There’s really no need to explain to anyone what Fortnite is. It’s one of the most popular games in the world thanks to its free-to-play model and is a game that is enjoyed across multiple platforms.
Perhaps not common knowledge, Fortnite actually has a few different modes to it, so it’s not all about 100 player PVP with an enclosing map. There are two other modes, one being the Creative mode, where players are given the freedom to create anything they want on an island, which is largely community-driven. There’s also the Save the World survival co-op shooter for up to four players, that’s largely similar to many of the zombie hunter games from before.
We’re not going to be focusing on anything like that though in this article. Here, we’re going to talk about what makes some of the best Fortnite players great, how you can get to know what’s what, and check out our list of some of the best Fortnite players in the world right now.
Fortnite builds are the loadups that many players will go for in order to assert their dominance in the battle royale mode. There are a lot of items in the game and more and more are coming out as time goes on. It can be difficult to prioritise which weapons to pick up and which ones to keep, and this is something that comes with time as you get to know the game.
Most players will favour something of a balanced build where they look to prioritise healing and damage per second (DPS). That said, many players will like to keep some form of assault rifle to gun enemies down at a medium range, use a shotgun for close-up action, and a sniper rifle for those long-distance shots.
A decent substitute for an AR is the SMG, as long as you grab yourself a purple one. You may not be able to take fights from such a long distance, but that’s where the game’s build mechanic comes in. You can push up by creating ramps and heading towards your opponent, to ultimately close the distance.
Types of Play Style
Given that the game is quite diverse, there are a lot of different ways to play. We’ve highlighted a few of the more fun ways to play, and perhaps, some of the most popular styles.
These are the players that will build no matter what is going on. Most of the players are trying to make their way through life by building when they need to, searching for materials and picking up guns and ammo. These are the guys that build monster towers and often try to confuse enemies with elaborate mazes.
Efficient, precise and annoying, these are the players that will sit and wait until the very last moment, often taking enemies by surprise and shooting them from a far distance.
Couch Fort Kids
Some people love to play the game and build forts, just like you did as a kid in your lounge with couch cushions. While they may be effective if intelligently placed, more often than not, these forts will have to be abandoned as soon as the storm circle closes in.
Firing rockets and throwing C4 at you, these are the action movie players who just want to watch the world burn. They’ll take down your ramps and try to maintain a solid distance, so closing in on the explosive wielders is perhaps the most effective strategy.
Finding Our Five
The players that we have picked out that are among the best in the world use a mixtures of play styles and load outs depending on the situation. Something that they evaluate in real time while player, the professionals are good for a reason. They have aim, smarts and a genuine feel for the game. Here is our list of the best Fortnite players in the world.
Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney
Tfue is a well-rounded and highly skilled player in Fortnite. He may not be the best at everything, but he’s exceptionally good at most aspects of the game, making him one of our top five best players. He is a former FaZe Clan player and streams almost daily.
Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman
Dakotaz is a lethal sniper and currently streams for TSM. He is also well-rounded in most aspects, but really shines when it comes to sniping. If he gets his hands on a sniper rifle in game, there’s a good chance you’ll see him taking the win.
Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani
While Myth may not have a weapon speciality (as in, he’s good with everything), Myth’s true strength comes from building. It makes the difference between a good player and an amazing player, and while he’s no slouch in the aiming and movement department, the building certainly helps.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins
It’s hard to list the best Fortnite players in the world without mentioning Ninja. He’s incredibly entertaining, a really great guy, but also has a certain knack with Fortnite, as it all just seems to flow naturally. He may not have the best aim in the world, move the best, or be able to build like others, but there’s no denying he offers something special.
Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson
Mongraal is a British-born youngster who was picked up by Team Secret early in his career. He is an outstanding player with an immense knowledge of game mechanics, and at the age of 15, still has many years to go and will only get better with age.