It isn't easy to make the perfect Fortnite fort, especially in the time it takes to save your butt from 360 degrees of bullets. Earlier this week, developer Epic Games gifted port-a-fort grenades to Fortnite players, which instantly spawn glorious defence towers right at players' feet. Sure seems like a great way to defend yourself in a pinch - except that isn't all players are doing with them.
What makes Fortnite a great game is how malleable it feels. It has this "I can do anything" vibe that attracts the kind of minds who enjoy improvising. That also means that a pretty straightforward tool - such as a portable fort - can be used in some unlikely contexts.
But first, let's start with a basic use:
BRUH PORT A FORT IS INSANE pic.twitter.com/btb8VtTmQa
— North Ownz #SoaRRC (@Ownz) April 11, 2018
Port-a-forts are sturdy, tall structures with a bloom of four pathways that allow a player to look out in all directions. Tyres at the bottom let players bounce up toward the top. Port-a-forts give players a lot of good highground and visibility. That way, they can get a leg up over opponents, but also check to see whether there are other threats. It's also a great way to close distance between two players while staying safe.
Fortnite streamer Ninja found a good use for it - along with the new guided missile. Here, he instantly creates some good highground for himself with the port-a-fort, but only after finding and zeroing in on an opponent:
Here's another thought: Port-a-forts are enclosed structures. They have a door, but it still takes a few seconds to get out of one. So it's totally possible to use one as a trap when opponents are stuck outside the playable area:
How to use a Port a Fort correctly Lolll pic.twitter.com/7jlPlUZ9lN
— FaZe SpaceLyon (@SpaceLyon) April 13, 2018
I would never have thought of using the port-a-fort grenade like that.
Another thing is that, since port-a-forts are so tall, they can negate fall damage. If you're a freak like me who likes making so-called stairways to heaven, port-a-forts' instant bouncy tyres might come in handy if you fall:
Using a Port-A-Fort to negate fall damage from a skybase. #Fortnite
Credit : Reddit u/camnop02 pic.twitter.com/8JkxCGvDzM
— Fortnite Battle Royale - FortniteInsider.com (@Fortnite_BR) April 13, 2018
I'd like to commend these guys for turning port-a-forts into what looks like a creative art project that doesn't have a ton of practical use:
— dakotaz (@dakotaz) April 11, 2018
Port-a-forts are also pretty destructive. Toss a port-a-fort grenade into a house and it savages it. It can mess up opponents' hideouts pretty bad, which can create openings for players to surprise them:
via Reddit/Siin Gaming
You can also totally wreck another person's base in proper all-your-base-are-belong to-me fashion:
I'd tell you my favourite use of the port-a-fort, but the problem here is that - well - I have not yet encountered one.