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Recommended PC Keybinds for Beginners and Pros

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Recommended PC Keybinds for Beginners and Pros

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Give yourself the best gaming experience by customizing keybinds! Check out this guide for PC keybind settings suitable for beginners and pros..

Basics For Beginners

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Keybinds Are Command Shortcuts

Key bindings are keyboard shortcuts that can be used to customize your gameplay!

Fortnite has standard keybinds for PC but feel free to personalize your own keyboard shortcuts!

Change Keybinds For Ease of Use

Ease of Reach

Adjusting your key bindings allows you to press buttons faster and easier because they are nearer!

Personal Gaming Experience

Playing Fortnite is still about your own preferences. Editing your keybindings allow you to have a more personal and customized gaming experience.

Steps to Change PC Keybind Settings

Step 1 - Open Settings

From the game lobby, check the upper-right corner and click the three horizontal bars to launch a drop down menu.

Click the "Gear" icon to open game settings.

Step 2 - Open Input Tab

From the settings menu bar on top of the page, click the keyboard icon to launch the Input Tab.

Step 3 - Adjust To Your Liking

Click Tab Of Button You Want To Change

Make sure to click the left tab as this is the primary key binding!

Wait For "Press Any Key" Option

Once you've clicked the left tab, a "Press Any Key" prompt will pop up.

Press the keyboard button you wish to replace the current keybinding with.

And You're Done!

Congratulations! You've just changed a keybind setting! :)

PC Keybinds for Beginners

Recommended Keyboard Settings

Action Key Binding
Weapon Slot 1 Z
Weapon Slot 2 X
Weapon Slot 3 C
Weapon Slot 4 V
Build Wall 1
Build Floor 2
Build Stairs 3
Build Roof 4
Open Inventory Tab
Jump Spacebar
Crouch Left CTRL
Use E

Recommended Mouse Settings

These are recommended for players who already own a gaming mouse with two (2) buttons. Settings can vary per gaming mouse.

Action Key Binding
Shoot / Construct Left Mouse Click
Switch Construction Materials / Target Right Mouse Click
Weapon Slot Up Middle Mouse Scroll Up
Weapon Slot Down Middle Mouse Scroll Down
Auto Run Middle Mouse Scroll Click
Build Wall Extra Mouse Button 1
Build Stairs Extra Mouse Button 2

PC Keybinds for Pros

Aiming to be a Fortnite pro? Here are our suggested settings!

Recommended Keyboard Settings

Action Key Binding
Harvesting Tool 1
Weapon Slot 1 2
Weapon Slot 2 3
Weapon Slot 3 4
Weapon Slot 4 Z
Weapon Slot 5 X
Open Inventory Tab
Jump Spacebar
Crouch C
Use E
Sprint Left Shift

Recommended Mouse Settings

These settings are effective for those who own a gaming mouse with four (4) extra buttons.

Action Key Binding
Shoot / Construct Left Mouse Click
Switch Construction Materials / Target Right Mouse Click
Weapon Slot Up Middle Mouse Scroll Up
Weapon Slot Down Middle Mouse Scroll Down
Auto Run Middle Mouse Scroll Click
Build Wall Extra Mouse Button 1
Build Floor Extra Mouse Button 2
Build Stairs Extra Mouse Button 3
Build Roof Extra Mouse Button 4

Best Practices for Changing PC Keybinds

Toggle Auto Run

Try adding a keybind for the Auto Run option! This removes the need to keep pressing down on a button and prevents your fingers from cramping.

Utilize Extra Mouse Buttons

If your mouse has additional buttons built into it, don't forget to attach key bindings to them!

For example, you can use your middle mouse button to toggle your auto run.

Move Most-Used Controls Near WASD

If you want to play like the pros, keybind your most used in-game controls (building, trapping, etc.) to buttons near WASD.

They become easy to reach and press, making for smoother and faster reaction time during a life-and-death situation!

Building Basics

Don't Forget Personal Play Style

The most important thing is that you play how you want, this includes your keybind settings, too.

Experiment and find the style that suits you the most!

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