How to 1v1 in Fortnite with Friends (2021)

How to 1v1 in Fortnite with Friends (2021)

Fortnite is one of the most popular games out there. Ever wondered why it got this colossal popularity boost? That is solely due to its Battle Royale mode that is played by thousands of players every day. Battling 99 other players to survive on your own or with a squad or pair is thoroughly exciting. It sounds fun, but you may also be wondering how you can have a 1v1 fight in Fortnite as well, right?

To play 1v1 in ‘Playground,’ enter the game first. Once you are in, open the ‘options’ menu. There would be a “Team Select” button at the very bottom of the screen. Now have your friend set up his team and name it to Team 2 or any other name. Join the game as separate teams. In ‘Creative’ mode, you can join the 1v1 game using a code using the ‘Island code’ option.

Most of the time, one vs. one matches are a great way to help increase the reaction time and muscle memories. It helps in making your overall gameplay better. 1v1 with your friends is fun and helps you get some practice before you go for the actual matches in Battle Royale mode. So let’s find out how to 1v1 in Fortnite and which maps are the best for 1v1.

Can you play one on one in Fortnite?

Yes, Fortnite gives you an option to play 1v1 with your friends in the game. You can invite your friends to make a different team and then compete against you by joining the match as separate teams. Remember that 1v1 situations with your friends may not exactly replicate the experience of the battle royale. 

1v1 matches are great for having entertaining encounters, warming up with your aiming and reaction reflexes. But nothing still beats the practice of actual Battle Royale matches against better and pro players.

How to 1v1 in Fortnite?

1v1 is simply perfect for new players in Fortnite. You can focus on those aspects of the game in which you lack expertise. It’s also great for just having fun. 

You can have 1v1 matches in two modes in Fortnite. There is a Creative Mode and a Playground Mode. For creative mode, you have to enter a 12 digit code in the ‘Island Code’ and launch the game. In the Playground Mode, you and your friends can join the match as separate teams using the ‘Team Select’ button.

How to 1v1 in Fortnite Creative Mode

How to 1v1 in Fortnite with Friends (2021)

Setting up and having a 1v1 in Fortnite in the creative mode is pretty straightforward. Here is how you should be able to do it:

  1. Launch the game. Now select “Creative” from the selection menu in the game. To access this menu, you will have to click “Change.”
  2. Now press the “Play” button and select “Island Code.” It is the left-most option on the screen.
  3. A specific 12-digit code is required to play this mode. Enter the code on the screen.
  4. Click on the “Launch” button to start the game.

To load the islands in the game, you can go to any of the featured islands in the “Welcome Hub. Enter the specific code there, and the game will load after a while.

How to 1v1 in Fortnite Playground Mode

Here’s how you can play 1v1 with your friends:

  1. Log in to the game. Ask your friend to do the same.
  2. Once you are in the game, go to your options menu by pressing the ‘Esc’ button on the PC. Do the same on whatever platform you are playing by pressing the relevant buttons.
  3. You will see a button “Team Select” on the bottom of the screen. Ask your friends to set up their team and name it Team 2 using that button.
  4. Join the game after the teams have been set up separately.
  5. That’s all. The battlegrounds are all yours. Try to survive against each other and have fun. 

Fortnite 1v1 Maps Codes

There are numerous 1v1 map codes in Fortnite for you to play. I’ll enlist the best ones for you to enjoy with your friends.

Sr. No.Fortnite MapMap Code
1The Gulag9224-4320-8730
2Arena Box Fights9650-7226-8979
3Realistic 1V17950-6306-4857
4The Perfect 1v12446-3479-5517
5Sniper One Shot6103-8566-5742

Fortnite 1v1 Maps List

I have selected the best and most entertaining Fortnite maps for you to have 1v1 matches. Explore these maps, have fun with friends & challenge them in fierce and thrilling duels.

  1. The Gulag

‘The Gulag’ map takes after a specific location in the Call of Duty game. It is a closely spaced map, perfect for intense battles right after you land on the spot. As soon as you land at the Swamp or the Lake, you will have to go to any house nearby to grab the weapons and items and kill the opponent player.

  1. Arena Box Fights

You may have to build structures and fight others at the same time in different modes in Fortnite. This map helps precisely with the ability to do both simultaneously. It matches you with players with the same skill levels and helps you become a pro-builder.

  1. Realistic 1V1

This map is probably the best one for practicing your shooting skills. It has great locations to find weapons, ammo, and other items. Another exciting thing about this map is that it changes with each gameplay.

Hence, if your friend has played it often, they still won’t have any significant advantage over you during the match.

  1. The Perfect 1v1

Perhaps the fastest and the quickest face-offs in 1v1 matches are on this map. Instantly start battling your friend as soon as you get in. No time-wasting at all.

  1. Sniper One Shot

Who doesn’t love playing a sniper in shooting games? This map is perfect for you to hone your sniping skills against your friends and get up to par with all the pro players in the game. 

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