Fortnite Guide Issue #2 - Beginners Guide to Fortnite Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of our beginners guide to Fortnite Battle Royale. Hopefully you found part 1 of our Fortnite beginners helpful and that's why you’ve returned for part 2.
So today we will be looking at:
- Rarity scale
The rarity scale is a way of identifying how rare a weapon or item is. Items and weapons are assigned colours and it's this colour scale that defines the rarity. Grey is the colour for a common item followed by green, blue, purple and gold.
The rarer the weapon the more powerful it is. So if you spot a gold weapon then don’t hesitate to pick it up as this will give you an upperhand in battle.
To view the stats of a weapon you have picked up simply open up your inventory and hover over the weapon. This will help in deciding which weapon to keep.
As a beginner you’ll want to look for SMGs or assault rifles. These are probably the easiest weapons to use as a beginner. These types of weapons in Fortnite are good for mid to close range battle, which is probably where you’ll do most of your fighting.
Sniper rifles are good for long range but are useless for anything under 75 meters. Although powerful, if you’re not used to using one you’ll get picked off faster than you can pick someone off.
For up close and personal combat you’ll want to switch to a shotgun. Shotguns are very powerful up close and can do one hit kills. So when exploring houses or structures it good to have one in hand.
Around the Fortnite Battle Royale map you’ll find items that you’ll need to heal and use to your advantage.
It’s always good to keep at least one of the following in your inventory… Grenades, bandages or shield potions. Grenades are extremely useful for destroying opponents' structures. Aim a grenade at the base of the structure and once the lower level has been destroyed the rest of the structure will come tumbling down.
Around the map you’ll find shield potions, both large and small. Always drink small shield potions first as when you reach 50 you will no longer be able to consume small potions(25). Once you reach a shield of 50 you can consume a large shield potion(50) which will top you up to a full 100 shield.
Obviously if you only have large shield potions then crack it open and get it down you.