Tips and Tricks: Fortnite - Pushing High Ground

April 7, 2019
Tips and Tricks: Fortnite - Pushing High Ground

"Tips and Tricks: Fortnite" is a GameBuz weekly series of articles explaining every single detail you need to know about Fortnite. Take notes on the tips and tricks our twitch streamer (aiming to become a Fortnite pro) Nikola Vacić selflessly put together.

As we all know, having high ground is very important in Fortnite. Every game you play you'll be running into people that have the natural high ground if they didn’t build their own, and it's crucial that you know how to push against that.

Sure, you can avoid these fights since they are very disadvantageous and can likely get you killed. But there will be times in which you can't avoid them. Eventually, you'll run into situations where the storm will be going over a mountain, and you will be forced to push a player that's already on top of it.

For this reason, you'll need to practice pushing people that have high ground. There are many ways you can deal with this situation, but I’ll be focusing on the most effective ones.


Pushing with Roofs

One of the easiest ways to climb up to your opponent is by placing a roof on top of your ramp and editing through it. It provides you with mediocre protection, and even if they hit you with a shot or two, you should still be able to climb on their level and start a proper fight.

Getting hit with a few shots is not ideal, but it's definitely better than just ramping up. You can also use the fact that you don’t have too much protection to line up easy shots at your opponent who’s trying to hit you through your roofs.


Climbing Up One Floor at a Time

Another basic method that's pretty easy to do is to just climb vertically one floor at a time while protecting yourself with walls. You'll be climbing slowly, and they'll have a lot of time to react to what you're doing, plus if you need to climb too far up, they can just shoot you down. You should be using this in situations where your opponent is only 2 to 3 floors above you.


Using Double Ramps

The reason I decided to mention this, even though everybody knows about it, is because I want to remind you of all the situations you can start your double stairs from. Other than from the most obvious thing – the ground, you can start double stairs from your opponent’s walls, or even from the side of a mountain.

As I mentioned on the start, there will be times when you’ll be forced to run up a mountain while your opponent is shooting you, in those situations, this simple technique will be your best friend.


Pushing with Roofs and Floors

When you add floors to the roofs above your ramps, you're adding an extra layer of protection. Yes, it will be harder to edit through, but with a bit of practice, you'll get the rhythm down in no time. I use this method the most, and I almost never take free damage when using it.

If your opponent starts spraying your builds hoping he gets a lucky hit, you can stop for a second, hold your builds, and after he stops spraying, you can edit through and continue pushing him.


Pushing with Roofs (Advanced)

I like this technique very much. I think I should personally be using it way more than I am. If you get the rhythm right, it's going to be easier to perform than the roof and floor technique. Make sure you stay on the side of the ramp towards which you want to move to. If you want to move to the right, hug the right side of the ramp, the same goes for the left.

The trick to doing this properly is in the position of your crosshair. Experiment with it until you find the position for your crosshair, or just pay attention to the crosshair in the video example and you should be able to figure it out.

The benefit is that you can continue running up even if your opponent is trying to spray you. Unlike the roof or roof and floor technique you don't really need to stop and hold your builds, you can just run up to your opponent and surprise them with how fast you close the distance. If done right, you shouldn't be taking any damage while doing this.

You can also alternate sides which give you perfect protection if somebody is right in front of you.


Combining with Other Techniques

Once again, combining techniques is the most important thing in Fortnite. It's not enough to know how to perform them individually, you'll need to combine everything you know in order to come out on top in a fight.

Once you climb up to your opponent, you can surprise them with a few 90s and easily get the high ground, setting you up for a quick elimination.