Best Fortnite Keybinds

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Ninja, Tfue, The Myth, Shroud,… every rookie Fortnite player has heard of them. Every Fortnite player wants to be them. To be known as one of the greats is a cherished dream to all.

Here’s a compilation of best Fortnite keybinds to help you in your quest for game domination. Having a set of keybinds that works best for you is incredibly important, especially when playing the game at higher levels.

This is one of the Ten Commandments of Fortnite dutifully passed on to new players: build better. Your speed and accuracy in building and attacking will be determined by the level of comfort you have with your keyboard.

So read on to get more tips and the best Fortnite keybinds to improve your building skills.

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How to change the keybinds

The default PC keybinds for Fortnite are as follows:

  • Movement – W, A, S, D (forward, left, backward, right)
  • Run – Left Shift
  • Crouch – Left Control
  • Wall – Z
  • Floor – X
  • Stairs – C
  • Roof – V
  • Trap – Y
  • Place Building – Left Mouse Button
  • Repair/Upgrade – H
  • Rotate Building – R
  • Change Building Material – Right Mouse Button
  • Reset Building Edit – Right Mouse Button

To change your keybinds, go to the upper right corner of your screen, and click on the menu icon. Select the option for ‘Settings’ and then click on the icon that looks like the arrow keys in the keyboard.

You can change your keybinds from default to the best Fortnite keybinds from here.

Other tips

  • Detaching your mouse scroll from key commands will help you in avoiding embarrassing mishaps in the heat of the moment. It is easier to click furiously at a keyboard rather than scroll on your mouse. Most pros prefer setting key binds on their keyboards rather than using their mouse a lot.
  • It is recommended to remove any prior command on your Left Shift key, and instead activate ‘always run’ in your options.
  • Tfue, one of the best in the game, is known for his pro building skills. He prefers to keep all his building key binds around his movement keys of W, A, S, D to build whatever he needs quick as lightning. It is recommended that you should arrange your building key binds near your movement ones so that all your major moves are concentrated in one area of the keyboard.
  • Tabs and Caps Lock are two very underutilized keys. Consider setting them for your map/inventory. Caps Lock is very reachable and hence can be used easily.

A list of best Fortnite keybinds as curated from numerous players is:

  • Wall – Mouse Button 5
  • Floor – Q
  • Stairs -Mouse Button 4
  • Roof – C
  • Trap – T
  • Use – E
  • Building Edit – F
  • Reload/Rotate – R
  • Crouch – Left Ctrl
  • Sprint By Default – On
  • Inventory – Tab / I
  • Map – M / Tab (If you aren’t using it for Inventory)

Remember, you should not blindly set keybinds according to what other players use. The keybinds must be configured according to your comfort, hand size, ease of navigating keyboard etc. to help build muscle memory.

Best Fortnite Settings

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How to get the Best Fortnite Settings

One of the most popular games in the world, Fortnite has turned the tides of the gaming community. Nowadays, even if you have never played Fortnite, you have undoubtedly heard of it, from someone or somewhere. But if you are here, that means you have already started your Fortnite journey, and are ready to up your game to the next level.

To get ahead in this super competitive game, you need to create the best playing field you can for yourself. Your sensitivity, resolution etc. can be indeed tweaked manually to give you the optimum playing conditions. So read on to get a feel for the best Fortnite settings, that even the pros like Ninja, Faze Tfue etc. recommend!

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How to change settings in Fortnite

Before we talk about the best Fortnite settings, let’s quickly go over how to change them in the first place.

  • If playing on PC, navigate to the lobby –and click on the sandwich icon in the top right corner. This will open a screen for the extra settings.
  • If playing on PS4 / Xbox One, navigate to the lobby as above. Here, pressing the Options / Menu button will show you a load of different settings, while clicking on the yellow cog button will take you to the Settings page.

Best Settings

If this is your first time changing the settings, it is recommended you turn all the settings to maximum/minimum, to get a feel of the extremes. This will also help you understand the difference it makes when you apply the recommended settings.

  • ‘Full Screen’ should be your choice for the first option in your settings. ‘Window Mode’ lets you interact with other windows when playing the game, while ‘Windowed Full Screen’ lets you switch between applications quickly. As the game itself says, it is better to be playing on full screen.
  • A majority of the Fortnite pros play the game with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Some players also play with 1440p, but that is not recommended. You would be sacrificing frames for prettier effects, which is not a good trade-off for performance. So the recommended setting for ‘Display Resolution’ is 1920 x 1080 p.
  • ‘Frame Rate Limit’ will decide your game’s performance at a specific frame rate. It is recommended to fix this at 60 fps (frames per second).
  • Next you have 5 options for ‘Quality’ – Low / Medium / High / Auto / Epic. It is better to ignore these options and change the following settings individually.
  • ‘View Distance’ should be set as high as possible. In a game where seeing as much as you can is a distinct advantage; setting this option high will help you spot targets better.
  • ‘Shadows’ and ‘Textures’ and ‘Effects’ are options to make your game look better. Unless you have a powerful graphics card, setting these options high will lower your performance.
  • ‘Motion Blur’ is another purely visual effect. For competitive gaming, it is recommended off as it might make it hard for players to view what actions their onscreen avatars are taking.

We have covered some basic Fortnite settings here. You can now build a base from these recommendations.

Happy gaming!