Tyler Blevins is about the biggest deal going right now in streaming, where you might better know him by his nom de guerre, Ninja. There’s a lengthy interview up with him at perennial gaming sponsor Red Bull about how he got to the top of the Fortnite pack, and he has a couple good tips for players wanting to improve their game.
Here are some more tips we’ve put together for getting started with Fortnite Battle Royale.
The first: “Be aggressive,” Blevins says. While Battle Royale does let you cower in bathrooms while the rest of the players winnow each other down, Blevins says it’s a better idea to start out on the offensive so you can learn the ropes.
“I think consistency is really how to tell a good player from a bad player,” he said, “and you’ll become more consistent when you learn how to fight and shoot, and know where all the looting spots are.”
Ninja’s second tip is to learn how to critique your own play.
“Analyse your gameplay, don’t just blame the game: go back and watch it if you’ve recorded it and figure out what you did wrong,” he said. “There are so many things you can do in this game and things you can improve on, but a lot of people want to be handed the answer, where they can simply look at why they died, fix it, and move on.”
That’s solid advice outside of Fortnite, too. The whole interview is worth checking out – Blevins talks about how he got started, his recent collaboration with Drake, and what he thinks the future holds for Fortnite.