There’s winning at Fortnite, and then there’s winning at Fortnite. With so many wacky tools of destruction available, the best Fortnite players have become experts at taking out their opponents with style and serving up humiliating deaths.
Epic Games’ creativity and willingness to break the action up with new weapons means that have been any number of new ridiculous ways to win a Fortnite match throughout the game’s short history. So if you’re tired of winning matches the old fashioned way, take a look at some of Fortnite’s zaniest winning moves. Vote for the ones you think are just ridiculous enough to work.
Cover A Shopping Cart In Explosives
The shopping cart is one of the more recent additions to Fortnite, but players are already taking full advantage of this ridiculous addition to the game’s arsenal. There are “Cart Only” win compilations popping up all over the internet featuring players popping off headshots from the cart’s basket and rocket propelled shopping carts flying across the map.
The best way to win with a shopping cart: Strap some C4 on to one, wheel it towards your enemy, and jump off at the last minute. It doesn’t always work, but when it does it really works. It’s a total mom move and one of the most viscerally satisfying ways to win a match. Plus, c’mon, it’s an exploding shopping cart!
Lure Your Enemy Onto A Jump Pad Trap
Warning: This Fortnite strategy is absolutely insane. The idea is to build a hollow tower full of traps with a jump pad at the bottom that will launch your enemy up into a vertical death gauntlet. If you aren’t killed while building this tower of traps, chances are high you’ll get killed luring your enemy into it. The payoff is worth all the effort. It requires hitman levels of work and planning to pull off but the Saw-style death of your opponent is something to savor.
Ride A Rocket
Sometimes Epic Games' creativity gets the better of them, and the guided missile launcher was one of those times. Players quickly used the guided missile launcher to effectively break Fortnite, forcing Epic to take the weapon out of the game. But using the guided missile launcher in the right way remains one of the more ridiculous ways to win.
Sure, you could launch a rocket and hit your opponent on the other side of the safe zone to win, but where’s the fun and style in that? Instead, Fortnite players figured out that if you timed it right, you could jump on a rocket and ride it like an explosive pony to your enemy. Now that's style. Plus, even if you lose to a move like that, you have to take off your hat (or headphones) out of respect for the player who pulled it off.
Create A Disco Death Trap
The difference between a good and a great Fortnite player is building. If you can build quickly, effectively, and, most importantly, creatively, bravo! You’re probably better off than more than half of Fortnite players you'll face.
Case and point: the boogie bomb death trap. The boogie bomb, an explosive that unleashes a hypnotizing rhythm that forces your enemy to dance, is one of the more absurd weapons in Fortnite. Combine one with a hastily constructed set of walls and traps and you have a victory royale on your hands. Watching your enemy dance, unable to pull out a weapon, as you build walls around them and set down traps is serial killer cruel but way too ridiculous and fun to pass up.