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  • #16
    Man, this is all so helpful! So excited for tomorrow!

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    • #17
      now im not sure if it has changed since then but back when i first heard about this game through a game informer magazine Epic games had talked about their AI setup for the game and some of the different ways it would react ie wooden walls but a metal or brick second floor and you might find the enemy focuses more on smacking your walls down to collapse the base and if it was the reverse ie metal/brick ground floor and wooden second floor then you might find them flung up there to attempt to get in.

      but like i said that was in a gaming magazine 3-4 years ago so i suspect a fair bit may have changed because it was mostly centered around what it might spawn in rather than what it does spawn in from what i have seen in all the videos either way if you can try to make your bases as fault proof as possible

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      • #18
        Thanks for sharing! I am new to this game and am pretty stoked to play in a couple hours.

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        • #19
          A few more:
          • With regard to the Trolls - any time you see BluGlo over dirt when the area around it is concrete or grass, you can be sure there's a Troll there.
          • There's no such thing as useless BluGlo. If you have more BluGlo than the mission will need (and some missions, like Survivor Hunts, don't require any), try using some of the Team Boost towers.
          • Almost everything in the game can be broken, and most of it gives resources. If you've gone treasure-hunting in a house or office, it might be faster to just break a wall where you are and drop out than finding the doors back out!
          • It might be worthwhile to go to one of your Storm Shield locations and do some crafting every now and then. Clear your inventory of low-quality and low-durability weapons and traps, restock your ammo, and store some of your remaining Wood, Stone, and Metal in your Storage so that you have it when you need it. Make use of that storage space!
          • Those Fireworks you collect are better than you think. They are actually useful weapons, and their damage goes up with your Level. If you go into even a slightly lower-leveled mission, you may find that they're extremely powerful! I've completed entire Storm Shield waves using nothing but Fireworks.
          • Push traps are excellent if your mission's Fort is close to cliffs at all. Husks take damage just like players if they fall more than one level. Giving them extra height to walk up, then pushing them down off that cliff can be enough to kill them, or even just delay them... and make them come back around to the trap again! Note that floor Push traps can be made to toss Husks in a direction just like the wall Push traps by using the Pyramid (F4) construction tool.
          • A half-width, L-bend, or U-bend staircase can give you a way up to a higher level of the fort without giving Husks a way up. Point the "exit" away from the fort, and you can jump from the staircase to the upper floor of the fort.
          • Don't stress about the Build Limit or time bonuses. While they're nice to get, the increase isn't much, and in many cases, doesn't actually improve the rewards at all. If you need more time or more walls to succeed, do it.
          • Above all else, communicate with your teammates. If you're ready to start the ATLAS defense, but the rest of the team is wandering around collecting loot, ask them if they're ready. Most will come running, or at least tell you that they need an extra minute (or whatever).

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          • #20
            What do the lightning bolts with the value on each heroes's card mean? Does that mean they'll be more effective the closer that number is to my bases power?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Nekojin View Post
              A few more:
              • With regard to the Trolls - any time you see BluGlo over dirt when the area around it is concrete or grass, you can be sure there's a Troll there.

              I'm afraid that's not true as of OT11 - these can now be perfectly normal Blu-Glos.

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              • #22
                ty! 25 hours of game and i love it

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                • #23
                  What is the Pyramid of Power?

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                  • #24
                    guys how do you repair weapons?

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                    • #25
                      guys how do you repair weapons?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by MajorP4ne View Post
                        guys how do you repair weapons?
                        You don't.

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                        • #27

                          From a great post on reddit by NattyMcLight

                          Here are some tips for new players. There seems to be lots of great little nuggets of advice throughout this Reddit, so let's try to get them all in one place. Reply with your helpful advice and I will edit it into this post.
                          • Treasure chests tend to be in the top of large buildings or in basements/caves. To save a lot of time in the city tilesets, it is very easy to search the tops of every skyscraper by climbing one building and then building bridges to the tops of other buildings. You only need to check the top floor or two of each skyscraper, because that is where the chests will be.
                          • If you want to save ammo, don't bother fighting for the last few seconds of the mission. The husks cannot kill the base that quickly and you can get some extra farming in. There is also a few seconds after each mission has ended but before you get loaded out in which you can farm a couple nodes.
                          • As you level your weapon past 10/20/30, they will upgrade the required material, going from copper to silver, etc. Do not upgrade the weapon past these points until you have a decent supply of the required material, or you may reach a point where you cannot craft that weapon because you don't have enough mats.
                          • The early levels are easy and don't need traps. Save your trap making materials for later in the game. Your main base and most early levels can be won with just the already constructed traps you find in game. Once the game gets hard, level up some trap schematics and start making powerful traps with all those mats your saved.
                          • Husks will only go a short distance out of their way to avoid a wall. Spend your early game learning how husks travel. Build odd looking structures out of wood and watch how the husks approach the base. Since you don't need traps in the early levels, don't waste traps until you have spent those early missions learning how to funnel husks properly.
                          • Rush straight through the first skill tree to get the +54 research node in the second tree ASAP. This node will double your research generation.
                          • If you have max wood/stone, feel free to use up a bunch of it building random structures in your current level (make sure the current sub-mission does not limit your buildings placed). This will increase the points you get at the end of the level. I prefer to save all my metal for my home base.
                          • There are bad guys later in the game that talk almost no damage from ranged weapons and need to be killed by melee, so if you get a really good melee weapon, it is not a waste of points to level it up and play around with it. You will need it eventually even if you do decide to play mainly ranged classes.
                          • If you build your walls as an inverted pyramid, the propane tanks that the fat guys throw at your base will bounce off. However, if you need to include corners in your wall, this method takes more time to construct compared to flat walls and square corners, so practice building it once or twice at low levels and then wait until the game gets hard to start doing it regularly.
                          • Husks cannot climb or walk along wall edges. You can use these to make "stairs" and "bridges" that you can't be followed over (e.g. you can walk along the narrow top of a wall, but a husk cannot follow you).
                          • Floor spaces can be used as additional short walls between the spaces that normal walls can be constructed, so that your base can have more defense without increasing its size. To do this, use the partial floor constructions (1, 2, or 3 boxes checked instead of all 4). You can create a box using these floor tiles around the objective that will cause husks to have another layer of defense to break through as long as you weren't intending to put floor traps there.
                          • Weapons should be recycled right before they break. Recycled weapons give the same mats no matter what durability they have.
                          • You should never worry about saving weapons you find or make (talking about actual weapons here, not the schematics since those can be leveled up to be good in later zones). Just use them however you'd like. Then, right before a weapon is about to run out of durability, break it down for the mats. As you progress through the levels, your weapons will get much more powerful, so those low level weapons are useless in the higher zones. Just use them up.
                          • Explosive weapons (rocket launchers, etc) do not use ammo. They just lose durability very quickly and then break.

                          He says he'll be updating his thread so it might be worth checking the following link for other tid bits.
                          https://www.reddit.com/r/FORTnITE/co...r_new_players/


                          Youtube Channel with a host of great information: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...gocxRY1PwL5vh7
                          (honestly I wish that guy did the tutorial =P)

                          Start Guide: How to play well


                          Survivors and Defenders:


                          How to find Treasure Chests

                          I made a short video on how to find plenty of treasure chests in urban areas specifically but I'll add some points in this post on how to find them elsewhere as well.

                          Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxGCLh39Y9Q
                          • Always be on the lookout for a shimmering noise. One of the missions will point this out to you fairly soon.
                          • In urban areas always check out the two top floors or buildings and the rooftop.
                          • If you craft a radar tower then it might show you a cave or treasure chests specifically. In this case they will spawn on the big map and the mini map as icons, either a chest or a pickaxe. You can also find chests in caves at the bottom as well as tons of resources.
                          • If NOT in an urban area then check out the basements. Knock down a wall here and there to check for hidden rooms, especially if you hear the shimmering noise. If a house doesn't have a basement then knock down the floors in case there is one hidden.

                          That's basically the gist of it and the most important things to take into consideration.

                          Edit: Tips from the thread!

                          /u/lordfiSh
                          • Get the outlander. You get a glow of items nearby.

                          /u/AndragonLea
                          • In city maps, climb on top of one of the bigger buildings and look around - the game likes to plop chests down on the actual roof of the higher buildings, where you can then easily and safely path with wooden floors.
                          • In suburbs, look for graveyards - not only are the graves quite nice to plunder, there are usually 3 little crypts. 1 of them often has a chest inside, another often has a big hidden underground crypt. Inside those you'll find coffins to loot and often a rare chest in the lowermost part, in some sort of altar room.
                          • In suburbs as a ninja, jump onto the roof and mine it - the attics are often where the shiniest stuff is. When done with that, take a quick tour to check for a basement.
                          • When you find a church, always check under the altar - there's almost always a hidden cellar or three under churches.
                          • When you find a parking lot full of school buses, look for a small building next to it. Below it there's usually a big underground cave with a bigger schoolbus that frequently contains a chest, the cave itself often has the rarer mineral deposits and is sometimes guarded.

                          /u/systems-admin
                          • One note about the radar towers. If you pay attention to the map objective box on the right of your screen when you are near the tower it will tell you what kind of tower it is. Resource Vein, Survivor, Treasure Chest, etc. This way you can determine if it's worth your time to build it or not.
                          https://www.reddit.com/r/FORTnITE/co...effectively_5/
                          Last edited by Zerogrifter; 07-24-2017, 01:42 PM. Reason: Adds how to find chests guide and how to play well video

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by AggrosBoomPuppy View Post
                            Be cognizant of everyone's dailies. If a soldier needs a 100 kills, make it happen. Communicate your own daily goals with your team as well. I want to help you get your daily fulfilled but can't if you don't tell me. :) We gotta clear the scourge together; people, and the only path to canny valley is through community and cooperation.
                            Relative to this point, if you have a "Kill 500 husks with [hero type]" daily mission, the easiest way to get that done without wasting a billion ammo in multiple missions is to ask your teammates to let you place a damage trap at the beginning of any funnel you build for your defense. Husks that take ANY damage (not necessarily full kill) from a trap you place count against your kill count, so every husk that walks over the trap and takes a damage tick will count for your mission. Even a cheap wooden spike trap will do.

                            Note that a LOT of people like to run out past the trap defenses they build and shoot husks before they even get to the funnels, so if you use this method, you'll need your teammates to cooperate and actually let the husks path to the set traps before you finish them off.

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                            • #29
                              I can't stress this enough for new players, please familiarize yourself with the heroes in the collection book as soon as you can. Check out which hero names have the skills you're most interested in so in case you ever get a choice between two heroes you can pick the ones that will actually be of use to you. Currently when it makes you choose it only shows you the name of the heroes, not their skills or even what they look like. The same can be said for weapons if you want to spend more time just memorizing the collection book. You don't wanna pick a legendary shotgun and find out that it's fires a scattershot of confetti when you expected it to shoot a narrow spread of kitchen knives.

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                              • #30
                                Thank you for this thread!

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