How to practice & improve at Fortnite

How to practice & improve at Fortnite
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead

Published 

7th Jun 2021 16:34

Fortnite players have a lot to worry about, as while traditional shooters like Call of Duty: Warzone consist largely of, well, just shooting, Fortnite players need to excel at this alongside building depending on the mode they play. Navigating the end game and knowing how to out-build the opposition requires tremendous game sense.

If you want to play even semi-competitively, you’ll need to consistently practice and improve your skills. As one of the most popular battle royale games, Fortnite is ever-evolving, and those who get complacent will fall behind quickly.

Fortunately, Fortnite players have a plethora of practice options at their disposal. There are multiple ways to practice the key gameplay mechanics of aiming, building/editing, and game sense. Let’s run through some of the top strategies and techniques for improving your Fortnite game all around.

Improving your aim in Fortnite

Find The Right Sensitivity

The first step to perfecting your aim in the game is to find the right sensitivity. Most players will want to opt for sensitivities in the low to mid-range.

Low sensitivity allows the user to have a high level of control over their aim. Your crosshairs will move relatively slowly, allowing you to more easily line up shots.

A character crouching in Fortnite
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A high sensitivity level does have its benefits, though. Players with high sensitivity can rapidly shift between targets and hit crazy flick shots. The downside of it is they are much harder to control, with aiming becoming near impossible if someone isn't extremely comfortable (and experienced) with using it.

I'd recommend starting on a low sensitivity and gradually moving up as you get comfortable. If you feel like you’re constantly turning too slow, consider moving your sensitivity levels a tad higher. However, the most important thing is to settle on a sensitivity and practice with it. Constantly changing up your settings will really mess with your aim, so pick one and stick with it.

Use Fortnite aim courses in Creative Mode

Creative Mode changed Fortnite. Not only can players create their own original maps and game modes, but it is also the ultimate practice arena. When it comes to aim training, there are dozens of top-notch aim courses players can use to work on their aim.

Here's few of the best Fortnite aim courses below, along with their codes:

  • Season 6 Warm-Up: 4827-0257-7982
  • Aim Course: 8850-5991-7075
  • Combined Trials: 8898-7406-1141
  • Kalashnikov Edit & Aim Course: 8898-7406-1141

Spending an hour or two each day running through these courses will improve your aim faster than anything else can. The time dedicated to working through these private courses will pay off in huge dividends when it comes time to play real matches.

Players who consistently use aim courses will fly past their complacent friends' skill levels as they become master marksmen.

Download KovaaK’s Aim Trainer

If you’re willing to take your practice outside of Fortnite, KovaaK’s Aim Trainer can boost your aiming skills to a new level. 

KovaaK’s Aim Trainer is a game developed by former Quake pro, KovaaK, who was known for his insane aim and personally built his own aim trainer to practice further. KovaaK’s Aim Trainer is basically the perfect simulator for practising your aim in shooters.

Fortnite players may consider spending some time in KovaaK’s Aim Trainer as a way to further bolster their aiming talents. After all, there’s a reason so many pro gamers swear by it - and a few minutes here or there will make a considerable difference in your aiming skills.

Screenshot of a building in Fortnite
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How to get better at building in Fortnite

Free building in Creative Mode

Creative Mode isn’t just good for practising your aim, it’s also the ideal place to work on your building skills. 

Players can enter into an open Creative Mode map and simply free build. You can grant yourself infinite materials in the settings and build to your heart's content. Back in the day, players had to farm material in the Battle Royale Mode and find a secluded place to practice. With Creative Mode, players can work on their 90s, practice ramp rushing, and rehearse waterfalls.

Use Fortnite edit courses in Creative Mode

Looking for some more streamlined practice? Such is the case with aim training; there are plenty of edit courses players can practice their skills in.

Below are a few that I'd suggest checking out:

  • Candook’s 9 In 1 Edit Course: 7440-4394-8340
  • Star’s Edit Course: 9860-5179-4527
  • Warm Up Course (Editing Practice): 6561-6398-2653

Run through these edit courses a few times each day and watch your building/editing skills improve rapidly.

Participate in box fights

Finally, Fortnite players looking to put their building and editing skills into action should participate in Box Fights. Box Fights is a special game mode reserved for Creative Mode. As the name suggests, a lobby of players box themselves up in builds and fight through boxes.

This mode is amazing for practising piece control, editing, and building under pressure. Anyone can perform in practice, but box fighting puts your skills to the test against other players.

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How to improve your game sense

Participate in Zone Wars

Zone Wars is another unique game mode exclusive to Creative Mode, placing participants straight into an end-game scenario. The lobby will all spawn in a condensed arena with the Storm already moving in. Here, gamers will need to battle under pressure in an attempt to survive and be the last player standing. 

These matches have multiple rounds and are perfect for working on your overall game sense. These intense end-game scenarios can be rare to find in public matches, so it’s difficult to be prepared when you finally encounter them. Zone Wars allows players to practice fighting and surviving when the pressure is the highest. Spending extensive time in Zone Wars matches will give you a massive advantage when these scenarios pop up in a real match. 

After some time in Zone Wars, your end-game play will become all instinct. Meanwhile, inexperienced players will be running around like headless chickens due to their lack of practice and game sense.

Review VODs

Video-on-demand (VOD) reviewing is when you go into Replay Mode and watch your gameplay back. No matter how much you play and practice, you’ll never get better if you don’t learn from your mistakes.

Every time you die in a match, think about what went wrong. What could you have done differently in that situation? It’s easy to blame your loss on bad luck or another outside factor. But the truth is, there’s always room for improvement. Critique your own gameplay and actively analyse the situations you find yourself in. This practice will do wonders for your game sense.

Furthermore, watching top players play is a good way to improve your game sense. Head to Twitch or YouTube and watch through some gameplay of the top Fortnite pros. Take notes on how they play and the things they do that might be missing from your game. Watching the best of the best do it is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to get better at something - and that includes Fortnite.

Fortnite is a game with an extremely high skill ceiling. The community is constantly improving and pushing the game’s mechanics to their limits. Thankfully though, there are tons of different ways to practice and improve your game. The strategies and techniques above will put you on the fast track to becoming better at Fortnite.

For more on all things on Epic's battle royale, be sure to check out our Fortnite homepage, where you'll find details on the rarest skins, and all of the collabs and crossovers so far.

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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