Best Practices For Fortnite Islands Featured in Discover

The Fortnite Team

It’s exciting when your island is chosen to be featured in Discover, but what now? 

To make the most of this opportunity, we want to share some best practices and guidelines to help you provide a fun and engaging experience for players. In this post, we'll share tips to help you promote your island effectively and showcase its best features. Let's get started!

First off, make sure to familiarize yourself with the Fortnite promotional guidelines to ensure your island is promoted properly. After familiarizing yourself with these, check out these tips:

Make a Great First Impression

  • Your island's thumbnail image is the first impression players will have of your island. It's important to create an eye-catching and high-quality image that accurately represents your island's content and gameplay. 
  • Misleading or falsely advertising your island's features can lead to disappointment and frustration for players, and could get your island removed by moderation. To ensure that your promotional materials align with the actual in-game experience, take high-quality screenshots that showcase the best aspects of your island. 

Highlight Your Island's Best Features

  • A captivating trailer can help promote your island and attract more players. Be sure to showcase the unique aspects of your island and provide a glimpse into the gameplay experience. By featuring the best aspects of your island, you can attract undecided players and generate excitement for your creation. 
  • For a more in-depth guide on the topic, check out our guide on Making Thumbnails and Videos
  • Need editing advice? Consider tapping into the Fortnite Create community. You can reach out to other talented creators through Twitter or the official Fortnite Create Discord's #bounty-board channel.

Optimize Your Island’s Description 

  • Your island's description is a vital tool for communicating its unique features and gameplay to players. Be sure to include important information, such as the island's theme and objectives, to help players decide if it's the right fit for them. 
  • Avoid misleading players with incomplete or inaccurate descriptions.
  • With an optimized description, you can attract more players and maximize your island's potential.

Refresh Your Pre-Game Lobby 

  • A good lobby helps guide players into your experience, teaching them how it works and guiding them through the core game mechanics. 
  • Keep players in mind when setting countdown timers. Try not to bounce players from one lobby to another. Also, get them in the game as soon as possible, as excessive idle time could mean losing a player's interest.
  • Update your pre-game lobby to get rid of unnecessary text, promotion, or pedestals that refer to the Support-A-Creator device.

Monitor Your Island 

  • To ensure the best possible experience for players, it's important to play your island frequently and keep an eye out for bugs or issues that may arise, especially once it goes live. Make sure the gameplay matches your intended experience, and be open to feedback from players. 
  • Encourage players to report bugs through in-game reporting or your social media accounts, and actively seek out their feedback. 
  • By monitoring your island and addressing issues promptly, you can provide the best possible experience for players and enhance the overall quality of your creation.

Reach Out for Help 

  • If you encounter any issues with your island or have questions about the application process, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance. You can report bugs through the official Island bug form, and let our team know how we can help!
  • By reaching out for help and following the guidelines, you can create a positive and successful experience for both you and your players.