Epic Games & # 39; Fortnite took the world by storm by creating a version of a massive Hunger Games – like shooter that relies on both fast shooting skills and ability to build smart structures that give you an advantage in combat. With the smartphone and tablet version of the game, Fortnite takes those ideas to another medium, and winning matches requires a few new skills, such as controlling touch controls and adapting to a smaller screen.
Making a smartphone compatible version of Fortnite – available on iOS and Android – means that the rather complex controls have to be adapted for a touchscreen. The interface changes the way players approach the game in many ways, big and small. Mastering the game on a phone means knowing everything you are capable of right now when you play the portable version of the game, understand your limitations, and play against the handicaps other players face. Here are nine tips to help you climb the ranks in Fortnite mobile.
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Learn and practice the controls
Fortnite on iOS and Android is pretty much the same game players will find on other platforms, therefore, mobile players can use the game's crossplay support to combat players on the PC and console versions. The big difference is the operating scheme of the mobile game. It uses virtual buttons on the device's touchscreen to do everything. In other words, even Fortnite veterans will have to relearn the game controls.
The left side of the screen has a virtual joystick to move your character. Swiping anywhere on the right side of your screen will change your character, effectively rotate your camera or control your target, and tapping the right side of the screen will shoot your gun or use your currently selected item. When you're running, the right side of the screen also includes a few other virtual buttons: one to jump and one to crouch, making you move slower and quieter. There is also a button with a crosshair icon that allows you to switch from the standard third person mode to a tighter viewing direction, allowing you to look down and improve your accuracy. The same button allows you to see through the range of your weapon if there is one.
It is highly recommended that you choose the preset Auto-Fire control scheme. This changes your interface a bit, but it has one big advantage: you no longer have to press a button to shoot your weapon. Instead, the game automatically starts shooting for you when there is an enemy in your sights. This means you just have to focus to keep them in front of you, instead of messing around with one finger aiming and pressing the fire button with another.
You can switch guns or other items by tapping the one you want in your inventory. With a backpack icon to the left of your inventory, you can open a larger inventory menu where you can drop items you don't want. Above your inventory is a small button to reload your weapons.
In addition to your inventory, there is a button to switch to a second menu of controls dedicated to building. Press that button and your inventory will be replaced by the various building elements you can build in the game. You will also see a small menu with each of the three building materials you have with you so you can switch between them by tapping. A button at the top right of the screen allows you to rotate pieces as needed. There is also a & # 39; edit & # 39; button. on the right side of the screen with an icon that looks like blueprints. The edit button allows you to add doors or windows to your structures, if you need them. If you tap anywhere on the right side of the screen, the structure will build where your character is looking. You will need to spend some time placing all the controls so that you can use them as soon as possible in high pressure situations.