Critical damage in Fortnite explained: How to deal & what it is

Critical damage in Fortnite explained: How to deal & what it is
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


23rd May 2023 11:19

Stuck on how to deal critical damage in Fortnite as part of the Web Battles in Season 4? We have the solution for this below, so you can complete this challenge in the game without worrying. 

To celebrate the release of the much anticipated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Fortnite has introduced Web Battles into the game, as well as some extra rewards for players to earn.

With the introduction of items from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse into the game, it makes this season one of the most stacked yet with Star Wars and Attack on Titan rewards too. 

  • Still unsure on what the Fortnite Web Battles are? Be sure to check out our explainer, as well as how to earn Spider-Ham's Mallet Harvesting Tool. 

What is critical damage in Fortnite? 

Fortnite miles Morales
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Although it is not clarified on the Epic website what critical damage is, fans of the game have taken to Reddit. The reigning theory is that to deal critical damage in Fortnite, you will need to get headshots. This has been the theory for a while, and certain weapons can give you a better chance of getting critical damage.

How to deal critical damage in Fortnite

Dealing Critical damage in Fortnite
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This challenge isn't going to be easy, though, as popping headshots can be one of the more challenging parts of Fortnite. Our recommendation would be to use shotguns for up-close gameplay, and anything with a scope if you're shooting at far-away enemies.

That is everything we know so far about dealing critical damage in Fortnite, but if you’re still wondering when we can expect Miles Morales to release in the game, take a look here. Be sure to read our explainer on how the new ranked play will work in Fortnite, too.

For everything else Fortnite, be sure to check out the rest of our guides. We will keep these up to date throughout the coming weeks during the Across the Spider-Verse event that is coming to the game.

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