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Best Fortnite controller settings: Sensitivity, Building, preferred item slots

If you’re looking to build faster and shoot straighter in Fortnite Chapter 3, try out these controller settings and binds.

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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.


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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.

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.

Movement

  • Toggle Sprint: Off
  • Auto-Open Doors: Off
  • Mantle Activation: Hold Jump

Combat

  • 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

Building

  • 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.

Input

  • 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.

Sensitivity

  • 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.

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.

You can also check out the best Fortnite PC settings to maximize frames per second.

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How to collect Mech Parts from Fishing Holes in Fortnite

Here’s how you can collect Mech Parts from Fishing Holes in the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quests.

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You’ll need to visit Fishing Holes to collect Mech Parts in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s Resistance Quests, so here’s how you can get this done, as well as a map of their locations.

The Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Battle Pass has various cosmetics for you to unlock, and the best way to progress through all the Battle Pass tiers is by completing Weekly Quests that help you level up fast.

One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quests tasks you with collecting Mech Parts from Fishing Holes across the map. We’ll go over where you can find these locations on the island and get this done.

Fortnite Fishing Holes locations map

The good news is that Fishing Holes aren’t hard to find, as they exist in most bodies of water across the Fortnite map. You’ll know you’ve found one if you see white ripples in the water along with signs of underwater creatures.

Visiting Fishing Holes provides you the opportunity to catch fish with different effects such as regenerating your health or instantly killing enemies. While these spots can be found all over the island, some are richer than others.

Here are the best Fishing Hole locations in Fortnite:

  • In the center of Loot Lake, just east of Fortress
  • Around Fisher’s Paradise, west of Logjam Lumberyard
  • Around Lofty Lighthouse, north of Sleepy Sound
  • Between Cuddle Cruisers and Looper Landing, just east of the Daily Bugle
  • West of Launchpad island, just south of the Daily Bugle
  • Between Seven Outpost VII and Launchpad
  • East of Outpost IV, just south of Condo Canyon
  • East of Turbine island, just south of Greasy Grove

How to collect Mech Parts from Fortnite Fishing Holes

In order to complete this Resistance Quest, you’ll need a fishing tool like a harpoon or a fishing rod. You can normally find these inside barrels, chests, or as good loot near fishing areas.

Once you’ve acquired a fishing tool, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit a Fishing Spot,
  2. Equip your fishing rod
  3. Hold the action button to set the angle of your cast
  4. Let go of the button once it’s at the center of the fishing spot to throw the line
  5. Wait for something to tug your line
  6. Use the action button to start reeling in your catch

If you see Mech Parts appear in the water after this, you’ll have to dive in and swim towards them in order to collect them. Just keep fishing until you find 3 Mech Parts to complete Resistance Quest and you’ll earn 23,000 XP.


For more Fortnite, you can also check out our guide on the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations as well as these leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics.

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How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite: Upgrade Bench locations

Here’s how you can find and use upgrade benches on the Fortnite map to increase your weapon rarity during matches,

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Looking to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite? Then you’ll need to visit one of Fortnite’s Upgrade Benches. Check out our handy guide on these useful stations, complete with a map of everywhere they can be found.

When you hop into a game of Fortnite, your first task is to find powerful weapons that you can use to eliminate opponents. Epic’s battle royale has plenty of guns available, including Exotic and Mythic weapons that could help you secure that Victory Royale.

You also have the option of improving your weapons by visiting Upgrade Benches, and one of the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests requires you to use these to upgrade a Sideways Weapon.

Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading weapons in Fortnite.

Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations

The Fortnite map features Upgrade Benches at 21 different locations, so you should never be too far away from finding one. You can consult the map from Fortnite.GG and check out the locations below.

Here are the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations:

  1. In the middle of Logjam Lumberyard
  2. Inside the gas station west of Logjam Lumberyard
  3. Near Washout Wharf’s docks just north of Logjam Lumberyard
  4. Inside the gas station at Sleepy Sound
  5. Inside a gas station at Camp Cuddle
  6. Inside the gas station that’s north of The Fortress
  7. At the gas station in Coney Crossroads
  8. Inside a garage that’s east of the Daily Bugle
  9. In the center of Launchpad island which is located south of the Daily Bugle
  10. In the gas station on the south side of Tilted Towers
  11. At a gas station that’s southwest of Sanctuary
  12. At a gas station on the east side of The Joneses
  13. Inside a gas station on the south side of Greasy Grove
  14. Inside a shed on The Minnows’ docks, just west of Greasy Grove
  15. The east side of Turbine island that’s located south of Greasy Grove
  16. Inside the tower on the west side of Rocky Reels
  17. Inside a garage near Butter Barn, just south of Rocky Reels
  18. Next to the bus station in the middle of Synapse Station
  19. In a garage on the south side of Chonker’s Speedway
  20. In a garage on the north side of Chonker’s Speedway
  21. At a gas station on the north side of Condo Canyon

How to use Fortnite Upgrade Benches

Once you’ve found an Upgrade Bench, you just need to approach it, press interact, and follow the prompt to upgrade your weapon’s rarity. This process will require you to spend Gold Bars at the Upgrade Bench.

Here’s how much it costs to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite:

  • Common (grey) > Uncommon (green): 200 Gold Bars
  • Uncommon (green) > Rare (blue): 300 Gold Bars
  • Rare (blue) > Epic (purple): 400 Gold Bars
  • Epic (purple) > Legendary (orange): 500 Gold Bars

That covers everything that you need to know about upgrading weapons at Upgrade Benches in Fortnite! Be sure to visit one of these locations the next time you drop into a game and give your weapons a boost.


For more Fortnite, take a look at all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics and how to complete Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Quests

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How to complete Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests

Here’s everything that you need to know in order to complete the brand-new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

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There are brand-new challenges for you to tackle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2, and here’s how you can complete the new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

Fortnite’s 20.40 update patch went live on May 17, adding plenty of brand-new content for players to enjoy in Chapter 3, Season 2, including the arrival of Ali-A’s Icon Series as well as new Sideways weapons.

The update has brought new challenges for players to complete in the form of the Sideways Showdown Week Quests, and we’ll go over everything that you need to know to complete these.

Fortnite’s Sideways Showdown Week Quests require you to use Sideways weapons to complete tasks such as dealing damage to your opponents or upgrading the weapons at upgrade benches.

Here are the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests:

  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (1500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (4500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (10000)
  • Upgrade a Sideways weapon at an upgrade bench. (1)
  • Overheat any Sideways gun. (1)
  • Collect a Sideways Minigun and a Sideways Rifle in a single match. (2)
  • Defeat IO forces with Sideways Minigun. (5)
  • Damage opponents from 40 or more meters with the Sideways Rifle. (150)

Many of these challenges are fairly straightforward, and you can get them done in a single match. You’ll first need to collect Sideways weapons like the Sideways Rifle and Minigun from chests and ground loot on the map.

You can then use them to dish out damage to enemies, and firing them continuously for eight seconds will cause the weapons to become overheated, completing another Sideways Showdown Week Quest.

Upgrade benches can be found at different locations across the Fortnite map, and you can visit any one of them to upgrade your weapon. We’ll be sure to cover where you can find these in a separate guide.

That covers everything you need to know in order to quickly complete the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests. These will remain available until May 24 so be sure to complete them before then.


For more Fortnite content, be sure to also check out all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics as well as our guide on how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS with Cloud Gaming & GeForce Now.

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