See what our experts say are the best Fortnite Controller Settings

It is no mystery that Fornite’s rise to the top of the Battle Royale world has been nothing short of amazing. Since 2017 the growth in player count has been constant, racking in millions of players from all over the world making this top Fortnite news. This level of diversity has made Fortnite esports one of the most competitive gaming scenes in the industry. That’s why having the best Fortnite controller settings is going to make a massive difference.

The best players in all games spend hours trying to get ahead of the competition. There is not an easy way to get to that elite level without practice however, altering your controller settings can help with making the journey a bit easier. These settings are important in assisting with building more efficiently and shooting with more accuracy. Here are the Best controller settings in Fortnite.

Best Sensitivity Options

Sensitivity is a setting that has to do a lot with the comfort of the player. If you put a sensitivity too high it can be difficult to control and if it’s too low the movement of the character could be really slow, making your character an easy elimination due to a lacking reaction time. The most optimal configuration for a solid setting is focusing on a low look sensitivity with a higher build and edit sensitivity to help you react when engaged by an opposing player.

Try out these sensitivity settings and adjust them to your playstyle to help you get that coveted Victory Royale. 

Advanced – Sensitivity

  • Look Dampening Time: 0.00
  • Look Input Curve: Linear
  • Aim Assist Strength: 100%
  • Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 2.3x
  • Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 2.3x
  • Use Advanced Options: On

Advanced – Look Sensitivity 

  • Look Horizontal Speed: 45%
  • Look Vertical Speed: 45%
  • Turning Horizontal Boost: 0%
  • Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0%
  • Instant Boost When Building: Off

Advanced – Aim Down Sights (ADS) Sensitivity

  • Look Horizontal Speed: 14%
  • Look Vertical Speed: 14%
  • Horizontal Boost: 0%
  • Vertical Boost: 0%
  • Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0.00

Controller Deadzone

Deadzone is a setting that depends solely on your controller. In order to maximize the accuracy and reaction time you are going to want to set your controller deadzone to the lowest possible value. Setting it at the lowest value helps with stick-drift, while also leveling the playing field between controller versus keyboard/mouse players.  The best way to get a feel for the most optimal deadzone is to go into creative mode in Fortnite controller settings and set the deadzone to 0%, then slowly increase the setting until the analog sticks stop drifting by themselves. 

Deadzone Settings

  • Left Stick Deadzone: 0 ( increase til drifting ends)
  • Right Stick Deadzone: 0 (increase til drifting ends)

Foot Controller

Foot controller is another setting that players tweak depending on their own personal preference. The foot controller settings adjust the acceleration of your overall sensitivity, but most players usually prefer to keep this setting on the lower side.

Foot Controller Settings

  • Enable foot controller: On
  • Foot controller dead zone: 1 %
  • Foot controller max throttle: 1 %

Fortnite Controller Settings

Fortnite Controller Settings

Most players today use builder pro because of how important editing is in the game. Builder pro makes it easier to build on the fly and allows controller players to match up better with keyboard/mouse users in terms of building speed. Turning on builder pro is definitely important for those looking to rise in the ranks of Fortnite. 

Combat Controls

Even adjusting your personal Fortnite controller settings can help make a difference in the quality of gameplay. For instance if you are a player that utilizes the third party tool to communicate with your squadmates like a Discord, then you should free up the push to talk keybind in order to put another control there that you may need easier access to. Below are the best combat and edit controls for Playstation users.

  • L2: Aim down sights
  • L1: Previous weapon
  • R2: Attack / confirm
  • R1: Next weapon
  • Up: Inventory
  • Left: Place marker
  • Right: Map
  • Down: Push to talk
  • Triangle Button: Toggle pickaxe
  • Square Button: Reload / interact
  • Circle  Button: Switch mode
  • Cross  Button: Jump
  • L3: Sprint / auto sprint
  • R3: Crouch
  • Options Button: Game menu
  • Touch Pad: Map

Build controls

  • L2: Stair piece (select / place)
  • L1: Roof piece /select / place)
  • R2: Wall piece (select / place)
  • R1: Floor piece (select / place)
  • Up: Inventory
  • Left: Change material / trap
  • Right: Map
  • Down: Push to talk
  • Triangle Button: Toggle pickaxe
  • Square  Button: Trap picker / place / interact
  • Circle  Button: Switch mode
  • Cross  Button: Jump
  • L3: Sprint / auto sprint
  • R3: Rotate / repair / change trap
  • Options Button: Game menu
  • Touch Pad: Map

Edit controls

  • L2: Unbound
  • L1: Unbound
  • R2: Select
  • R1: Unbound
  • Up: Inventory
  • Left: Unbound
  • Right: Unbound
  • Down: Push to talk
  • Triangle Button: Toggle pickaxe
  • Square Button: Unbound
  • Circle Button: Confirm
  • Cross Button: Jump
  • L3: Sprint / auto sprint
  • R3: Reset
  • Options Button: Game menu
  • Touch Pad: Map