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How to win at Fortnite in 2021

Here’s how to win Fortnite in 2021. While the game may seem more challening than ever, these tips will help you secure a dub.

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Even if a lobby is filled to the brim with sweaty Renegade Raiders, this guide will teach you how to win Fortnite matches.

It’s 2021, Fortnite has been around for a few years, and the barrier to entry seems higher than ever. Anyone who is remotely good at the game is called a “sweat”, and those who can’t crack 90’s are better left on the Battle Bus. If you’ve never dropped into a round of Fortnite before, you might as well not even try, right?

Wrong! Fortnite’s skill ceiling is pretty intimidating, but you don’t need fancy building tricks to pull off a dub. This guide will give new and stagnant players the tops they need to learn how to win Fortnite. These tried and true techniques will help players survive until the end game, and maybe even pull out a Victory Royale.

Run, Hide, and Stay out of sight to win Fortnite

For inexperienced players, the worst thing you can do is get into a scuffle. Fights are bad news for a couple of reasons. The first is that you never know your opponent’s skill level until the battle has begun. And once you start a fight, it’s pretty difficult to run away.

Secondly, once shots are fired, they alert other players to your location. This means even if you manage to win a fight, nearby skilled players will come to hunt you down. It’s better to let other players kill one another before engaging. But how do you avoid these encounters?

First off, fly as far away from the Battle Bus as possible. You can see the path the bus will take before the game begins, so plan to go somewhere farther away from the bus’s flight path. Every POI and most landmarks will have decent loot to start, so even if you fly far away you can still get some good gear.

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Bushes are an inexperienced player’s best friend

Depending on where you land, you may have to travel a great distance to get out of the storm. Vehicles are great for rotating, but they also make a lot of noise. Don’t spend too long in one place, and remember, bushes are your new best friend. These guys will keep you hidden from enemies, and also help inexperienced players get the jump on passersby.

Grey and Green isn’t going to win round of Fortnite

That’s right. You can’t expect to win the last dance if all of your equipment is grey or green. Common and Uncommon weapons deal the least amount of damage, and if you’re playing it safe, these might be the only rarities you come by.

However, there are chests scattered all over the map, even outside of POIs and landmarks. Loot every chest you see for the best shot at getting better weapons. It may seem trivial to get a weapon that does one extra damage per shot, but that one shot can make a huge difference.

Building just a little can help win Fortnite

You don’t have to know how to build like a contractor in order to know how to win Fortnite. In fact, you just need to know the bare-bones basics to protect yourself from getting shot. Just throwing up a wall when shots are fired is 100% better than standing out in the open.

You should start by practicing placing a wall and a ramp. The wall will protect you and the ramp from taking damage. The ramp will give you multiple angles you can shoot from, while also protecting you from incoming fire. This simple building technique just might be enough to pull off a coveted win.

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The “Panic Ramp” is a great building technique for beginners.

Your building will get better over time and with practice, but starting with the basics is a huge deal. A wall can mean the difference between life and death – victory and defeat.

Winning Fortnite in the End Game

The End Game refers to the final 10 players left in the lobby. The total number of players drops pretty quickly to around this number. If you’ve followed the steps provided, you should make it to the top 10 pretty often. However, closing is a different story.

Since the circle is now getting to a fairly small size, the places you can hide start to disappear and it’s harder to stay out of sight. Bushes are always an option, and building small forts can help too. However, building gives away your location so be ready for a fight.

You need to wait until you are in the top 3. If you can make it this far, you have a solid chance of winning. Wait for your two opponents to start attacking one another, and learn their locations. End Game fights are intense and can last a long time, so be patient. Once one of them is eliminated, attack the survivor. They should have low health and won’t be prepared for another fight so soon. With the right timing and enough luck, you might just have learned how to win Fortnite.

It’s not always about winning

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Don’t sweat the losses, just have fun!

Winning a round of Fortnite is one of the most rewarding feelings in video games. But, your sole focus shouldn’t be on securing the dub. Sure, it’s nice to win, but Fortnite offers much more than a flashy victory screen.

Learn to have fun in every round you play. Go fishing on a shoreline and let the storm tick away your health as you reel in those fish. Race your friends around the island, or take Ferraris off sick jumps. Discover new locations you’ve never been to before. There’s so much more to Fortnite, and learning how to win is just one facet of the game.

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All Fortnite Mythic and Exotic Weapon Locations Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 sees the return of Mythic and Exotic weapons. Here are all of the Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapons locations.

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Fortnite’s coveted Mythic and Exotic weapons have returned in Season 8. Here is where players can find the Mythic and Exotic weapons in Fortnite.

Once again, Fortnite Season 8 starts with a small pool of NPCs. Season 7 started with a small number of NPCs that gradually grew over the season. While there may not be a ton of NPCs like in Seasons 5 and 6, there’s still a few Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapons.

NPCs sell Exotic weapons in Fortnite. They are the most expensive items that NPCs have, and players will have to pay a large number of gold bars to get them. However, they also have special abilities that make them worth the cost.

Fortnite Mythic weapons are held by hostile NPCs and can only be obtained if that NPC is defeated. Here are where all of the Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapons locations.

Fortnite Season 8 Exotic & Mythic weapon locations

It’s no surprise that Exotic and Mythic weapons have returned for the seventh season in a row. While these are nice tools to have, they won’t guarantee anyone a Victory Royale. But for those who want to switch up their arsenal, here is where every Mythic and Exotic weapon is located.

  • Dragon’s Breath Sniper Rifle: sold by Pitstop for 400 gold at Boney Burbs
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Dusk for 400 gold south of Primal Pond
  • Chug Cannon: sold by The Brat for 400 gold at Fork Knife Food Truck
  • Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle: Defeat Doctor Slone north of Compact Cars
  • Mythic Sideways Rifle: upgrade Sideways Rifle using Monster Cube Parts
  • Mythic Sideways Minigun: upgrade Sideways Minigun using Monster Cube Parts
  • Venom Symbiote: Symbiote capsule randomly drops at start of match
  • Carnage Symiote: Symbiote capsule randomly drops at start of match
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Upcoming Mythic Weapons

Players may not have access to very many Exotic or Mythic weapons at the moment, but Fortnite will add more in the future. The Fortnite Season 8 trailer showed a couple of these weapons. As well, dataminers were able to find some in the game’s files.

More sideways weapons are planned to be released, and they will likely have the same upgrade capabilities as the minigun and rifle. The upcoming sideways weapons include a sword and a shotgun.

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We will continue to update this guide as we discover more Fortnite Mythic and Exotic weapon locations. Feel free to let us know on Twitter or in the comments below if we missed any.

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All Fortnite Character Locations in Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all Fortnite characters locations for the new season.

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Characters returned to Fortnite in Season 8. Here are all of the Fortnite character locations in the new season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.

Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back once again in Season 8, and they are just as useful as they have been in previous seasons.

However, with the return of the Punch Card system, NPCs are more important than ever. Players will need to find and talk with NPCs to start questlines. These quests are the main way players will earn XP throughout the season.

Without further ado, here are all of the Fortnite Character locations in Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 character list

Here is a list of all of the Fortnite characters and their locations in Season 8. As well, this list details what each character sells and offers players. The bold offers are Mythic weapons.

Character NameLocationOffers
Baba YagaDampy DishQuest Line
Fabio SparklemaneApres SkiQuest Line
Dark JonesySteamy StacksQuest Line, Rift
KorMisty MeadowsQuest Line, Automatic Sniper
DuskSouth of Primal PondQuest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise
TorinCap’n Carp Delivery TruckQuest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle
KitbashDirty DocksQuest Line
MadcapCorny Crops (East)Quest Line
PennyRetail Row (West)Quest Line
PitstopBoney BurbsQuest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle
CharlottePleasant Park Quest Line, Rail Gun
Scuba JonesyCoral Castle/Coral CoveQuest Line, Rail Gun
Cube AssassinHostile
J.B. ChimpanskiWeather StationQuest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle
Toona FishViking VesselQuest Line
The BratFork Knife Food TruckQuest Line, Chug Cannon
WrathWest of Deep Woods DishQuest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle

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Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG has an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 8.

Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite Season 8. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.

  • Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
  • Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
  • Yellow Cloud: Reveal Future Storm Circle
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Compared to seasons past, the number of Fortnite character locations in Season 8 is very minimal. As well, players can no longer upgrade weapons through NPCs. The pool of Mythic weapons has also been minimized.

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Fastest ways to level up in Fortnite Season 8 and earn more XP

Reaching level 100 in Fortnite can be hard, but not anymore. Here’s the fastest way to level up and earn XP in Fortnite Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 has switched up the way players earn XP, and it makes leveling up the traditional way pretty hard. Here is how players can level up fast and reach tier 100 in no time.

At the start of each season, your player level in Fortnite is set back to 0. Players strive to climb back up to level 100 as quickly as possible. However, it can be quite a grind to earn all that XP.

Level 100 is even more enticing for Battle Pass owners. Reaching level 100 and beyond rewards BP owners with tons of cool cosmetics. And there is a pretty fast way to level up in Fortnite Season 8.

At the start of Season 8, players would spend tens of hours in the Impostors mode to gain loads of XP. Now that Impostors mode has been nerfed, there are a few other ways to earn XP fast.

Leveling up in Fortnite Impostor Mode

Fortnite’s Impostor mode was the easiest and fastest way to level up in Season 8. However, the amount of XP players can earn from the mode has been cut in half. But that doesn’t mean players can’t still use the mode to level up.

You can play Impostor mode in public lobbies to earn XP, but it’s much easier to level up in Private lobbies. You will need at least four people in your party to play a private match. Here are the amounts of XP you will earn for performing actions:

Agents & Impostor XP

  • Complete tasks as Agent – 1,000 XP
  • Play a match – 500 XP
  • Spend time playing match – 350 XP
  • Complete a match – 1,000 XP
  • Win a match – 1,000 XP
  • Perform a Sabotage as Impostor – 500 XP
  • Eliminate Agents as Impostor – 500 XP

Some of the above tasks are multiplied by the number of times they are completed. For example, every task or player killed will reward players with the amount of XP listed. With a group of four, the Impostor can continuously spam the Peely Party sabotage while Agents complete tasks.

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Completing Weekly/Daily Punchcards

There is also the more traditional route of earning XP via completing weekly challenges. However, Fortnite Season 8 has completely changed how weekly challenges work. Instead of being given tasks at the start of the week, players have to interact with the NPCs on the Island.

There are currently 17 characters on the island, and each one will give the player five different quests. Players can earn 80,000 XP from each character, and they can earn 1.36 million XP a week by completing all 17 quest punchcards.

There are also daily and weekly punchcards that offer minimal XP. By completing the character punchcards, the weekly and daily ones will be completed as well.

It’s also important to note that Epic Games is aware that XP gain is not as fast as it should be. As such, Fortnite’s XP and leveling system will see some adjustments on September 28.

Until then, you should keep grinding Impostors mode and make sure all of your weekly punchcards are filled out. For more Fortnite, check out how to get the overpowered Mythic Sideways Weapons, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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