Fortnite guide: everything you need to know to secure a Victory Royale

Fortnite season 5 has changed the game quite a bit from everything we'd come to know and love in the game. From new map locations, to the very first Fortnite vehicle, there's basically never been a better time to get involved with Epic's take on the battle royale genre, especially if you're still wondering actually how to play Fortnite. But never fear, we're here to help make jumping into a match with 99 other players feel much less daunting. We've got guides, tips and more to help, so prepare your glider to dive right into the ultimate Fortnite guide.

Fortnite Battle Royale guides

If you're looking for help with Fortnite then you've come to the right place. We've spent hundreds of hours exploring the Fortnite map, experimenting with various tactics, and solving challenges to bring you a definitive selection of guides, covering all the information you'll need to fight your way to a Victory Royale.

Fortnite Tips

If you're new to Fortnite Battle Royale then you may be looking for some pointers to get started, or if you're a more experienced player then perhaps you'd like to top up your existing knowledge. Either way, take a look at our Fortnite tips for 12 things you should know before playing.

Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges Guide

Every week, Battle Pass holders get seven Battle Pass Challenges to complete, which level up their characters and unlock new items such as outfits and emotes. Some are straightforward, whereas others require certain actions to be performed or collectibles to be found, and we've got everything covered in our regularly updated Fortnite Battle Pass Challenges guide.

Fortnite Season 4 Tier 100 challenge rewards

Fortnite Tier 100 Challenge Guide

What happens when you earn enough Battle Stars to reach Battle Pass Tier 100? The answer is you unlock one final set of challenges to complete to unlock the best skin - Ragnarok for season 5 - and you can see exactly what they are in our Fortnite Tier 100 Challenge guide.

Fortnite Llama Locations Guide

If you're lucky enough to spot a llama piñata during a match then make a beeline to grab it, as they're super rare and contain lots of useful items and resources. For more information on these elusive llamas and what they contain, visit our Fortnite Llama locations guide, which will come in useful for the week one challenge for season 5.

Fortnite Lightning Bolt locations

Another of the Fortnite Battle Pass challenges for week one is to find the location of seven floating lightning bolts. These giant yellow throbbing things are fairly visible because they are all up high, but actually getting to them without being shot or your ramp being shot out from underneath you is fairly tricky. But here's all the Fortnite floating lightning bolts locations in one handy guide for you. 

Risky Reels treasure map

The week one challenges also includes following the Risky Reels treasure map. The actual treasure is located in Tomato Town, on the bridge that runs under the mountain right next to it. The battle star is hiding on the platform above the entrance to the tunnel. 

Search between an oasis, rock archway and dinosaurs

For season 5 week 2, there's a search challenge to solve, and because everything kinda looks the same in the desert area, it's actually pretty tricky to solve. However, the battle star for the task to search between an oasis, rock archway and dinosaurs is on the lowest outcrop of the hill next to the stone bridge that carries the road. 

Fortnite basketball court locations

With Fortnite season 5 comes new emotes known as toys. There's a beach ball, a golf ball, and also a basketball, so it was only a matter of time before Epic's weekly challenges involved one of them. Week 2 sees you having to score on five different Fortnite basketball courts. Thankfully, there are nine dotted over the map that count towards that goal.

Fortnite ATKs - aka All Terrain Karts

Move over shopping trolleys, Fortnite actually has its first vehicle now thanks to the introduction of All Terrain Karts. The Fortnite ATKs are basically suped-up golf buggies, complete with Durrr Burger fuzzy dice and a bounce pad on the roof, but your whole squad can fit inside. No doubt they'll be part of a challenge in the very near future.

Fortnite rifts

If you thought the Fortnite rifts were gone for good after season 4 ended, you're very, very wrong. These little glowing blue things are still very much a part of the game, and now you can use them to teleport you back into the sky to help get out of a fight fast, or get closer to the circle as it moves. 

Fortnite Weapons Guide

With so many different weapons available and only five slots to keep them in, it can be hard to decide what to take with you and what to discard. If you're looking for advice, then read our Fortnite weapons guide to find out which are the best guns and learn some strategies for victory.

Fortnite Vending Machines Locations Guide

As well as building, you can now use your wood, stone, and metal resources in vending machines to exchange for weapons and items. Take a look at our Fortnite Vending Machines guide to find out what's in them and where they are.

Fortnite Save the World guide

With all the hype surrounding Fortnite Battle Royale, it's easy to forget that there's a whole other PvE game available in Fortnite Save The World. Although Epic state that this mode will become free to play at some point in 2018, for the time being you'll have to invest in a Founder's Pack if you want early access. For those playing right now, here's some help for fighting off the zombie hoards.

Fortnite Save The World Tips

Fortnite Save the World features a whole host of layered menus, systems, and meta-game content, which aren't fully explained by the in-game tutorials and can seem overwhelming, so we've broken things down to make it more manageable. If you're playing the PvE mode then you should check out our Fortnite Save the World tips for hints on how to survive, thrive, and win.


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