Epic Games' Fortnite Battle Royale is best played with friends -- here's how to do it!

Fortnite Guide: How to Play Battle Royale Squads and Duos

Epic Games' Fortnite Battle Royale is best played with friends -- here's how to do it!

Fortnite is more popular than ever — especially since releasing the game’s free-to-play Battle Royale mode. Inspired by PUBG’s addictive Hunger Games-esque formula, players can choose to lone-wolf it to victory or group up with friends. If they choose the latter, they can group up into Squads of up to four players or Duos of up to two players.

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If you’re a fan of the latter two, then this guide will show you how to get into Squads and Duos, as well as provide the reasons for why you’d want to share your glory with anyone else.

How to Play Squads and Duos in Fortnite Battle Royale

To play as a pair or a squad of up to four, start up Fortnite Battle Royale as usual — until you reach the gameplay menu. You’ll then cycle through the available modes to find the Duo and Squad options using Square (PS4), X (Xbox One), or the keypad (PC) depending on the platform you’re playing on. From there, you can invite friends to play with you or you can auto-fill the slots with random players.

To invite your friends into Duos and Squads, select the empty slot and scroll through your friends list to send them an invite. In Fortnite Battle Royale, the Squad, Duo, and normal modes are separated so you can’t steamroll lone players as a group of four.

Why Play as a Squad or Duo?

Obviously, it benefits you to have another set of eyes (or three) watching your back while you’re looting an area. It also helps that your teammates can revive you if you need it. 

Pro Tip: In Duo mode, if you down a player, don’t finish them off immediately. Lie in wait for their partner to come and revive your bait to try and finish off the Duo.

Because the different modes are separated, you’ll either only be playing against other Duos or other Squads. This means that you can play with friends while remaining on a level playing field with the opposition.

Although Squads can be made up of less than four players by not auto-filling the remaining slots, doing so immediately puts your team at a disadvantage. Unless you’re looking for a challenge, I wouldn’t recommend playing Squads without a full team of four players.

But the main reason why you want to play as a Duo or Squad in Fortnite is because it just makes the game more fun. Playing with friends in video games like this always creates wonderful, shared moments that remind us why video games are so great.

That’s it for this guide on how to play Fortnite Battle Royale in Duo and Squad modes! For more on this exciting new game mode, check out some more of our Fortnite guides! Here’s some to get you started:


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