How To Get Stretched Resolution In Fortnite
Stretched resolution in Fortnite Chapter 3 is all the rage. Everyone from pub stompers to professional Fortnite players is trying to get the best-stretched resolution settings in Fortnite. However, it's not as simple to get stretched resolution as you may think, which is why we're showing you how to get stretched resolution in Fortnite Chapter 3!
How To Set Custom Resolution In Fortnite
Before we hop into the how-to steps, be sure to install Nvidia Control Panel on your PC. Nvidia Control Panel is a necessity for custom resolution in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Here is how to set a custom resolution for Fortnite:
- Under the Display Menu in Nvidia Control Panel select Change Resolution.
- Press the Customize button.
- Click Create Custom Resolution on the pop-up customize window.
- Input your custom Vertical FOV and Horizontal FOV.
- Clock Test to give your new custom res a spin!
Once you've tested through some resolutions and found one that fits your standards you can press apply to get it set up for Fortnite! Make sure to test out some popular resolutions before you click apply. There is no perfect answer to the best-stretched resolution, it's all about trial and error.
If you want to try out some popular stretched resolutions in the game you can check out the Best Stretched Resolutions for some of the most popular options.
Can Console Players Get Stretched Resolution?
Unfortunately, console players do not have access to Nvidia Control Panel, which means custom resolutions are unavailable for console players.
Thankfully, there are still plenty of ways to optimize your game on a console like the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, or PlayStation 5. For example, you can check out the Best Controller Aim Settings.
What Are The Benefits Of Stretched Resolution In Fortnite?
There are a couple of major benefits to a custom res in Fortnite, and we'll dive into each of them in this section. The major benefits of stretched res include better FPS boost and larger enemy hitboxes.
Stretched Res FPS Boost
The most important of the benefits is an FPS boost. On PC Fortnite is all about getting a few extra frames per second to make for a smoother game. A smoother game in turn gives you a serious advantage in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Depending on your settings stretched res can give you a 12.4% to 45.6% FPS boost in-game. The more aggressively you stretch your resolution the more FPS you'll achieve because the stretched resolution is making it easier for your PC's GPU to render the graphics of Fortnite.
A great balance between graphics and FPS boost in regards to a customized resolution is 1656 x 1080. This custom res doesn't stretch the resolution to a point where it's unplayable but still gives you a 23% boost to your FPS.
If you want to get a greater FPS boost without messing up your visuals you should check out the Best FPS Settings. Plus, since we have the Nvidia Control Panel open anyways you may as well optimize your Nvidia settings by checking out the Best Nvidia Settings.
Larger Enemy Hitboxes
Larger hitboxes are our next benefit of a stretched res. Admittedly, your opponent's hitboxes don't actually grow within the game code. Rather, they grow on your screen.
As the game gets stretched so do your enemy's hitboxes. Therefore, the amount of surface area you need to aim at on-screen grows along with your stretched resolution, giving your opponents a perceived larger hitbox.
If you want to read more about hitboxes, you can check out our Complete Fortnite Hitbox Guide.
Before you get too crazy expanding hitboxes you should know stretching the resolution of Fortnite comes at a cost. There is a learning curve to aiming with your new resolution. Therefore, while hitboxes may be larger, you'll have an adjustment period where you won't be able to consistently hit your opponents.
Now that you have pro-level knowledge on resolution in Fortnite it's time to celebrate your new res in-game with a new skin! We recommend checking out the Best Skins With Glasses and Best Skins With Suits to show off your classy new resolution.