So, for this we’ve decided to exclude all temporary game modes and just focus on the main 3 Fortnite Battle Royale types – Solos, Duos, and Squads. Be sure to check out the rest of our Fortnite related material here

 

Solos

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Pros

No one’s safe. There is just something about knowing that no one is off limits and everyone is out to get you. This can lead to a more aggressive play style since you know that there won’t be any pesky teammates that will come out of nowhere and lobby you like the sweatpants-wearing fool you are. Now playing aggressively doesn’t necessarily mean less stealthy either. Solos have the most opportunity for stealth and it can be a nice change of pace considering that in squads or even duos there’s less hiding because you have teammates. Granted this can lead to some of the most frustrating deaths in Fortnite. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been wandering through a building nowhere near the action and been one-shot lobbied by someone who is just camping for no apparent reason. Don’t be that person. No one likes that person.

 

Cons

No one’s safe. See what I did there? Well, it’s true. When you’re playing squads or duos your area of coverage is a lot wider, so you can feel relatively safe even with people in view due to your teammates watching your back. The problem with solos is that if you see someone chances are they’ll be coming for you asap because they know you’re alone. Hearing those footsteps can be terrifying and you know your teammates won’t be around to save your ass. It can be rough out there all alone in the cold, dark land of Fortnite.

Duos

Pros

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This is probably the best mode as far as communication goes. If you’ve ever been in a party like the sweatpants crew’s parties it can get confusing really quick. You can be listening to your teammates claim someone’s right in front of you, but yet, in reality, it’s your teammate that is nowhere near you. With duos communication is streamlined it’s just you and one other person. It takes the edge of being solo out there, but also provides someone to watch your back when the going gets tough. The most common interaction is your duo’s crew runs up on another duo; the first thing to know is that if you get that first kill you’re usually good to go because a 2v1 is rough for anyone to overcome. With squads even if you kill one there are 3 others you have to try and account for in that time. During one firefight the others not involved will likely be flanking hard, so just when you think you have the advantage – you don’t. All in all, it’s nice knowing there is only one other teammate to account for and good communication can be crucial.

 

Cons

The biggest con to duos is the sheer fact if you lose the first engage and one of you goes down it’s awfully hard to recover and take out both members of the other team. Also, if you go down in a duos game people are viciously trying to lobby you because that is super demoralizing to the one living teammate. Duo’s can be looked at as sort of like a high-risk, high-reward type of game. Also, it can be hard to work against 2 people who are very much in synch, so it can be an added challenge to that of a solos match.

Squads

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Pros

Well, there are a bunch of pros here such as 4 different sets of eyes, people to revive you, people to build or cover while you’re building, ability to split and still not be alone, etc. Playing squads can be very fun especially with a good squad that you can count on. There’s nothing better than executing a plan of attack with the whole squad. Usually, everyone on the team will have some sort of role. When we play we usually have the builder, the sniper, the explosives expert, and then the bait. If your roles are any different please let us know in the comment section below. With this type of tactical approach, it can really lend itself to some serious wins.

 

Cons

More people may equal more firepower, but it also means that you’ll be visible to many more people. There’s also more personalities to check too. No matter what there will always be a few different personalities; the loner, the leader, the “why the hell are you over there?” guy, and the guy that’s on fire. Let’s just say most of those roles are annoying in their own way. You will spend a lot of time

 

The Verdict

 

Obviously, opinions can differ, however, I personally feel like duos can give you the best chance of winning. It is the best for streamlined communication which is very important and that can be super helpful to someone who hasn’t played as much. Fortnite, on the surface, maybe about killing and building, but the best players know it’s about information. For example, the location of the enemies, keeping track of the storm, what weapons the enemy team has, and so many more instances of this. The determining factor for me is the fact that if you win the first engage you’re a shoe-in to win the battle 2v1. I’ll sign up for a 2v1 all day. Also, the ability to get healed and avoid the dreaded sudden death is huge too.

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