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The best keybinds and settings for Fortnite on mouse & keyboard

Here are the best keybinds and settings to maximize your comfort and reaction time when playing Fortnite on keyboard and mouse.

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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.

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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.

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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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Are Fortnite servers down? Current Server Status

Are the Fortnite servers down? That is what players ask when they have trouble connecting to the game, so here is how to check the current server status.

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Are Fortnite Servers Down

It is always frustrating when the Fortnite servers go down and players can not connect to the popular game. However, there can be various reasons for when the Fortnite servers go down, so here is how to check the current server status.

Fortnite has skyrocketed over the past couple of years to become one of the most popular video games globally, with an awe-inspiring number of players having played the game.

With the arrival of Season 7 bringing a new Rick Sanchez skin, UFOs, a new ray gun, and much more, there are sure to be plenty of players who will be frustrated when the Fortnite servers go down.

This is why we have gathered together how you can check the current server status and what to look out for when you can not connect properly.

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Are Fortnite servers down?

No, the Fortnite servers are not currently down, and players should play the game without any troubles unless they are on their end.

We will update this piece whenever there are server outages and the developer’s updates of fixes for these issues when they are provided to the community.

Current Fortnite server status

It is important to note that the servers for the fan-favorite game will go down whenever there is a major update for the game, such as the most recent 3.19 update.

This is intentional, as Epic Games can not properly apply an update when there are millions of players on the servers, so they bring them down for a bit to apply updates correctly.

So if you are having trouble connecting, check to see if an update is being applied, which will likely be the reason.

However, if no update is being applied, you can go to the official Epic Games online service website, which contains an up-to-date server status for Fortnite and lets the community know when there is an outage.

You can also check the official Fortnite Status Twitter account. This account will post updates on the Fortnite servers being down and fixes Epic Games is applying to fix the problems.

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There is no doubt that having trouble connecting can be a headache, but these tips above will help keep you in the loop, so you know exactly what is going on when the Fortnite servers go down.

For more on Fortnite, check out how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to earn Gold Bars & spend them in Fortnite Season 7

Gold Bars are Fortnite Season 7’s currency, so here’s how to become rich, and where to spend your hard earned cash.

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Gold Bars are the currency in Fortnite and you can use them to purchase Exotic weapons, hire NPCs to fight for you, and more. Here’s how to get your hands on Gold Bars in Season 7.

Gold Bars are one of the most useful resources you can get your hands on in Fortnite Season 7. They’re relatively easy to gain and even better, you get to keep them between matches.

You can hire NPCs, upgrade your weapons, and even become a prop by purchasing items from NPCs. Here’s every way you can get your hands on Gold, and everything you can spend it on.

How to earn Gold bars in Fortnite Season 7

You can earn Gold Bars in a plethora of ways in Fortnite but some are more lucrative than others.

Here’s every way to earn Gold in Season 7.

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Loot

The easiest, but not necessarily the most lucrative, method of earning Gold Bars is by simply looting around the island.

Here are some examples of things you can breaks and loot for Gold in Season 7:

  • Chests
  • Rare Chests
  • Cash Registers
  • ATMs
  • Beds
  • Sofas

As you gear up for the game ahead, make sure you’re breaking and interacting with these objects to get some extra Gold.

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Eliminate players

While looting is a big part of battle royale games, your ultimate goal is to win. This means you’ll probably end up taking out a few players over the course of the match. Make sure to loot them afterward, as fallen players often drop around 8 Gold.

Complete bounties

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If you want to earn even more Gold Bars for eliminating players, then you can complete bounties. You’ll be given a player to hunt down and eliminate, and if you’re successful, you’ll be awarded a pile of Gold.

NPCs no longer give bounties this season, so you’ll need to find Bounty Boards around the map.

Here are the locations of each Bounty Board in Fortnite Season 7.

  • Slurpy Swamp
  • Hydro 16 east of Slurpy Swamp
  • Misty Meadows
  • Camp Cod
  • Catty Corner
  • Dirty Docks
  • The Orchard
  • FN Radio east of Craggy Cliffs
  • Bony Burbs
  • Weeping Woods
  • Believer Beach
  • Fancy View south-west of Believer Beach
  • Lockie’s Lighthouse on the north-west coast

How to spend Gold in Fortnite Season 7

Now you’ve got all of the Gold you need, you can start spending it. With the help of Fortnite.GG, here’s everything you can purchase with Gold Bars in Season 7.

Buy materials and Supply Drops

New to Season 7, some of the NPCs will allow you to purchase a cluster of Supply Drops for 1250 Gold Bars.

fortnite supply drop npcs

You can purchase Supply Drops from:

  • Marigold in Lazy Lake
  • Rook in the IO Base south-west of Dirty Docks
  • Riot at the bridge east of Misty Meadows

Random NPCs will also allow you to see the locations of nearby Chests, and you can also purchase extra materials with Gold.

Became a prop

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If you’re a more stealthy Fortnite player who liked to hide in bushes in Chapter 1, then turning into a prop is the next best thing. By approaching certain NPCs, you can spend 75 Gold to turn into a random prop such as a barrel or trashcan.

Here’s which NPCs turn you into a prop in Season 7:

  • Bushranger north of the Zero Point remains
  • Hayseed in Steel Farm
  • Abstrakt in Retail Row
  • Joey in Dirty Docks

Hire an NPC

If you feel like you might need some more help in scoring a Victory Royale, you can recruit certain NPCs to your side to fight for you.

So far in Season 7, the only NPC you can hire to fight for you is Special Forces at the bunker door near Catty Corner.

Purchase Exotic weapons

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NPCs in Fortnite also sell Exotic weapons that can give you a major advantage over your opponents. They don’t come cheap, costing as much as 500 Gold, but can dish out some serious damage.

Here’s where you can purchase Exotic weapons in Season 7.

  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: Purchased from Maven at the IO base between Craggy Cliffs and Steamy Stacks (400 Gold)
  • Marksman Six Shooter: Purchased from Abstrakt in Retail Row (400 Gold)
  • Storm Scout: Purchased from Riot at the bridge east of Misty Meadows (500 Gold)
  • Night Hawk: Purchased from Guggimon at Lockie’s Lighthouse (400 Gold)

Gold is an incredibly valuable resource in Fortnite, so save it and spend it well to score Victory Royales in Season 7.

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All Fortnite Exotic weapons and where to find them in Season 7

Exotic weapons are some of the rarest items in Fortnite, so here’s how you can get your hands on them in Chapter 2, Season 7.

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Fortnite exotic weapon locations

Fortnite Season 7 offers powerful Exotic weapons to help you score a Victory Royale, so here’s where you can find each of these rare items.

While you’re looting in Fortnite Season 7, you’ll want to wield the best weapons on offer. For the right amount of Gold Bars, NPCs will sell you Exotic weapons that deal more damage and have distinct attributes.

Getting your hands on these Mythic and Exotic weapons can put you at a significant advantage over your opponents, so are worth spending your hard-earned Gold Bars on to help score a Victory Royale.

Here’s every Exotic weapon in Fortnite Season 7 and where to find them.

Fortnite Season 7 Exotic weapon locations

Fortnite Exotic weapon locations

So far, there are five Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 7, but we can expect more to arrive as the season progresses.

Thanks to the website Fortnite.GG, we can see the locations of all Fortnite Season 7’s Exotic weapons. The only one not shown on the map is the Chug Cannon as it will appear randomly.

Slone’s Pulse Rifle (Mythic)

Fortnite slones pulse rifle

Slone’s Mythic Pulse Rifle is a much more powerful version of Season 7’s new Pulse Rifle.

To get your hands on the Mythic Pulse Rifle, you’ll need to find and defeat Doctor Slone in Corny Complex. This can be a tough task, so make sure you’re geared up before attacking her and the IO Guards around her.

Night Hawk

Fortnite Night Hawk

The Night Hawk revolver has a thermal scope to help pick out and accurately hit enemies at range.

The Night Hawk revolver is now in the hands of new character Guggimon who’s found at the lighthouse on the northwest of the island. They’re hostile at first, so you’ll need to defeat him before buying the Exotic weapon for 400 Gold Bars.

Storm Scout

Fortnite Storm Scout sniper rifle

The Storm Scout sniper rifle is one of the most expensive because it’s the most powerful, allowing you to see the next storm circle.

You’ll find the Storm Scout sniper rifle at the bridge east of Misty Meadows with the Riot NPC. He’s also hostile, so you’ll need to kill him once before purchasing the Storm Scout for 500 Gold Bars.

Shadow Tracker

Fortnite shadow tracker

Essentially a silenced pistol, the Shadow Tracker allows you to tag hit enemies and track their location.

Luckily, you don’t need to take on any NPC to get the Shadow Tracker pistol. Simply visit Maven at the IO base between Craggy Cliffs and Steamy Stacks and buy it from her for 400 Gold Bars.

Marksman Six Shooter

Fortnite Marksman Six Shooter

The Exotic Marksman Six Shooter has two fire modes – precise shots while ADSing, and fast fire and high damage while hip-firing. This weapon also does an insane amount of headshot damage.

Again, you’ll be able to get the Marksman Six Shooter without getting your hands dirty. Find Abstrakt in Retail Row and purchase it from him for 400 Gold Bars.

Chug Cannon

Fortnite Chug Cannon

The Chug Cannon heals whatever it hits. So you can shoot it at yourself, a teammate, or an enemy, for quick healing on the fly.

This powerful healing device will be dropped by defeated Living Loot Llamas around the Fortnite island.


We expect that more Mythic and Exotic weapons will be added over the course of Season 7, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all of their powers and locations.

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