To help you build fast and shoot straight in Fortnite, we’ve put together the best Xbox and PlayStation controller settings and layout you can use.
As Fortnite is a crossplay game, controller and mouse and keyboard players will constantly be facing off against each other. Although M&K players have much more buttons at their fingertips and the precision of using their whole arm to aim, controller players have been dominating competitive Fortnite.
By using the best settings on Xbox and PlayStation controllers, you can also dominate the competition. Here are the best controller settings for Fortnite Season 7.
Best Fortnite controller settings
Almost everyone has their preference when it comes to Xbox and PlayStation controllers. Some prefer the smaller PS controller as makes the Claw grip easier to use, but others prefer the diagonal stick placement of the Xbox controller.
No matter which controller you use to play Fortnite, these settings will be perfect for either.
- Toggle Sprint: Off
- Sprint by Default: On
- Sprint Cancels Reloading: Off
- Auto-Open Doors: On
- Hold To Swap Pickup: On
- Toggle Targeting: Off
- Mark Danger When Targeting: On
- Auto Pick Up Weapons: On
- Preferred Item Slots: On
- Loadout Slot 1: Shotgun
- Loadout Slot 2: SMG
- Loadout Slot 3: Consumable Item
- Loadout Slot 4: Consumable Item
- Loadout Slot 5: Assault Rifle
- Auto Sort Consumables to Right: Off
The Preferred Item Slots system came in Season 7’s 17.20 update and makes inventory management much easier. After activating this, items will automatically be placed in whatever slot you’ve set. There’s no right or wrong order, but we’ve explained our reasoning further down.
- Reset Build Choice: On
- Disable Pre-Edit Option: On
- Turbo Building: On
- Confirm Edit on Release: On
- Controller Auto-Run: On
- Build Immediately (Builder Pro): On
- Edit Hold Time: 0.115
- Vibration: Off
For sensitivity, it’s really what you feel most comfortable with. You’ll want to have a relatively low look sensitivity with a higher build and edit sensitivity. This keeps you accurate while allowing for quick building and editing for fights.
Give our settings a try and tweak until you’re comfortable and it suits your playstyle.
- 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
- ADS Look Horizontal Speed: 14%
- ADS Look Vertical Speed: 14%
- ADS Turning Horizontal Boost: 0%
- ADS Turning Vertical Boost: 0%
- ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0.00 Seconds
Advanced – Sensitivity
- Look Dampening Time: 0.00
- Look Input Curve: Linear
- Aim Assist Strength: 100%
Deadzone is all dependent on your controller. For maximum accuracy and reaction time, want it to be the lowest possible value without getting stick-drift.
- Left Stick Deadzone: 0 (then increase as required)
- Right Stick Deadzone: 0 (then increase as required)
Jump into a game of Creative, lower your Deadzone down to 0, then slowly build it up until your sticks stop drifting by themselves. We use 6% for the left and 5% for the right, although your controller may require a different setting.
For controls, Builder Pro is your best friend. When Fortnite was first released, the default controller options were clunky and awkward. Epic Games have since added loads of accessibility support for controllers and Builder Pro is by far the most intuitive and easy to use.
Start with Builder Pro, and work out the best binds for you.
To make editing quicker and easier, you should bind Edit to L3/Left Stick. This will allow you to quickly make edits on the fly without accidentally editing while trying to build. By enabling Sprint by Default, you won’t have to worry about unbinding Sprint to do this.
If you use a controller on PC, make sure to choose the Generic controller option. For some reason, this option decreases button latency when compared to Xbox or PlayStation controllers.
Fortnite Weapon/item order
If you watch professional Fortnite controller players, you will notice that they always have their shotgun in their first slot. This is because if you press Pickaxe > Build > Switch Weapon, it always defaults to your 1 slot, no matter which weapon you were holding to start the sequence.
This might sound a bit complicated, but it’s a very common sequence in Fortnite. We just described the input of taking someone’s wall. If you keep your AR in your first slot, as many players do, you’ll need to switch weapons twice to get to your shotgun – costing you precious time.
The new setup will take a bit of getting used to, but it’s as simple as moving your entire inventory to the right, once. You’ll also need to disable Auto-Sort Consumables to the left if you have it enabled.
Give these controller settings a try in Fortnite, and you’ll be building and shooting like the pros in no time.
You can also check out the best Fortnite PC settings to maximize frames per second.
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Where to launch Signal Flares in Fortnite Season 8 Punchcard Quest
Here’s how to find and launch Signal Flares for Fortnite Season 8’s Ariana Grande Fortnitemares Punchcard Quest to earn some XP and rewards.
Ariana Grande has arrived in Fortnite as an NPC and for her Fortnitemares Punchcard Quests, you’ll need to launch Signal Flares. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.
For one of her Quests, you’ll need to launch a few Signal Flares to contact other hunters. These can be found in different areas across the map, and you’ll need to visit them to complete the Quest.
This guide will go over all the locations that you can visit to get this done.
Fortnite Signal Flare locations
You can find Signal Flares in a total of 4 locations on Fortnite Island. They resemble large brightly colored fireworks with dynamite on the side, so they’re fairly hard to miss if you’re in their vicinity.
Here are all the Signal Flare locations in Fortnite:
- Shattered Saucer
- East of Primal Pond
- South west of Dirty Docks
- West of FN Radio
For this quest, you only need to visit three of these locations, so head over there and interact with the Signal Flares to launch them. This will help you get in contact with the hunters.
Once you’ve launched 3 Signal Flares, you’ll be rewarded with 30,000 XP and this Quest will be marked as complete. You can also complete other Ariana Grande Punchcard Quests for some more XP.
However, you need to watch out for other players who might also be in the area to complete the Punchcard Quests before you do. Make sure you’ve got some solid weapons and gear to defend yourself.
For more Fortnite, you can check out how to get the new Dune bundle, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more guides!
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How to get Spacefarer Ariana Grande Fortnite skin: Price & bundle contents
A new Ariana Grande Spacefarer skin has arrived, so here’s how to get your hands on the new bundle and all of its cosmetics.
Fortnite has welcomed a brand new Ariana Grande Spacefarer skin and bundle into the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the new bundle, including how to get it, the price, and the contents.
Flashy skins, bundles, and cosmetics have become a massive staple of the Fortnite experience, and Ariana Grande has been a recent beneficiary of Epic Games’ attitude towards celebrity skins.
Ariana Grande has had multiple tie-ins to Fortnite with a special Ariana Grande ICON Series skin and also a live event concert. She’s now set for another partnership with Fortnite as a Fortnite Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle has arrived.
Here’s everything we know about the new celebrity bundle.
How to buy the Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle
Fortnite’s Spacefarer Ariana Grande bundle arrived in the Item Shop on October 21, bringing the new skin and its associated cosmetics.
The Fortnite Spacefarer Ariana Grande bundle also marks the return of the classic Ariana Grande skin, which originally arrived as part of the Rift Tour event.
Ariana Grande Spacefarer bundle contents & price
Ariana Grande’s Spacefarer bundle sells for 2,500 V-Bucks, which is slightly cheaper than the 2,800 V-Bucks for the original Ariana Grande bundle.
The Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin comes with a transformation emote, changing the skin into the alien-themed Starfire Ariana Grande. Players can readily switch between the two styles by using the Just Keep Breathin’ Emote.
Of course, you can buy each item from the Spacefarer bundle, such as the Pickaxe and Backbling, separately.
Here’s each item from the bundle and their individual prices:
- Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin, I.R.I.S Backbling, and Just Keep Breathin’ Emote – 2,000 V-Bucks
- Spacefarer Lightscythe Pickaxe – 800 V-Bucks
- I.R.I.S Daydream Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
- Spooky Smallz Backbling – 400 V-Bucks
Buying the bundle as a whole will save you 1,500 V-Bucks, so will be worth it if you’re a big Ariana Grande fan.
Also, check out all of the NPC locations for Fortnite Season 8, which now includes Ariana Grande.
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When will Naruto come to Fortnite? New skin release date
A Naruto skin is seemingly on its way to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about when it will arrive in the game.
There’s wide speculation about the arrival of popular anime character Naruto as a new skin in Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about this, including the skin’s possible release date.
More crossover skins were uncovered by data miners from a survey by Epic Games. While one of these was part of a hoax, there are still many other interesting ones that might be coming soon, including a Naruto skin.
Fortnite Naruto skin release date
Now, we seem to be one step closer to confirming the arrival of Naruto after Twitch streamer candywingx appeared to confirm the arrival of the skin.
The player recently retweeted a real-life meeting with Chief Creative Officer at Epic Games Donald Mustard, and it was hinted that they had been discussing the future of Fortnite.
If the anime protagonist arrives as part of the next Battle Pass in Fortnite Season 8, then we’ll likely see him added to the game on September 18, 2021. If the skin isn’t ready by then, it may appear in the Item Store at a later date.
We might also see the arrival of other characters from the Naruto universe, like Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi.
If Naruto arrives in Fortnite, the player base may significantly increase, since the anime has a huge fandom that’s spread out across the globe. It may even open the door to other anime crossovers like Dragon Ball.
Season 6 of the influential battle royale game also featured a few generic anime skins, but this would be a huge step up. Hopefully, Epic Games will give us some confirmation on the Naruto skin’s arrival.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Madman Entertainment / Viz Media / Manga Entertainment / Toei Animation / Pierrot / Candywingx
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