Best Sensitivity Settings For Fortnite [2023]

Learn our personalized KBM and controller settings for best sensitivity in Fortnite PC

Fortnite is one of the most competitive survival shooter games. Sensitivity plays a very important role during movement, shooting, and close-range bouts. Having the best sensitivity settings is a must for standing out against the tough competition. This guide gives details about different types of sensitivities, and key binds for both Keyboard and Mouse (KBM) and controller. KBM is much recommended due to its flexibility and versatility, but some gamers are well-suited to controllers.

Though there are preset settings used by pro players available, our guide lists all the best settings based on experience and gameplay. Using these settings will allow you to make rapid progress in the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Since most SMGs are removed, sensitivities should be adopted for New Thunder Shotgun and Red Eye AR. Our sensitivity settings include X Axis, Y Axis, Look Input Curve, and Look Sensitivity.
  • Our ADS settings are designed for a prime aim in gameplay for locating opponents and exhibiting efficient control. This section includes target and scope sensitivity for KBM and ADS look speed sensitivities, build and edit mode sensitivity multiplier for Controller.
  • Deadzone settings will help you to register minor adjustments while catering to accidental movements.
  • Keybinds for KBM and Controller are designed to boost your flexibility and improve your gameplay in combat skills.

Sensitivity Settings

In Chapter 4, most SMGs are removed, leaving shotguns as the most optimum option for close range. All variants of the New Thunder Shotgun hit very hard, exerting damage from the 170-195 range. Efficient command on a shotgun with up-to-the-mark aim should be at your fingertip. Using a sensitivity that is more shotgun-oriented would be more suitable for close range. Though our article gives you settings for both KBM and Controller, it is recommended to use the keyboard over the controller.

Moreover, for long range, you have got a brutal Red Eye Assault Rifle along with the return of Classic Scar for which you require solid crosshair control. Your sensitivity should be adequate to land your shots while building edits quickly at the same time. Below are the best KBM and Controller sensitivities to help you stand out in this chapter.


Picture showing sensitivity settings
Image showing sensitivity settings (Picture credits: eXputer)

X-Axis/Y-Axis Sensitivity- 8-10% 

This may seem a bit fast initially, but after some free building and training, you will master these settings. Furthermore, the new prime shotgun doesn’t offer a sufficient spawn rate; considering the number of times you use it, raising your sensitivity is worth it.

Setting them between 8-10% will ensure flexibility while flicking and making quick plays. It will also make sure you do not lose consistency while hitting your shots.  These settings are designed for wrist aimers or both wrist-arm gamers. You should decrease it to around 6% if you are an arm aimer for better results.


Image showing controller sensitivity settings
Image showing controller sensitivity settings for Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer)

Look Input curve- Linear

These components control the appearance of joystick movements in the game. It is a common misunderstanding that one input is better than the other. However, many pro players found themselves successful using both settings.

We recommend you try both of these settings even if you are inclined to only one. Through this, you will gain a better perspective on the extent to which your controller can be used. It may make your mind change your input permanently.

Exponential is very popular for its highly efficient close-range aim assist. However, the medium and long-range aim assists are almost negligible. This also makes targeting long-range AR tags for storm surges very difficult. Moreover, building on exponential is sluggish because movements on the controller lag a lot.

Linear outweighs Exponental in terms of mechanics. Building and editing on linear are very smooth since it registers your joystick movement without going through a filter. Secondly, both mid and long-range have a very strong aim assist, but at the same time, it does not offer an effective close-range aim assist. However, it still works for close range.

Look Sensitivity 

Below are the recommended look speeds to shoot while moving effectively simultaneously.

Look Horizontal/Vertical Speed – 46 % (Linear) 

We would recommend both X and Y to 54% if you are an exponential player. These sensitivities are somewhere between slow and fast where you can comfortably shoot without any lag when moving around. Setting this too high will cause you to over-flick, miss your shots and screw up your edits. 

You can start using these settings and can later adjust them according to your own preferences.

Aim Down Sights (ADS) 

These are adjustable settings that will help you to aim opponents on the ground and in mid-air. Below are the best KBM and Controller settings for Fortnite to give you the best experience. These ADS will enhance your gameplay and provide the best sensitivity in Fortnite.


If you prefer KBM over a controller, we have covered the best settings for you below.

Target/Scope Sensitivity – 50%

Since AR Meta has not changed much in comparison to previous seasons, we recommend you keep target and scope sensitivity around 50%. Using this sensitivity, you will be able to exhibit efficient control and track opponents in both air and ground while not being slow on crosshair adjustments. Having this higher would make tracking even more difficult.


Picture showing ADS and Look Sensitivity of Fortnite
Picture showing ADS and Look Sensitivity of Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer_

ADS Look Vertical/Horizontal Speed – 13%

For the controller, 13% may be a bit slower, but it is adequate to target mid-air opponents and hit those on the ground. You can go for anything between 13-18%. Anything below 13% will give you excellent medium-range tracking but will prove to be a hurdle when targeting moving opponents. Similarly, for those above 18%, it will be difficult as your tracking will be too high with moving targets.

To find the perfect sensitivity, train yourself in a creative training map and start from 13% in different drills from multiple ranges.

Build/Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 2.1x

Whatever your look sensitivity has been set to, you can always use build and edit mode sensitivity to cater to your play style. Again, this is a perfect balance between high and low sensitivity, allowing you to build quickly while maintaining consistency. 

Keep in mind that this sensitivity multiplies look sensitivity to give you a prime result. For example, 40% Look sensitivity with a 2.1x multiplier will be massively different than 60% look with a 2.1x multiplier. Hence, you should adjust these sensitivities according to your gameplay. Players with smooth and slow play-style use around 1.8x-2.0x range, while fast-paced players use somewhat between 2.3x-2.6x.

Controller Deadzone

Deadzone is the extent to which you can move your controller to register a movement. Higher deadzone will not cater to micro-adjustments but will accommodate for accidental movements. In the same manner, with a low deadzone, you will have room for micro-adjustments but at the expense of accidental movements.

Left/Right Stick Deadzone – 8%

We recommend you set it low as possible, around 6-10 %, until you experience any stick drift. Most controllers, especially Xbox, do not have durable joystick technology. PS4 or PS5 controllers usually cope with stick drift when they are new.

Key binds For Best Sensitivity in Fortnite

The aim of setting optimum key binds is to reduce the amount of time you use your fingers to move from WASD keys or movement keys in the case of a controller to have a minimum delay in movement.


Image showing key binds
Image showing Key binds for Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer)

First, we highly recommend you equip yourself with a mouse that has two side buttons. In this way, you will be mapping two building pieces, freeing up space for important keys like editing, pulling, etc.

Building Binds

We have compiled the most effective building binds for you.

Wall and Ram – Mouse Side Buttons

Wall and Ram are the most important building components in the game; having controls over them together on one finger will boost your accessibility and quickness.

It is best to rest your thumb with the tip on the front button and the knuckle on the bottom button. Bending your thumb will make it easy to between the two binds. On KBM, your aim should be to keep your fingers on your movement binds most of the time. Doing this will ensure a clean movement and allow you to build and edit in any direction freely. 

Hence, keys Q, E, Z, and Shift are the ideal options for the other two remaining building blocks.

Cone – Shift

Assigning shift to cone will be more effective with regard to the overall movement.

Floor – Z

This will only use your pinky finger and won’t disrupt your movement of fingers. Hence, only one bind left that will need a movement finger.

Remaining Building Components – Q/E

Using these key binds will ensure you ace the competitive world of Fortnite PC. As a mechanical player, you will have a free range of movement with your building binds. Your mouse side buttons play an important role in causing this

Editing Binds

These are the most productive editing binds for you.

Editing – E/F

By following our key binds, you will have left many options for editing. E and F are right next to your W keys, so they can be spammed easily. Many pros also use shift and Q. You can choose any of them depending on how quickly you can press the key.

Secondary Building Edit and Reset Building Edit – Scroll Wheel Down 

This will be pivoting parameter in your gameplay as you can swiftly build edits with your mouse.

Edit On Release – Personal Preference.

It was introduced back at the launch of chapter 2. For beginners, keeping it on will increase your editing speed by confirming your edits after releasing your left click, instead of hitting a confirm bind. Doing double or triple edits improves your consistency but it requires you to hold your crosshair before confirming an edit. This affects your crosshair placement potential while doing tasks.

If you are lagging to build edits, it will be better to keep it on, even if it is proving to be a hurdle in crosshair placement. Keep it off, if you are a quick editor and want to focus on playing at different angles efficiently. Nevertheless, you should try both options before opting for one of them as your final setting.

Combat Controls

Combination with the below combat binds along with our editing, and building keybinds, will improve your performance.

Crouch – Caps Lock/ Left Ctrl

For crouch, a key that can be spammed fast enough with your pinky finger is suitable. The popular key binds are left ctrl, and caps lock. You can choose any one of them according to your comfort level.

Inventory Slots – Number Keys (2,3,4,5,6)

Number 6 may be a little far to reach, but it will be used for healing items anyways. If you have any other bind left, you should use it for your Assault Rifle slot. The only factor you should consider is that the bind should be quick enough to pull out your weapon.

Mantling – Space Bar

Make sure to set the holding space bar to avoid accidentally mantling while moving forward.

Scroll Wheel UP – Use 

This will allow you to scrape up items straight away, especially when a chest lands in between you and your opponent

Inventory Mode – Left CTRL OR Down Arrow

You should keep the key bind for inventory mode far away from your main keys, as inventory mode is rarely used and can get you eliminated during a bout if pressed accidentally.


Image Showing Controller key binds for Fortnite
Picture Showing Controller key binds for Fortnite (Picture Credits: eXputer)

Combat Controls

  • Direction Pad Up: Inventory
  • Direction Pad Left: Emot/ Replay
  • Direction Pad Right: Crouch/Slide/Repair
  • Direction Pad Down: Place Marker
  • L3: Switch Mode
  • Touch Pad: Edit
  • R3: Jump
  • △/Y: Toggle Pickaxe
  • □/X: Reload/Interact
  • ○/B: Spring/Auto Sprint
  • X: Map
  • L2: ADS
  • L1: Previous Weapons
  • R2: Attack/ Confirm
  • R1: Next Weapon

Build Controls

  • Direction Pad Up: Inventory
  • Direction Pad Left: Map
  • Direction Pad Right: Crouch/Slide/Repair
  • Direction Pad Down: Change Material/Trap
  • L3: Switch Mode
  • Touch Pad: Edit
  • R3: Jump
  • △/Y: Toggle Pickaxe
  • □/X: Trap Picker /Place/Interact
  • ○/B: Spring/Auto Sprint
  • X: Rotate/Repair/Change Trap
  • L2: Stair Piece (Select/Place)
  • L1: Roof Piece (Select/Place)
  • R2: Wall Piece (Select/Place)
  • R1: Floor Piece (Select/Place)

Edit Controls

  • Direction Pad Up: Inventory
  • Direction Pad Left: Unbound
  • Direction Pad Right: Crouch/Slide/Repair
  • Direction Pad Down: Unbound
  • L3: Unbound
  • Touch Pad: Map
  • R3: Jump
  • △/Y: Toggle Pickaxe
  • □/X: Unbound
  • ○/B: Spring/Auto Sprint
  • X: Unbound
  • L2: Confirm
  • L1: Unbound
  • R2: Select
  • R1: Reset

It is recommended to use the touchpad by clicking it with your index finger from the top. Note: For Xbox One controller, use A for switch mode, L3 for edit, and select button for map. These are the best key binds you can use to ensure the best sensitivity in Fortnite while playing through a controller.


This marks the end of our guide. We hope the best settings for Fortnite listed above will massively improve your gameplay. You can use these settings as a benchmark and adjust these according to your gameplay as you practice more. Leave any questions down below in the comment section.


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Haider Khan

PC gaming geek with three years of content writing experience - covering Video Game Settings, and errors across all devices.

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