How to Prepare for Fortnite Competitive (Like a Pro)

Wonder how to prepare for Fortnite Competitive like a pro and potentially get your fair share of monetary rewards that Epic Games give out each season? If so, please continue reading. In this guide, you will discover everything you need to know about preparing yourself before you play another game of competitive Fortnite to maximize your chances of winning.

5 Ways to Prepare For The Next Big Fortnite Tournament (Like a Pro)

1) Jump Into Fortnite Creative Mode

Since adding Playground and Creative Mode into Fortnite, players have gained the ability to practice their mechanics, editing, and building in a completely safe environment through 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 box fighting, zone wars, playground, and more. These provide a platform for every player to practice and to improve in every aspect of the game.

Moreover, players from the community have invested their time in creating the so-called “Warm-up courses” which are designed for practicing aim, building, editing, and overall bettering your mechanical ability.

So, before your next Fortnite battle royale tournament, jump into creative for 20-30 minutes and warm up all of your editing, building, and mechanical skills so when it comes to the real thing, you are playing at your very best.

Read More > The Most Helpful Creative Warm-Up Courses in Fortnite

2) Review Your Gameplay

Disappointed with your placement? Don’t stress. Learn and move on. One of the best ways to learn from your mistakes is to review your gameplay. Luckily, Fortnite players can easily go back into the replays and review every single detail of every single game that they have recently played.

This way, you will find out where things went wrong, which will help you to gain a better understanding of what to do and what not to do in certain situations to improve your chances of survival and getting those valuable placement and elimination points.

Moreover, if you click over to the “Competitive” in-game tab and click on the leaderboards of a particular tournament, you will see who is at the top. Why is this valuable? You can review the gameplay of top Fortnite players in detail and find out what they did in order to achieve such a success .

Read More > Fortnite: How to VOD Review Properly (Pro Tips & Tricks)

3) Keep up With the Current Meta in Fortnite

First of all, what does current meta mean? The current meta refers to the current state of the game. Anything from guns, loot pools, rotation, map, and anything in-between that can have a significant influence on how the game is played is considered the ‘current meta’.

Why is this important to know? Because those new additions dictate how the game is going to be played and has the power to make strategies that worked very well in the last season completely useless in the current one.

For example, if there is a significant reduction in shotgun spawn rates, without a doubt, the submachine guns will become the immediate substation as they are the best close-range weapon after the shotgun. This would have a dramatically different effect on the so-called w-keying or aggressive play as it will be significantly more dangerous for a player to jump in an opponent’s box due to the inability to deal mass damage right off the bat.

Read More > How to W-Key in Fortnite and Become an Aggressive Player

4) Challenge Yourself and Evolve as a Player

While we strongly encourage you to practice your preferred playstyle and favorite edits until you master them, don’t let that hold you back. If you want to become the best of the best, you must challenge yourself and evolve as a player.

In Fortnite, there are thousands of scenarios that can lead to your elimination, and preparing for just a couple is no good. Practice different landing spots, and learn the little secrets of each place on the map so when it comes to landing or rotating through a particular area of the map, you know exactly what to expect and how to approach it.

One of the best ways to do that is to both play Battle Royale but also play the newly developed Creative maps popularly known in the community as “realistic”. This will place you in unique scenarios every single time, giving you the opportunity to learn and adapt to different random environments.

5) Becoming a Fortnite Competitive Player Requires Time

As cliche as it sounds, practice makes perfect and in order to become a great Fortnite player, you need to play for quite some time before you can start to dominate the leaderboards. It’s no secret that those who play 5+ hours a day of creative are significantly better in battle royale games than those who play 5 hours a week.

If you truly want to make something out of Fortnite and potentially have a career, it is going to take you hundreds, if not thousands of hours of practice and gameplay to become a pro. However, not everyone can do this as people have jobs, school, and their own families which require extra attention away from Fortnite.

The best way forward is to manage your time more effectively so that you can excel in all aspects of life, and not just Fortnite. If you do that, you will not only make the people around you happy but you will also change as a player for the better.

Additional Fortnite In-Game Tips:

  • Stay focused and limit distractions right before and during a tournament: The last thing you want to happen is for someone to call or text you, or take your concentration away.
  • Have the essentials nearby: Since Fortnite tournaments typically last anywhere on average of 3 hours at a time with very few breaks between rounds, it is important for you to have your liquids/snacks at arm’s reach.
  • Be mentally prepared: During competitive games, a single mistake can result in your elimination from the battle royale. In such situations, you must remain calm and continue as if nothing happened and not let one mistake escalate into more.

Final Thoughts

Don’t rush, Fortnite is certainly here to stay, and you will get your shot. Play some tournaments, analyze your games in detail, learn from your mistakes, practice in creative, and one day, we hope to see you break the competitive leaderboards!