Playing alone against a team of up to four opponents is perhaps one of the most difficult things in Fortnite.
However, there are plenty of benefits that can essentially make you a better overall player when it comes to the not-so-rare scenario where you will need to be handling more than 1 player at a time.
Pro players can dominate normal public games on their own where they will mostly play against casual players that aren’t so great at the game, but if you’re not a pro player then it can seem almost impossible to pull off…but it’s not.
So, how do you win solo vs squads in Fortnite? I’ve shared my top tips for beating full teams below.
Picking Your Fights
When it comes to Fortnite, you should never push blindly into another team as that can very easily get you killed or third partied by a nearby opponent.
Taking that into account, it is an absolute must that you pick your fights carefully – especially if you are going to be in a battle with not one or two players, but four.
You may have seen your favourite streamer or Fortnite competitive players play in an over-aggressive manner when it comes to solo squads, however, they put countless hours into the game and are likely better than you and me, though there’s still time for you to get better at Fortnite.
Due to the talent and ability of top streamers, they can somewhat afford to push whoever they want and whenever they want.
But, as a non-professional gamer, how do you pick your fights effectively? As you are alone, take into consideration your plan B in case things don’t go to plan and you are low HP.
What is your plan for disengaging or if a third party team of four decide to take part in the fight? If you don’t have a launchpad or any other form of quick rotation, don’t get too close and try to fight the players individually.
The only way you can win 1 vs 4 is if you pick apart each player individually. The best way to do that is to isolate them from teammates.
Casual players usually don’t know how to play together and be efficient as a team, making them an easy target for someone that knows how to play the game properly.
Use building to your advantage to focus opposing team players one by one.
As you are going to be playing against four opponents at the same time, you must try to have a better position than them.
Whether that means that you are in zone, and they are trying to rotate in, or you are on high ground, those little things can greatly contribute when it comes to fighting a team of four. You will also have more time to deal damage to them before they get dangerously close to you.
When picking a fight up, you must always leverage on things like third-person POV, or in other words, right-hand peaking your opponents and dealing “free” damage. You must also try to be at an advantage by being on high-ground in every encounter.
You’re unlikely to win as a solo if you’re having to rotate into zone from a distance in every game, meaning you need solid (but not overly-risky) positioning in the early and mid-game.
Understanding Your Opponents
It’s impossible to know exactly what your opponents are going to be doing, especially if that is the first time you have encountered that particular team.
However, if you play for enough time your intuition will get much better for understanding what a team is trying to do.
Observing how a team plays for a couple of seconds can give you enough information on how you can approach the fight. Technically speaking, every team has a weak link and figuring out who that is can easily help you in reducing the number of people you will need to fight in any given moment.
For example, a casual player may not move while farming materials or is over-peaking when sniping through a window is something that you should be looking for. This will help you to get at least one of the team members down, leaving you to have to fight with three opponents rather than four.
Unfortunately for you, most squads today are much better than they were a year ago, which makes the task for you even harder. So, your best way forward is to simply be faster than them and attempt to split the team when fighting them. This way, you will have a better chance of getting those kills without being sprayed from nearby by the opponents’ team members.
Furthermore, don’t forget to warm up by jumping into creative and using our list of helpful creative map codes before your next solo vs squads battle royale if you want to increase your chances of winning.
Regardless of how good you are at Fortnite, never underestimate your opponents when playing solo squads.
At the end of the day, there are four of them and there is one of you.
So, pick your fights carefully and always try to make sure that you are at an advantage before entering a fight.
That will be the best way to grab your first, second or 100th win in solo vs squads in Fortnite.