How to Get Easy Grenade Kills in Fortnite
You might be a master at building in Fortnite Battle Royale. You might be a master of the game’s gunplay. How are your grenade-tossing skills, though?
Suffice to say, probably not near as good as your building or shooting capabilities, but why would they be? When you pick up grenades on the map, you only get a few. You can’t spray and pray with them. You can’t launch yourself into the sky with them (without taking damage, unless you use an Impulse), and it’s significantly more difficult to get kills with them than virtually any other weapon in Fortnite.
Despite all of that, grenades in Fortnite Battle Royale are not something you should ignore. A perfectly-lobbed grenade could be the difference between life or death in some situations — it might even get you the win. Maybe you have a desire to get better with grenades, but just don’t know how to do it. Fear not, this guide has you covered.
First and foremost, let’s discuss the two grenades that will actually get you direct kills: sticky grenades and standard grenades. The standard grenade is the weapon games like Call of Duty have standardized in video games. Sticky grenades are more akin to the Plasma grenade from Halo (although not nearly as pretty). Simply throw a sticky grenade at an enemy and hope it sticks. If it does, more often than not, that player is going down.
So, let’s start with the easiest one: Sticky Grenades. Simply put, if you’re having trouble nabbing some ‘nade kills, whether it be for a weekly challenge or personal conviction, sticky grenades are your best bet for making it happen in Fortnite. Why? Well, because the goal of a sticky grenade is to stick it to a person directly for a kill, all you have to be able to do is aim well.
It’s just like shooting. More specifically, it’s just like shooting a sniper in Fortnite. If the player is close, you can likely aim the reticule right at them and succeed in sticking them; if they’re a bit farther away, just like you would with a sniper, you’re going to want to aim a little high and maybe even lead the grenade a bit.
A direct hit isn’t always the best way to get a kill with a sticky grenade, though. If someone is locked up inside a fort they’ve built, make a small entrance or hole, lob a sticky in and watch as your victim attempts to save themselves from the throes of your explosive. Chances are, they’ll be trapped within their fort and unable to escape. Ideally, they go down and you clean up your easy kill.
More challenging than the sticky grenade kill in Fortnite is the standard grenade kill. Unlike the sticky grenade, these grenades bounce and roll from the place where you threw it. Sometimes, they’ll stay put but more often than not, they won’t. That’s okay, though. You can use this to your advantage.
If someone is hidden in a fort they’ve built, toss a grenade into a hole with some proper aiming and it should bounce right to them. Think of it like basketball. If you’re shooting for the backboard, you know exactly where the basketball needs to hit the backboard to land in the net. Treat your grenade throws like this. Where does this grenade need to hit to land where I want it is the question you need to be asking yourself.
Other than that precise bounce effect you’re hoping to achieve, a grenade toss in your enemy’s direction will likely due to some damage due to the blast effect. It might not take them down, but it should lower their health enough that a few pops with your favorite pistol or shotgun will take them to the ground.
Now, those types of kills are more on the obvious side, but if you’re feeling frisky, there are some tricky and interesting ways to land a grenade kill in Fortnite. Specifically, the blast effect of these grenades (and especially the concussive Impulse grenades) can help you achieve a kill you’ll be sure to gloat about.
To do this, though, your enemy must be either somewhere really high or near a cliff. If they are, launch a grenade in their direction. When it explodes, assuming they aren’t escaping in the opposite direction, the blast effect should launch them either off their fort or building of choice, or off the cliff, causing them to plummet to their death. If you’re feeling really good, instead of lobbing a grenade up high when someone is climbing into the sky by building, toss that grenade low. If your grenade can take out the base of whatever your enemy is climbing on, their entire creation will come tumbling down, and them with it.
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