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Fortnite Battle Royale: How to Build Traps

HOW TO BUILD TRAPS IN FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE

The ability to build forts and traps in Fortnite Battle Royale is a key difference between other games of the same genre. It totally changes how players both interact with the environment and the tactics that shape each match. A word of warning to those migrating from PUBG or other similar games: do not ignore the ability to build and lay traps, it must be learned and implemented effectively in order to achieve Victory Royale.

But while building structures is intuitive enough, traps can are a bit more cumbersome. In order to lay a trap, once you have located one and picked it up, access the building menu by pressing Triangle (PS4) or X (Xbox One). Instead of cycling through the building structures, hit Circle (PS4), B (Xbox One), or F5 to bring up your traps. Then select the trap you want to build, which will bring up a new circular menu that presents four different options: wall (left and right), floor, ceiling. Depending on the trap you have selected, you’ll be able to opt for different setups, but most traps are quite specific on where they can be placed.


Depending on the trap, you’ll be able to opt for different setups, but most traps are quite specific on where they can be placed. If you are unable to select your desired placement, it’s because what you have selected isn’t compatible. Wall Dynamo’s, for example, cannot be placed on the floor or ceiling. Traps such as floor spikes will also require you to mine the floor of a building in order to clear a space for them. Ceiling Zappers, too, sometimes need a wooden ceiling built before one can be laid underneath.

To place the trap, simply press the right trigger on consoles or click the left mouse button on PC.

That’s everything you need to know in order to build a trap in Fortnite Battle Royale. For more useful tips and tricks, be sure to check back with Twinfinite.

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