How To Use Fortnite’s Port-A-Forts
The Fortnite Port-A-Fort does exactly what it says on the tin. It is quite simply a fort that you ca n store in your inventory slot, and when you need to create a building quickly you just throw this out into the world and up pops a big structure for you to climb and hide inside. It is incredibly simple, and yet it always seems that people struggle to use it well. It is very much an item there’s a time and place for in a Fortnite match, and perhaps not one you are going to want to carry in place of some good weapons and healing options, but when used right it can quite easily turn a fight, or at least offer you that small advantage you need to go on and win the game. And of course, you can troll all of your squadmates by throwing one at their feet and seeing them fly to the top without a clue of what is going on. That is why we have put together some top tips to help you master the Fortnite Port-A-Fort.
We must admit that when we first got our hands on a Port-A-Fort with the 3.5 patch we often relied on it a little too much when it came to building some protection during fights, especially when playing on console. If you are still struggling to build stable structures in the heat of battle then a Port-A-Fort can be a solid way out, but really the much better option is to keep practising your manual building skills, perhaps in Fortnite Playground Mode, and slowly but surely improve over time. This will make you a much better player overall and generally you will end up building more useful structures than a Port-A-Fort.
Every Port-A-Fort will place some tyres at the bottom that will throw anyone who touches them up to the top of the structure. When you have just built one or need to get back to the top that is pretty convenient, but it can also be your downfall as it makes it very easy for your enemies to sneak in and quickly fly at your before you even know they are there. So, to make sure that doesn’t happen try placing a simple wooden floor over the part where the fort opens up at the top. Doing this – especially in Solos where you will not want to share the fort with anyone – should be the first thing you do every time you use a Port-A-Fort. If an enemy wants to make it to you at the top level they are going to have to make some serious noise to break that floor you placed, and that should give you time to take them down. As an added bonus, doing this will mean that you also don’t fall down when you walk backwards trying to avoid some incoming fire, forgetting there is a massive hole behind you.
Port-A-Forts are great for giving you some good height very quickly, but they don’t always guarantee you a vertical advantage over your opponents. If another player is on elevated terrain or has built themselves a massive structure that you just can’t destroy then the Port-A-Fort might not be the best solution. Afterall it will only boost you up a short way and you will have to do some risky building yourself to continue to build on top of it. If you think you need to gain some extra height try building your way up onto some higher terrain and throwing it down there. That will almost always work out much better than throwing it at your feet during a panicked moment in the middle of a valley. Of course, if by some miracle you have multiple Port-A-Forts then stacking them on top of each other is a solid strategy.
Port-A-Forts are pretty obvious targets, and while they aren’t easy to take down it doesn’t take much to destroy one of the stairs at the top where you will most likely be standing. If someone does destroy one of the sections of the top then it is worth rebuilding it with metal as quickly as possible, even if the immediate danger is not coming from that direction. A destroyed section leaves you exposed from different angles and can spell disaster. But simply rebuilding it will at least give you some amount of cover and protect you pretty well. Keeping your structure up is pretty important, as falling to the ground will usually result in a quick death.
Keywords: Fortnite, Battle Royale, Gaming, Port-A-Fort, Video Games.