Fortnite Battle Royale - How to Play Squads and Duos

Grab some friends and adopt new strategies in Fortnite Battle Royale with this guide to playing Squads and Duos.

2 weeks ago by Morgan Shaver in Guides

Knowing how to play Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale is important. While playing solo can be exhilarating, Squads and Duos make it easier to win. Well, if you and your friends properly coordinate strategy and don’t get each other killed in the process.

If you’re looking to try out Duos (two player) or Squads (four player) in Fortnite Battle Royale, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ll walk you through how to play Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale!

Fortnite Battle Royale - How to Play Squads and Duos

The first step to playing Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale is finding the right friends to play with.

The first step when it comes to playing Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale is building your party. If you’re looking to play Duos, what friend do you want to tag-team with? For Squads, you’ll need to have three friends lined up. With that in mind, it’s time to find the Squads and Duos game mode.

At the Fortnite Battle Royale gameplay menu, cycle through the various game modes by using X (Xbox One), Square (PS4), or your keypad (PC). Eventually, you’ll come across the Squads and Duos option. Select the one you wish to play. Next, you’ll need to send your friends an invite. To do so, select the empty player slot, then scroll through your friends list until you find the friend you wish to invite.

Note that when you’re playing Squads, you can auto-fill any empty spots you may have with random players. This means if you only have two people online and ready to play, the third slot can simply be auto-filled in. The strategy required to win Fortnite Battle Royale is the same whether you’re playing alone, or via Squads and Duos.

Note that these modes are separated, meaning you can adopt new strategy elements when playing Squads and Duos.

When playing Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale, wait to finish off a downed player just in case their teammate is nearby.

For example, when you down a player in Duos, don’t immediately finish them off. Instead, wait to see if their teammate will come along and revive them. That way, you get both players at once.

Squads is a little bit harder, as one downed player could have three other players using them as bait. Extra caution is certainly needed when playing Squads in Fortnite Battle Royale!

Another great reason to play Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale centers around the umbrella. When you win a solo match, you’ll automatically be awarded an umbrella which changes the aesthetic of your launch. However, you won’t be able to carry that umbrella over to Squads and Duos. Instead, you’ll have to win each game mode in Fortnite Battle Royale if you wish to fully unlock the in-game umbrella.

And there you have it, a quick overview of how to play Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale. Which game mode do you prefer? Let us know down in the comments below!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to play Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale.