Fortnite’s Chapter 2 saw a lot of changes and a lot new exciting stuff added to the game. Here are some handy hacks and terrific tips to help you level up, win and get that all too sweet Victory Royale.
The Mythic Goldfish
A lot of players thought it was weird that Fortnite Chapter 2 included a fishing rod. But it was made available for good reason because players discovered there was a lot of loot in the water. These fish are good for healing and handy for when you go into battle. Fortnite fans who played this early instalment were after the super rare Mythic Goldfish, which is extremely hard to find. People who were lucky enough to drag it out of the water discovered that it caused MASSIVE damage to players. It could even take out entire structures!
Level Up With Mission Challenges
When Chapter 2 was launched, players realised that Battle Stars were no longer included in the update. Fortnite Chapter 2 instead combined XP and Battle Pass tiers, so players would no longer have to level up two separate things. The update also kept track of your progress with a shiny new progress bar at the bottom. In this early Chapter 2 instalment, there are a number of ways to increase XP and level up fast. The first of these being the mission challenges. Weekly challenges that can be anything from landing on bullseyes to destroying loot carriers from 100 metres away. Work your way through them and you’ll be rewarded with a heap of XP.
XP Through Medal Punchcards
Medal Punchcards were a new addition to Chapter 2. Similar to Mission Challenges, they’re daily challenges that grant you XP. These challenges change every day and were a lot quicker than the previous Mission Challenges, so it was a really easy way to help you level up without all the usual annoying grind. There are three levels to every medal (bronze, silver, gold) and the better you do, the more XP you get to level up with. But you have to complete your punchcard to get it, so keep an eye on your progress.
Take No Fall Damage. Thanks Haystacks
Haystacks were introduced during the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 – a perfect place for hiding and handy should you need to escape. Players can jump onto a haystack from pretty much any height and take no damage at all! Not a scratch. Not only that, you’ll be tucked away and hidden from whoever might have caused you to jump in the first place. Also, it’s really fun.
This tip has been around for a while and is extremely useful if you don’t know it. 90s are an extremely effective way of building to get you high up fast. They’re called 90 because when done correctly you’ll get a boost and end up facing 90 degrees away from where you started. To do this you need to build two walls, stood up side by side at a, you guessed it, 90 degree angle. Once you have those, select the ramp, jump and quickly place it below you. If you’ve done it right, it’ll give you a boost. Keep repeating this and you’ll be up Mount Kay in no time.
Slurpy Swamp Health
If you get into trouble in Slurpy Swamp, pretty much everything will heal you and raise your shields. The water, the vats, that weird blue goo, it’s all good for you. The best part, you don’t need to do anything. No item selection, no awkwardly trying to heal up on the move, all you need to do is stand in it and watch those bars rise back to full. And there’s no limit to how much you can do it. Extra tip, you can also hide in behind the water coming out of the pipes and no one will see you whilst you’re getting back all that delicious health.
This is a thing the pros try to do all the time and it often means they’re the ones stood at the end for that sweet Victory Royale. Getting to the centre of the zone means you’re more likely to get to the next zone first. This means you’re more likely to pick off players who are trying to get away from the storm. Keeping in the centre might feel like you’re out in the open, but in fact it might just be the best place to be.
Harvest Other Players Materials
Another new feature allowed players to break down enemy structures and harvest all their hard earned materials. It’s that simple! If you’re stuck for materials because there’s nothing useful nearby, hopefully the other players will have done the hard work for you.