Practice is one of the most important things to do if you want to become better at any game, but it’s also very important to configure your game so that you’re not playing at a disadvantage. If you want to be competitive in any multiplayer game there’s a great deal of things that you can do to not only improve the performance of the game, but also your own.
In our guide here we’ve been accumulating all of our information that we’ve gathered on how the professionals are doing it so that you can use this as a starting point for your own settings.
BEST FORTNITE SENSITIVITY SETTINGS
Fortnite has a bunch of different sensitivity options which can make it quite confusing to get a consistent and reliable set of settings. First off there’s the ability to set your X sensitivity to be something different than your Y sensitivity. It’s always good to have a lot of options at your disposal, but we do suggest to keep your X and Y sensitivity at the same level. This makes your aim a lot more consistent, and over 66% of pro players keep these sensitivities the same.
How high your actual sensitivity should be will depend on the DPI of your mouse and the actual ingame sensitivity. If you multiply these two variables you’ll find your eDPI setting. This is handy because it allows us to compare actual sensitivities between players, regardless of their DPI settings. What you end up using is going to be mostly personal, but we can say that the average eDPI of the professionals is not that high (it’s around 80) so it’s a good idea to keep your eDPI down, as that gives you much more consistent aim. Having an overall sensitivity that’s too high will cause your aim to be jittery and won’t allow you to make micro adjustments that can make all the difference in an aiming fight.
ADS AND SCOPE SENSITIVITY
This is your sensitivity for when you’re aiming down sight (ADS) and what you use here will depend on personal preference (most pros use ‘1’ though). If your general sensitivity is on the higher side it’s a perfectly good idea to set your ADS sensitivity a bit lower, as that will give you a lot more precision in firefights while you can still look around and do things like building a lot faster. Most professionals who aren’t using 1 for their ADS sens are using a value between 0.500 and 0.600 (around 33% of pros are between these two) by the way.
When it comes to scope sensitivity the pros mostly use 1 as well, although values between 0.500 and 0.600 are very popular here too, with about 25% of pros going for anything between these two.
BEST FORTNITE KEYBINDS
The default binds for building in Fortnite aren’t in an optimal spot at all if you’re asking us so we would really recommend you to change these. Almost all professionals do the same, since the F buttons are impossible to reach without interrupting some aspect of your gameplay.
Nearly every gaming mouse comes with at least two additional side buttons, so it would be a good idea to make use of those buttons for building, for example. Having the ability to plop down a wall without having to move your fingers from WASD can be a very handy advantage to have, so you can definitely consider adding some build shortcuts to your mouse buttons if you’re a heavy builder.
Ninja, for example, binds Wall to Mouse 4 (which is the first side button that’s located towards the front) and Stairs to Mouse 5 while Tfue has bound arguably slightly less important functions to the side buttons (Trap for Mouse 4 and Roof for Mouse 5) so it’s clear to see how your playstyle and personal preferences can affect your keybinds.
In truth there isn’t a single setup that’s objectively the best, so it’s a good idea to look up some of your favorite professionals and see how they’re doing it and then start to build your own binds from there. It’s important to have all your most important abilities within reach (you don’t want to bind Wall to the numpad, for example, since you’d be way too slow in case you have to build fast) but aside from that it’s up to you.
BEST FORTNITE VIDEO SETTINGS
Fortnite is a nice looking and colorful game but if you want to be competitive you will want to prioritize framerate over a beautiful game, so we’ve got some tips for you when it comes to the settings of the game.
It’s also important to note that all Fortnite professionals are using a monitor that’s at least 144Hz. This means that the monitor refreshes the image on the screen 144 times as opposed to the 60 times per second that most regular monitors do. This gives you an incredible advantage, as it reduces input lag and it makes the game look way smoother and more lifelike, meaning that it’s easier for you to track your enemies and whatever is going on on the screen.
One of the best tips (and sadly also one of the most expensive tips) is to get yourself a PC that can play the game at high framerates and a high refresh rate monitor. Once you’ve experienced high refresh rate gaming you will not want to go back, believe us.
Even though most professionals use beefy PCs with very powerful graphics cards a lot of them seem to prefer turning the ingame video settings way down. This is because of the fact that framerate is much more important for performance than having a beautiful game. For the best mixture of performance and still maintaining a good looking game we recommend you to set Window Mode to Fullscreen, 3D resolution to your monitor’s native resolution (i.e. 100.0%) and everything else either Off or on Low. You can experiment with Allow Multithreaded Rendering (as this can improve performance on some machines) but you should leave Vsync and Motion Blur off as well.
Fortnite is a game that still looks remarkably nice even on low settings, and the performance boost you get from turning the settings down will make everything look and feel much smoother. Of course, if you have a very powerful PC you can go higher on settings such as Textures and Anti-Aliasing but in general we recommend going with low settings.
BEST COLORBLIND SETTINGS FOR FORTNITE
A lot of professionals have been using colorblind mode in the game, not because they’re colorblind, but because it actually gives you an advantage in the game, especially when looking into or through the storm. For that reason we recommend you to experiment with it a bit. Our testing has shown that Deuteranope and Protanope yield the best results, but which one is the best will depend on your display and display settings.
In any case: colorblind mode clearly gives you a visibility advantage so do turn this on. Almost every professional is doing the same.
As you’ve been able to read, it’s always a good idea to take some time to configure a game before you start grinding hard. While most settings are down to personal preference there are definitely some very good tips if you look at what the pros are doing. We hope that this guide has helped you to form a basis for your own personal settings and that you’ve learned a thing or two. Good luck out there!