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Recommended Settings / Controls for the PC

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Recommended Settings / Controls for the PC

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This Recommended Settings guide will help you optimize your overall gameplay in Fortnite for PC with recommended keybinds, hotkeys, & more!

Recommended Settings / Controls for the PC

Recommended Settings

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Default Controls for PC

Default Controls for PC

The Keyboard and Mouse are the main tools used in Fortnite PC to play. With more keys, there is no need to toggle between build and combat mode!

Default Control Scheme

ButtonAction
WMove Forward
AMove Left
SMove Backwards
DMove Right
Space BarJump
Left ShiftSprint
Equal SignAuto Run
Left CtrlCrouch
Left Mouse ButtonFire/Use Item/Place Structure/Select Edits
Right Mouse ButtonAim Down Scope/Change Building Material/Reset Edit
Mouse Wheel UpPrevious Slot
Mouse Wheel DownNext Slot
1~5Weapon Slot 1~5
RReload
EInteract
FPickaxe/Harvesting Tool
LToggle Harvesting Tool
Left CtrlCrouch While Building
ZWall
XFloor
CStairs
VRoof
YTrap
GEdit Structures
HRepair/Upgrade
RRotate Building
MToggle Map
TPush to Talk
TabOpen Inventory
Recommended Keybinds for PC

Change around your keybinds to make it more convenient for you to do actions on the fly!

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Toggle Between Build and Combat Easily

ButtonAction
AltEither Stairs or Wall
QMain Weapon/Weapon Slot 1

With the default set up, switching to buildings will take up one of your fingers dedicated to moving. Put it on the Alt button and you can press it on the go with your thumb! Switch back to your main weapon with the Q button.

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Use the Map Quickly

ButtonAction
TabMap
IInventory

Most likely, you will be using your map more than your inventory in a match. Make opening your map easier by putting it on Tab and leaving the Inventory to the I button.

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Seamless Communication

ButtonAction
`/~Push to Talk

T button is a bit far way to be convenient as the Push to Talk button. Keep it nearer with the `/~ button to make communication less taxing.

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How to Edit Your Controls / Keybinds

Open your Settings Menu

Open your Settings Menu

Open the "Gear" Button from the Drop Down Menu.

Go to the Input Tab

Go to the Input Tab

It's the one that looks like keyboard buttons.

Select the Keybind You Want to Change

Select the Keybind You Want to Change

Choose which keybind to change and replace it by pressing the button you want to choose. This is Saved Automatically so don't worry about exiting quickly.

Mouse Settings for Better Aiming

Mouse Settings for Better Aiming

The X axis dictates the sensitivity of your mouse to side to side movement while the Y axis deals with the sensitivity of the mouse to up and down movement.

Recommended Mouse Sensitivity Settings

Recommended Mouse Sensitivity Settings
X-Axis.18
Y-Axis.18

This will allow you to aim easier with lower sensitivity, but not enough that it will make building harder. Check if it works for you by tracking enemy movement and adjust accordingly.

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Lower your Mouse Scope Sensitivity

Lower your Mouse Scope Sensitivity

Lower sensitivity allows you to control your aim better. By lowering your Mouse Scope Sensitivity, you can follow enemy movement easier when looking down the scope.

Additional Mouse Buttons

Side Button 1Wall
Side Button 2Stairs
Side Button 3Floor
Side Button 4Weapon 1

For players with additional buttons on their mouse, use your extra buttons to seamlessly switch between structures and weapons.

Play with a Controller

More comfortable with a controller? You can use a Controller to play on the PC by simply.

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How to Use the Controller on PC

Go to the Settings Menu

How to Use the Controller on PC

Click on the "Gear" button on the Drop Down Menu.

Head to the Controller Tab

Head to the Controller Tab

It's the one that looks like a controller!

Choose the Controller and Controls

Choose the Controller and Controls

Switch between controller and control options with the arrows.

Save your Changes

Don't forget to apply your changes before exiting the Settings menu!

Save your Changes

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