Best Structures To Build Fortnite
The most difficult aspect of learning to play Fortnite well is the building mechanic. New players especially struggle to wrap their heads around how to effectively build in Fortnite Battle Royale. With the Fortnite building tips we lay out for you in this article, you’ll be a Fortnite builder pro in less than an hour of Fortnite Creative practice!
The Best Structures To Build in Fortnite
Here are the best structures to build in Fortnite Battle Royale, and the amount of materials each will cost you:
One more thing before we hop into the best structures to build in Fortnite. Make sure you have your keybinds set right by checking out the Best Keybinds for Fortnite.
Drop Safely in Fortnite
In Fortnite, especially in the last circle, you’re going to need to drop height without taking fall damage. You can fall 20 meters in Fortnite without taking fall damage, which translates to about 4 walls of height. Therefore, we need to learn a safe way to build down 3 to 4 wall lengths. Thankfully, there’s a pretty easy, and fun method!
To fall safely in, walk off an edge from height, and build three walls downwards. Once you’ve fallen three wall lengths, place a ramp under you. As long as you fall the correct amount of wall lengths, you won’t take damage in Fortnite Battle Royale. We’ve noticed a common challenge for new players is not wasting materials. Often players will accidentally build random walls behind the bottom ramp, or at the top of their fall. It’s not a huge deal, but you should try and limit the amount of materials you expend on falling. If you’ve managed to get your falling technique in order, you can try building the drop form height structure a few times in a row until you reach the ground safely. To start your next fall structure, simply walk to the end of your most recent ramp, and repeat the process.
Some players also prefer to use a floor as their landing build, and edit out of it to fall further. With proper editing you can make the floor break from lack of structure, so an opposing player can’t follow you as easily. Properly done your end result should look like this:
Dropping safely using floors is a bit more advanced because of the editing required, so we recommend learning to drop using ramps to start. Learning to fall properly will help you achieve Victory Royale’s since it is a helpful tool in the final circle. Looking for more ways to snag some Victory Royale’s? Check out Best Ways To Win Fortnite for more tools and tactics on the subject of winning Fortnite Battle Royale.
Turn Around With 180s in Fortnite
When you’re in a heated build battle in Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale you’ll need to turn more than 90 degrees regularly. To do a full turn around you need to learn how to perform a Fortnite building 180 turn.
As long as you’ve already got the three layer ramp structure down, a 180 isn’t too much more difficult.
- To perform a Fortnite 180 turn start by gaining a little height with three layer ramps.
- Once you want to do a 180 turn, jump forward from the top of your most recent ramp, and place a floor piece.
- As you’re in the air from your jump turn your Fortnite character 180 degrees, and place a ramp and wall.
Be sure you’ve made it at least halfway across the floor you've placed, or you’ll end up trapping yourself between your ramp and wall. Additionally, for added protection you can build a protected 180 turn.
Building a protected 180 isn’t much more difficult than a regular 180 turn. A protected 180 is even easier than a protected 90. To add extra protection to your 180 you just need to select your wall build after placing your floor. Then, as you’re jumping and turning around, you can easily turbo build your walls, and have two additional walls to your back and side!
Gain Height With 90s in Fortnite
90s are the best method to gain height in Fortnite Battle Royale. If you’ve ever played a competitive Fortnite creative mode like the ones listed in Best Practice Courses in Fortnite Creative you’ll see Fortnite players cranking 90s constantly.
Follow these easy steps to gain height using Fortnite 90s:
- Build a ramp and run half way up the ramp.
- Once you’ve reached halfway jump. Build a floor under you once you’ve passed the top of the ramp.
- Build a ramp and wall on top of the floor you placed. Make sure you stay to the side of the floor you built, so you don’t accidentally block yourself with your ramp.
- Repeat the process three times. After the third 90 run forward and build a single three layer ramp structure. This step is to avoid jump fatigue while doing 90s.
If you can nail down 90s you’ll be multiple tiers of skill above the average new Fortnite builder. Additionally, for added support and protection, you can build walls as you do 90s, which is referred to as protected 90s. However, this adds an extra layer of difficulty, so work on unprotected 90s first. You’ll be using 90s constantly in build battles in Fortnite Battle Royale. Therefore, you should check out the Best Shotguns in Fortnite to know what weapons to use while cranking 90s in the current Fortnite Chapter!
The Standard Fortnite Box
Boxing up is an essential skill to learn in Fortnite. If you’ve ever seen any of the pro players from our Best Players in Fortnite article play the game, you’ll see them utilizing the Fortnite box constantly. The box is such a powerful Fortnite build because it fully protects you from all angles, so you can easily ward off enemy shots from all around you by boxing up! Having protection from all sides makes boxing up a powerful tool to get off a heal or reload while you’re in the midst of a heated build battle, or getting lobby focussed from a distance.
If you’re just starting out with Fortnite building, boxing up can be a little difficult to get the hang of. Hop into Epic Games’ Fortnite Creative, and try following these easy steps to box up in Fortnite Battle Royale:
- Turbo build 4 walls in a box. Stand still and do a 360 while turbo building walls. If you’re using the keybinds found in the above linked best keybinds article the control for a box will either be Thumb Mouse Button 1, X, or F1.
- Look up and build a floor and roof. If you’re using one of the best keybinds the controls for floor will be either E, V, or F4. The keybind for the roof will be either Q, Left Shift, or F3.
- Look down and build a floor and roof.
If you followed our instructions properly, you should be standing in the middle of a fully fortified box! Now you can edit out of the box through any wall by selecting the bottom three corner tiles on your edit grid.
Here’s another Fortnite building tip about the standard Fortnite box. You can make a double box which can be used as an awesome snipers nest Fortnite build! Simply build two side by side boxes and don’t include a dividing wall between them.
Feel free to edit the lower cones to create ramps for you to peek out the top of your boxes and get some dirty snipes! Speaking of which, don’t forget to check out The Worlds Longest Sniper Shots in Fortnite.
Overhead Protected Ramp Push
You’ve probably seen opponents performing an overhead protected ramp push in Fortnite Battle Royale. There’s a good reason for it too, the overhead protected ramp push is easy, and effective.The overhead protected ramp push utilizes a ramp above you, to stop opponents from shooting you from high ground while you’re trying to overtake height.
The most difficult part of building a Fortnite ramp push structure is getting the top ramp. If you’re starting from the ground it can be a bit difficult. However, if you’re at low ground in a build battle there’s usually an easy ledge above you to connect your overhanging string of ramps. To build the overhead protected ramp push simply run forward while turbo building ramps above and in front of your Fortnite character. From an outside perspective it will look like this.
This protected push to gain high ground isn’t the best method, but it’s easy for beginners to wrap their head around. If you’re looking for an even stronger method of protecting yourself while taking height, you can do a double overhead protected ramp push.
To do a double overhead protected ramp push, run forward in the center of your two ramps, and move your mouse or aim stick in a small circle while turbo building ramps. A double overhead protected ramp push is the perfect balance between difficulty and protection. The most protection method for taking height is to add cone edits to your 90s and 180s. However, adding cone edits into your builds is pretty difficult. Cone edits are especially difficult if you’ve just learned to do 90s and 180s. Therefore, we recommend you stick with the overhead protected ramp push as you’re starting out.
Three Layer Ramp in Fortnite
Three layer ramps are a bit trickier to get the hang of than a double ramp for new Fortnite builders. However, a three layer ramp is sturdier than a double ramp, being able to take 50% more shots. The resilience of a three layer ramp is why Fortnite players have been using this structure regularly since Fortnite Chapter 1.
You probably recognize the three layer ramp from opposing players in Fortnite Battle Royale. For good reason, the three layer ramp is a popular Fortnite build, and an absolute essential build. Follow these easy steps in rapid succession while moving forward to build three layer ramps in Fortnite:
- Build a ramp.
- Build a floor
- Build a wall
Keep in mind the order of operations is crucial for this Fortnite structure. If you build the floor before the ramp, you risk building a floor above you, instead of in front of you. Also, building the floor second is crucial so you don’t accidentally place a floor above your ramp, and block yourself. Once you have the three layer ramp down, try building multiple in a row, until you hit max height.
Once you can three layer ramp to max height, you can be confident in your three layer ramp skills in Fortnite Battle Royale this Fortnite Season! Additionally, for extra protection you can double ramp build with three layer ramps.
This type of structure is called a double three layer ramp push in the Fortnite community, and is among the most resilient ramp pushes, and is also the most advanced building structures we selected for this article. To add even more resilience to your builds check out Best Building Materials in Fortnite.
Double Ramps in Fortnite
Double ramping is the best and easiest Fortnite build to take height over an opponent. Using a double ramp to gain height is better than single ramping because it takes an opposing Fortnite player twice the amount of shots to shoot out your ramp.
Also, double ramps are super easy to build! All you need to do to build a double ramp is turbo build your stairs and slowly look left and right while running forward. If you’re using the best Fortnite keybinds, your stairs keybind will either be Thumb Mouse Button 2, C, or F2. Pretty easy right! If you want an even sturdier build in Fortnite you can add a third ramp to your build.
If you’re looking for the next step in your Fortnite building skills journey, you’ll need to learn editing. To learn editing you can try out an edit course. To find an awesome Fortnite edit course check out Best Aim Maps Fortnite Creative. Along with awesome edit courses there are also other great practice courses in the Best Aim Maps Fortnite Creative, like aim trainers and zone wars.