Fortnite: Improve Your Aim
This article will give you tips on how to improve your aim in Fortnite Battle Royale.
First of all, you’re here because you want to improve your gameplay, right? The first tip that I will give you is that building is what you need to get down first before worrying about anything else.
Once you can go into a battle knowing confidently where to build to gain the higher ground, then I would advise reading this article! To read through our building tips take a look at these guides:
Now, let’s get into what you came here for in the first place. Tips to improve your aim.
If you’re new to the game, it will take a little bit of time to get used to the movement of your character. You may know that you can change your sensitivity in the settings. Whether you’re on PC or console, you can change the sensitivity, although PC has a bit more customisation, such as Aim Down Sights (ADS) sensitivity.
The higher your sensitivity, the faster your character will look around. Being able to turn fast will give you an advantage if you are being shot from behind and need to spin quickly to counter the attack, in contrast, if you’re trying to aim at someone a long distance away, the micro movements will be harder to conquer with a high sensitivity.
The result of this first point, sensitivity is all based on how comfortable you are with it. Play around with it. If you feel like you’re moving too slow to win those battles, turn your sensitivity down. If you’re spinning too fast past your opponent, turn the sensitivity up slightly. The key it to play around with it until you feel comfortable.
When moving your character, you will notice that your crosshairs increase and decrease depending on how much you’re moving. If you’re stood still and crouching, your crosshairs will reduce to a solid cross. When using a medium ranged weapon such as an assault rifle, the best way to get an accurate shot on someone is to crouch or stand static.
The problem with this is that you’re prone to someone having sights on you. Use this method if you know you haven’t been seen. Try not to use it at the top of a fort as you are broadcasting your location this way.
In the pre-game lobby, grab a gun a practice shooting at people, this will help improve your muscle memory which help with each and every gun shot.
Bullet Drop & Lead
Sniper rifles and hunting rifles have bullet drop which you have to counter with your aim. The further away your target is, the higher you will need to aim above it. Using the notches on the crosshair of the sniper scope can help. Semi-Auto snipers are good if you don’t feel like you can connect that shot the first time. This way you don’t need to leave your scope to take the next shot. Although Semi-Auto snipers are less powerful, if you get a headshot, they are still deadly.
Hunting rifles are a little more difficult to calculate as you don’t have the magnified zoom that you get from the sniper rifles. The more you use them, the better you’ll get. Don’t give up.
Shooting From the Right
If you look at how your character is holding their gun, you will notice that they hold their gun as if they are right handed. Which in most cases, the majority of people do anyway. Fortnite has not given us the ability to swap shoulders yet.