Best Keybinds Fortnite

If you’re new to Fortnite on mouse and keyboard, or just looking to swap your controls, you’ll want to use the best keybind in Fortnite!

Updated on Aug 04, 2023
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Best Keybinds Fortnite

Fortnite is unique because of the insane amount of inputs Epic Games included in the game. Even other intricate games like Elden Ring don’t compare to the amount of keybinds Epic Games programmed in Fortnite Battle Royale, so it’s understandable you’re looking for help with Fortnite keybinds. There’s no easier way to find yourself repeatedly eliminated in Fortnite Battle Royale than using poor keybinds. Therefore, you need to equip the best Fortnite keybinds to get after some Victory Royale’s!

What are the Best Fortnite Keybinds for Movement?

When it comes to deciding on movement keybinds in Fortnite the answer is pretty straight forward. Almost every Fortnite player has agreed upon similar movement controls.

Movement MechanicsKeybind
Move Forward
W
Move Left
A
Move Backwards
S
Move Right
D
Jump
Space
Crouch
L CTRL

Like I said, there isn’t much debate over the best movement keybinds, so you can swap over to the standard WASD movement and never look back!

What are the Best Fortnite Keybinds for Combat?

Unlike movement keybinds, different players have different preferences when it comes to Fortnite combat keybinds. Even pro players who play in the Fortnite World Cup can’t agree on one standardized set of keybinds. With that said, I’ll tell you my favorite Fortnite keybinds for combat.

Movement Mechanics
Keybind
Combat Mechanics
Keybinds
Fire
Left Mouse Button
Aim Down Sights
Right Mouse Button
Reload
R
Use
G
Harvesting Tool
1
Weapon Slot 1
2
Weapon Slot 2
3
Weapon Slot 3
4
Weapon Slot 4
5
Weapon Slot 5
6
Inventory
Left Tab
Ping
Push Down Mouse Wheel
Map
M

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Since the best Fortnite keybinds for combat are debated, I’ll give you another set of keybinds used by some pro players as an alternative.

Ninja Combat Keybindings

The pro players keybinds we’re going to take a look at come from Ninja, who was Fortnite’s biggest streamer at the games peak. If you want to check out a Ninja Fortnite skin check out Fortnite Skins in Real Life!

Movement MechanicsKeybind
Combat Mechanics
Keybinds
Fire
Left Mouse Button
Aim Down Sights
Right Mouse Button
Reload
R
Use
G
Harvesting Tool
1
Weapon Slot 1
2
Weapon Slot 2
3
Weapon Slot 3
4
Weapon Slot 4
5
Weapon Slot 5
6
Inventory
Left Tab
Ping
Push Down Mouse Wheel
Map
M

As you can see, when it comes to combat some keybinds should be standard. For example the Fire and Aim Down Sights mechanics should never be unbinded from your mouse button s. However, other keybinds like weapon slots can be swapped to your preference. Speaking of weapon slots, if you want to know the best weapons to carry check out The Best Shotguns In Fortnite.

What are the Best Fortnite Keybinds for Building?

Remember when I said combat keybinds are debated? Well building keybinds are an even more hotly contested subject in the Fortnite community. Like before, I’ll start off with the keybinds I use, and then show you a pro players keybinds for an alternative option.

Building Mechanics
Keybinds
Crouch While Building
Left CTRL
Crouch While Editing
Left CTRL
Wall Building Slot
Thumb Mouse Button 1
Stairs Building Slot
Thumb Mouse Button 2
Roof Building Slot
Q
Floor Building Slot
E
Trap
T
Place Building
Left Mouse Button
Repair
H
Rotate
J
Change Building Material
C
Building Edit
F
Select Building Edit
Left Mouse Button
Reset Building Edit
Right Mouse Button

Admittedly, there are some out of the norm keybinds in my settings. For example, most players opt to use their mouse wheel for Reset Building Edit, but I feel I can perform a reset edit quicker with mouse clicks. Additionally, my rotate buttonJ is out of the norm, because I rarely rotate builds in game.

Best Building Keybinds without thumb mouse button s

There you are, two fantastic Fortnite keybind settings for building. But wait! What if you don’t have thumb mouse button s? Don’t worry, I have one more set of keybinds that doesn’t use thumb mouse button s.

Building Mechanics
Keybinds
Crouch While Building
Left CTRL
Crouch While Editing
Left CTRL
Wall Building Slot
F1
Stairs Building Slot
F2
Roof Building Slot
F3
Floor Building Slot
F4
Trap
T
Place Building
Left Mouse Button
Repair
F
Rotate
R
Change Building Material
Right Mouse Button
Building Edit
G
Select Building Edit
Left Mouse Button
Reset Building Edit
Right Mouse Button

Perfect! Now we have Fortnite building keybind settings for any player, even those of you without thumb mouse button s.

However, if you want to mix up your gameplay and try out inverted controls, be sure to check out our guide on How To Invert Controls in Fortnite.

What are the Best Targeting Sensitivity Settings?

With consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One allowing players to use a keyboard and gaming mouse, the amount of players looking for the best gaming mouse targeting sensitivity settings has increased.


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To get the best answers, let’s look at some of the pro players we’ve already mentioned in regards to keybinds. Here are Bugha’s Fortnite mouse settings:

Mouse OptionsSelected Settings
DPI
800
X-Axis Sensitivity
6.0%
Y-Axis Sensitivity
6.0%
Hz
1000
Targeting Sensitivity
30.3%
Scope Sensitivity
39.2%
Trap
T
Place Building
Left Mouse Button
Repair
F
Rotate
R
Change Building Material
Right Mouse Button
Building Edit
G
Select Building Edit
Left Mouse Button
Reset Building Edit
Right Mouse Button

Keep in mind, some of these settings like DPI, are specific to your gaming mouse, and some will need to be changed in the Fortnite settings menu.


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Using a DPI calculator we can measure these players' effective dots per inch (eDPI) and calculate their true sensitivity. Bugha has an eDPI of 48, and Ninja has an eDPI of 68. While Ninja still has a higher sensitivity, it isn’t as high as you may have guessed at first glance. 

Now that you have some options to select the best Fortnite keybinds, I’m sure you’ll be on your way to some Fortnite Victory Royale’s in Fortnite Chapter 3! Hopefully you can even get a few dubs in before Fortnite Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 3 ends. You’re going to want an awesome pickaxe like CS GO’s Ursus Knife, so check out the Rarest Fortnite Pickaxes. You can also check out The Best 50 Skins For You To Stand Out In Fortnite for a baller skin to equip.

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