If you want to win matches, having the best Fortnite controller settings is essential. Make sure you’re getting the most from your Xbox or PlayStation gamepad with our guide to the best settings, layout, and more.
Fortnite is a crossplay game, which means those who use controllers can face off against mouse and keyboard players regularly. For most shooting games, those using a mouse have a distinct advantage, but in Fortnite, the controller is king.
Making sure you have the best controller settings is incredibly important, whether it’s sensitivity, dead zones, or setting up the right building layout. Thankfully, we’ve got everything you need to get an advantage over your opponents.
- Best Fortnite Game settings for controller
- Best Fortnite Controller Options settings
- Fortnite sensivity settings
- Fortnite Deadzone settings
- Best Fortnite controller configuration
- Best Fortnite preferred item slots
Best Fortnite Game settings for controllers
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.
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No matter which controller you use to play Fortnite, these settings will be perfect for either. To change these settings, go to the Game tab in your Fortnite settings menu.
- Toggle Sprint: Off
- Auto-Open Doors: Off
- Mantle Activation: Hold Jump
- Hold To Swap Pickup: Off
- Toggle Targeting: Off
- Mark Danger When Targeting: On
- Auto Pick Up Weapons: Off
- Preferred Item Slots: Personal Preference
- Auto Sort Consumables to Right: Off
- Reset Build Choice: Off
- Disable Pre-Edit Option: Off
- Turbo Building: On
- Confirm Edit on Release: On
Best Fortnite Controller Options settings
Now that you’ve sorted your Game settings, we need to take a look at the Controller Settings. These options will set features like Auto-Run, which stops you from having to hold the thumbstick down, and things like Vibration and hold times.
- Controller Auto-Run: On
- Build Immediately (Builder Pro): On
- Edit Hold Time: 0.100 seconds
- Slide Hold Time: 0.150 seconds
- Vibration: Off
Fortnite Sensitivity settings
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 in fights.
Give our settings a try and tweak until you’re comfortable and it suits your playstyle.
- Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.6x
- Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.7x
- Use Advanced Options: On
Advanced – Look Sensitivity
- Look Horizontal Speed: 50%
- Look Vertical Speed: 60%
- Turning Horizontal Boost: 0%
- Turning Vertical Boost: 0%
- Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0%
- Instant Boost When Building: On
Advanced – Aim Down Sights (ADS) Sensitivity
- ADS Look Horizontal Speed: 17%
- ADS Look Vertical Speed: 17%
- ADS Turning Horizontal Boost: 0%
- ADS Turning Vertical Boost: 0%
- ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0.00 Seconds
Advanced – Sensitivity
- Look Dampening Time: 0.20 seconds
- Look Input Curve: Exponential
- Aim Assist Strength: 100%
Fortnite Controller Deadzone settings
Deadzone is all dependent on your controller. For maximum accuracy and reaction time, you 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.
Best Fortnite Controller Configuration
For controllers, 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.
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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.
Best Fortnite preferred item slots
Really, this is your own personal preference, but we do have some suggestions on how you should organize your inventory:
- Slot 1: Shotgun
- Slot 2: Assault Rifle
- Slot 3: Sniper Rifle / SMG
- Slot 4: Explosives / Deployable Items
- Slot 5: Consumables
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.
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Fortnite 20.40 update patch notes: Loot Lake Doomsday device, live event leaks, Sideways Showdown, more
Fortnite’s 20.40 update is here, bringing Loot Lake’s new Doomsday Device, Ali-A’s Icon Series, and the season-ending live event.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s final major update, 20.40, is here. This brings Ali-A’s Icon Series, the Sideways Showdown week, Loot Lake map changes, and the Doomsday Device which appears to be setting up a season-ending live event.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 is drawing to a close, but that isn’t stopping Epic Games from keeping the content coming. Soon after Scarlet Witch and the Star Wars Day celebration arrived in the 20.30 update, the 20.40 update has brought Ali-A’s Icon Series and overhauled the Loot Lake POI with the new Doomsday Device.
Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 20.40 update, including the changes to Loot Lake, the Sideways Showdown Week, live event leaks, bug fixes, and more.
- Doomsday Device arrives at Loot Lake
- Sideways Showdown week
- Live event found in Fortnite 20.40 update
- Ali-A arrives with Fortnite 20.40 update
- Fortnite 20.40 update bug fixes
Fortnite v20.40 patch notes
Doomsday Device arrives at Loot Lake with Fortnite 20.40 update
Fortnite data miners have discovered that Fortnite’s 20.40 update has brought the Doomsday Device to Loot Lake, and it appears to tie in with a live event that we’ll see in Chapter 3 Season 3.
The Doomsday Device is a huge tower at Loot Lake’s shore, surrounded by small buildings that’ll be perfect for looting. Popular leaker HYPEX said: “The Doomsday Device is set to have some periodic pulses that either enable glider redeploy, low gravity or extra speed,” but they explained that these features might not make it into the update.
Sideways Showdown Week in Fortnite 20.40 update
Wild Weeks are back for the last few weeks of Fortnite Season 2, with the Sideways weapons returning as part of 20.40’s Sideways Showdown.
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The Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun have returned and can be found as floor loot and in chests. With no Cube Monster Parts to upgrade them, you can now just take them to an Upgrade Bench.
There’s a new set of challenges and you’ll have until May 24 to complete them before the next Wild Week.
Live event found in Fortnite 20.40 update
Fortnite players were devasted when Chapter 3, Season 1 didn’t end with a live event, but it appears Season 2 will bring one.
Data miners have been browsing the 20.40 game files and discovered a season-ending live event, which is set to be followed by “extended downtime” ahead of Season 3. Shiina also said that “Multiple cosmetics will be available for the event,” believing that Paradigm and Jonesy will play a part.
With Season 2 set to wrap up on June 3, we’d expect the event to arrive around this date, with Season 3 kicking off a couple of days after.
Ali-A arrives with Fortnite 20.40 update
Top Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A arrives with the 20.40 update, where players can earn the free ‘Ali-A Was Here’ Spray as soon as the update is live.
All players need to do is head to the Ali-A Experience Island (code: 5135-8778-2901) and Eliminate 25 opponents. Then, the YouTuber’s Spray will be yours for free.
Players can then either win the Ali-A Icon Series skin in the Ali-A Cup or purchase it from the Item Shop, where the set includes a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.
Fortnite 20.40 update bug fixes
Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite community issues, we can see the issues that are confirmed to be fixed in the next game update, which is 20.40.
- General Top Issues
- Players do not receive toast notifications while in a match in a party with another player
- Traps may sometimes not place immediately
- Battle Royale Top Issues
- Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing
- Creative Top Issues
- Joining a Creative game in progress may lock the new player out until the round ends
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How to get Ali-A Icon Series skin in Fortnite: Release date, bundle, free Ali-A Spray, more
Ali-A is the latest Fortnite creator to arrive as an Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get his bundle and unlock the free Ali-A Spray.
Fortnite’s top content creators such as Ninja and ChicaLive get their own skins in-game, and Ali-A is the next to receive an Icon Series set. Here’s how to get Ali-A’s bundle, as well as how to get a free Spray.
While Fortnite is known for its crossovers with film, TV, and other video games, they also collaborate with celebrities and content creators as part of the Icon Series. Some of Fortnite’s biggest streamers have arrived, with Ninja, LazarBeam, Loserfruit, and more all available as playable skins.
YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has been announced as the next Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get Ali-A in Fornite, as well as all of the associated cosmetics and free Spray.
- How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin
- When does Ali-A skin come to Fortnite?
- What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?
- How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite
How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin
Fortnite’s Ali-A Icon Series skin arrives in Fortnite’s Item Shop where players can purchase it with V-Bucks, but it’s also available early through May 18’s Ali-A Cup.
The Ali-A Cup is a Zero Build Duos event where the top placing teams will get their hands on the Ali-A Outfit and Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling before it arrives in the Item Shop. Also, those who earn at least eight points will unlock the Ali-A Army Emoticon.
When does Ali-A bundle come to Fortnite?
Ali-A’s Icon Series Set will hit Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (May 20). But, players can also unlock the skin itself on May 18 through the Ali-A Cup.
Epic Games haven’t confirmed when the Ali-A bundle will leave the Item Shop, but we recommend picking it up as soon as you can before it’s rotated out.
What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?
Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle brings the content creator to the game as a skin, where he has a ton of different styles. The Ali-A Icon Series set also features a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.
Here’s everything included in Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle:
- Ali-A skin (Matroix, Ultra-Armor Matroix, Sapphire Paragon, Sapphire Paragon (Revealed), Titanium Tac, and Titanium Tac (Revealed) Styles)
- Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling (Ali-Tech Plasmawings alt Style)
- Ali-Tech Plasmawings Glider (built into the Outfit)
- Ali-Tech Staff Pickaxe
- The Blue A Wrap
- Lil’ Diplodoculus Emote
How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite
Fortnite players can unlock the free Ali-A Spray by completing a challenge inside the Ali-A Experience island.
After the Quest goes live following the 20.40 update, players need to “Eliminate 15 opponents at the Ali-A Experience” and then they’ll unlock the Ali-A Was Here Spray. Players will have until May 29 to unlock it.
Here’s everything you need to do following Fortnite’s 20.40 update on May 17:
- Launch Fortnite
- Enter the Island Code: 5135-8778-2901
- Drop into the Ali-A Experience Island
- Pick up a weapon at the entrance and eliminate 15 opponents
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How to call in an Air Strike on a tank in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2
Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Week 8 Quest to call in an Air Strike on a tank.
One of the Fortnite Season 2, Week 8 Quests tasks you with calling in an Air Strike on a tank, but you’ll need to where to find one first and we’ll go over everything that you need to know.
A new set of challenges is available in Week 8, and one of them requires you to call in an Air Strike to destroy a tank. This guide will cover how you can find an Air Strike and use it to complete this Quest.
How to find an Air Strike in Fortnite
You can pick up an Air Strike as floor loot, or from Chests and Supply Drops around the island. However, it’s a Legendary item, so it may take a while before you’re actually able to find one in Fortnite.
You’ll just have to keep an eye out and hope that the Air Strike is nearby. We recommend visiting some of the best Fortnite landing spots on the map that are rich with high-tier loot to increase your chances of finding this item.
After you have acquired an Air Strike, you can find Fortnite tank locations in areas controlled by the Imagined Order. You should try heading over to Command Cavern as that location has two tanks close by.
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Here’s how you can call in an Air Strike on a tank:
- Head to a tank location on the Fortnite map
- Equip the Air Strike
- Aim at the tank
- Press fire
The Air Strike launches 20 missiles and takes place for a duration of eight seconds. The good news is that these tanks don’t need to have a driver in them, so you can just blow up an empty one without having to battle it.
Once you’ve successfully called in an Air Strike on a tank, this weekly challenge will be marked as complete and you’ll be rewarded with 20,000 XP for your efforts. That covers everything you need to know about completing this Quest.
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