Fortnite is one of the most popular in the first-person shooter (FPS) game genre. By November 2021, there were 350 million registered accounts on Fortnite, and this number is steadily increasing as new players join in.

Perhaps the biggest reason why Fortnite is so popular is you could play with your friends. It’s also a great way to play with strangers and possibly make new connections. Playing video games for cash prizes is another reason why it’s so popular. 

For anyone just starting, it can be confusing and frustrating to catch up with skills and levels. But if you’re participating in Fortnite tournaments, here are some tips that you could follow:

1. Upgrade Your Gear

No matter what kind of video game you’re getting into, it’s important to upgrade your computer and your gaming gear. FPS games can lag and be a pain to play if your PC can’t handle it. 

Here are the recommended settings for playing Fortnite:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 600 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 19.76 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

If upgrading to the recommended setting isn’t possible, the minimum requirements below will do:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz
  • Graphics: Intel HD 400
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 19.76 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OSX Sierra
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2. Follow A Consistent Playing Schedule

Practice makes perfect, so following a consistent playing schedule will improve your skills quickly. Make sure to schedule your games during the times when you can focus on playing. This can help you get into the game without being distracted by other responsibilities.

3. Find The Comfortable Sensitivity

When it comes to FPS games, the sensitivity of your controls matters. This is because it can affect your aim and how quickly or easily you can maneuver your character and your weapon. Low to mid-range sensitivity is commonly used by players.

For low sensitivity, you can get better controls, especially with aiming. However, it can make you rather slow. On the other hand, high sensitivity can help you switch and move quickly, but it’s difficult to control and aim. When you find the right sensitivity for you, you could stick with it and practice until you master it.

4. Practice Aiming Heads

The next thing you want to do when you finalize the sensitivity of the controls is to practice aiming for heads. While this can be tough, it’s the most effective way to damage another player. This can get frustrating, especially if you’re not using a scoped gun. So, take some time and be patient with aiming until you get more and more accurate with headshots.

5. Practice Using Every Gun

While you’re practicing aim, make sure that you switch up your weapons and practice every gun. Even if it’s tempting to use the same gun all the time, it’ll put you at a disadvantage. Different guns are good for different situations. For instance, you’ll want to be able to use a sniper for long-range, a rifle for medium-range, and a shotgun for short-range.

Tip: Don’t forget to upgrade your chosen weapons to deal more damage.

6. Review Gameplay From Champion Gamers

If you want to see how professional gamers play Fortnite, take a look at the gameplay of champion gamers. Study their techniques and strategies and try to apply them in your matches, too. 

For reference, here are some professional Fortnite gamers to watch:

  • Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf
  • Harrison ‘Psalm’ Chang
  • David ‘Aqua’ Wang
  • Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist Pedersen
  • Shane ‘EpikWhale’ Cotton
  • Dave ‘Rojo’ Jong
  • Nate ‘Kreo’ Kou
  • Jaden ‘Wolfiez’ Ashman
  • Davis ‘Ceice’ McClellan
  • Williams ‘Zayt’ Aubin

7. Watch Fortnite Streamers

Professional gamers aren’t the only ones to watch because there are also Fortnite streamers that you can watch regularly. They’re more casual and it’s probably a good thing to see how different people play the game. This can give you an idea of how you could play against any opponent during tournaments.

8. Review Your Games

Recording your games or starting streaming is a great way to rewatch your gameplay. After every match, you might want to review your games. This will help you see where you made any mistakes and see what else you can do to improve your gameplay. 

If you find yourself on a losing streak, taking a break is a great way to rest up while also reviewing your matches. This is because watching a game can give you a clearer perspective on how you play.


Fortnite is a game that you can casually play, but it’s also a game that requires a lot of practice if you want to get better, especially if you want to join tournaments. To improve quickly, play on the recommended settings, practice aiming, use every weapon, and study gameplay. But the most important thing to do is to have fun with it.