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Fortnite guide - everything you need to know to become #1 and secure a Victory Royale

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Fortnite is continually evolving, even though we've been fighting in the battle royale for over three years now, which means there's always plenty of changes and new additions to keep on top of. That's where a Fortnite guide such as this comes in handy, to keep you in the loop with any updates that have been made, as well as tying our entire suite of explainers together in one handy location. If you need to find a particular thing on the island or know how a certain process works, there's no doubt we'll have it covered here. Whether you're still finding your feet, or you're a veteran player looking to hone their skills, there will be something for you in this 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 island, 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 Season 6

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We're currently in Fortnite Season 6, where the Zero Point has been replaced by The Spire in the centre of the island, and large areas have gone back in time to a Primal state. We've got details of all the most significant changes and updates this season has brought to the battle royale.

Fortnite Season 7

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It's never too soon to look ahead, and if you're wondering when Fortnite Season 7 starts then we've got a round up of everything we know so far about the new season, and the date we expect it to kick off.

Fortnite Patch Notes

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The game is updating on a regular basis, so if you want to keep up on the latest developments you should follow our Fortnite patch notes guide and always be aware of what's new and what will be coming next.

Fortnite Live Event

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Fortnite has become well known for its spectacular end of season showdowns and other live extravaganzas, so keep an eye out for details of the next big Fortnite live event.

Is Fortnite down?

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If you're having trouble loading the game or connecting to a match, then you may be asking is Fortnite down? We've got all the information on how to check, so you can find out exactly when things will be up and running again.

Fortnite tips

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If you're new to the 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, we've got advice on how to play Fortnite to get you started, along with a set of Fortnite tips for all the things you should know before playing.

Fortnite map

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We saw the Fortnite map change completely for Chapter 2, giving us a new layout, new points of interest, and a whole lot of area to explore from the Kevin-powered energy production of Steamy Stacks to the beachfront resort that is Sweaty Sands. Season 6 has switched things up again, changing the central desert to Primal jungle while adding Boney Burbs, Colossal Crops, Salty Towers, and The Spire to the mix.

Fortnite Quests

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The previous Challenges are gone and Fortnite quests have replaced them, though they still maintain a familiar format. From the play screen in the menu you can access the Quests menu to see what tasks are currently available, including daily or special tasks in addition to the ongoing weekly assignments.

Fortnite Characters

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The island is now full of Fortnite characters, who are NPCs you can interact with to initiate a variety of activities. These include Fortnite bounties, which are contracts to hunt down and eliminate opponents, and successfully completing them awards Fortnite gold bars that can be spent on items and services offered by the characters, such as Fortnite weapon upgrades. You can also collect bars from Fortnite safes to top up your cache.

Fortnite New Weapons 

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The weapons available in Fortnite Chapter 2 has seen the pool of available guns and items pared down significantly, so don't expect to find any boogie bombs or chug jugs around the island. We've got details of all the Fortnite new weapons you can pick up in the game, including any returning from the vault.

Fortnite Crafting

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The other way to add fresh weapons to your arsenal is by using Fortnite crafting, to upgrade base weapons using animal bones or mechanical parts and produce new variants for your inventory.

Fortnite Wildlife

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The Primal theme has introduced various wild animals to the island, which can help or hinder your progress. Chickens let you glide through the air if you grab them, while Fortnite wolves and Fortnite raptors will attack you on sight but can also be tamed to follow you around and attack your opponents.

Fortnite Motorboats

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With plenty of rivers crisscrossing the island, it makes sense to have a vehicle that can navigate them efficiently. That's where the Fortnite motorboats come in, as not only can they whizz around on water but thanks to their rocket boost they can also travel over land, plus they fire missiles!

Fortnite Cars

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If you need to travel somewhere fast, then Fortnite cars let you motor around the island at top speed. You'll want to know where to find Fortnite gas pumps so you can avoid running out of fuel, and adding some Fortnite off-road tires to your vehicle will stop any obstacles from getting in your way.

Fortnite Foraged Items

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If you're looking for a quick way to boost your Health or Shield, then consuming some Fortnite Foraged Items could be just the ticket. There are apples, cabbages, mushrooms, coconuts, corn, bananas, and more to eat, each of which provides different benefits.

Fortnite Campfires

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If you're looking for a quick boost, then Fortnite campfires can help you when your health is low. We've got all the locations where you can light them up, then keep them stoked with wood for a longer benefit.

Fortnite Reboot Vans

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If you're playing in one of Fortnite's team modes such as Duos or Squads, then elimination does not necessarily mean you're completely out of the game any more. If a teammate grabs the Reboot Card you drop when you're down and out before it disappears, they can take it to one of the Fortnite Reboot Vans found in all named locations and use it to respawn you back into the action – we've got all of their locations in our guide, though the process will alert every other player in the vicinity so be ready for a fight.

Fortnite Llamas

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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 llamas locations guide.

Fortnite Creative Codes

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Thanks to Creative Mode, players have been able to construct all sorts of ingenious custom maps – from miniature recreations of the entire island, to adventures filled with puzzles and even a mini golf course! We've been following developments in this area to bring you our selection of the best Fortnite Creative codes every other month.

Fortnite 2FA Two-Factor Authentication

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It's a sad fact of life on the internet that there will always be bad people trying to steal your information, and Fortnite is not immune from this. If you want to keep your Epic account (and your V-Bucks) safe then make sure you enable Fortnite 2FA – turning on Two-Factor Authentication will also reward you with the epic Boogie Down emote, so it's a win-win situation.

How to enable cross platform Fortnite matches

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If you're wondering how to enable cross platform Fortnite matches, then we can help. Did you know it's possible to play with absolutely anyone else on Fortnite, no matter what platform they're on? Xbox can play with PlayStation, PC can play with Android, and everything in-between. Our guide explains how you can make that happen.

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If you want to earn special items for your locker by watching certain streamed events then you'll need to know how to link Fortnite and Twitch accounts, and we've got all the information on what you need to do.

How to level up fast in Fortnite

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If you want to keep unlocking rewards from the Battle Pass, then knowing how to level up fast in Fortnite will help you get the required XP quicker.

How many people play Fortnite?

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It's one of life's biggest mysteries, but we've actually got an answer to how many people play Fortnite. You'll have to read the full article to find out, but spoiler: there's a lot of them.

How to get free Fortnite V-Bucks

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Everyone wants to know how to get free Fortnite V-Bucks, as the in-game currency will unlock new emotes, outfits, wraps, and more. If you're looking for a route to some cheap V-Bucks as well, then the latest Fortnite Starter Pack offers the best value for money.

Games like Fortnite

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Perhaps after all of that you're starting to feel a bit of Fortnite fatigue, and are looking for a different challenge? If that's case, we've picked out a selection of games like Fortnite you could try instead.

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 have repeatedly stated that this mode will become free to play at some point, 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 hordes.

Fortnite Save The World Tips

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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.