After the massive success of Rules of Survival, there is no stopping NetEase from following up with another battle royale. FortCraft is the developer’s latest release, and it is already gaining momentum. FortCraft sets itself apart from it predecessor by adding a building element to the game. Aside from hunting for weapons and armor, you will need to look for building materials. Grab your hammer and start smashing things from the fully destructible environment to salvage them for parts. You will need a lot of resources in order to make it to the end game.
Hack away at trees, buildings, cars, and anything else you can find. Once you have enough, you can start building fortresses that will protect you from your enemies. You will find it quite useful when there are 99 other players gunning for your head. If you find yourself struggling to survive, you can always rely on our compilation of FortCraft cheats and tips for some much-needed help!
1. Where To Drop
This is one of the most important questions you must ask yourself when playing any battle royale game. You have two choices. First, you can drop right into where the action is by picking any populated location just below the path of the taxi. The second option is to drop far away from the taxi and choose less populated areas. Pick out small building clusters to loot then make your way towards other areas. For beginners, we recommend the latter. It takes a while to get used to the controls on a touch screen. The last thing you want is to have hundreds of bullets flying towards you while you figure out which button does what.
Once you are more skilled in battle, you are free to drop into the hot zones. It is a good way to earn a lot of kill points while picking up some awesome loot as well. Make sure you do not attempt this until you are confident enough in your ability to aim, shoot, and dodge all at the same time.
2. Choose The Right Weapon
The best way to test the usefulness of a weapon is by firing a few rounds, but who has the time to do that? You could be dead before you can test out which weapons you like. When you are in a battle royale game, you cannot afford to waste even a second. That means you should not be spending time picking up random weapons to see whether or not you will like them. To make things a little easier, you can use the color scheme of the weapon ranks. Knowing which ones are better by merely looking at them from afar can help save a lot of time.
As a rule, weapons that glow orange are the strongest. These are followed by purple weapons, then blue ones. Green weapons are only average. The only things weaker than those are the grey weapons which are practically useless later in the game. As soon as you see any of the rare colors on the weapon icons, do not hesitate to swap out the ones you have equipped.
3. Sniping With Scopes
Scopes work a little differently in FortCraft compared to other battle royale games. That is probably due to the cartoonish theme of the game. When you use a scope here, you will mostly just zoom in instead of the aim-down sight that you might be used to. The only time that a scope will come in handy is when you have a sniper rifle equipped. If you do decide to pick up that sniper rifle, there are a few things you need to remember in order to succeed.
First off, you need to learn about bullet physics. When shooting at a target that is hundreds of meters away, you can expect that the bullet will not travel in a straight line. You need to factor in the travel time of the bullet. By the time it reaches the target, the other player may have already moved. There is also the matter of the bullet losing altitude as it travels. This phenomenon is called the Bullet Drop. Try a few test shots and adjust accordingly.
Another thing to remember is that aiming while moving can be tricky. You can improve this by activating the gyro aiming while in sniper mode. Make sure you only use it while sniping, though. The gyro system can be very difficult to grapple with when using other weapons.
4. Gather A Lot Of Materials
We were not kidding when we said you would need to build a fortress later on. Before you can do that, however, you will need materials. You start the game with just a hammer. That hammer is more powerful than you think. It has the ability to break down any part of the environment and convert it into raw materials. Just whack away at any of the trees, buildings, or vehicles you come across. And since materials do not take up inventory slots, there is really no reason for you to hold back from stocking up on a lot of materials.
5. Build On The Fly
There is plenty of time before end game, and a lot can happen until then. Before you start planning your dream fortress, you better learn how to quickly build temporary cover. When it comes to battle in this game, you want to avoid close combat as much as you can. Flamethrowers and shotguns should only be used for emergency situations. As much as you can, try to gain the upper hand by quickly building a vantage point and shoot at enemies from above.
Aside from this, the game also has an auto-craft button that will instantly create four walls around you with a ramp in the middle. This is especially useful when you get ambushed and have no cover. Before you worry about where the bullets are coming from, quickly hit that auto-craft button to shelter yourself. You can then use the ramp to peek once you have your bearings.
Winning is easy when you are armed with the right knowledge. Just remember all the Fortcraft tips and tricks listed above if you want to survive! If you have anything to add, let us know in the comment section below!