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How to build on Fortnite PC

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How to build on Fortnite PC: You have just started playing Fortnite on your computer and would you like suggestions on how to build walls, platforms, ramps or traps? Have you seen your favorite streamer place elements on the playing field in Fortnite at supersonic speed and would you like to try to emulate him? You will be happy to know that you are in the right place at the right time.

In today’s guide, in fact, I will explain how to build on Fortnite PC. As a final result, you will be able to exploit walls, platforms, ramps and traps in a strategic way, perhaps to confuse your enemies or even simply to defend yourself from the barrage of shots that they could unload on you. And yes, in case you are wondering, I will also give you some tips that will help you move faster on the battlefield.

Courage: what are you waiting there impaled? Want to get better at Fortnite? If your answer is yes, read and put into practice the short instructions below. I assure you that, in no time, you will have reached your goal and your opponents will no longer know what fish to catch. There is nothing left for me to do, except to wish you happy reading and have fun!

Preliminary operations

Before going into detail about the procedure on how to build on Fortnite PC, it seems important to explain what materials you need to be able to build the various elements and how you can find the latter.

Well, Fortnite implements three types of materials: wood, Stone is metal. To get the latter, you have to use the pickaxe, the only weapon that is provided to you at the start of the game and accessible by pressing the button 1 keyboard. After that, you have to press the left mouse button and use it against the various elements in the game scenario to obtain the materials.

Almost every element in the game is destructible, from trees to pallets, passing through the rock formations and i walls. Do you think that the largest trees can be worth up to 100 units of wood. The only thing you need to pay attention to is the fact that you cannot recover materials from a structure that was built by you.

Another method of recovering materials is to find them around the map, inside the speakers or in places where no other players have passed yet. About the latter, defeating the enemies you can get the materials they had when they were alive.

All three materials are able to build all the elements present in the game, except the traps (which are to be found on the map as common objects). The walls, platforms and ramps can therefore be made of wood, stone or metal. Depending on the material, the elements will be more resistant. For example, a wall of Stone has 300 health points, while one in metal has 500 health points. I also recommend that you take into account the fact that it can take several seconds after a structure is created for it to assume all its health points.

Counting that the pickaxe causes on average 25 damage with each hit, it can take up to 20 hits to destroy the toughest wall. In short, choosing the right materials means having a significant competitive advantage. Do not underestimate, then, the fact that the construction cost of each element is of 10 units of wood, stone or metal.

Build on Fortnite PC

Learn to build on Fortnite is crucial. In fact, the Epic Games title can be safely played even without placing any element on the playing field but, to be able to truly compete with the pro players, you must also learn to protect yourself and create strategic structures: below are the procedures to learn to do it in the shortest time possible.

Walls and doors

One of the most common elements to build are i walls. The latter allow you to quickly repair from stray bullets from enemy teams, which are often difficult to locate. By building walls around you, however, they will be harmless and you could even design structures that can put you in an advantageous situation over your opponent.

To build a wall, you just have to press the button Q keyboard (or F1), move the view of the character where you want to place the wall (it will be marked in blue if the position is suitable, or in red if it is not the right place) and press the left mouse button. The walls can be placed essentially anywhere, except in some areas where they penetrate the ground or other objects.

Once you’ve placed a wall, you can create one door on it, so that you can get into a closed structure even when you are out. To do this, approach the wall you want to modify and press the button G keyboard.

After that, press the left mouse button on two squares (one above the other) and press the button again G keyboard to create the door. To open / close the latter, approach it and press the button IS keyboard. I remind you that to exit the construction mode and go back to using your weapons you have to press the button Q keyboard.


Now let’s see how to create platforms. By the term “platforms” I refer to floors, roofs is pyramids, which can also be used without a real underlying support, if connected to an existing structure. These elements can be very useful for advancing quickly from above to an enemy or for locking yourself inside a structure created with your own hands.

To build a platform, all you have to do is press the button F2 (floors) o F4 (pyramid) of the keyboard, move the view of the character to a point where the element can be positioned and press the left mouse button. The floors can clearly be positioned at the base of the house, but in reality they can also be connected to any type of element, so as to extend the structure or, for example, pass over the lava, or be used as a “roof”.

The pyramid, on the other hand, can be placed essentially anywhere, even if its most logical use is to place it above a structure consisting of four walls. To exit construction mode, you must press the button Q keyboard.

Do not underestimate the changes that can be made: the pyramid can become one ramp, while the floors can create spaces to comfortably climb a vertical structure. To do this, approach one of the mentioned elements and press the button G. Then select with the left mouse button one or more squares (I always recommend selecting two neighbors) and press the button again G to implement the changes.


The ramps they are considered by many players to be the most useful tool to build in the game. In fact, they guarantee an elevated position and are well suited to the use of weapons such as snipers and the like. This element is often used by pro players to surprise opponents from above.

To build a ramp, you just have to press the button F3 of the keyboard, move the character’s view to a point where the element can be placed and press the left mouse button. Ramps can be placed essentially anywhere, except in places where they interpenetrate with other elements of the scenario. To exit construction mode, press the button Q keyboard.

In the case of ramps, the changes don’t have much effect. My advice is therefore to take advantage of the button R keyboard under construction, in order to have the ramp in the desired position. With the key G you can subsequently change the rotation, but this is often not too comfortable.


The traps they are an element that does not require materials to be replaced, but only goes found on the game map, just like a common weapon. The possibility of being able to use this type of tool is therefore linked to luck, since there is no method to be sure of finding a trap on Fortnite.

Once you find this item, press the button F5 of the keyboard, move the gaze of the character to a point where you can place the trap and press the left mouse button. The traps are usually placed inside the houses, so that when the other players open the door they activate and defeat the enemies in no time. To exit construction mode, you must press the button Q keyboard.

There are obviously different types of traps, which must be placed on the ceiling, to land or on Wall. Obviously they are used to do damage to enemies and often manage to take away a substantial amount of health, if placed properly.

How to build quickly on Fortnite PC

The elements I mentioned earlier are a very important component of Fortnite and, if used well, they can really make a difference during a game. There are various methods to make the most of them, but you also need to be quick to do it: in the following lines, therefore, I will explain what the best strategies to combine walls, platforms, ramps and traps quickly.

First of all, the first thing you should do at the beginning of the game is to parachute into an area of ​​the map where you can collect many materials: my advice is to try places where there are many trees. Unfortunately, I can’t be more precise as the Fortnite map is constantly evolving and each new Season changes something in this sense.

But I can explain how to collect materials faster: you have to use the pickaxe exactly in the blue circle that appears in the center of the screen. In this way, you will do the double the damage and you will get the materials in half the time usually required.

For build faster, I recommend, instead, to access the construction mode with the button Q keyboard and then use the mouse wheel to switch from one element to another. As for the structures, my advice is to create initially four walls around your character, jump and while in the air, place a floor: continuing in this way and positioning one ramp on the top of the building, you will be able to create a solid structure that is difficult to attack in a few seconds.

I also think it’s important to build one door in the lower part of the building, so as to quickly take refuge on the “ground floor” in case of problems. You might also think about building some buildings inside the building ramps and gods “Holes” in the floors, so you can also go up the structure. In short, the limit in Fornite is only your imagination and I invite you to experiment with the combination of elements that best suits your style of play.

Another method to build faster, often used by pro players, is to assign alternative keys the construction of the various game elements. Walls are often assigned the key Q, since it is located just to the left of the classics WASD, while the button is associated with the ramps V, easily accessible from the keyboard. Platforms and traps are often assigned to keys respectively F is G, easily reached with the left hand during the game. Finally, the construction of the roofs can be entrusted to the button T.

To change the configuration of the keys, all you have to do is go to the lobby and press thethree horizontal lines icon placed at the top right. After that, click on thegear icon (the first in the upper right corner) and press on thedirectional arrows icon (the third from right to left). From here you can assign up to two different keys for each single action. So press on the item Not assigned present next to the action you want, press the key you want to use in the game and select the item Confirmation.

For more information on Fortnite, I recommend you check out my guides on how not to get Fortnite to lag on PC, up how to run on Fortnite come on how to get free skins on Fortnite.