This may be an obvious solution to Fortnite enthusiasts, but for those who only play the standard battle royale mode, it’s a lot easier to collect supply drops in the 50 vs 50 game type. In fact, supply drops routinely drop in the circle at regular intervals, typically in the same general area. This means players could easily gather building materials, and then camp in a spot where a supply drop is going to land and use those building materials to craft a protective structure while they collect it.
Of course, players could still be stopped when trying to collect the supply drop, either by being killed by enemy players or by having teammates collect it first. To increase one’s odds of being able to actually get a supply drop, players should try to play in squads with friends if possible, as they can provide protection from enemies and even fellow teammates who are trying to collect the drops for themselves.
The 50 vs 50 mode is regularly featured in Fortnite, but Epic occasionally adds gimmicks to it to spice it up. At the time of this writing, the 50 vs 50 mode is called Soaring 50s, and it allows players to re-deploy their glider in the middle of a match if they fall from a height that is 10 meters or higher. Usually Fortnite players are only able to deploy their glider when they first jump out of the battle bus or when they use a rift or bounce pad, so this can actually expand the player’s mobility in a serious way.
While it seems safe to say that most players stick with the standard battle royale mode, anyone looking to greatly increase their odds of completing the supply drops challenge will want to try 50 vs 50 instead. In the meantime, a new set of challenges should be added to the game this coming Thursday, August 30.
Fortnite is out now in early access for iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.