Fortnite Android Tips and Tricks
- Opinions about Fortnite: pros and cons
Fortnite has become the most popular games in the world thanks to its Battle Royale mode. The editors of Malavida offer you their opinions and their feelings about this online multiplayer title:
- How to play Fortnite for Android
This is a battle royale game which means that our target is to survive in all versus all combat. There are 100 players, including ourselves, taking part in each game although there’s also the possibility to establish alliances with other gamers in order to defeat the strongest rivals. However, at a certain point we’ll have to break that agreement to face up to them.
- What games are similar to Fortnite
Although at present, Fortnite is a major hit all over the world, you should know that it isn’t the only battle royal shooter available. These are some of the best video games that can turn out to be decent alternatives to Epic Games development due to the great success of this genre over the last few months:
- Which are the best YouTube channels with Fortnite videos
YouTube is the main platform, apart from Twitch, where Fortnite players share their videos and games, and where many other users go to watch them mainly to learn new tricks, tips, and strategies. These are some of the best channels where you can watch Fortnite games online:
- How to dance in Fortnite
Dancing in Fortnite depends on the platform on which you’re playing. On a computer, the default key to dance is B, and on PS4 or Xbox One console we simply have to press the down button on the direction pad. However, if you’re not very fond of this key, just go to the game’s Settings menu and change it.
- Which are the best looting locations in Fortnite
Every single Fortnite update usually comes along with new locations on its map. It doesn’t normally change too much but it always adds a few new places, some of which are quite appropriate for looting:
- Which Android devices can run Fortnite
At the time of the release of Fortnite for Android, Epic Games has limited the functioning of the game to Samsung Galaxy handsets such as S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4. That was on August 9th 2018 and about a month later it will become available on more phones and tablets. On the official website you can check the list of brands and models that are meant to be capable of running the game, as well as the above-mentioned:
- When is Fortnite going to be released on Android
The release of Fortnite for Android took place on August 9th 2018 but only for Android devices belonging to the Samsung Galaxy range such as S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4. The rest of Android smartphones, both from Samsung and other brands, will be able to download the game about a month later.
- Fortnite is down: problems and fixes
In general, the issues that affect the functioning and performance of Fortnite are usually the following, and these are the possible fixes:
- Is Fortnite addictive?
Here at Malavida, we don’t consider Fortnite as an addictive game but let us explain our opinion. The truth is that there are certain scientific studies that indicate that some people find it hard to stop playing this game whilst it’s also not too appropriate to talk about addiction referring to the Epic Games title as that may affect anybody that plays video games.
- How to land faster in Fortnite
Landing faster depends on the speed with which we get out of the bus and on when we open our glider or umbrella. The game doesn’t come along with a tutorial to teach us how to optimize our time but we can easily learn with a bit of practice and bearing in mind a few details.
- Which is the best control system for Fortnite
Fortnite Mobile offers its users the possibility to play this game wherever their go straight from their smartphone but it also involves a disadvantage because any mobile user will be more limited than a player accessing from a PC, Xbox One or PS4, especially bearing in mind that they’re going to face up to each other in an all-versus-all online game. Therefore, the best way to control Fortnite is adding a gamepad to our mobile device because, regardless of how powerful your phone may be, your touchscreen response will never be as fast and accurate as the analogical controls used on other platforms: anyone with a keyboard or gamepad can be quicker than user on a smartphone or tablet equipped with a touchscreen.
- How to play as Thanos in Fortnite
To play as Thanos, the supervillain from the Avengers: Infinity War, in Fornite we have to try to kill him using all the weapons at our reach. Once we’ve managed to wipe him out, he will release the Infinity Gauntlet which any user can pick up and use. From that moment, that player will become Thanos and the all versus all cycle will start all over again until there’s only one player standing once again. The reward is a Victory Royal for the only survivor, whether Thanos or any other gamer.
- How to play golf in Fortnite
To be able to play golf in Fortnite Battle Royale, we need to meet the following requirements:
- How to get a jetpack in Fortnite
There are two options to get a jetpack, being the first one the most obvious: killing an enemy that has one to steal it. The second option is up to our luck because this object appears in chests distributed all over the game’s map. Bear in mind that you need to have a free slot in your inventory to be able to keep it.
- Where to find the hungry gnomes in Fortnite
Searching for the hungry gnomes is one of the most popular challenges of Season 4, Week 8 of Fortnite, available for all the players of the game with a Battle Pass. It’s one of the hardest missions to complete but thanks to this short guide we can find all seven gnomes we need as follows (there are quite a few more). Here are some of their locations:
- How Fortnite works on Android
Fortnite for Android, just like the version for iPhone, despite being a mobile edition of the famous battle royale game, is based on an identical gameplay system to that of the video console and PC versions. Mainly because all versions, regardless of the platform on which the user plays the game, share the same servers.
- Which are the best skins in Fortnite
For many Fortnite players, one of the greatest appeals of this game is definitely the possibility to customize the characters. We have to bear in mind that in its free-to-play version, it offers us a series of standard characters that we can customize within the game by means of in-app purchases or using the V-Bucks we’ve won during the game. One of the items that we can purchase are skins and these are some of the best ones according to the opinion of the majority of gamers:
- Where are the dancefloors in Fortnite
Locating the dancefloors was one of the challenges introduced in week 8 of Battle Pass which was all about finding three of them and also dancing on them. They are quite far apart from each other on the map and can’t be seen unless we’re really close to them, therefore, it’s quite usual not to complete the challenge in a single game session. This is the location of each one of the floors on which you’ll obviously have to dance to complete the quest.
- Which is the best Fortnite Twitter account
Twitter is a really useful platform to keep up with all the news about Fortnite. The truth is that there’s no such thing as the best Fortnite Twitter account but there are several accounts that we can follow to get to know all the ins and outs and new features of the major hit developed by Epic Games:
- How to use C4 in Fortnite
One of the latest incorporations to the arsenal of weapons available in Fortnite have been C4 explosives that can be detonated remotely. We’re talking about bombs that can be attached to a surface and detonated following these steps:
- Differences between playing Fortnite on a phone and on a PC
The differences between playing Fortnite on a PC and on a smartphone can be approached from two different points of view. The first one, regarding the game itself, as there aren’t any differences at all. It’s not a simple limited adaptation as we’ve historically seen in other video games of the likes of FIFA or Need for Speed. Here, we’ll play the same map and game environment, including weapons, gameplay, structures, characters, etc. And that’s so because we’ll share the same battlefield with PC and video console gamers. In other words, it’s a 100% cross-platform titles. Therefore, any progress we make on our smartphone, we’ll be immediately ported to our computer, and vice-versa.
- Who's the best Fortnite player in the world
Although it’s hard to say who’s the best Fortnite player in the world, almost everyone seems to agree about who belongs to the group of best players, which include the following gamers:
- What are Fortnite's V-Bucks
V-Bucks are Fortnite’s virtual currency with which we can go to the online store to purchase loads of cosmetic and aesthetic accessories for our characters. There are several different ways to get hold of these coins: purchasing them with real money which is basically Epic Games’ way of monetizing this title, or completing missions and challenges that reward us with these bucks. This is how we can get hold of V-Bucks for free:
- What is the meteorite in Fortnite
The Fortnite meteorite is an Easter Egg that was introduced in one of the latest updates. At the beginning it was only seen as a dot in the sky that could hardly be noticed, but in each new version of the game it got bigger and bigger, causing plenty of rumors and theories about its presence, until if finally fell in Dusty Divot, turning the area into a huge crater, which we can access to observer the damage and destruction caused. There we can find remains of the meteorite spread around the scenario, called Hop Rocks that provide us with the power to jump higher than usual, as if there were no gravity, if we touch them.
- Which are the best weapons in Fortnite
The best weapon for Fortnite may depend on several aspects: the capacity of the magazine, the reloading speed, the shooting speed… in other words, some weapons are better than others depending on the strategy adopted by each player. Nevertheless, almost everyone agrees on which weapons are the most wanted amongst all gamers due to how decisive they can be:
- How to troll in Fortnite
Since it’s an online multiplayer game, trolling has become a usual thing in any Fortnite match. There are different ways of trolling someone, and these are some of the most popular possibilities:
- How to use the stink bomb in Fortnite
To use it, the best option is to throw it into an area with plenty of enemies to force them to come out of their hideouts. It can be more harmful if we use it in closed areas, but apart from its destruction power, it’s also interesting because we can force our enemies to come out, allowing us to shoot at them easier. We can also anticipate to their movements, as our rivals we’ll go around their perimeter and you can know precisely what area they’re going to cover, or even lead them to a place where we’ve set up a trap or ambush. In other words, it’s a tactical weapon, the efficiency of which depends on how skillful we are to combine it with other strategies.
- How to watch Fortnite games online
Fortnite games can be watched online whether live or on-demand and there are two main resources to do so: making use of game streaming services of the likes of Twitch or Mixer (owned by Microsoft) or resorting to a classic of the likes of YouTube.
- How to create private matches in Fortnite
For the time being, the creation of private matches in Fortnite is only available for certain streamers on Twitch. This functions should be expanded to the rest of players sometime soon, but we can’t confirm when because it’s a mode on trial. These gamers can create match in which a key is generated and later shared with the other players that will also take part. In other words, if you’re not one of the streamers chosen or you haven’t received an invite with a private key, there’s no way that we can take part in a private game. The players with the code must go to the game’s home screen and insert it in the option found in the lower right corner of the interface.
- How to get V-Bucks for free in Fortnite
There are several ways of getting hold of V-Bucks without spending real-money. If you want to know how to get hold of V-Bucks for free, just continue reading:
- How to make Fortnite run faster
Fortnite usually runs at 60 frames per second but it can be optimized to go faster by changing different configuration options. For such purpose, in the first place, we have to go to the settings menu where we can find different windows with the parameters to be modified.
- Where can I check my Fortnite stats
To be able to view your Fortnite gaming stats, you only have to do the following:
- What is Fortnite's Battle Pass
The Fortnite Battle Pass is basically the access to additional content relative to the customization of our character that can be purchased by means of the game’s virtual money, the V-Bucks. This access is renewed every Fortnite season, offering new options to its player but we don’t necessarily need to purchase it at the beginning of each of one of them. In other words, even if the season has already begun, we can purchase our Battle Pass and complete all the challenges proposed to receive our rewards.
- How Fortnite's new 50 vs 50 mode works
Fortnite’s 50 versus 50 mode offers us a massive battle between two teams of 50 players each in which they have to face up to each other during a limited period of time. How it works is quite simple. Each player chooses for which team they want to play, being able to play solo or with up to three friends at once. Once on the battlefield, each team member is identified with a green indication on the map hovering over their heads. The map will gradually get smaller so both teams will come closer and the last player or players standing win.
- What is the Fortnite rocket all about?
The Fortnite rocket is a special event that took place on June 30th, 2018. After a countdown that had been showing to the players of this successful battle royale shooter for quite some time, a rocket was launched into the sky live in front of many of the game’s users, becoming a historical event as it was the first time this kind of episode takes place live and witnessed by the players of a video game. This rocket raised into the sky to fall back down to Earth and crash into the area of Tilted Towers, modifying the settings on which the action of Fortnite takes place.
- Where to find shopping carts in Fortnite
Shopping carts have landed in Fortnite with the latest patch 4.3. The thing is that we can’t exactly say where to find them because they appear randomly around the map. In any case, there are areas where they appear more often increasing our chances to find one:
- What is the Playground mode in Fortnite
The Fortnite Playground mode is a practice mode released by Epic Games together with one of the game’s updates launched in June 2018. The idea behind this development is to be able to win over new gamers and manage to keep other less experiences ones that, when they start to play, feel overwhelmed by the game’s frenetic pace. Furthermore, faced up to expert players they are clearly less skillful and get killed time after time. Therefore, they usually end up giving up and abandoning the game forever.
- What are emotes in Fortnite
Emotes are the dances available in Fortnite Battle Royale that each character can do. The latter aren’t free as they have to be purchased from the game’s store. There are dozens of them and at different prices. To be able to dance, apart from purchasing at least one emote, you need to press the correct button. On a computer, the default key is B, whilst on PS4 and Xbox One, we have to move the direction pad down.
- Which are the best Twitch streams to watch Fortnite games online
We can establish which are the best streams on Twitch to watch Fortnite games online by going to the website of this online streaming service for video games and taking a look at which users have the most followers and also which users' videos are viewed the most:
- What is the Solo Showdown mode in Fortnite
Solo Showdown is a game mode available for a limited time in which each player has to try to increase his V-Bucks counter. This game mode is about facing the best Fortnite players in the world up against each other in a manoeuver on behalf of Epic Games to introduce this title into the eSports circuit.
- How to sell Fortnite skins for V-Bucks
The sale of skins in Fortnite is restricted by Epic Games and is only possible when its developers decide to open a period to refund cosmetic items, such as the above-mentioned skins or others such as emotes, backpacks or parachutes.
- What is Fortnite Save the World
Save the World is one of the game modes available in Fortnite (the other one is the Battle Royale mode that has made it so popular). It’s a cooperative survival game mode in which the players have to explore, search for resources, create weapons, build fortified structures to take shelter, place traps and ambushes, and fight against monsters. It’s a kind of Minecraft but full of zombies. If we decide to play Fortnite in this game mode, we’ll have to think up a strategy to manage our operations base (with all the maintenance operations that it involves) and also to complete all sorts of missions (finding resources or wiping out enemies, for instance).
- What's the size of Fortnite
Fortnite doesn’t have the same size on all platforms. So it all depends on the type of device we’re going to use to play:
- How much does Fortnite cost?
Fortnite Battle Royale is completely free: you can download the client to play online without paying a cent. However, there are versions that do require a payment and each one of them includes different contents. Let’s take a look at all the differences: