Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Pros
Ramp and Wall Towards Enemies
Fortnight Season 7 Building Tips Pros: If you are pushing up towards an enemy you will want to quickly alternate between ramps and walls under the ramps. This gives you the ability to push without being knocked down as easily. If you are just ramping, they can just shoot one portion out and knock you down. Also, be sure this is a double-wide ramp when possible, this gives you even more ability to avoid being shot down.
Immediately Edit if You Over Build Someone
If you out-build someone then you should immediately look down, hit the edit key and remove part of the structure. You can then switch to your shotgun or close ranged weapon and shoot at them while they are trying to escape. This is a common situation when you get better at building, so you will want to get as fast as possible at this.
Got Out-Built? Floor Below and Double Ramp Up
If you get out built when you were ramping up, immediately put a floor below you and ramp upwards. If you have the resources you’ll want to double ramp up. This means putting a ramp below you and a ramp above you to protect yourself from shots. You’ll then want to quickly turn around and start trying to build above your opponent again.
Learn to do 90s
One of the fastest ways to take high ground and important maneuvers you will need to advance your builds is getting faster at these 90 degree builds. Start with a wall directly in front of you and to the side. You will then build a floor and a ramp, and then repeat. If you learn the timing correctly, you will boost yourself up the ramp with the momentum from the build and can quickly get height on any enemy. These are probably the most important part of building for high ground at the moment.
Use the Power of the Pyramid
If you are running at someone aggressively or you are above someone that might be trying to shoot you down then you will want to add pyramids to your floors. This gives you double protection against someone trying to shoot you down and should give you enough time to get where you need to go.
The pyramid is also useful if someone is running on a ramp above you. You can place the pyramid above them and they’ll get blocked off by it and slowed down. This could give you the time you need to get back the high ground.
Block Off Your Opponent’s Advances
If you are above your opponent you will want to take shots at them when possible, but also block off their advances. Put a floor right on top of their ramp so they can’t push up, then build on it or edit it so you can sneak a shot in. Most of the time you are just popping them whenever they are exposed, and once they try to get above you block them!
If you have someone above you and they are on a structure you built, try placing a trap and editing it out from under them. You can sometimes catch players by surprise and they will fall into the trap for an easy kill.
If All Else Fails, Knock Down the Structure
If you are just getting consistently out-built by someone, try to edit down or just go to the bottom of the structure. You can play this right, you can get to the ground and shoot out the supports and knock the whole fort down. You might be able to get the elimination or do some heavy damage. This will even out the playing field and allow you to have a chance to get back into the fight.
Knock Down Walls and Replace With Your Own
This is a common tactic to do if you have the enemy locked into a box. Hack down their box with your pickaxe and immediately when it’s going to break on the hit, place a wall in this spot. This can be difficult sometimes if they are holding down their own key, so practice it to get faster. Once you own the wall, you can edit a window and fire off a shot.
Counter to Wall Knock Downs
If you are the one in the box and someone takes out their pickaxe to break it, you should just quickly edit your wall to fire a shot at your enemy. They won’t always expect this and you can get a quick kill or damage on them if they are slow to react. You can also just wait for them to make their edit and fire the shot before they can switch back to their gun.
Hand Cannon Down a Structure
The Hand Cannon is now very effective against structures. You can knock down a wood structure with one shot, or you can take out a brick/metal piece that has just been placed. Use this to knock down flimsy structures, or to quickly take down a wall to get some damage. You can switch very quickly from your hand cannon to the shotgun, so this is very effective at taking out people in close ranged fights.