Best Sensitivity Settings For Fortnite [2024]

Learn our personalized KBM and controller settings for best sensitivity in Fortnite PC

Fortnite is one of the most competitive survival shooter games. Sensitivity plays a very important role during movement, shooting, and close-range bouts. Having the best sensitivity settings is a must for standing out against the tough competition.

This guide gives details about different types of sensitivities, and key binds for both Keyboard and Mouse (KBM) and controller. KBM is much recommended due to its flexibility and versatility, but some gamers are well-suited to controllers.

Though there are preset settings used by pro players available, our guide lists all the best settings based on experience and gameplay. Using these settings will allow you to make rapid progress in the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Since most SMGs are removed, sensitivities should be adopted for New Thunder Shotgun and Red Eye AR. Our sensitivity settings include X Axis, Y Axis, Look Input Curve, and Look Sensitivity.
  • Our ADS settings are designed for a prime aim in gameplay for locating opponents and exhibiting efficient control. This section includes target and scope sensitivity for KBM and ADS look speed sensitivities, build and edit mode sensitivity multiplier for Controller.
  • Deadzone settings will help you to register minor adjustments while catering to accidental movements.
  • Keybinds for KBM and Controller are designed to boost your flexibility and improve your gameplay in combat skills.

Sensitivity Settings

In Chapter 4, most SMGs are removed, leaving shotguns as the most optimum option for close range. All variants of the New Thunder Shotgun hit very hard, exerting damage from the 170-195 range. Efficient command on a shotgun with up-to-the-mark aim should be at your fingertip. Using a sensitivity that is more shotgun-oriented would be more suitable for close range. Though our article gives you settings for both KBM and Controller, it is recommended to use the keyboard over the controller.

Moreover, for long range, you have got a brutal Red Eye Assault Rifle along with the return of Classic Scar for which you require solid crosshair control. Your sensitivity should be adequate to land your shots while building edits quickly at the same time. Below are the best KBM and Controller sensitivities to help you stand out in this chapter.

Keyboard and Mouse (KBM):

  • X Axis Y Axis Sensitivity: 8-10%
  • Target/Scope Sensitivity: 50%
  • X-Axis/Y-Axis Sensitivity: 8-10%
    • Adjust between 8-10% for flexibility in flicking and quick plays.
    • Decrease to around 6% for arm aiming.
      Picture showing sensitivity settings
      Image showing sensitivity settings (Picture credits: eXputer)

Controller:

  • Look Input curve: Linear
  • Look Horizontal/Vertical Speed: 46%
  • ADS Look Vertical/Horizontal Speed: 13%
  • Build/Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 2.1x
  • Left/Right Stick Deadzone: 8%
    • Try both Linear and Exponential settings to find what suits you.
    • Linear offers smoother building and editing, strong mid to long-range aim assist, but less effective close-range aim assist.
      Image showing controller sensitivity settings
      Image showing controller sensitivity settings for Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer)

Look Sensitivity:

  • Look Horizontal/Vertical Speed: 46% (Linear)
    • Adjust both X and Y to 54% if using Exponential.
    • Aim for a balance between speed and accuracy to avoid over-flicking and missed shots.
    • Start with these settings and tweak as per your preference.

Aim Down Sights (ADS) 

These are adjustable settings that will help you to aim opponents on the ground and in mid-air. Below are the best KBM and Controller settings for Fortnite to give you the best experience. These ADS will enhance your gameplay and provide the best sensitivity in Fortnite.

KBM

If you prefer KBM over a controller, we have covered the best settings for you below.

SettingOption
X Axis Y Axis Sensitivity8-10%
Target/Scope Sensitivity50%

Target/Scope Sensitivity – 50%

Since AR Meta has not changed much in comparison to previous seasons, we recommend you keep target and scope sensitivity around 50%. Using this sensitivity, you will be able to exhibit efficient control and track opponents in both air and ground while not being slow on crosshair adjustments. Having this higher would make tracking even more difficult.

Controller

Picture showing ADS and Look Sensitivity of Fortnite
Picture showing ADS and Look Sensitivity of Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer_
SettingOption
Look Input curveLinear
Look Horizontal/Vertical Speed46%
ADS Look Vertical/Horizontal Speed13%
Build/Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier2.1x
Left/Right Stick Deadzone8%
  • ADS Look Vertical/Horizontal Speed: 13%
    • Opt for a sensitivity between 13-18% for adequate targeting of both mid-air and ground opponents.
    • Sensitivity below 13% enhances medium-range tracking, while sensitivity above 18% may hinder tracking moving targets.
  • Build/Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 2.1x
    • Adjust this multiplier to balance building speed and consistency, multiplying your look sensitivity for optimal performance.
    • Experiment with sensitivity adjustments to match your gameplay style; slower players typically use 1.8x-2.0x, while faster-paced players opt for 2.3x-2.6x.

Controller Deadzone

Deadzone is the extent to which you can move your controller to register a movement. Higher deadzone will not cater to micro-adjustments but will accommodate for accidental movements. In the same manner, with a low deadzone, you will have room for micro-adjustments but at the expense of accidental movements.

Left/Right Stick Deadzone – 8%

We recommend you set it low as possible, around 6-10 %, until you experience any stick drift. Most controllers, especially Xbox, do not have durable joystick technology. PS4 or PS5 controllers usually cope with stick drift when they are new.

Key binds For Best Sensitivity in Fortnite

The aim of setting optimum key binds is to reduce the amount of time you use your fingers to move from WASD keys or movement keys in the case of a controller to have a minimum delay in movement.

KBM

Image showing key binds
Image showing Key binds for Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer)

Here’s a quick preview of the optimal KBM Keybinds settings for Fortnite:

ActionKeybind
Wall Thumb Mouse Button 1
StairsThumb Mouse Button 2
RoofShift
FloorZ
Remaining Building ComponentsQ/E
EditingE/F
Secondary Building Edit and Reset Building EditScroll Wheel Down
Edit On ReleasePersonal Preference
CrouchCaps Lock/ Left Ctrl
Inventory SlotsNumber Keys
Mantling Space Bar
UseScroll Wheel Up
Inventory ModeLeft Ctrl/Arrow Down

First, we highly recommend you equip yourself with a mouse that has two side buttons. In this way, you will be mapping two building pieces, freeing up space for important keys like editing, pulling, etc.

Building Binds

We have compiled the most effective building binds for you.

Wall and Ramp: Mouse Side Buttons

  • Assigning wall and ramp to mouse side buttons enhances accessibility and quickness in building.

Cone: Shift

  • Assigning cone to the Shift key optimizes overall movement while building.

Floor: Z

  • Assigning floor to the Z key allows for easy access with the pinky finger without disrupting other finger movements.

Remaining Building Components: Q/E

  • Utilize Q and E keys for the remaining building components to ensure fluid movement and building execution.

Editing Binds

These are the most productive editing binds for you.

Editing – E/F

  • Assign editing to E/F keys, as they are conveniently located next to your movement keys (WASD) for quick access.
  • Alternatively, use Shift or Q depending on your preference and speed of key presses.

Secondary Building Edit and Reset Building Edit – Scroll Wheel Down 

This will be pivoting parameter in your gameplay as you can swiftly build edits with your mouse.

Edit On Release – Personal Preference.

  • Edit On Release is a personal preference.
  • Keeping it on increases editing speed by confirming edits after releasing the left click, suitable for beginners or those struggling with edit speed.
  • Turning it off allows for faster editing if you’re proficient and want to focus on playing efficiently at different angles.
  • Experiment with both options before settling on your final setting to determine what works best for your gameplay.

Combat Controls

Combination with the below combat binds along with our editing, and building keybinds, will improve your performance.

Crouch:

  • Bind crouch to Caps Lock or Left Ctrl for easy access with your pinky finger. Choose based on your comfort level.

Inventory Slots:

  • Assign inventory slots to number keys (2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Number 6 may be a bit far, but it’s typically used for healing items.
  • Ensure the bind for your Assault Rifle slot is quick to access, prioritizing weapon switching speed.

Mantling:

  • Set mantling to Space Bar to avoid accidentally mantling while moving forward.

Use:

  • Bind Use to Scroll Wheel Up for quick item pickup, especially useful when looting chests during combat.

Inventory Mode:

  • Assign inventory mode to Left Ctrl or Down Arrow, keeping it far from your main keys to avoid accidental activation during intense battles.

Controller 

Image Showing Controller key binds for Fortnite
Picture Showing Controller key binds for Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer)

Combat Controls

Here are all the Controls for Combat-related actions in Fortnite:

ActionKeybind
InventoryDirection Pad Up
Emote/ ReplayDirection Pad Left
Crouch/Slide/RepairDirection Pad Right
Place MarkerDirection Pad Down
Switch ModeL3
EditTouch Pad
JumpR3
Toggle Pickaxe△/Y
Reload/Interact□/X
Spring/Auto SprintO/B
MapX
ADSL2
Previous WeaponsL1
Attack/ ConfirmR2
Next WeaponR1

Build Controls

Here are the controls for creating builds in Fortnite:

ActionKeybind
InventoryDirection Pad Up
Emote/ ReplayDirection Pad Left
Crouch/Slide/RepairDirection Pad Right
Change Material/TrapDirection Pad Down
Switch ModeL3
EditTouch Pad
JumpR3
Toggle Pickaxe△/Y
Trap Picker /Place/Interact□/X
Spring/Auto SprintO/B
Rotate/Repair/Change TrapX
Stair Piece (Select/Place)L2
Roof Piece (Select/Place)L1
Wall Piece (Select/Place)R2
Floor Piece (Select/Place)R1

Edit Controls

Lastly, here’s the Edit Controls setup in Fortnite Settings:

ActionKeybind
InventoryDirection Pad Up
Crouch/Slide/RepairDirection Pad Right
MapTouch Pad
JumpR3
Toggle Pickaxe△/Y
Spring/Auto SprintO/B
ConfirmL2
SelectR2
ResetR1

It is recommended to use the touchpad by clicking it with your index finger from the top. Note: For Xbox One controller, use A for switch mode, L3 for edit, and select button for map. These are the best key binds you can use to ensure the best sensitivity in Fortnite while playing through a controller.

This marks the end of our guide. We hope the best settings for Fortnite listed above will massively improve your gameplay. You can use these settings as a benchmark and adjust these according to your gameplay as you practice more. Leave any questions down below in the comment section.

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