Changing default controls in Fortnite BR

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Change control settings in Fortnite: Battle Royale

Bit confused on what button does what in Fortnite?

Unfortunately, there is no tutorial currently around for the Battle Royale mode in Fortnite. Or a training zone, which would be very helpful to practice building and weapons. Although the game is still in early stages, maybe we will see something in the future.

You’re pretty much thrown into Fortnites Battle Royale expecting to know what to do and what each button does. Fortnite definitely takes trial and error when it comes to learning controls, and finding out how to build quickly and efficiently is something that is going to take some time.

If you are feeling lost, take a look at the control settings to find out what mechanics exist in Fortnite BR and what all of the controls are. If you’re currently a Fortnite PvE owner (which will be free in 2018), I highly recommend you practice there. You have unlimited amounts of time, essentially unlimited materials and a whole open space to practice in. Controller schemes are pretty much the same between Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Control settings for PC Players

Start by opening the settings menu. In the Fortnite Battle Royale client, click the 3 lines in the top right to open the menu drop-down. Then click the cog icon to open the settings area. Once inside, choose ‘Input’ at the top of the page.

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Click the cog to open the settings area

Here, you can configure your own settings. Each binding can be set with two keys, just to make it that little bit easier.

I recommend you put the keys somewhere that’s super easy for you to access. Pyramid roof pieces currently sit on F4 by default which is pretty hard to reach when you need to. Walls and stairs aren’t any easier either.

I’ve set some important building objects such as stairs and walls to the side of my mouse, whilst floor pieces are pressing in the scroll wheel. That way, I have much quicker access to them in the heat of a fight and don’t have to worry about missing the F1-F4 keys.

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Click the Input tab to find all of the controls

Fortnite Battle Royale settings for Consoles

If you’re a console player, there are a few different presets you can use for either the PS4 or Xbox One controller. These are called Combat Pro, Quick Builder and Standard. At the moment, you can’t create your own controller settings, and are pretty limited to what Epic sets.

Epic games recently introduced a new controller scheme called ‘Builder Pro’. It’s much better for building structures, as each object now has their own button on the controller to be built pretty much instantly instead of having to scroll through pieces.

Unfortunately I’m not a Console player myself so don’t have too much information regarding console controls in Fortnite Battle Royale. PC Players can choose to play with a console controller too, and choose a controller scheme. It will not give aim assist however.

Combat pro seems to be the more popular choice out of all the presets available among players. Time will tell on whether Builder Pro will become much more used in the future.

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Settings menu for if you use a controller

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  1. is there a way to move where the building pieces are on the menu, Like how the building is ‘Wall – Ceiling – Stairs – Roof’
    i want to make it like ‘ Wall – Stairs – Ceiling – Roof’. Is there a way to do it.
    Xbox console owner.

  2. Ay man I play Xbox one fortnite and
    If you look on the Xbox controller you see a b y and x my a and b changed and I don’t know how to put it back like b is now jump and a is back its so weird

  3. I have fortnite installed on my laptop and I receive the message “Please attach keyboard in order to change keyboard controls”.
    Any idea how I can solve this?


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