games

  14. I totally agree, especially the practice one. But I think watching people on youtube or family members/friends are a great way to learn because it’s through another person.

  15. This really helped my gamemplay improve

    1. I totally agree

  16. I’m lost on how to find the sensitivity for me I keep trying but idk

  17. Hi! I am going to switch to PC soon, so I need to be better and I SUCK!!

  18. thank youfor hlping me be good at fortnite

  19. Learning to strafe (walk sideways or at an angle and shoot) is a good tip for any shooting or pvp game.
    Refrain from backpedaling and shooting, strafe and shoot instead.

  20. Good tips. Especially the “not raging and blaming others for losses, learn from them instead”

  21. if you have been playing since season 2 and your bad now how can you get better my secitivety is high i turned it up i know how to build 90s and this is in chapter 2 season 1 what can i do to get better then that on (XBOX ONE)

    1. i think you might be better off turning your sensitivity down instead of up

  22. Great suggestions, thank you.

  23. this is great advice its also really inspiring. M actually a season one player with lots of ogs so when i lose to a default i kinda get mad but im gonna yous this advice and get better

  24. Hey I always get killed and want to get better and all my friends just call me trash and I need some tips and tricks

    1. You’re Friends Are Trying To Hurt Your Feelings And Get You To A Point To Where It Hurts But Don’t Worry I’ll be Your Friend And I’ll Support You No Matter What Happens

    2. We have a tips guide here:

      One tip I’d give you is to find new friends. They don’t sound like they are very nice.

      1. I know this was made a while ago, but I am not sure what to do next. I’m getting good fortnite but I’m doing all squads should I try solo’s?

        1. Solos is likely a better idea if you’re looking to get better. You should also make sure you are practicing your building in Creative mode for at least 15 – 30 minutes a day.

  25. Evident, please help me !!!
    I was wondering what average statistics you should have to be considered a rookie, an inexperienced, a veteran, an expert etc.
    For example, I have seen that the best players win around 30% of their games.
    I consider myself a casual player, in fact my type of games are mostly RPG (Witcher, Fallout, FF, Pokemon, Divinity Sin)
    What percentage of victories do you think Fortnite casual players have?
    In my case, I won only 4% of my games, I have been in the top 10 for 35% and in top 25 for 64%. I have played a total of 765 games.
    Now, in Team Rumble I kill about 23 enemies per game (average that I calculated myself).
    Independently if I am a good player or bad, do you know more or less the average statistics of a casual player? Do you know of a website where statistics are checked?

    1. I don’t really know much about the statistics, but you sound like you’re a pretty good player.

      1. Ok, I was lucky with this season. I suck with the Pump Shotgun and building, but since they vaulted the shotgun an release the new Combat Shotgun, is now my favorite weapon, is by far, more easy tu use (feels a lot like the Super Shreded in STW) now I only suck and building.
        Also I play BR mostly on Mobile (I hate use keyboard to play games, so I have a huge disadvantage on PC)

  26. Hey im good at building but how can i hit my headshots with a shotgun

    1. Just have to practice, there’s no real shortcut.

  27. I’m no amazing fortnite player, but whenever I do very poorly it’s typically because I’ve played too much, so sometimes it helps to take a 10-20 minute break and take your mind off of fortnite.

    1. Good tip!

  28. Hey im a really good builder and in creative im really good but when it comes to public matches I don’t apply my skills in the game can you help me with this along with gun skill?

    1. There’s a few options you can do for improving your aim. First, you can do one on ones in Playground. That gives you specific practice in the scenarios you are struggling with. You can download a free game on steam called Aimtastic. It has a bunch of different aim practice games that you can do. You can also put your exact sensitivity from Fortnite into it. Third, is you can try using some aim maps. I have a list of those right here:

      If you’re a good builder already, then you’re on your way to being a good player. Building is the hardest part of the game!

  29. I have a problem like every game i just got 6 or 7 or more kills but I cant get wins.I play since season 4 and have maybe only 30 wins.

    1. I play since season 4 and have 4 wins lol

  30. do you recomened builder or combat pro

    1. I’m pretty sure most people are just customizing the controls now. You might want to see how a few of the pro controller players are doing it. Here’s Aydan’s settings: