Fortnite’s Limited-Time Modes are some of the most enjoyable snippets of whacky and outrageous gameplay to ever grace shooters, and the latest addition is something special. Getaway has just hit Fortnite: Battle Royale, offering a zany squad-based jewel heist called High Stakes. This mode, as the name suggests, is full of action and comes down to a wild race to escape. Coming out the other side with all the jewels can be a bit tricky, especially with so many heisters in action, but keep our tips in mind and you’re sure to become the most wanted gang in all of Fortnite.
Listen to your surroundings
It’s like an ancient proverb that is always relevant: pay attention to what’s around you and listen out for noises. Being aware of everything that’s happening on the battlefield can be difficult at times, especially with explosions going off, gunfire raining down, teammates communicating, and all while you’re trying to get your hands on the jewels.
What makes this a whole lot easiest is a headset like the Stealth 700 which allows you to perfectly balance all these elements thanks to its independent game and chat volume control. Can’t hear your teammate’s call outs on where the safe landed? Boost them up or lower the gameplay. Can’t hear the direction of the shots? Lower the chat or increase Fortnite’s volume. By being able to balance the different audio channels, you are in complete control of how much attention to pay to various inputs. Hearing another team approaching as you’re trying to crack the safe is essential, but so is communicating with your team while trying to reach the getaway vehicle.
As you approach one of the four safes, take a moment to listen out for other squads building or shooting, this will give you a good indication of where they are and their intentions. A team building around the safe are either sitting and waiting for unsuspecting players to trying to create some protection while they bust it open.
Work with your squad
Being aware of your surroundings also means working together with your squad. A good squad is able to make decisions as a unit to decide the best course of action regarding the safes. These safes are obviously high-value targets, with other teams descending on them by the dozens. Decide with your squad whether you’ve got the skills to fight off potentially several other squads and get away with the goods or whether it’s a good idea to let the other squads take care of themselves while you clean up and claim the rewards.
There are also other cheeky tactics to consider in High Stakes. Given that this is a heist, players will be looking to escape – which means you know where they’re going. A good strategy can be to set up some teammates near the escape vans and lie in wait for the unsuspecting jewel-carriers. They’ll be looking to build up to the vans, so attack while they’re distracted with building or shoot out the platforms from beneath them!
Complete the High Stakes challenges
Finally, the best piece of advice would be to complete the High Stakes challenges while the Getaway LTM is available. There are only a few challenges to finish, but among the rewards is a shiny new Crowbar skin for your pickaxe!
- Play 10 matches of The Getaway
- Do 500 damage to Jewel carrying opponents
- Pick up a Jewel in 5 different matches of The Getaway LTM
The first two challenges will likely be completed over the course of a few hours, especially if you take the time to try and track down the players who are carrying the jewels. The last challenge could possibly take a bit more time to complete given just how intense the battle for the safes can be. In the event one safe is just too hot, consider relocating to another safe!
Opening a safe to claim the jewel takes a considerable amount of time, so rushing in and immediately trying to open the safe could result in getting knocked down and someone else nabbing it. A good strategy is to simply wait a while before attempting to get your hands on the jewel. It’s worth noting that the jewel will also slow you down, so getting away from the safe is going to be dangerous.
The great thing about these Fortnite High Stakes challenges is that you’ll be unlocking rewards along the way. Dealing the 500 damage to players carrying the jewel will reward the Suited Up spray while picking up a jewel in five different matches will reward the Cash Flow contrail. This makes the journey just as rewarding as completing the Heist itself and making it away with the jewel.
The Getaway LTM in Fortnite: Battle Royale is only around for a short time, so make sure you get online and take part in some High Stakes heists with your buddies!