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Bugha popularized the elevated side jump for quicker highground retakes. Here’s how you can do it correctly every time

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Bugha’s side jump takes advantage of strategically placing your character closer to the cone and successfully placing a stair below yourself. Getting as close to the cone as possible makes sense if you consider that when you place the stair, the bottom (aka the side that you would need to land on) would be connected to the cone

The secret lies in the takeoff. Start towards the middle of the staircase and run diagonally


Doing this will build momentum to get a high enough jump. Once you are close to the edge of the staircase and ready to make your jump, instantly flick your view model forward


Moving your view model straight forward right before jumping means your character’s momentum will go in that direction and not outwards. An outward momentum would almost always land you under the stair, the exact opposite of what we are trying to achieve


Once you can “flick” forward right before jumping consistently, everything else is exactly the same as doing a regular side jump… only now add a stair placement into the mix after placing the floor. If you’re having difficulty keeping up, take a look at this visual tutorial

And that’s all there is to it. Congrats, you’re now Bugha! Your $3,000,000 check is in the mail - just give it 3-5,000,000 business days. Enjoying these tips and tricks? Give us some love on Twitter, and we’ll be sure to keep ‘em coming!

Edit: Although Bugha was an early adopter and popularized the jump, this iteration was invented by AsianGregTV

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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