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.
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!
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.
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.
"Stairway to Heaven" isn’t just an overplayed Led Zeppelin song; it’s a legitimate strategy that Fortnite players have been using for a while. Taking full advantage of Fortnite’s building mechanics, ambitious players have taken to landing and immediately building the world’s biggest ramp in order to get above the fray.
It’s not one of the flashiest ways to win, but that’s exactly why it’s so ridiculous. Using this strategy all but guarantees you won’t encounter another player, and can even result in a bullet-free victory royale. Think of it as the Fortnite equivalent of a pacifist run. Bury your head in the sand and wait it out.