Where you choose to drop can make or break your game, which is exactly why it’s going to be the focus of our Fortnite tips guide.
Mind you, though, this isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill guide. Instead of finding major and named locations, like the ever-so-contested Tilted Towers, where there’s a lot to loot and a lot more enemies from every corner to worry about, you’ll find a few nifty Fortnite tips about other useful places to land on the map that will help you constantly be one of the last men standing and get closer to earning that coveted Victory Royale.
Fortnite Tips: Basic Tips for Landing
1. Learn to Camp
Campingis a generally frowned upon strategy in FPS games, but it works. It’s also even more effective in a Battle Royale game like Fortnite if you know what you’re doing.
Picture this: there are twenty people landed on Tilted Towers, how many of those do you think will survive? Two? Three? Five at most, maybe? Regardless, those that make it out usually have the best loot. Now, wouldn’t it be a shame if someone landed a clean shot and stole all of that loot from them?
Remember, while all of their loot gives them a huge advantage over the others, they’re also likely to get complacent and easier to catch off of their guard as they move to another location. If you’re lucky, they may not have a full bar of health or armor either.
2. Don’t be too Eager to Drop
This is perhaps the most crucial of our Fortnite tips.
If you want action, at the expense of dying early, drop as soon as you can. If you want to live long and have a good chance to loot a lot first and make it to the end, don’t drop at least until you’re at the halfway point already.
Unless you’re playing as a squad and have a solid gameplan, let the others kill each other first and loot at your own leisure.
3. Don’t Get Greedy
It’s true that the larger drop spots have more treasures for you to loot. But, they’re also more crowded, reducing your chances of not only finding loot but also of survival. Remember, you’re basically a free kill if you don’t have something to defend yourself with. So, don’t be greedy, follow our Fortnite tips and head for the more secluded spots if you’re playing solo. The loot from two or three chests is more than enough to get you started.
4. Watch Out for Other Players
To quote the old GI Joe PSAs, “knowing is half the battle”.
A lot of players make the mistake of not taking note of where other players are landing. Don’t be like them. Knowing where you’re going to land and who’s going to land there with you can help make survival more likely because you know just how many opponents you have to look out for as you loot.
Fortnite Tips: Where to Land and Loot
The Deserted Town Southwest of Paradise Palms
To be fair, most areas around the hotly-contested Paradise Palms are prime areas for looting. Tryhards just can’t help but land in the thick of things. This leaves the surrouding areas free for the taking. But, one particular area that I’ve taken a liking to is the deserted town just southwest of Paradise Palms.
For an unnamed location, the abandoned “Wild West” themed town has plenty of loot. Enough, even, for an entire squad.
You can start sweeping the area from the western side, while checking the second story of each house as you go. Other than the treasures, the area is also teeming with ground loot, so there’s plenty of weapons, armor, and ammo boxes to go for everybody.
As an added bonus, the area is slightly elevated and if you cut through the desert area, you’ll have a nice, clear view of Paradise Palms, which makes any unsuspecting players escaping the area an easy target.
The Camp Site in Loot Lake
This is probably no secret by now, but considering just how few people I’ve seen and encountered looting the area, it’s worth a risk.
I recommend surveying the area first while you’re dropping. Often, the tower (3) just a few meters north of the camp site will have a treasure. If there is one, you may want to get that first since landing on the tower gives you a height advantage over other players. From there, you can make your way down, and go to the small house near the deck on the lake (2) and then finally, go to the campsite (1). Or, you can always go to the establishment west of the tower (4), although it’s not exactly teeming with treasure nor weapons or ammo (usually just 1 in the garage).
If you’re fast and lucky, you’ll have looted three treasures in just a minute, or at least two and probably a kill. Additionally, just further down south of the camp site is an isolated island (5) that can spawn as many as two treasures at a time.
Gas Station Southeast of Fatal Fields
This one’s pretty closeby from the deserted town, and if you’re fast, you probably will be able to loot these areas without much resistance.
Unlike the deserted town, however, there aren’t really all that many treasure chests lying around here. Usually, you’ll find them either on top of the bux or on the back of one of the hollow trucks. But, there’s plenty of loot to pick up on the ground here, so there’s that.
As tempting as it may be, though, try not to ride the golf cart. It makes you an open target and you can’t exactly defend yourself properly while on one. If you want to head on over towards Fatal Fields, do it on foot while being constantly on the lookout for other players.
Area Overlooking Tomato Town
Tomato Town is always a great place to start in. But, while it’s very rarely as crowded as the other named areas, I personally recommend staying away from the main fight unless necessary. Luckily, there’s a spot just south of the town with a metal bunker and a tunnel leading out of Tomato Town. Inside, you’ll find stairs, and climbing up, you’re bound to find a weapon or two. You might even find a treasure chest there too while you’re at it.
Because Tomato Town is quite the popular spot, I recommend landing from above and working your way down the tunnel. Even if you don’t find a treasure chest, you most likely will already have a weapon in hand, making it easier for you to defend yourself if push comes to shove.
The best part about this spot is that, once you’re done looking, you can always head back up and lookout for any players who are leaving Tomato Town.
Tower at the Northeast Corner of the Map
Hidden in the far northeast corner of the map is what looks like a player-made tower that can have as many as four chests at a time with probably two minimum. This was quite the popular area in previous seasons, but with the map updates, other players have moved on, leaving the area free for you to loot.
You’ll find the first chest right on top of the tower, so make sure that you land on the roof and work your way down.
Once you’re finished looting, head down a couple of meters down west where you’ll find an abandoned ice cream truck and a chest or two for you to loot.
The Two Houses South of Snobby Shores
South of Snobby Shores are two houses that can have at least two chests (check the roof and the basement of the southernmost house).
While two treasure chests aren’t that many, it should give you a good headstart and it’s not too far away from Snobby Shores, so you can try picking off an unsuspecting player if in case you feel that your gear is good enough. But, if you’re not feeling too confident, you can head south, where you’ll come across a clearing that most likely will have another chest for you to loot.
The Two Houses East of Risky Reels
Similar to the two houses south of Snobby Shores, there are two similar looking houses just east of Risky Reels where you’ll find at least two treasure chests — make sure to check the roof and the basement first. But, what makes this place even better to land in is because the surrounding areas of Risky Reels almost always have more than its fair share of treasures lying around.
Fortnite Tips For You
If you’re new to the game, we suggest heading over to the major and named locations. Tilted Towers is always a bloodbath. Although it’s not conducive to wanting to reach the latter stage of a sound, getting right into the thick of things is great if you want to get a better grasp of how the game works, especially of the game’s different guns.
If you’re looking to survive and loot at the same time, however, make sure to follow our Fortnite tips and you’ll have enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with the other more kill-happy players.
What do you think of our Fortnite tips? Have you tried landing on the areas firsthand? Which one of our suggested areas do you always land in? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.