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Fortnite Building Guide: Battle Royale Mode Tips

Building is key in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Since the launch of its Battle Royale mode last year, Fortnite's popularity has exploded. That's no doubt thanks in part to being free-to-play, but while it follows the same basic format as other games in the increasingly popular sub-genre, it does offer a unique twist with its building mechanics. At the press of a button, you can build walls, floors, and stairs, and that ability is key to success.

However, with no tutorial and players eager to kill you, actually getting the hang of building is not especially easy. Building can generate a lot of noise, which invariably attracts unwanted attention. To help you get started, we've put together the video above in which we run through the basics of gathering materials and building. We cover both the small so-called "panic forts" that you'll build during the course of a match to protect yourself, as well as the towers that are frequently used at the end of a game.

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In the video, you'll also get a look at the recently added minigun. Epic continues to make changes and add new content to Battle Royale, some of which can have a significant effect on building. The minigun is one such case, as it makes for an ideal way to rapidly destroy the cover that enemies are hiding behind.

Another update for Fortnite introduced the Crossbow, which, while packing unlimited ammo, doesn't offer the kind of firepower that's ideal for demolishing structures. It does, however, allow for stealthy takedowns, something that can provide you with a real edge. An even more recent update made some major improvements to building, among many other things.

For more, check out our Fortnite tips you should know and our guide for advanced Fortnite players.

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Chris Pereira

Chris Pereira is a senior editor and the global head of news. He's been covering the video game industry professionally for 14 years and now coordinates news and other editorial content on GameSpot. He likes Twin Peaks, The X-Files (before it was bad), and serial commas.



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