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Fortnite One Shot LTM: best strategies, how to win at One Shot

Fortnite Battle Royale isn't just about the Battle Royale mode. It has Limited Time Modes, or LTMs for short, that change up the game in different ways. One Shot is a sniper-only match type, with a heavily reduced set of healing items, low gravity, and zero fall damage. This guide goes over the rules for One Shot, as well as providing some small tips to get started playing this temporary mode.

Fortnite One Shot LTM guide

With the game being the global sensation that it is, there's a lot to learn about not only getting that all-important "Victory Royale", but also the changes to the map as the seasons progress, and the challenges you can seek to complete. Head over to our Fortnite guide hub for every single thing you need to get started. Alternatively, you can head back to our Fortnite Limited Time Modes (LTM) for all the possible LTMs in Fortnite.

One Shot Rules

The only weapons you'll see here are variants on sniper rifles. These include the hunting rifle, bolt-action rifle, and the scoped rifles in the game. You can find out much more about them in our Fortnite weapons guide. There's also some Shockwave Grenades and traps that can be picked up, though these are rare.

Weapons in One Shot

  • Hunting Rifle
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Scoped Sniper Rifle
  • Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

As for the other items that spawn into the map, bandages are the only healing item you'll have and unless someone battered you with the axe early in the game, it's highly unlikely that you'll be using these anytime soon. There are no shields in this mode. You'll also have access to two gadgets, the Grappler, Bounce Pads, and the Balloons. The Storm also comes in at a quicker pace than normal.

Best Strategies for One Shot LTM

Sniper rifles aren't exactly created equal, so make sure you pick up at least one hunting rifle. It's by far the best rifle for this mode and since increased damage doesn't matter a great deal, the advantage of reload speed is not to be sniffed at. Without the scope, it becomes slightly easier to deal with threats closer to you. If they're far too close though, get out your axe and start swinging as you only need three hits to eliminate an opponent.

Building materials do appear in this mode, so try to use them sparingly. After all, a sniper is best when high and hidden. Building a tower can make certain situations a little easier to deal with, but it is at the cost of keeping hidden to take out opponents from afar. Using it as improvised cover may be the best strategy.

Balloons are just that little bit too unsafe, so try and prioritise the Grappler where possible. You'll travel at a great height thanks to the low gravity, and since there's no fall damage either, there's nothing to worry about using them to travel far distances. You're also a lot harder to shoot at compared to the balloons. Ziplines may seem a tempting option, but you're able to be tracked and shot while travelling along them. Vehicles are also very predictable movement and with only Shopping Carts definitely spawning into this game type, it's just not worth it except for quickly traversing the landscape.

Your natural instinct will be to jump, but the gravity will be working against you. Jumping repeatedly is also a double edged sword as savvy players can predict where you'll land and fire a shot as your feet touch the ground. It's therefore far better to stay on the ground and make unpredictable movements when you can.

Other than that, the same general tips will apply for any other Battle Royale game in Fortnite. You can check out tips for Fortnite vehicles, as well as learn how to maintain your health in our Fortnite healing items guide.

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Dave was a guides writer for Rock Paper Shotgun from 2018-2020. He previously worked as a freelancer for TheSixthAxis, Tech Advisor and Kotaku, producing hundreds of guides to help people get better at their favourite games. He now writes guides for PCGamesN.