Five Effective Tips to Help You Win More Shotgun Fights in Fortnite Battle Royale

by Ross Deason


MonsterDface, a popular Fortnite Battle Royale content creator, has shared five top tips for winning Shotgun battles on the massively popular Epic Games title.

When it comes to Fortnite Battle Royale, not all of us are born equally. Luckily, there are countless tutorials, guides, and tips out there which should make it possible for even the most average player to get their first victory royale.


One YouTuber who has made a name for himself with his informative videos and various tips and tricks series is MonsterDface. On May 20th he released yet another video where he shared five important tips to help less experienced players be more successful when using Fortnite’s various shotguns.

Shotgun battles can be extremely nerve-racking for newer players, and even more experienced players often make the mistakes that MonsterDface discusses, so it's definitely worth the time that it takes to watch the tutorial.


His first tip is one that he regularly comes back to in his content: use the right camera angle as often as possible.

Basically, due to Fortnite being a third person game with the camera positioned slightly over the right shoulder, taking gun fights and peeking things on the right hand side of your character should make things easier for you as you can see more and hip fire more effectively..


His next tip is to fire and then build a wall and reposition when in a 1 vs. 1 battle with shotguns so that you minimize the amount of damage that you are taking:

“you don’t want incoming fire to return back at you, you wanna catch all incoming fire. So fire, wall, reposition, rebuild, and then continue the push on players.”

MonsterDface’s third focus is on how to build and chase down players during a Shotgun battle where both players are attempting to gain the high ground.

He reminds you that it is actually viable to completely disengage from these battles and focus on winning them in a different way:

“In shotgun fights, if you guys get really high in the sky, that is a red flag guys. You don’t wanna burn all of your resources hitting the skybox. You wanna keep in mind you can use other strategies like going down to the lower levels and bringing down the entire build fight.”

His final tips focus on how to win a close range battle when you don’t actually have a Shotgun, and how to improve your overall movement and use of ADS during Shotgun fights. Check out the full video above for MonsterDface's significantly more detailed explanations.