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Fortnite: How to Play Solo

How to Play Solo in Fortnite

Fortnite is an online game that will automatically fill your team up with three additional players through matchmaking every time you set out on a new mission. Of course, it’s up to the individual players within the game to decide if they want to work together or go off and do their own thing. You may want to focus on harvesting materials while your team may be ready to rush through the tasks listed in the top right corner of the screen. You have the freedom to go off and play alone, however, that may not be enough solitude for you.

If you want to play Fortnite alone without the game automatically filling your game with help from other players, you will need to go into the main settings to switch the game from public to private. You can access the game’s settings at any point regardless of if you are in a mission already or not. All you have to do is go into the actual game options and you will see a setting that is set on public by default. Switch this to private and you won’t have to worry about having strangers in your game anymore.


It’s important to note, however, that Fortnite truly shines the most when played with others. Having cooperation from different hero types in the game is the best way to make meaningful progress. It also becomes much easier when dealing with missions as the game gets harder. In the beginning it’s rather easy to go it alone but once the hordes of Husks pick up the extra hands are pretty helpful. Also keep in mind that at certain points in the game there will be multiple tasks to manage at one time. This may pull you away from the point that you are also being asked to defend. If you want to go it alone you’ll have to make up for the lack of manpower with extra traps and other defenses around your fort. It’s not impossible to pull off harder missions alone but just keep these things in mind when deciding to go solo.

If you’re looking for more help with Fortnite, be sure to check out our growing wiki.

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