This Recommended Settings guide will help you optimize your overall gameplay in Fortnite for PC with recommended keybinds, hotkeys and more.
Default Controls for PC
The Keyboard and Mouse are the main tools used in Fortnite PC in order to play. With more keys, there is no need to toggle between build and combat mode!
Default Control Scheme
|Equal Sign||Auto Run|
|Left Mouse Button||Fire/Use Item/Place Structure/Select Edits|
|Right Mouse Button||Aim Down Scope/Change Building Material/Reset Edit|
|Mouse Wheel Up||Previous Slot|
|Mouse Wheel Down||Next Slot|
|1~5||Weapon Slot 1~5|
|L||Toggle Harvesting Tool|
|Left Ctrl||Crouch While Building|
|T||Push to Talk|
Recommended Keybinds for PC
Change around your keybinds to make it more convenient for you to do actions on the fly!Check Out Techniques Play Like a Pro Here
Toggle Between Build and Combat Easily
|Alt||Either Stairs or Wall|
|Q||Main 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.Check Out Tips and Tricks to Win Here
Use the Map Quickly
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.Check Out the Season 5 Map Here
|`/~||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.Check Out How to Set Up Voice Chat Here
How to Edit Your Controls / Keybinds
Open your Settings Menu
Open the "Gear" Button from the Drop Down Menu.
Go to the Input Tab
It's the one that looks like keyboard buttons.
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
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
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.Check Out How to Improve Your Aim Here
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 1||Wall|
|Side Button 2||Stairs|
|Side Button 3||Floor|
|Side Button 4||Weapon 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.Check Out the PS4 Controller Guide Here
How to Use the Controller on PC
Go to the Settings Menu
Click on the "Gear" button on the Drop Down Menu.
Head to the Controller Tab
It's the one that looks like a controller!
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!