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How to win at Fortnite in 2021

Here’s how to win Fortnite in 2021. While the game may seem more challening than ever, these tips will help you secure a dub.

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Even if a lobby is filled to the brim with sweaty Renegade Raiders, this guide will teach you how to win Fortnite matches.

It’s 2021, Fortnite has been around for a few years, and the barrier to entry seems higher than ever. Anyone who is remotely good at the game is called a “sweat”, and those who can’t crack 90’s are better left on the Battle Bus. If you’ve never dropped into a round of Fortnite before, you might as well not even try, right?

Wrong! Fortnite’s skill ceiling is pretty intimidating, but you don’t need fancy building tricks to pull off a dub. This guide will give new and stagnant players the tops they need to learn how to win Fortnite. These tried and true techniques will help players survive until the end game, and maybe even pull out a Victory Royale.

Run, Hide, and Stay out of sight to win Fortnite

For inexperienced players, the worst thing you can do is get into a scuffle. Fights are bad news for a couple of reasons. The first is that you never know your opponent’s skill level until the battle has begun. And once you start a fight, it’s pretty difficult to run away.

Secondly, once shots are fired, they alert other players to your location. This means even if you manage to win a fight, nearby skilled players will come to hunt you down. It’s better to let other players kill one another before engaging. But how do you avoid these encounters?

First off, fly as far away from the Battle Bus as possible. You can see the path the bus will take before the game begins, so plan to go somewhere farther away from the bus’s flight path. Every POI and most landmarks will have decent loot to start, so even if you fly far away you can still get some good gear.

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Bushes are an inexperienced player’s best friend

Depending on where you land, you may have to travel a great distance to get out of the storm. Vehicles are great for rotating, but they also make a lot of noise. Don’t spend too long in one place, and remember, bushes are your new best friend. These guys will keep you hidden from enemies, and also help inexperienced players get the jump on passersby.

Grey and Green isn’t going to win round of Fortnite

That’s right. You can’t expect to win the last dance if all of your equipment is grey or green. Common and Uncommon weapons deal the least amount of damage, and if you’re playing it safe, these might be the only rarities you come by.

However, there are chests scattered all over the map, even outside of POIs and landmarks. Loot every chest you see for the best shot at getting better weapons. It may seem trivial to get a weapon that does one extra damage per shot, but that one shot can make a huge difference.

Building just a little can help win Fortnite

You don’t have to know how to build like a contractor in order to know how to win Fortnite. In fact, you just need to know the bare-bones basics to protect yourself from getting shot. Just throwing up a wall when shots are fired is 100% better than standing out in the open.

You should start by practicing placing a wall and a ramp. The wall will protect you and the ramp from taking damage. The ramp will give you multiple angles you can shoot from, while also protecting you from incoming fire. This simple building technique just might be enough to pull off a coveted win.

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The “Panic Ramp” is a great building technique for beginners.

Your building will get better over time and with practice, but starting with the basics is a huge deal. A wall can mean the difference between life and death – victory and defeat.

Winning Fortnite in the End Game

The End Game refers to the final 10 players left in the lobby. The total number of players drops pretty quickly to around this number. If you’ve followed the steps provided, you should make it to the top 10 pretty often. However, closing is a different story.

Since the circle is now getting to a fairly small size, the places you can hide start to disappear and it’s harder to stay out of sight. Bushes are always an option, and building small forts can help too. However, building gives away your location so be ready for a fight.

You need to wait until you are in the top 3. If you can make it this far, you have a solid chance of winning. Wait for your two opponents to start attacking one another, and learn their locations. End Game fights are intense and can last a long time, so be patient. Once one of them is eliminated, attack the survivor. They should have low health and won’t be prepared for another fight so soon. With the right timing and enough luck, you might just have learned how to win Fortnite.

It’s not always about winning

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Don’t sweat the losses, just have fun!

Winning a round of Fortnite is one of the most rewarding feelings in video games. But, your sole focus shouldn’t be on securing the dub. Sure, it’s nice to win, but Fortnite offers much more than a flashy victory screen.

Learn to have fun in every round you play. Go fishing on a shoreline and let the storm tick away your health as you reel in those fish. Race your friends around the island, or take Ferraris off sick jumps. Discover new locations you’ve never been to before. There’s so much more to Fortnite, and learning how to win is just one facet of the game.

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.

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The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.


GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3

Ice Cream cones are the new consumables that will be added to Fortnite in the upcoming summer update. Here’s how you can use it.

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Of a wide range of consumables on the island, Ice Cream cones are by far the most interesting consumables that are soon to arrive in Fortnite. According to various leaks, the cones will have their own different abilities and will each be of a different color. Here’s a guide on how to use them.

Fortnite has had a history of interesting consumables that have been around since Chapter 1. From Shield to Slurp Mushrooms, the way players gain health and shields in the game has relatively changed over the years.

Ever since fishing arrived at the Battle Royale island in Chapter 2, the consumables in the game saw a huge variation ranging from fishes that can give thermal vision, faster speed, hopping powers, and revealed the enemy locations.

Similarly, the consumables ranging from Chillies to Coconuts also have the same abilities apart from their health-granting prowess. In a recent game update v21.30, leaks showed that an Ice Cream cone consumable will soon arrive in Fortnite and it can feature in several variations, giving different abilities.

How to use Ice Cream cones

Ice Creams are the next soon-to-be-released consumables that will be added to Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 island. The consumable has 4 different types of cones namely Freeze, Guzzle, Chug, and Spicy.

All of the above-mentioned variants are based on existing consumables in Fortnite that have a similar ability. There has been no news so far of how they will function or where can one get them but for the use case, anyone can use it like a regular consumable and it will grant health or shield based on that.

The stats shown above indicate every cone’s health and shield stats that they grant a player upon consumption. The upcoming summer update has the community hyped more than ever before with more leaks surfacing after the update v21.30.

It sure seems like Ice Cream cones will be the next favorite consumables that the community would be using on the go during their fast-paced battles. However, once the summer update drops, we’ll update this article with more info on how to use them.

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Fortnite Indiana Jones quests: How to find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines

Fortnite players can finally unlock Indiana Jones with v21.20. They must find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines and here’s a guide for it.

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The Indiana Jones quests are finally here in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Here’s how you can find the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrines.

While players were expecting Fortnite v21.20 to revolve around No Sweat Summer, it has turned out to be all about Indiana Jones. The secret skin for this season’s Battle Pass is now unlockable through challenges and a brand new POI called Shuffled Shrines has been added to the map.

The Shuffled Shrines puzzle in Fortnite allows players to enter the secret door

First and foremost, you must visit the brand new Shuffled Shrines POI on the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 island. It is located south of Sanctuary, and has been marked in the image below:

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Shuffled Shrines in Fortnite

After landing, you have to search the location for clues and find four runes on each edge of Shuffled Shrines. They will display one of these Red, Blue, and Yellow symbols:

The runes scattered in Shuffled Shrines will have such symbols (Image via YouTube/ChillNikov)

The runes (clues) will be scattered across Shuffled Shrines and their symbol resets every game. Hence, you should not try copying the patterns that worked for others.

It is important to find the fure runes and then head to the middle of Shuffled Shrines where you will find four interactive runes in front of a door.

Solving the puzzle is basically a game of hit-and-miss. You have to rotate the runes according to the clues. To open the door, the symbols on the runes in front of the door should be identical to the ones that are scattered around Shuffled Shrines.

Apparently, the symbol of the runes on the left should match with the rune located in the southwest corner of Shuffled Shrine. Similarly, the one placed second from the left should match with the rune located on the top right corner (Northwest).

After solving the puzzle correctly, the main chamber should open. However, be careful because the path is full of traps.

Where is the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrine

It is important to note that the challenge doesn’t complete when you solve the puzzle and enter the main chamber. There’s an artifact inside that grants 250 Gold Bars, but more importantly, there’s a secret door to the right of this artifact. The entrance is hidden by green bushes.

Players can enter this area and find two chests inside which should complete the Indiana Jones challenge. This quest will not only provide XP, but will help in unlocking the character’s outfit and a selectable style.

Finding the secret door past the main chamber is clearly more complex than any of the challenges we’ve ever seen in Fortnite. The puzzles and the traps are already too harsh but before that, players must fight a ton of opponents who’ll land to complete the same quest.

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