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How to win Fortnite matches with low materials

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One of the defining traits of a successful Fortnite player is their ability to build, but how do you win in late-game situations if you run out of the materials you need to defend yourself?

For players who struggle to secure Victory Royales when they find themselves low on building materials as the match comes to a close, professional Fortnite player Bumpaah has provided som handy tips for surviving the Storm Surge.

While to many, hiding and hoping that you can outlast your opponents may seem like the only option, for Bumpaah, making the most of your positioning is key to securing victories and eliminating opponents, despite a lack of materials.

Harvesting materials is important, but you can often run out by the end of the game. Credit: Epic Games

In a post on the /r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit, Bumpaah took viewers through the final moments of a Solo Arena match, with the streamer low on mats heading into the final storms, with 19 opponents still alive and competing for the win.

Bumpaah specifically mentions “right hand peak” as a way to cover yourself and give you the best chance at finding an elimination. This is when you rotate into view to the right, as this is the side that your character holds weapons on, meaning you have the earliest opportunity to fire a shot without it making contact with any sort of barrier.

Tips on playing low mat situations in solos from r/FortniteCompetitive

The Twitch streamer also states that using the storm to your advantage is key, as “players often don’t see you,” and it allows you to flank around or behind them, as they don’t expect to be pushed from the storm, especially if they have their back to it.

To pull this off well, you need to make sure you have campfires or healing items to allow you to bump your health back up, but don’t be afraid to run in and out to avoid bad situations, or pick up loot.

Finally, pushing the pace is critical, and making sure that you don’t turtle up for too long, as you won’t find any materials by sitting back and waiting. By challenging players, and hopefully eliminating them, you can grab the few items they had,which could be the difference between life and death.

Of course, not every tip will be applicable in every scenario, but these pointers should give you some options to consider the next time you find yourself in a dire situation like Bumpaah did.

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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