Fortnite Battle Royale’s 50v50 limited time mode is back for Version 2 and you’ll find helpful tips and strategies to get started in 50v50 V2.
This second version of 50v50 is back for a second time starting on May 11!
Many of the shooting and building skills you’ve learned in the standard Battle Royale will help you in this new mode as well, but there are several key differences in 50v50 that everyone should keep in mind when playing.
One of the most entertaining parts of this mode is the large amount of resources between 50 people. This inevitably leads to humongous over-the-top base building at some point during the round. With the large enemy group against you, building also gives cover should you need to push into an open field towards an enemy. Its imperative to have these structures, so break down everything you can for building materials.
Resources amounts gathered from harvesting are greatly increrased during this mode. A single tree in Moisty Mire can get over 200 wood!
The quickest way to die in 50v50 is to have only you and your comrades fighting against 20 other players. The new line and the two buses that divide the map are there for a reason. Never try to go solo, the moment an enemy group spots you is the moment you get pulverized. If you do happen to run into a group and they haven’t spotted you, sneak out of the area and head for your team’s territory.
Once you’ve grouped up with your team, try not to get too fragmented into smaller divisions as you push up on the enemy. One large exodus of players can usually outgun and quickly take out smaller units.
Unlike the first version of 50v50, the number of Supply Drops has dramatically increased. About 6-8 Supply Drops drop every few minutes at the center of the circle. Don’t fight your teammates for it and don’t try to be sneaky and snatching it all up the moment they break one open. If someone is already waiting for one to drop, just look around the sky and you’ll surely find another one landing nearby.
Unlike Battle Royale Standard, 50v50 doesn’t share its necessity for stealth and covert operations. You’re more than likely going to be seen when traveling with a pack of 20-40 people. If you’re not shooting at the enemy, start building walls and structures for your team to hide behind or cover your back to avoid getting flanked.
In the new version of 50v50, the storm takes a very long time to make its way to the circle. That said, the storm is a deadly force from the start and will knock off 10 health per second. It’s easy when grouped up large numbers to forget one of the biggest foes is still the incoming storm pushing you towards enemy players. Keep an eye on that circle and lead the charge for your team if the group begins to get caught in frivolous looting or dogfighting.
Don’t be a jerk, revive your fellow team members. Being outnumbered is the quickest way to get ganged up on and taken out by a large enemy group. Every player in this regard is precious, and can be revived by any other player within the group. Keep anyone you can alive as long as you can for your best chances of success.
Literally and figuratively. If you see an ally building up stairs into the sky, don’t follow them. They’re making an especially easy target for themselves and their teammates that can be shot down from hundreds of yards away, leaving them and everyone who followed to fall to their deaths. Don’t just assume they’ll be fast enough and have the skill to place down a Launch Pad before they get spotted!
That said, the new mode has greatly increased the Launch Pad rates so you’ll often see leftover stairs with launch pads at the top. If you’re far enough from the dividing line, take your chances and head up to get quickly move across the map.
On the other hand, if you see an enemy building into the sky, destroy its base with a few well-placed shots, a grenade, or rocket launcher, to send every enemy climbing up to the ground below! If they’re high enough, they’ll all get knocked down.
Again, don’t be a jerk. If you know it’s your team going up, don’t destroy it and sentence your teammate to an early demise.
This concept still applies—the higher up you are, the more you can see, and the easier it will be to spot enemies. This is especially important in 50v50 when you can see a swarm of people moving in the valley and can more easily pick them off.
Should you have an extra full med kit or blue juice stashed away for later, consider dropping it for the fellow teammate who has 30 health or anyone who was just revived. Letting them heal up to have an extra shooter could be the difference in the final battle.
Build at your discretion. Should your team’s base already seem formidable, save your materials for the possible endgame fight down the road. Vice versa, if you notice your team moving with hardly any cover, think about building some sort of defense against a large enemy attack.
The circle will be full of players fighting and building but they’re also walking supply drops. People die left and right and you’ll easily be able to pick up some epic and legendary loot among all the chaos. This includes a ton of materials.
As sad as it is, sometimes a teammate goes down and nobody is there to revive them in time. After a very quick moment of silence, pick up their left behind loot and put it to good use! And don’t ever be cruel and let a partner die, the more people you have to fight, the better your chances!