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Fortnite: Battle Royale

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We had a thread on this before that was mostly about the original PvE game Save the World, but this keeps popping up in the randomness so thought we should give one of the most popular games in the world a thread of its own.

I've been playing for the past couple weeks because my kids have finally gotten into it. The kids are 16 and not quite 13. I've been having a lot of fun with it playing the zero build mode. I tried it way back when, but didn't really get into it, but I don't really remember why. I loved PUBG, though I was terrible at it, and this is basically PUBG lite an dI a way less terrible at it.
Daehawk wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:32 pm Fortnite. I suck but its still fun for a quick rush.. The colors are so silly bright and stuff. Its kiddy like but I enjoy it. Need to get better and learn item management and what is what.
The key stuff I have learned over the past couple weeks is to basically go for 3 weapons, close range, mid range and long range. For me I prefer a shotgun, pretty much any one will do) for close range, a Hammer assault, but I will take any other, for mid range and a DMR for long range. Heavy sniper is nice but reload time is a killer.

For the other two slots, generally healing (med mist preferably) and shields (Chug Splash or shield keg). If you are being more aggressive and can use them effectively, boogie bombs are fun. Rift to go is a great escape option and the port a fort is another handy tool. The challenge is that you have 5 slots and want to carry so much more.

The best players bounce like a freaking ummm... what bounces a lot? and still have great accuracy. You have to keep moving or you are just target practice.

Unless your team is really coordinated, solo is probably easier. Letting others start fighting each other and you finishing it is even better.

Of course I am rarely the winner, do take all that I've said with a salt lick or two.
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My son and I play often. We're usually in the top 10 of every match, and we probably win 5% of those times. It's been fun watching the game evolve. I love that I don't have to spend money to be good, everything is just cosmetic.
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My son and I have been playing it too! Which has led me to do solo matches in the evenings as well. It is pretty fun - the "Hunger Games" style arena with everyone hunting each other and lots of interesting stuff on the map is very cool.

My view of strategy is pretty similar - usually grab some kind of shotgun, some midrange weapon (usually an SMG or Blaster Rifle), and a long range weapon (love the DMR). Will sometimes supplement the DMR with a heavy sniper rifle , such that if I'm catching someone unawares from long range, I'll open up with a sniper rifle shot, then switch to the DMR. And then some type of healing - usually med mist or chug splash cans. Shield potions and med kits are useless 90% of the time in a battle because they require you to stand still for 5+ seconds.

I will say I can't shake the suspicion that the best strategy would be to land in a less popular area, grab some weapons, then hide in a dumpster until the match is down to 25 or fewer competitors, then emerge, although that would all be extremely boring. As it is I do usually try to land in a less popular area *near* a crowded area, use that to scavenge my early weapons, and then come into the busy area (like Twisted Towers) after the initial bloodletting there has died down a bit.

ALSO - I've been doing quests, and trying to knab Darth Vader, but no luck yet. I came close the other day - damaged him and did in some storm troopers. But I lost him at some point, and so suspect that someone else offed him.
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El Guapo wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:12 pm ALSO - I've been doing quests, and trying to knab Darth Vader, but no luck yet. I came close the other day - damaged him and did in some storm troopers. But I lost him at some point, and so suspect that someone else offed him.
The key to Vader, in my experience, is having someone else soften him up and then kill them and finish Vader. Honestly it seems like Vader doesn't get engaged much. I'm not much a fan of the light saber, but it is fun to throw it to kill the stormtroopers.
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I have hid in the center of the circle up in a high rise with a sniper rifle only to have the map move on me and have to jump in a car and floor it to the next spot. Im still learning the map and bus paths and fall/glide stuff. I dont even know the guns. Im still just grabbin what I can and slotting it in.
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El Guapo wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:12 pm I will say I can't shake the suspicion that the best strategy would be to land in a less popular area, grab some weapons, then hide in a dumpster until the match is down to 25 or fewer competitors, then emerge, although that would all be extremely boring. As it is I do usually try to land in a less popular area *near* a crowded area, use that to scavenge my early weapons, and then come into the busy area (like Twisted Towers) after the initial bloodletting there has died down a bit.
It may be boring, but it's definitely how I had the most success in Fortnite when I played regularly. Landing somewhere not busy and heading into a shrinking circle with a bunch of purple/orange weapons and fully shielded up definitely gives you an advantage.
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Daughter was really into this for few months so we played but she lost interest. I enjoyed it but not enough to play without her.

The youngest was scary good at 4-5 YO but he kept talking about headshots and shooting things so we stopped letting him play.
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Raised a regular Davy Crockett there.
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Don't get too attached to a specific weapon as they cycle them in and out of the vault from chapter to chapter. (Or is it season to season?). There's always variations of shotguns and assault rifles and machine guns, but they're not always as effective or fun. I remember one season the shotguns were woefully underpowered - probably nerfed from being overpowered the previous season. I don't like the charge weapons, and prefer the auto shotgun over the two shot one. Otherwise ARs and the machine guns are always fun.
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Ok Fortnite is a quick way to have fun. In and out. Made 11th. Best yet. I like it. I could have done better years ago but who cares. Fun is fun. I was killed by a player that had an animal then they rode away on it lol. Still stuff to see learn and experience. I still need to run over someone.
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Just jump on a wolf or boar and it becomes your pet/mount.
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coopasonic wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:01 pm Just jump on a wolf or boar and it becomes your pet/mount.
Easier said than done! The first time I did it was a totally happenstance. Now every time I try I get hit once before making it on. But it's a nice silent mode of fast movement - much more discrete than a car. That being said, driving a truck, or better a bus, once you get in say the final 10 is a great way to get near a win. Running people over never gets old. :)

When I first started, I would always drop someplace where few people were, find a weapon, hide, run to the next circle, hide, run, hide. I was frequently in the top 10. Once I started to gain confidence, I'd drop in more populated areas to get in some early fights and then do the hide/run/hide thing. It's fun because losing only costs you a minute or two in the waiting room before you can jump back in.

Someone mentioned Vader - once you learn where his 4 or 5 drop points are on the map, watch were he lands and then go to one of the other points to get the E-11 blaster. You can also steal it out from under his nose, but be prepared to run because he WILL hunt you quite a ways across the map (unless someone else does you a favor and attacks him to draw his attention away).
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Yeah I mentioned Vader. I'm at the point in the Vibin' quests where you have to kill him. Which I've tried a few times now but...he mops the floor with me pretty quickly each time. I saw something online suggesting going after him with a group so...maybe I'll see if I can talk my son into doing it.
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El Guapo wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:24 pm Yeah I mentioned Vader. I'm at the point in the Vibin' quests where you have to kill him. Which I've tried a few times now but...he mops the floor with me pretty quickly each time. I saw something online suggesting going after him with a group so...maybe I'll see if I can talk my son into doing it.
I believe you can also get credit for killing Vader if you damage him, and then someone else finishes him during the round. Though I always ask my son for help too when I can't take out one of the bosses. Probably easier that way.
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