How To Crouch In Fortnite

Fortnite has a lot of controls that might get confusing. Here is a guide about how to crouch in Fortnite that will help you with the controls!

How To Crouch In Fortnite
How To Crouch In Fortnite

Fortnite has many controls, including the mouse and keyboard for PC and controller buttons for consoles, that might confuse new players who are just starting to play the game. The following sections will teach you how to crouch on different Fortnite Battle Royale platforms. 

Different Methods On Crouching In Fortnite Battle Royale

Of course, crouching will be different on all platforms unless you use controllers on a PC. Here are all the possible ways to crouch in Fortnite.

How To Crouch In Fortnite PC

The usual keybind for crouch on a PC is the left ctrl key (control). It is as straightforward as that. If you have different keybinds, you can view the settings on the PC by clicking the three-box stack on the upper left side of your screen, then clicking the cogwheel with the same three-box stack in front of it.

After that, go to the controls in the settings menu, and you can change or check the keybind from there. You can change the controls to whatever you want, so make sure to have keybinds that you are most comfortable with. Nevertheless, the default keybinds for PC are good enough for any player, unless you want to be a quick builder and change several keys 

How To Crouch In Fortnite Playstation and Xbox One

For the Playstation, the crouch button is L1. It is the first upper left button in your PS controller. On the other hand, the crouch button for the Xbox One is the LB button, which is also located in the upper left side of your Xbox One controller. In a more simple way, here is how to crouch in Playstation and Xbox One:

  1. Find the buttons on the upper left side of your controller.
  2. Press L1 for the Playstation or press LB for Xbox One
  3. You can also view the photos below to get a glimpse of the usual control settings in Fortnite

Like the PC version of Fortnite Battle Royale, the game allows players to map or change their keybinds. However, the good news is that Xbox and Playstation have different configurations that instantly change the keybinds, such as the quick builder and combat pro configuration. 

The quick builder configuration has the same crouch button as the standard one. On the other hand, in order to crouch when using the combat pro configuration in Xbox One, you need to press the right analog stick and right thumb stick for the Playstation. Nevertheless, you can still map every keybind if you want, by choosing the custom mode for the controller.

How To Crouch In Fortnite Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has slightly similar controls to its console counterparts. To crouch on this platform, tap the right joystick once. 

  1. Find the right joystick of your Nintendo Switch controller
  2. Tap the right joystick once to crouch
  3. You can also map the crouch to other buttons by accessing the settings as shown below!

Luckily, the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite Battle Royale also has the quick builder and combat pro configuration control scheme that the Xbox One and Playstation have, but it does not change the crouch button, so you have to get used to the usual controls of Fortnite.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Crouching

Now that you know how to crouch in a Fortnite game, you might be wondering what are the benefits of doing this. The first advantage that you will have when you crouch is that you will be a lot more accurate when firing weapons. Second, it will make you a harder target to see, especially when you are hiding behind your buildings or bushes.

However, the con of crouching is that you will be slower and will make your hitbox contract, making you a really easy target. To summarize, here are the pros and cons of crouching:

Pros Cons
You will be more accurate Crouching will make you slower
Crouching will make it harder to see You will be an easier target to hit because of the tighter hitbox

Is There A Toggle Crouch In Fortnite?

Unfortunately, there is no built-in option for the toggle crouch in Fortnite. You will have to download third-party applications, such as hotkey activators on the PC. 

That was the end of the how-to crouch guide in Fortnite. Remember, you can change the crouch button on the PC. You can try assigning the crouch button on “C” or any mouse button to make it easier to remember. No matter where you land, whether coney crossroads or logjam lumberyard, crouching is a very helpful mechanic. See to it that you use it as much as you can while in-game!