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The Best Keybinds for Fortnite to Prevent Sabotage

Best Keybinds for Fortnite
By | October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Fortnite

I want to paint you a picture here, so stick with me. You’re playing Fortnite. You have some guns and you have enough materials to survive, and here you are, running along happily. Out of nowhere, here comes an enemy player. You fight. You die, much to your frustration. It seemed like every time you did something, the other player did it smoother and easier, and you were always just behind! Well, it’s not necessarily Fortnite or lag. It may be your bindings and controller scheme. In this Best Keybinds for Fortnite Guide, I’ll take you through a few ways you may be sabotaging yourself… and how to fix it.

What are Keybindings?

Binding a button means that you bind a button to an action. Press A to Jump. Press 1 or 2 to select this weapon or that one. Press Shift to Run. Right trigger to Shoot. You get the point. Whether you’re a computer player or a console player, the premise holds true. You can adjust a whole lot, and it makes a massive difference. It’s one of the easiest ways to improve.

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Why should I change anything?

There are some basic setups that you’re probably used to. Let’s take Xbox’s or Playstation’sFortnite. You start off with having the ability to scope in with the left trigger and shoot with the right. You can change that. But…. you shouldn’t always. Those preset exist because they’re generally well suited to people. You wouldn’t want to have the X button to shoot because it’s an awkward placement and it would be hard to use properly.

Sometimes, you shouldn’t change those things. Just leave it alone if it’s working well for you. I like messing with the settings, and for every one positive change I find that improves my play, I find a dozen that makes me as skilled as a toaster. In some games, I’ll leave it alone. However… there are a great number of play styles, and yours might be better suited to different bindings.

Here’s the rule: try changing stuff. If you don’t like it, you’ll die (or change in-game) and boom, it’s fixed. Keep doing it until you find what you like. If it’s the base settings, keep that! If it’s something else, great!

What should I change?

I’m going to interrupt my statement of saying that you should use whatever you want to… to tell you what you need to change. Right off the bat, without fail, the one thing I would practically insist you change is to use the preset Builder Pro. It streamlines the building process and makes it a heck of a lot easier. I ran Combat Pro for a while, but after I realized that I was at a severe disadvantage for no reason, I changed to Builder Pro and I’ve gotten much, much better. Combat Pro doesn’t give you anything helpful.

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What about Streamers?

Streamers are going to be your best friend. They are performers that often drop pieces of advice and many are very skilled players. That’s partially natural, but it’s also that many use specific settings to enhance their abilities. I’d recommend checking out their settings, many of which can be found easily with a quick walk on the Internet. Try them out. Many of the most famous streamers are PC players, so I’d check them out if I was on PC… but not if I didn’t own a PC. It doesn’t help if the system doesn’t match up. I couldn’t care less if Ninja likes to sprint with Shift or not, because it doesn’t help me as I am a console player.

Should I use mouse and keyboard, or controller?

Okay, this is a huge debate that I won’t be able to get into fully, but here’s the point: with modern technology, you can use a controller on any PC and M&K on any console. The first of those is easy, but the second option requires some jigga-rigging and can cost some money because you have to buy an adapter like a XIM Apex. Anyway, in the debate for the best key bindings, you have to consider this choice.

So why not use a mouse and keyboard if you get a console when you’re good with it? If you can use it on an Xbox or PlayStation, etc, why not just hook it up and use those bindings?

Here’s my answer: use a controller on console and M&K on PC. It’s a well-documented fact that using a Mouse is… well, easier is not quite the right term, but many competitions between top PC and top Controller people have shown that M&K has a serious leg up. I’ve used it on console and found it entirely too easy, so I stopped for the love of competition. You will not be beloved for doing it, either. Though not currently easy to detect and prevent, I’d be willing to bet that they’ll be banned sooner or later.

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What’s your sensitivity settings?

Sometimes, it’s not the bindings fault that you’re seemingly a foot behind someone. I’m not proud. I’ve been mauled in fights, fair and square. But there were also times where I got the feeling my controller wasn’t working right. They were faster, quicker, and more effective.  Sensitivity.

Ladies and gentlemen, sensitivity. It can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Too low, and you’ll turn with the quickness of a cruise ship. Too high, and you’ll be whirling around like a tornado. You can have your perfect bindings and without nailing this, you’ll be out of luck. Personally, here’s what I use and have found to be the best: I lower my targeting sensitivity to about 3-4 (out of ten). This is cruise-shipping. I keep my regular sensitivity at about 7-8 (closer to a tornado) so I can keep up without sacrificing my accuracy. Finally, I throw my building multiplier upwards of 1.4 so I can speed-build and keep up with the fastest builders or protect myself. This combo lets me be fast and accurate. I often get 70-80% accuracy with 5-10 kills.


Today, in the Best Key Bindings for Fortnite Guide, I gave you a glimpse into the world of Keybinding and Controller Settings, including what I personally use. I hope you found some part of it helpful. I wish I’d known some of this stuff when I first started because it would’ve saved me a lot of annoyance.

Here’s the big finale: Use Builder Pro and test everything.

Until next time, get out there and have some fun!

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