09 Mar 2019: #GamingBytes: Five tips to master shooting in 'Fortnite'
By adding new and exciting content, the Battle Royale draws fresh players every day.
This makes the gamer pool rather competitive and newcomers might find it hard to win the Victory Royale.
Therefore, we bring five tips to master shooting in Fortnite.
Tip 1: Pause between the shots when engaging enemies
A lot of players tend to keep pressing on the trigger when they spot an enemy.
This leads to a flurry of shots that get sprayed and mostly miss the target.
It is advisable instead to pause between shots, to ensure that every bullet you hit lands on the target, which is more likely to guarantee a kill than a rain of random bullets.
Tip 2: Aim for the neck and shoulders
Sometimes headshot seems to be difficult since the player is at a long distance and the head appears as too small a target in the crosshairs.
In these situations, it is advisable to aim for the neck or shoulders since it provides a bigger target area, but deals the same amount of damage as a headshot, allowing you to immediately down your opponents.
Tip 3: Crouch instead of strafing when you are firing at enemies
If the enemy is not nearby, do not run around while shooting.
This will only ruin your accuracy and make it harder for you to hit the target.
Opt to crouch and shoot at enemies so that your weapon recoil is lower, increasing accuracy and allowing the bullets to land on the target.
Notably, ensure you are not exposed while crouching and shooting.
Tip 4: Understand your weapon's range before opening fire
Understanding your weapon's range is very important before you shoot at enemies.
For example assault rifles might lose a lot of effectiveness for very long range engagements, while handguns and shotguns will be rendered completely useless.
Therefore, it is best to know which weapon is suited for which range of engagement so you have the perfect weapon for every situation in your inventory in-game.
Tip 5: Aim for the body in intense firefights
When the fight is intense there is no time to deliver a well-executed headshot.
If the enemy is coming at you, take them out with well-placed body shots.
Aim for the torso and work your way up in a straight line.
This ensures that your shots land on target and should be enough to take out your opponent with the sheer number of bullets.