How to build on Fortnite PS4: Have you just started playing Fortnite on PlayStation 4 and would you like to learn how to build walls, platforms, ramps and traps? Have you seen your favorite streamer put in place sophisticated techniques to quickly place elements on the playing field in Fortnite and would you like to try to reproduce them? You will be happy to know that you are in the right place at the right time.
In today’s tutorial, in fact, I’ll show you how to build on Fortnite PS4 . As a final result, you will be able to place walls, platforms, ramps and traps on the map to confuse your opponents or protect you from crossfire. In case you were wondering, I will also explain how to implement the “90 degrees” technique using the PS4 controller.
Courage: what are you waiting there impaled? Do you want to become an ace in Fortnite or not? Yup? Great, then read and practice the short instructions below. I assure you that, in a very short time, you will be giving a hard time even to the most aggressive enemies and you will finally be able to manage the playing field to the best of your ability. There is nothing left for me to do, except to wish you happy reading and have fun!
Before explaining in detail how to build on Fortnite PS4 , I believe it is of fundamental importance to provide you with some information on how the Epic Games game construction system works and how you can retrieve the materials useful for creating the various elements to be placed on the map.
First of all, it is important to understand that in order to build, you must first have collected materials . Fortnite allows you to take advantage of wood , stone and metal to create the game elements. To obtain the latter, you must use the pickaxe, that is the weapon that is assigned at the beginning of the game and which you can access at any time by pressing the triangle button on the controller. At this point, you have to press the R2 button on the controller and use the pickaxe against the various destructible elements in the scenario, to get the materials.
Essentially, every element is destructible in Fortnite, but the most common ones are trees , pallets , rock formations and walls . To give you a concrete example, trees with higher dimensions can also guarantee 100 units of wood: not a bad number to start planning your constructions. Be careful, however, that you cannot recover materials by destroying a structure previously created by you.
The second method of obtaining materials is to find them around the map, opening the chests or going to the houses and spaces where the other players have not yet passed. Speaking of the latter, defeating them you will get the materials they had when they were alive and you could gather a significant amount of wood, stone and metal.
The three types of materials available in Fortnite allow you to build all the game elements, except the traps (which are to be found on the map as common objects). Walls, platforms and ramps can therefore be made of wood, stone and metal.
However, the construction material determines the solidity of the structure and therefore its health points. Let’s take a practical example: a metal ramp has 500 health points, while a wooden ramp has 140 health points. Note the fact that several seconds have to pass since the creation for the structure to assume all its health points.
If we think that the pickaxe deals 25 damage per hit on average , it means that it can take dozens of hits before it can destroy a metal ramp. In short, getting the right materials can be a good opportunity to create a competitive advantage over your opponents. In addition, the cost of each element is always the same, i.e. 10 units of materials , no matter if it is made of wood, stone or metal. This means that you will not have to “spend” more to build a more solid structure.
How to build on Fortnite PS4
The most common mistake that novice users of Fortnite make is to not build anything on the map and to play as if it were a common shooter title. Placing walls, platforms, ramps and traps on the field and learning how to modify them is, on the other hand, of fundamental importance and raises the level of the player compared to those who only play a game every now and then. Below are the procedures to make the most of this possibility.
Walls and doors
The element that Fortnite players use most to defend themselves is the walls . In fact, they are easy to place and allow you to create a closed structure in a few steps and in a short time. The walls are often used to protect themselves from enemy fire and perhaps escape through the construction of a back door.
To place a wall on the playing field, all you have to do is press the O (circle) button and then R1 on the PS4 controller, select the walls , move the character’s view to a point where it is allowed to place the object (it will turn blue if the position is appropriate, otherwise it will be red) and press the DualShock R2 button . The walls can be placed on almost any surface, except of course in those places where other elements penetrate or do not adapt well to the ground.
After creating a wall, you might think of adding a door to it. To do this, approach the element you want to edit and press the O (circle) button on the controller. After that, select two blue squares (preferably one above the other) and press the controller’s O (circle) button again to create the door. To exit construction mode, you need to press the controller’s O (circle) button .
Another type of very important element to create a competitive advantage are the platforms . With the latter term, I refer to floors , pyramids and roofs : elements that can be used even without an underlying support, if connected to an already existing structure. The aforementioned items can be very useful in the game to ensure a view from above of the battlefield and thus keep an eye on the moves of the opponents.
To build a platform, you just have to press the O (circle) button and then R1 on the PS4 controller, select floors or pyramids , move the character’s view to a place suitable for placement, then press the DualShock R2 key .
The floors can be used both as the base of the house and as an “extension” of the structures, while the pyramid can be placed essentially anywhere, even if the best use is to place it on top of a house made of four walls. I remind you that, to exit the construction mode, you must press the O (circle) button on the controller.
The platforms can be clearly modified through the use of the O (circle) button on the controller. In this case, the pyramid can become a ramp , while the floors can create spaces that can be useful for comfortably climbing a vertically developed structure.
Many players consider ramps the most useful tool to build in the game, since they guarantee an elevated position and are designed to make the most of weapons such as snipers and the like. Experienced players often use this element to surprise enemies from above.
To build a ramp, all you have to do is press the O (circle) button and then R1 on the PS4 controller, select the ramps , move the character’s view to a suitable point and press the DualShock button R2 .
The ramps can be placed almost anywhere, except, of course, in places where they interpenetrate with other elements of the scenario or do not adapt well to the terrain. To exit construction mode, press the controller’s O (circle) button .
The ramps can be modified with the O (circle) button on the controller, but this is an action that does not actually entail great advantages, since it only allows you to rotate the element. I therefore recommend to correctly position the ramps already in the construction phase, so as not to have to resort to these not very comfortable modifications.
Unlike the other elements described above, the traps do not require any type of material to be built, but must simply be found on the playing field, just as if it were any weapon. The possibility of being able to use a trap or not depends therefore on your luck, since you will have to find it inside a chest or on the map.
Once you have found this type of element, press the O (circle) button and then square on the PS4 controller, move the character’s gaze to a suitable point and press the DualShock’s R2 button .
The most common place to place traps is inside houses, perhaps just behind the front door . In this way, in fact, the opponents will find themselves an unpleasant surprise without being able to foresee it. I remind you that to exit the construction mode you must press the O (circle) button on the controller.
The various types of traps can be placed on the ceiling , on the wall or on the ground . They are used to do damage to enemies and often guarantee good satisfaction in this regard. In some cases they may even defeat your opponent in one fell swoop.
How to make the 90 on Fortnite PS4
How do you say? Have you seen your favorite streamer build at lightning speed? Well, he probably used a technique that is called ” 90 degrees ” by the players: it allows, in fact, to combine in the best possible way the elements that I have illustrated previously, building a structure that is difficult to attack in a few seconds . Clearly, you will have to build this structure many times (maybe in Creative mode ) before learning how to do it so quickly.
There are actually many ways to take advantage of the “90 degree” technique, but I will explain to you shortly what I think is the simplest and most functional. First of all, before proceeding with the construction of the structure, you will have to gather a significant amount of materials : my advice is to fall at the beginning of the game in an area full of trees and to cut down the larger ones. In fact, the aforementioned technique does not rely much on the solidity of the structure, but on the speed of construction and on the disorientation of the opponents. Essentially the enemies will not be able to understand what you are doing, they will get distracted and can therefore be easily circumvented.
A very interesting method to collect materials faster is to use the pickaxe exactly in the center of the blue circle that appears on the screen: this will allow you to double the damage to the element you are destroying and consequently to obtain twice the speed of the materials.
Also keep in mind that you could change the keys to build. To do this, go to the lobby and press the Options button on the controller. After that, press the DualShock X button above the gear icon (the first one on the top right), press the R1 button until you select the joystick icon and choose between the Quick Builder and the Professional builder presets . The game will explain how all the buttons are used in the chosen preset: I recommend you opt for what you think will do the most for you, perhaps testing it in Creative mode.
Having said these premises, I would say that you are ready to learn how to implement the “90 degrees” technique. First, place a ramp and go with your character to the left or right side of it. Then place a wall in the center and continue creating another one on the right or left , depending on where you want to orient your structure.
At this point, jump and place a ramp towards the chosen direction. Perfect: now repeat this procedure for as long as you want and you will see that you will build a gigantic building in a few seconds. You could also think of extending the structure horizontally, jumping forward and placing a floor .
I assure you that, in this way, the opponents will be very confused by your technique and you can attack them from above or run away.