Chapter 2

Tips for Dominating In Fortnite Chapter 2

Fortnite Chapter 2, the newest update to the free-to-play “battle royale” shooter, has just released, bringing with it an army of both old and new players. If you are someone who is just jumping into the Fortnite phenomenon, here are some pro-tips to keep you from getting wrecked by all the more experienced players looking to make an easy kill of any newbie who dares enter their game.

Choose a good starting point

Fortnite allows you to choose where you start each match, and this is an incredible tool that can be used to any players advantage if they apply a little bit of cunning and wisdom. What the best players of the game do is get themselves personally acquainted with the map so that they know all the good sniping spots and the location of all the worthwhile items that can be procured during gameplay. With a little bit of foresight and planning, the proper starting point can give you a huge advantage over your peers.

Have a well-crafted arsenal

Using Chapter 2s new upgradeable weapons system, it is more important than ever that you have the right tools for the job if you wish to be the victor in any given match. The key to victory isn’t just having the strongest weapons, however, but a multitude of weapons that can be used in a multitude of situations. You are going to want to spend a lot of time looting, crafting, and making sure you have not just strong weapons, but a lot of strong weapons.

Make proper use of boats

One big addition to Fortnite Chapter 2 is water. A whole lot of water. And with the addition of all this water has come a new mode of transportation for players to master, that being the boat. Boats pose a great benefit to the player if they are willing and able to master them. One great way to get an advantage over your opponents would be to spend some time getting comfortable with boats before they do.

Customize your controls

Fortnite allows players on any console or system to choose from a wide range of different control schemes, and these different schemes can make all the difference for players who may prefer one over the other. If you haven’t already, go into the settings and start trying the different control schemes to figure out which one is right for you. Your control scheme might become your secret weapon in guaranteeing victory in every match.

Fortnite Chapter 2 is Awesome and Huge

Epic Games really didn’t have to do all that much to impress its legion of fans with the new Fortnite update, but they did it anyways. Epic Games didn’t just add a couple of new outfits and dances and call it a day, they’ve given fans enough new features to practically qualify Fortnite Chapter 2 as a legitimate sequel and not just an update to an already free-to-play game. Given their track record for pleasing the crowd, this really doesn’t come as that much of a surprise, but it’s still awesome to see Epic Games put so much work into going above and beyond the expectations of the player. This is even more impressive when you compare them to so many other developers that will ride the fruits of their labor well past the expiration date, releasing updates that barely add any new features just to try in vain to keep their game trending for another day or two. With the kind of integrity we are seeing from Epic Games as time goes on as Fortnite becomes more and more mature, naysayers are having to increasingly eat their words and fans are continuously looking forward to seeing what Epic Games does next with held breath.

So what all do we get in Fortnite Chapter 2? Honestly, we haven’t even deciphered the wealth of new material we’ve gotten, but what we have deciphered is worth another year put into this free “battle royale” as is. New rewards systems have been put into place to greatly increase the replayability and longevity of Fortnite for experienced players. These include a brand-new medal system that rewards you for performing specific tasks throughout the day with different tasks rotating in and out, a new and easier XP system replacing the old “battle star” system, and a plethora of newly-added achievements. The medal system is fun and very gratifying when you start figuring out how to build up your medal to maximize your reward, while the XP system doesn’t really change much from the “battle star” system, but it does seem to reward you faster, which makes gameplay a little more gratifying overall for both heavy and light players. The real star here is the achievements, which, for any experienced gamer, are a huge draw. Achievements are like actual medals you get for playing your game, and you can show them off to other players online who will be in awe of your stats. This is a huge addition to Fortnite, and makes long-term play that much more of a necessity for already hardcore players.

Plenty of great gameplay features have been added as well, such as upgradeable weapons, easier user-interface for new matches, new stealth mechanics, and new ways to replenish health. All of this, and that’s only what we’ve uncovered so far. There seems to be a lot left to go through in the new update, which has done more than enough to earn itself the title of Chapter 2. The prospect of continued Fortnite play only gets more and more appealing as the game is further developed, and I look forward greatly to the future of Fortnite and Epic Games.