How To Make Fortnite Full Screen

Check out this step-by-step guide that teaches all about playing on full screen and how to do it!

Updated on Aug 03, 2023
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How To Make Fortnite Full Screen

Almost all players want to be immersed in the game that they are playing, which is why fullscreen mode is the best choice for them. Of course, Fortnite Battle Royale is applicable to this situation, especially as it is a competitive game. There are multiple benefits to playing on full screen, and everything will be discussed below. Here is a complete guide that teaches how to make full screen in Fortnite to make your gaming experience better!

What Are The Benefits Of Full Screen Mode In Fortnite

Most games like to run in full screen mode, and this is not a coincidence because Windows prioritizes applications that are running on full screen. Not only that, but Windows also gives the application, in this case, Fortnite Battle Royale, full control of the screen’s output/monitor, making it have higher frames per second (FPS) compared to windowed and windowed borderless modes. Sometimes, Windows also does not allow any distractions, like notifications, to bother you when playing on full screen, so this is also one of the things that you should consider when playing in this mode.


Still, borderless window mode also has a benefit that fullscreen can’t provide because it enables you to alt-tab faster and utilize more monitors without interruption.

How To Make Fortnite Use Full Screen Mode

Changing The In-game Settings

Changing Fortnite into full screen mode is a straightforward and easy-to-remember process. If you want to change it to full screen as soon as possible, then follow these steps:

  1. Open your Epic Games account and log in to the client
  2. On the left side of your screen, choose library and launch Fortnite Battle Royale from there.
  3. Click on the three stacked bars on the top left side of your screen and then choose the cogwheel icon with the bars in front of it.
  4. Click on settings, and under the display options, you will see the “Window Mode” option
  5. Choose fullscreen and apply the correct resolution that your monitor supports.


Other Ways To Play In Full Screen

There are other ways that you can try putting Fortnite Battle Royale into full screen when the above method does not work. You can try pressing Alt+Enter, and this forces the game to enter full screen without changing any settings. This is a great shortcut for people who are using multiple monitors because they can switch to any screen mode they want. Sometimes, this method will also fix if you are having black screen problems.

If that does not work, you can also try changing the in-game settings through notepad. If you want to know how to do it, here is the complete step-by-step process to change the screen mode of Fortnite:

  1. Press Windows key+R to open run, then type “%localappdata%” and press enter
  2. Go to C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\FortniteGame\Saved\Config\WindowsClient
  3. Right-click GameUserSettings.ini then choose “Edit”
  4. Find the line that says “FullscreenMode=0”
  5. Change the number 0 to 1, then launch the game


Experiment if you like fullscreen mode the best. You can always go back to windowed or windowed borderless mode if you prefer either of the two more. Also, remember to use the maximum resolution and refresh rate that your screen can support, you might be playing at 60hz for a long time, but you have not noticed it yet.

How To Stretch Fortnite Resolution

Like other famous competitive games, Fortnite Battle Royale also supports a stretched resolution. It involves changing the settings through notepad. Here is a step-by-step tutorial to do it:

  1. Again, press Windows key+R to open run, then type “%localappdata%” and press enter
  2. Then go to C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\FortniteGame\Saved\Config\WindowsClient
  3. Right-click GameUserSettings.ini then choose “Edit”
  4. Find these options: ResolutionSizeX, ResolutionSizeY LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX, LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY DesiredScreenWidth, LastUserConfirmedDesiredScreenWidth
  5. Change the numbers to your desired resolution. For example, you are going to use 1280x960. Change ResolutionSizeX to 1280 and ResolutionSizeY to 960
  6. Exit the notepad and choose to save changes
  7. Launch Fortnite Battle Royale to check if you are playing in stretched resolution


That ends the guide on how to make Fortnite Battle Royale in full screen. Remember, each window mode has different benefits, but playing a PC game on full screen is the most recognized way of playing the famous battle royale. Now, try applying some of the methods above and build your way to victory!

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