Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners: Building in Fortnite is the most Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginnersimportant skill you can learn in the game. Learn some tips that should help you increase your ability to perform and win matches!
Updated: January 4, 2019 – Author: Evident
Our Fortnite building tips and tricks guide will walk you through the most important aspects of building and improving your skill. Building is one of the most important and skill intensive parts of the game, so focusing heavily on this will allow you to win more fights and games the better you get at it!


Re-Bind Your Keys

If you want to start building better and faster you’ll want to change your keys as soon as possible. If you have a mouse with extra buttons like the Logitech G502 for example, it’s best to use at least a couple of these for your building. It’s much faster to hit the buttons to switch between your ramp and wall for example on the mouse rather than having to juggle different keys. However, if you don’t have this kind of mouse then using your keyboard is fine too.

Some examples for keyboard switches are Z, X, and C for your wall, floor, and ramp. Q and F are also options if you are looking for close by keys. You’ll also want to bind your pyramid key to something relatively within reach. More advanced players use this a lot now to reinforce ceilings and floors.

Enable Turbo Building

If you go into settings > game, you can enable turbo building. The difference between normal building and turbo building is that you can press and hold your build key and it will automatically place your next structure. Normal building requires you to press your build key whenever you are looking to place something. This is just much faster and allows you to spin around to place a bunch of walls or just hold down the key while you are ramping up to continue placing ramps.

Understand the Benefits of Each Resource Type

When you build any piece of structure it takes a certain amount of time to complete. Each potential resource type (wood, brick, metal), has a specific amount of hp making each one better in some situations.


Wood used to be the best material for an early fight, but this is no longer the case. It starts with 90 hp when it is initially created which is now the lowest of the materials. Wood is still strong, but is mostly because of how easy it is to harvest. You’ll still be using Wood as your primary building material, but it’s no longer the most obvious option in most situations.


Brick might now be the best material. It’s fairly easy to harvest with lots of boulders around the map, and it starts with 100 hp when initially created. It also has a higher top end hp than Wood, making it farmable and stronger overall. While this might be the best material, you’ll still likely find yourself using mostly wood due to how easy it is to harvest and how much drops from people you eliminate.


Metal has gotten a lot better now that it starts with the highest hp when placed. They also made it complete faster (but made the max health lower), so it’s not as slow as it once was. However, the one glaring flaw with metal is that it’s hard to harvest. You can hack away at cars and metal fences all you want, it’s still going to take forever to gather enough to make it worthwhile.

Always Be Harvesting Materials

One thing people get lazy about is harvesting materials. You want to have at least 600 wood in most cases because fights against competent players can go for a long time and you will quickly run out of resources. This is more of an extreme when you really get deep into building, but whenever you are rotating from an area to get into a circle, it’s a good idea to be harvesting.

For wood, trees are obviously the best, but you can also harvest wooden palettes that are frequently in areas that don’t have trees. Another underrated thing to harvest now is fences, they were recently buffed to give more wood, so they can be a nice boost if you are struggling.

Brick can be easily harvest by hacking away at the boulders that are across the map. You can find mine areas that have a lot of boulders, don’t overlook these in the early game because you will need at least enough resources to put up a ramp or two.

Metal can now be harvested by smacking cars, but it’s still not very efficient. Metal is nice to have, but you are generally always better off hacking trees and boulders.

Always Ramp or Wall When Being Shot

If you are just starting out, always immediately try to build a ramp or a wall once you start taking shots. You want to get in the habit of building once the action starts going because in 90% of cases it is your best move. Ramp is better if the player doesn’t have a huge height advantage over you, and a wall is better if they do.

Learn to Build the Ramp Box

The first thing you want to get down quickly is something I call the ramp box. All it really takes to make one of these is four walls and a ramp. You are surrounding yourself with walls to protect yourself from harm on any side. You then have a ramp on the interior of these four walls so you can peak out and take shots at anyone who is exposed. You’ll want to work on building this as quickly as possible because it is the easiest way to protect yourself while staying somewhat offensive.

Learn Some Basic Edits

While you don’t need to know every single edit, you’ll need to know some basics just in case you run into situations where you get stuck. To learn more edits, check out our Fortnite Editing Guide!

The Wedge

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

Three boxes in any corner will open up a triangle in part of the wall. This is normally used to just get out from the wall quickly. It’s a quick and easy way to get out from behind a wall, and it opens up a big space which can make it easier to run through if the wall is in an awkward spot.

The Door

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

If you do two boxes stacked on each top of each other on the bottom six boxes you will get a door. This is better if you want to keep an easy escape route open without immediately exposing you. However, your enemy can also just open the door, but you’ll have an advantage in that case. The door can be a bit awkward if the wall is awkwardly placed, so just be careful that you might not be able to get in and out of the door.

Half Wall

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

If you do the top three of a wall you’ll get a half wall. This is really useful if the wall is sunk into the ground (which can happen more than you think) and you need to get out.

Half Ramp

Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Beginners

If you highlight three boxes in a ramp you’ll get a half ramp. This is useful for getting out from under a ramp (this also happens more than you think).

Practice Building in Playground or Creative Mode

While it’s good to make sure you are using your building in every game as much as possible, if you really want to get good you’ll want to head to Playground mode. In this mode you can play by yourself and work on building and editing. Each resource you harvest gives you way more than you would normally get so you can build a bunch without having to harvest forever! I’d really try to get into this mode everyday and work on your building for at least 15 to 30 minutes if you are really trying to improve.