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Best Fortnite keybinds and settings for mouse & keyboard

Here are the best Fortnite keybinds and settings to maximize your comfort and reaction time when playing on keyboard and mouse in Season 7.

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Whether you’re brand new to playing Fortnite on keyboard and mouse or are looking for a change, here are the best settings and keybinds to maximize your comfort and reaction time when moving, fighting, and building.

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, we’ve put together keybinds that shouldn’t take you too long to get to grips with. With early access to new skins being awarded through in-game tournaments, you want to be playing Fortnite at your best.

Feel free to adjust them to be more comfortable for you, though. We should also note that when aiming with 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 there’s no reason to deviate from the norm.

  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Left: A
  • Move Backward: S
  • Move Right: D
  • Jump: Space Bar
  • Crouch: Left CTRL
  • 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.

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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

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  • 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: Assault Rifle
    • Loadout Slot 2: Shotgun
    • Loadout Slot 3: SMG
    • Loadout Slot 4: Consumable Item
    • Loadout Slot 5: Consumable Item

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, using the Preferred Item Slot system makes switching weapons with muscle memory much easier. With this enabled, picking up a weapon will assign it to its assigned categories slot. So, when you’re scrambling around in the early game to get what you can, your weapons will always be where you want them to be.


These keybinds and settings keep everything at your fingertips, maximizing your comfort reaction time while build-fighting in Fortnite. If you also play in a controller, it’s well worth using the best controller settings too.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 Character Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to complete the Weekly and Character Quests for a ton of bonus XP.

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Fortnite Season 8 Punchcard characters

Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing, and the Legendary and Epic Quests have been swapped out for Punchcards. Here’s how to complete Season 8’s new Character Punchcard, as well as all of the other Character Punchcard Quests in one handy place.

Fortnite’s Weekly Quests return in Season 8, but with a twist. This season, Punchcards have returned, offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars completing the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Here’s Season 8’s Week 2 Character Punchcard Quests, and all of the other Character Punchcard Quests to be completed over the course of the season.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 Wrath Punchcard Quests

Fortnite Wrath at Stealthy Stronghold

It appears that more Fortnite Character Punchcards will be added every Tuesday of Fortnite Season 8, offering players 80,000 XP for completing the five Quests.

For Week 2, Wrath was added to the island and brought the Escaped Tenant questline.

Here are Wrath’s Character Punchcard Quests added in Season 8 Week 2:

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (2) – 12,500 XP
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (100) – 14,000 XP
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (1) – 16,000 XP
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (1) – 18,000 XP
  5. Complete a bounty (1) – 20,000 XP

First, you’ll need to find Wrath and speak to him to begin the Quests. He can be found in the remains of Stealthy Stronghold, west of the abandoned IO Base. Simply speak with him and he’ll give you the challenges.

With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to find a recon scanner in the remnants of Deep Woods Dish. These abandoned IO Dish Stations have IO chests that offer tech weapons, so keep searching until you find a recon scanner, and then shoot it at two enemies so they’re highlighted.

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The Deep Woods Dish station has a jump pad attached to it, so you’ll be able to fly on out and complete the second Quest in the meantime.

New to Season 8, NPCs can give you a storm forecast for where the next circle will be. Torin, Pitstop, J.B. Chimpanksi all reveal future storm circles, so you can refer to our NPC locations guide to find them.

And the final two Quests are all about completing Bounties. Luckily, we have a full guide on Season 8’s Bounty Boards and how to complete Bounties, so it’s well worth your time checking out our guide.

What are Fortnite Character Punchcards?

Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

You must visit specific characters and then complete the five Quests that they will assign you. You’ll get 12,000 XP for completing the first, and it will go up by 2,000 XP for each one completed – giving 80,000 XP for each completed Character Punchcard.

More Character Punchcards are expected to be added each week, so stay tuned.

All Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

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Fabio Sparklemane

  1. Use a Zipline (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy five pieces of furniture at Apres Ski (14,000 XP)
  3. Dance at two different alien crash sites (16,000 XP)
  4. Dance for two seconds after damaging an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Dance for five seconds while in the sideways (20,000 XP)

Pitstop

  1. Refuel a vehicle with gas (12,000 XP)
  2. Travel 500 distance while in a vehicle (14,000 XP)
  3. Destroy mailboxes with a vehicle (16,000 XP)
  4. Get two seconds of air time with a vehicle (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with an overturned car to flip it rightside up ​(20,000 XP)

Penny

  1. Destroy five opponent structures (12,000 XP)
  2. Build five structures at Craggy Cliffs (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest metal from both Weeping Woods and Steamy Stacks (16,000 XP)
  4. Hit four weakpoints while harvesting (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of an ally-built structure (20,000 XP

The Brat

  1. Open a cash register (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy three couches or beds (14,000 XP)
  3. Complete a quest from another character (16,000 XP)
  4. Purchase a weapon of Rare rarity or higher from a character or Weapon-O-Matic (18,000 XP)
  5. Damage opponents with weapons of Rare rarity or higher (20,000 XP)

Madcap

  1. Destroy a farming tractor (12,000 XP)
  2. Forage two mushrooms (14,000 XP)
  3. Craft a weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Destroy two refrigerators (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume an apple and a banana (20,000 XP)

Toona Fish

  1. Visit three different named locations (12,000 XP)
  2. Dance within 10m of an IO guard (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit the Aftermath (16,000 XP)
  4. Pop the tires on five vehicles (18,000 XP)
  5. Buy an item from a character ​(20,000 XP)

Torin

  1. Enter the Sideways (12,000 XP)
  2. Collect a Sideways weapon (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 100 damage to players with a Sideways weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate ten cube monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a Sideways encounter (20,000 XP)

Dark Jonesy

  1. Collect a shotgun and shells at Steamy Stacks (12,000 XP)
  2. Stoke a campfire (14,000 XP)
  3. Crouch within ten meters of an opponent for two seconds (16,000 XP)
  4. Cause 150 headshot damage on monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Defeat two waves of Cube Monsters in The Sideways anomaly (20,000 XP)

Kitbash

  1. Collect nuts and bolts (12,000 XP)
  2. Craft an item (14,000 XP)
  3. Upgrade a weapon at a weapon bench (16,000 XP)
  4. Honk a vehicle’s horn within 10m of an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Survive three storm phases ​(20,000 XP)

Charlotte

  1. Collect an assault rifle and a grenade (12,000 XP)
  2. Reach max shields (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate 2 IO Guards (18,000 XP)
  5. Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (20,000 XP)

Scuba Jonesy

  1. Swim at both Lake Canoe and Lazy Lake (12,000 XP)
  2. Submerge a driven vehicle into a large body of water (14,000 XP)
  3. Throw a fish back in the water (16,000 XP)
  4. Hunt one wildlife (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume a fish and a meat in a single match (20,000 XP)

Dusk

  1. Ring a doorbell until it breaks (12,000 XP)
  2. Damage an opponent within 30 seconds of landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 75 pistol damage from above (16,000 XP)
  4. Get an elimination with a Pistol, SMG, or Shotgun in the Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Finish a downed enemy with Harvesting Tool ​(20,000 XP)

Baba Yaga

  1. Mark a Medkit, a Bandage, and a Small Shield Potion (12,000 XP)
  2. Use any of the services of a Mending Machine (14,000 XP)
  3. Consume foraged items (16,000 XP)
  4. Restore health with fish (18,000 XP)
  5. Use a Bandage or a Medkit in The Sideways (20,000 XP)

Kor

  1. Collect a sniper rifle (12,000 XP)
  2. Deal 150 damage with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (14,000 XP)
  3. Get two headshots with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (16,000 XP)
  4. Deal damage within 30 seconds of hiding in a haystack, dumpster, or a Flusher (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote on top of a mountain (20,000 XP)

J.B. Chimpanski

  1. Make a donation to the war effort donation box (12,000 XP)
  2. Deliver a car to the Weather Station (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest 100 metal from an alien crash site (16,000 XP)
  4. Talk to three characters (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with a mounted turret (20,000 XP)

Wrath

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (12,500 XP)
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (16,000 XP)
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a bounty (20,000 XP)

For more Fortnite, check out all the Fortnite Season 8 Exotic Weapons locations, and stay tuned for more Punchcard guides.

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How to get Fortnite Balenciaga cosmetics: Outfits, Backblings & free Sprays

Fortnite Season 8 includes a crossover with luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, so here’s how to get all of the associated cosmetics.

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Fortnite’s latest crossover is with luxury fashion house Balenciaga, so here’s how to get your hands on all of the deluxe cosmetics arriving in Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 is continuing the trend of ambitious pop-culture crossovers, bringing Carnage and Naruto to the game. In true Fortnite fashion, the crossovers only get more ambitious, this time collaborating with high-end fashion house Balenciaga.

A ton of Balenciaga Outfits, Backblings, Pickaxes, and more, are coming to the battle royale, along with new challenges to earn some free goodies.

Here’s how to get your hands on all of the Balenciaga Fortnite crossover cosmetics.

How to get Balenciaga cosmetics in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Balenciaga Game Knights outfit

The majority of the Balenciaga cosmetics arrived in Fortnite’s Item Shop on September 20 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM PT / 1 AM BST (September 21).

Each bundle usually costs 2,700 V-Bucks, but they are currently reduced to 1,800 V-Bucks. Of course, you can also purchase the items separately.

From the Item Shop, you can purchase:

  • Unchained Ramirez Outfit (1,500 V-Bucks)
  • Shady Doggo Outfit (1,200 V-Bucks)
  • Fashion Banshee Outfit (1,500 V-Bucks)
  • Game Knight Outfit (1,200 V-Bucks)
  • Logo Lugger Back Bling (included with Unchained Ramirez)
  • Skate Pocket Duffle Back Bling (included with Game Knight)
  • Everyday Sleekpack Back Bling (included with Fashion Banshee)
  • Camo Carrier Back Bling (included with Shady Doggo)
  • Speed Sneaker Pickaxe (800 V-Bucks)
  • Parasail Purse Glider (800 V-Bucks)
  • Signature Look Wrap (300 V-Bucks)
  • The Look Emote (300 V-Bucks)

Also, the Shady Dogg outfit is based on a real-life Fortnite x Balenciaga collaboration, which you can purchase in Balenciagas stores and on the website.

How to get free Balenciaga Sprays in Fortnite

Fortnite Free Balenciaga Sprays

There are also some free Balenciaga Sprays you can unlock as part of their collaboration with Fortnite.

The Shady Doggo character will offer you two Quests, and you’ll get the free Sprays for completing them. These Quests are now live and will last until September 28.

To unlock the Fashion Doggo Spray and Knight Looks Spray, you’ll need to:

  • Emote in front of Shady Doggo graffiti at Retail Row, Believer Beach, or Steamy Stacks (1)
  • Collect Triple S sneakers in the Strange Times Featured Hub (40)

Once you’ve completed these two challenges, the Balenciaga Sprays will be in your inventory.

How to emote in front of Shady Doggo graffiti

Fortnite Shady Doggo Spray location
  1. Load into Fortnite Battle Royale
  2. Land in or outside Retail Row
  3. Head to the wall at the back of the Noms Store
  4. Emote in front of the Shady Doggo spraypaint

As indicated by the challenge, you need to find Shady Doggo graffiti in either Retail Row, Believer Beach, or Steamy Stacks. Once you find it, you just need to do an emote and the challenge will be complete.

We recommend heading the back of the Noms store in Retail Row to quickly get this challenge done. You’ll see three Shady Doggos spraypainted on the wall, so simply dance in front of it, the Quest will be complete and you’ll get the Fashion Doggo Spray.

How to collect Triple S Sneakers

Fortnite Triple S Sneaker in Creative hub
  1. Load into Fortnite Creative
  2. Search around the Strange Times Featured Hub for sneakers
  3. Approach 40 of them
  4. If you’re struggling, listen out for the hum they emit

Triple S sneakers can be found all over the Strange Times Featured Hub. Simply load into Creative, and you’ll find sneakers all over the area. You don’t need to interact with them, just step near and you’ll collect them.

There are tons of sneakers around so you won’t have any trouble completing this challenge. But if you only have a few left and you’re struggling, listen out for the humming sound that they emit.

Collect 40 sneakers and the Knight Looks Spray will be yours.


For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete the first batch of Punchcard Quests and check out the best weapons in Season 8.

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Fortnite Donation Board locations: How to vote to unvault items

Here’s everything you need to know about Donation Boards in Fortnite, including the locations where you can find them to vote on returning items.

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Donation Boards have appeared across Fortnite island during Season 8, so we’ll go over what they’re for and where you can find them on the map.

With Fortnite Season 8 well underway, you can check out all of the new content in the game, including new Cosmic Chestscosmeticsbounties, and weapons. There’s also a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

One of the new additions to the battle royale is the Fortnite Donation Boards. These have been popping up around the Island, and this guide will cover everything you need to know about them, including their locations.

What Are Donation Boards in Fortnite?

Donation Board in Fortnite

The Donation Boards on Fortnite Island look like any regular boards with flyers on them. Once you interact with them, you’ll get a chance to decide which item should be brought to the map.

You can donate 50 Gold Bars towards whichever item you want to see as future loot, with the first item to hit 100% Funded becoming immediately unlocked and ready for use.

There are plenty of unique weapons to choose from in Fortnite Season 8. These include the new Sideways weapons and the few Exotic Weapons currently left in the battle royale.

By donating to these boards, you have the rare opportunity to decide which of these fantastic weapons can become easily accessible to you the next time you hop into a match of Fortnite.

Fortnite Donation Board locations

Donation Board Locations in Fortnite

Donation Boards are mainly located next to POIs on the map. You can currently find a total of 12 scattered around Fortnite Island, and you can often find Turret Boards right next to them.

Once you get to one of these, you’ll have the chance to decide which weapon makes its way to Fortnite Island. This gives you more control over the Battle Royale than before.

Be sure to cast your vote when you come across one of these. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out the Gold Cube location and travel path in Fortnite Season 8.

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