DUOS TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE
The addition of duos mode to Fortnite Battle Royale is a welcome one, bringing the diversity of cooperative online gameplay to compliment the solo play. But having a partner to watch your back on the battlefield presents a completely new challenge, even if you’re a veteran solo player. Mastering duo gameplay requires plenty of adjustment, such as coordination, careful strategy, and a revised approach to fort building to name a few.
In this guide, we’re going over some tips and tricks to keep in mind that will better your chances of scoring a duos Victory Royale.
Fortnite Battle Royale: Duos Tips and Tricks
It goes without saying that communicating with your team member is the most important part of a successful duos match. But this means much more than simply telling your teammate what you’re doing and where you intend to go to. Having a partner gives you a second pair of eyes, a second weapon against aggressors, and another pickaxe to mine resources and build — make sure you’re using that asset effectively. Don’t simply perform exactly the same actions as your partner, do the opposite and work together as an effective unit. Is one of you looking forward? The other should be looking backward. And while one team member loots a supply drop, the other should be keeping a watchful eye for aggressors.
While this all might seem rather obvious, it actually totally changes the dynamic of how you move, build, and attack other players, and it allows you to execute strategies that aren’t possible in solo gameplay. For example, in the early game, you’ll still want to locate an area with plentiful loot so that you both have weapons immediately, but one team member can focus on mining resources and can later be responsible for building while the other takes point. As we’ll go over in the building section of this guide, resources will play an even greater role in duo gameplay, so it’s wise you mine plenty.
And the same principles apply to shooting other teams or single stragglers. If one team member spots an enemy, make sure that information is relayed and shooting doesn’t commence until both parties are set up and ready (unless it’s a surprise, close quarters engagement, of course). You have an advantage with two weapons, so don’t try to be a hero. Get both weapons on target and coordinate who is shooting at what before opening up. Do you know of two enemies behind a rock but can only see one? Consider having one team member take the kill while the other points a crosshair at the other side of the rock in case the second aggressor takes up a different shooting position or runs.
Duo teams not coordinating will be easy prey for other squads using voice comms and working as a unit.