The 5 reasons why you suck at Fortnite (and how to suck less)

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Fortnite Battle Royale, a.k.a. the world’s hottest video game, is growing in popularity daily. You play it for hours a day, but you still suck. Here’s why — and what to do about it.

Chances are you’ve at least heard of Fortnite. Battle Royale is a 100-player pvp showdown where the last player standing wins. And trust me, it feels good to win. The game released in July of 2017 and has been growing since. It now has over 3.4 million players playing online at any given time and well over 45 million players who log in on a regular basis.

If you aren’t playing yet (you should be), you probably know someone who is. There’s a common theme among players of many skill levels and it is that the game is very hard to win. Like anything, we play enough, we pick up bad habits and we lose because of these habits. Let’s outline some of the reasons you are losing matches and see if we can help you fix them.

Disclaimer: I’m not that good either. This is going to be a “do as I say, not as I do” post. Like most, I am also

throwing my remote through the wall

losing gracefully and moving on, but I’ve managed to catch a few W’s since adapting some of these strategies, so let’s improve together.

Hop into the Battle Bus and let’s break down the reasons why you suck at this game:

1. Fortnite isn’t your full-time job

Unless you are an 8-year-old with no responsibilities or a professional gamer like Ninja, you could probably benefit from playing Fortnite a lot more. It’s hard to keep up with the players that play for a living, like the aforementioned Ninja, who pulls in over $800,000 a month streaming his matches on Twitch.

If you are one of the majority, you most likely have a job, kids, a significant other that hates the game, etc. These responsibilities keep you from living up to your full potential. So drop everything and everyone holding you back and go all-in on Fortnite!

Just kidding, do not do that. You know that you are not the most skilled player in the field, but there is nothing stopping you from being the most prepared. There is a good chance that most of the skilled players you’ll meet are children, meaning they are mentally weak. Taunt them with the dances and emotes that the game offers. Once you’re in their head, they will make mistakes.

If you end up coming across a professional gamer, hope for a miracle.


How to fix this:

If you have a chance, watch the better players play. If you’re in the top 10 and you get eliminated, spectate the rest of the match. Study your opponents’ skills, tactics and strategies. The more you do this, the more you can piece together your own improved style of play.

Consistency is also key. Try to play at least a few times a week, even if it is just for a short period of time. Keeping a handle on the controls will benefit you much more than spending the first hour of an eight-hour #FortniteFriday marathon trying to get your aim back or remembering how to build. Speaking of building …