You’ve probably heard of this for the umpteenth time, but Fortnite can be toxic! I remember a time when Fortnite was not toxic, and it was relatively hard to get your enemies to hate you. Some of you may remember that time fondly. Meanwhile, others prefer infuriating their opposition. If you’re the type of person who wants to get inside another player’s head to score a Victory Royale, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve played with ten people, ten people have probably told you ten different things that drive them up the wall about the gameplay, but here’s the thing. I’m not going to write down eight thousand different pet peeves for this list. I’m here to narrow it down to the most hated, most despised, most rage-inducing things you can do to your teammates and enemies today. Without further ado, here’s how you can frustrate your enemies in Fortnite.
Can You Dance?
Let’s be honest – you know it, I know it. Emoting after killing someone is the most savage thing you can do, so let’s throw it out there. It’s toxic, cancerous, and taunting – simple as that. People will message you hateful things; you might even get reported, and your favorite streamers will despise you should you both middle on the battlefield. Nevertheless, this is a surefire way to get anyone pissed.
Bonus: Kill someone in a squad while they’re down, then emote on their corpse as their teammates kill you.
You may have read a few of these and thought, “meh, this one isn’t too bad.” This one is the worst of the worst. There is nothing more annoying than thinking you’re safe and finding out some knave has been camping in a bush and watching you sprint towards them for the last ten minutes, only to spring out and shoot you when you get close. Camping may not win you the game, but it’ll ruin someone’s day.
Bonus: Camp close to the enemy for as long as possible, then surprise the blazes out of them at the last second.
The Art of Teabagging
Ever since Halo, people have figured out the incredible power of the teabag, which is just crouching a bunch of times on someone. It’s basic but beautiful. There’s very little as frustrating as getting teabagged – it’s the ultimate insult, after all.
Where’d That Come From?
Kill someone with a sniper or shotgun when they have no idea you’re there. No doubt you’ll get maximum rage here. There’s no honor in shooting an unsuspecting enemy, but boy is it fun, so do it to your heart’s content and know that you crushed someone’s hopes and dreams.
Bonus: Scope in with a sniper rifle and creep up to someone to get as close as possible, then rail them.
Emulating Bob the Builder
Do you want to irritate someone who can’t figure out how to build? Box them in. Enemy or ally, if you have the resources, frantically spam walls and floors and ceilings to keep them in a never-ending maze of confusion.
Bonus: Killing someone in the storm because they can’t figure out how to escape is a hilarious time.
Who Needs Guns When You Can Use Your Pickaxe?
This one’s as simple as it is magnificent. Beat someone to death with your pickaxe. Killing an enemy using a melee weapon has a magical feel to it – maybe it’s because it’s a lot more challenging to pull off since your pickaxe doesn’t do much damage. Nevertheless, seeing someone fuming about getting melee killed is a spectacle.
Bonus: Kill someone with a pickaxe for the Victory Royale.
Want to See A Glitch?
Potentially the funniest and the longest-lasting, ploy to irritate your allies and lead them into a trap. Pretend you know a glitch; go high up with them, destroy the platform under them and watch them fall to their death. If you did this to your usual squad, they might not play with you anymore, but thankfully, you can always revive them with Med Kits and Shield Potions afterward.
Pranking Your Mates
In this hectic world of Fortnite, you should be able to trust your teammates. They, theoretically, should have your back. But sometimes you run across that one annoying idiot who’s been screaming into the mic the entire game and trash-talking everyone. Suddenly, you have the chance to revive them. Get close, but never fully revive. Let them panic as their health slowly drips away.
Bonus: Pretend you have no idea how to revive someone, then do everything they say incorrectly.
Toxicity Isn’t Always the Answer, But Boy, It Is Fun to Be (Sometimes)
There are lots of ways to make your enemies and allies hate you. Do I condone these measures? Not necessarily. But would I think it’s hilarious if you did them, and is it an excellent way to be toxic? Yes, it is. It’s nice to be the goody-two-shoes in a group filled with mouth-breathing, trash-talking randoms, but sometimes, it can be fun to be a force of chaos.