How to Change Fortnite Resolution


GamingHow to Change Fortnite Resolution

If you’re playing Fortnite at an incorrect resolution, it’s likely that the game looks worse than it should due to everything being up-scaled. By default, when you first install Fortnite, the resolution should default to that of your monitor.

Although if you have recently upgraded or if the resolution is just wrong anyway, you will need to fix it. Only PC players have control over their resolution and graphics settings. Xbox One & PS4 players will use the resolution of the console most likely.

Below, we have a quick guide for accessing your display settings and changing the resolution. Here at PwrDown, we have wrote many more guides available for Fortnite, which can be found here.

Changing the Resolution in Fortnite

To start, whilst in Fortnite, open up the settings menu. To do this, select the 3 lines in the top right corner of the game. Then select the Cog icon, again located in the top right corner. This will bring you to Fortnites main settings area.

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Open the Settings menu in Fortnite

Once inside, make sure you’re in the display tab. It’s the monitor icon at the top of the screen. One of the first options is Window Mode. Set this to Full screen to benefit from the most FPS and disable any background interruptions.

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Change the Display Resolution and 3D Resolution to match your monitor

Next, you can choose the display resolution. The highest maximum value should be what your monitor can support, so set it to that. You should only play at a lower resolution under some circumstances.

For example, playing at a lower resolution can help boost your FPS by a considerable amount. Although this is done at the loss of graphics and in-game quality. Another option that you can change is the 3D resolution. The higher this value, the more lag you may suffer with in-game.

By default, most people play with a 1080P monitor. I am using a 1440P, so I set my resolution to 2560×1440.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!