Fortnite Battle Royale has been turning heads for a number of months now, and the game’s player base continues to grow more and more with each passing day. With the player count constantly rising, we thought we’d put together a quick article to help all the new players get used to the frantic pace of Fortnite Battle Royale. If you want to know how to loot fast in Fortnite Battle Royale, then grab your pen, sit back, and let’s take some notes.

How to Loot Fast

We’ve already talked in-depth about some of the best places to find loot in Fortnite Battle Royale. While this article will talk about some locations on the map, it will mostly be focused on talking about quick strategies that you can use to loot up and get yourself a nice array of equipment early into the match.

One clear way to loot up really quickly is to make sure you land up on the eastern side of the map, extremely far to the east. Along this area you should see an area called Loot Lake. Here you’ll find a massive settlement, where you’ll find gear and items that you can use to protect yourself. IT’s kind of a popular hot spot, though, so be prepared to fight off some enemies in the meantime.

The trick to looting quickly, and staying alive to tell the story, is to make sure you scan every corner as quickly as possible. This means you will want to spend less than a minute exploring each house that you enter, and in most cases you’ll want to be in and out of a building in around 30-45 seconds. This will ensure you aren’t sitting around too long, which makes it harder for enemies to pinpoint your exact location.

If you’re playing in a group, make sure you split up when looting. While this may not seem like the safest option, being at least a building apart while looting will ensure you aren’t stealing each other’s equipment and having to worry about dropping it later on.

You’ll also want to keep an eye out for air drops, which are equipment drops that spawn and parachute down into the world. These drops often contain some of the more powerful equipment in the game, and getting them can often be the difference between victory and death. Other players are often seen fighting over these drops, though, so we’d suggest moving in slowly and making sure the coast is clear before you just run up and start looting the area.

One of the quickest ways to loot up is to wait for players to make their way towards the new circle. When this happens, they’ll often be focused on the area ahead, and won’t see enemies coming up behind them. This is the perfect time to get some surprise fire off, and wound or kill them. Once that is done, you can rush up, grab their gear, and get to cover before anyone sees you.

At the end of the day, gearing up quickly in Fortnite is really more about RNG than anything. While you can do things, and land in certain areas to increase your chances, it really all comes down to how quickly you check over areas, how good the loot drops are, and whether or not you can take down a better equipped player. But, if you learn how to check houses quickly, and are constantly on the look out for loot, you shouldn’t have too much of an issue gearing up for the final battle.