Whether you’re brand new to playing Fortnite on keyboard and mouse or are looking for some new keybinds, here are the best settings and keybinds to maximize your comfort and reaction time.
Fighting in Fortnite is a lot more complex than just aiming and shooting. You’ll have to build, edit, and hit shots to win fights. The key to having the best keybinds is making everything feel natural and accessible.
By looking at several high-profile Fortnite players such as Bugha and Vivid, we’ve put together keybinds that shouldn’t take you too long to get to grips with. Feel free to adjust them to be more comfortable for you, though.
We should also note that when aiming on a mouse, sensitivity and DPI settings are 100% down to personal preference, so just use whatever works for you.
Best movement keybinds for Fortnite
These keybinds are what you’ll find in most shooters on PC, so if it ain’t broke…
- Move Forward: W
- Move Left: A
- Move Backward: S
- Move Right: D
- Jump: Space Bar
- Crouch: Left Shift
- Open Map: M
Best movement settings for Fortnite
- Toggle Sprint: Off
- Sprint by Default: On
- Sprint Cancels Reloading: Off
- Auto Open Doors: On
Having Auto Open Doors enabled will be a massive help if you accidentally edit a door, as you’ll go straight through it without slowing down.
Best Building keybinds for Fortnite
You’ll need to be able to build fast to keep up with other players in Fortnite, so we’ve put together keybinds that will keep everything at your fingertips.
Building is spread out between the keyboard and the mouse so that one hand isn’t having to do everything, making building easier and faster.
Here are the best building keybinds for Fortnite:
- Crouch While Building: Left Shift
- Wall: Q
- Floor: Mouse 4
- Stairs: E
- Roof: Mouse 5
- Trap: T
- Place Building: Left Mouse Button
- Repair/Upgrade: H
- Rotate Building: R
- Change Building Material: Right Mouse Button
- Building Edit: F and Mouse Wheel Up
- Crouch While Editing: Left Shift
- Select Building Edit: Left Mouse Button
- Reset Building Edit: Mouse Wheel Up
To quickly reset an edit to protect yourself from incoming fire, you should bind both the ‘Reset Building Edit’ and the secondary ‘Building Edit’ to Mouse Wheel Up. This seamlessly resets and confirms the edit in one motion, vastly increasing your editing speed. This tactic is commonly known as “scroll wheel reset.”
Best building settings for Fortnite
- Reset Build Choice: On
- Disable Pre-Edit Option: On
- Turbo Building: On
- Confirm Edit on Release: On
Best combat keybinds for Fortnite
You want all of your weapons to be accessible without having to move your hand.
While building and fighting, having your weapons on the number keys makes the transition between building and pulling out a weapon quick and easy.
Here are the best keybinds and settings for fighting in Fortnite:
- Fire: Left Mouse Button
- Target: Right Mouse Button
- Reload: R
- Use: Mouse Wheel Down and X
- Harvesting Tool: 1
- Weapon Slot 1: 2
- Weapon Slot 2: 3
- Weapon Slot 3: 4
- Weapon Slot 4: 5
- Weapon Slot 5: 6
- Toggle Inventory: Tab
- Ping / Place Marker: Left Alt
You want to have your inventory button as Tab. If you get attacked while your hand is away from your movement keys, the split second it takes to move back could be the difference between life and death.
Best combat settings for Fortnite
- Hold to Swap Pickup: On
- Toggle Targeting: Off
- Mark Danger when Targeting: On
- Auto Pick Up Weapons: Off
- Auto Sort Consumables to Right: On
By enabling Hold to Swap Pickup, you can easily swap out your current weapon for one on the ground, giving you much more control over your inventory. By binding Use to both Scroll Wheel and X, you can pick up items normally with the Scroll Wheel, then swap out a specific item with X when you need to.
Also, Auto Sorting Consumables to the right makes inventory management much easier in the early game.
These keybinds and settings keep everything at your fingertips, maximizing your comfort reaction time while build-fighting in Fortnite.
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Fortnite Ant-Man skin leaked as next Marvel crossover for Season 5
Fortnite data miners have discovered that the next hunter skin to come to Chapter 2, Season 5 is Marvel’s Ant-Man.
Fortnite is set to further bolster its roster of Marvel Superheroes, with data miners uncovering Ant-Man as the next Hunter to join Season 5.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 went all-in on superhero content. Avengers and X-Men joined the battle royale fray and Stark Industries arrived as a POI on the map. This super-hero-themed season ended with Marvel characters and Fortnite players joining forces to defeat Galactus – which brought us into Season 5.
Over the course of Season 5, Jonesy has brought hunters to the island from various universes and pop culture. We’ve seen The Mandalorian, Master Chief, Predator, and The Terminator arrive over the course of the season.
Season 6 is set to launch around March 16, but it appears Epic Games are going to treat players to at least one last hunter before the season ends.
An image and audio files discovered by Fortnite data miner VastBlast strongly hint at Marvel superhero Ant-Man’s arrival.
Popular and reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX confirmed this theory by tweeting on March 5 that “The next hunter is confirmed to be Ant-Man!”
Ant-Man was a notable exclusion from Season 4, especially when he had his own POI, Ant Manor.
However, it appears Jonesy has recruited him to help stabilize the Zero Point. Some crazy stuff with the Zero Point is expected to happen at the end of Season 5, and Ant-Man could very well tie into this. Ant-Man can shrink down so small that he enters the Quantum Realm, which may be a valuable skill Jonesy is looking for.
How to get Ant-Man skin in Fortnite
No information has been revealed on how Ant-Man will enter the Fortnite fray, but by looking at how previous new pop culture characters have been added, we can make an educated prediction.
It’s highly likely that Ant-Man will come to the Item Shop alongside a series of cosmetic items associated with the character. We’re not sure on a release date, but with the end of Season 5 quickly nearing the horizon, it’ll most likely arrive at some point in the week beginning March 8.
Fortnite often releases male and female versions of their most popular skins, so it’s very likely that we will also be seeing The Wasp come to Fortnite either at the same time as, or not long after, Ant-Man arrives.
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When does Fortnite Season 6 start? Chapter 2 Season 5 end date
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 is almost here, so here’s when Season 5 ends, and everything we know about the next major update.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is now nearing its end, but how long does it have left, and when will Season 6 officially launch?
Fortnite divides its content up into Seasons, with Chapters dividing them up further. Once Fortnite reached the end of Season 10 in October 2019, the game moved onto Chapter 2. We’re now nearing the end Chapter 2, Season 5, so players have set their sights on what Season 6 will have in store.
Fortnite Season 4 ended on December 2 following a massive battle between Fortnite players, Marvel heroes, and Galactus. The game was down for a few hours and then Season 5, titled ‘Zero Point,’ kicked off in style.
How long does Season 5’s Battle Pass have left, and when does Season 6 start?
When does Fortnite Season 6 begin?
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 will end on March 16, 2021 with Season 6 likely to follow directly after it.
Official Fortnite channels have confirmed that the Battle Pass will end on March 16, so it’s safe to assume that Season 6 will begin during the week beginning March 15.
Popular and reliable leaker HYPEX has also revealed that Season 6 won’t be delayed, as the update has been added to the staging servers on March 5.
What will be in Fortnite Season 6?
Fortnite data miners already have an idea of what Season 5’s end event will look like. In the 15.50 update files, Mang0e discovered NPCs will be “teleported to wacky places by the Zero Point,” and Fort Tory discovered that audio will be distorted as we reach the event.
It’s likely Season 6 will feature significant map changes. We last saw Colossal Coliseum, Stealthy Stronghold, and the return of fan-favorite location Tilted Towers.
The theme for next season’s content is anyone’s guess, but data miners have become adept at deciphering Epic Games’ plans so we’re likely to have a strong idea before it officially launches. There is a plethora of leaked content such as vehicle-based bosses, and the ability to sell your loot to NPCs for Gold that could arrive in Season 6.
As soon as we know more about Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6, we’ll be sure to update you.
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Fortnite leak reveals major tournament planned for Season 6
A recent Fortnite leak is pointing towards a major tournament planned for Season 6 – perhaps even an in-person LAN.
A new Fortnite leak is pointing towards a major tournament planned for Season 6.
It appears that through some Fortnite leaks that the possibility for a new LAN event could be on the horizon. With recent restrictions in place throughout the world, LAN events have been mostly absent throughout 2020.
Recently, players have been competing in the Fortnite Champion Series for the past year, with smaller events happening online.
Now, according to popular Fortnite leaker VastBlastt on Twitter, we may see some LAN events coming soon, as the Live Broadcasting server has recently been updated to the v16.00 version on an update posted on March 3, 2021.
The last time the client saw an update was in January 2020, during the Dreamhack Anaheim event, which was the final LAN before the health crisis shut down all in person LAN events for the remainder of 2020, and into 2021.
We are unaware on exactly what this could mean, as Epic Games have already confirmed we won’t be seeing a World Cup in 2021.
If this is in fact for a LAN event, this would be the second LAN event announced by a developer for 2021, as VALORANT developer Riot have already announced that a LAN event will be occurring during 2021.
Most likely though, is that this is just an update for the Live Broadcasting server, in preparation for future events that will be hosted in 2022, or maybe Epic Games plans to use the client for other reasons.
Regardless for the reasoning behind this update, we’ll sure find out in the coming months if this is related to a LAN event. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that conditions in the world improve so we can get back to in-person esports as soon as possible.
We’ll keep you updated if we hear any additional information.
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