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What is hip firing in Fortnite?

Sometimes, the inaccurate shot is the one that wins.

Hip firing in Fortnite is as essential as aiming down sights while firing. You may be there asking how do I hip fire in Fortnite and why should I? If you’re not hip firing, you’re dying a lot more in close-quarters combat than you should. Look below for our explanation of how, and why it’s a good idea.

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Hip firing meaning in Fortnite

Hip firing, or “from the hip” shooting, favors speed and agility over precision and accuracy when shooting. You can react quickly to threats and navigate through intense battles with greater ease when you hip fire in Fortnite. It is particularly useful in close-quarters combat, where split-second decisions can determine the outcome.

I love hip fire if I’m using an SMG because it’s wildly inaccurate anyway, the same can be said for a shotgun. My best advice is to hip fire if you’re within range of your enemies, and aim down sight when you’re a little distance away.

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How do I hip fire in Fortnite?

To hip fire in Fortnite, just don’t aim before you shoot. Just look at where you want to fire and shoot at it without aiming down your sight. This is really inaccurate but favors speed. The time it takes for you to aim down your sight could be the difference between beating another player and getting shot down. This is why if you’re closer, it’s always better to hip fire rather than aiming down your sight.

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Best tips for Hipfiring in Fortnite

To hip fire effectively in Fortnite, consider the following tips:

  1. Pay attention to your crosshair. Hip firing is more effective when your crosshair is at the enemy’s midsection.
  2. Recoil still matters, so practice weapon control. To maintain accuracy while hip firing, learn the recoil patterns of different weapons and practice controlling them.
  3. Take advantage of cover whenever possible and hide often. If you want to minimize your exposure to enemy fire, come out from behind cover, fire, and then return to cover quickly.
  4. It’s a movement strategy. Maintain constant movement while hip firing to make yourself a more difficult target. Throw your opponents’ aim off by strafing left and right unpredictably.

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