Best Settings For Fortnite

Posted on October 16, 2019

Fear not!

We’ve got you covered with this ultimate Fortnite optimization guide. After following this guide, you will experience higher frame rates (FPS) and your games, including Fortnite, will run much better.

It’s all about prioritizing the right settings so you end up with a nice balance of visuals and performance.

To start with, we’ll optimize your PC settings and then we’ll optimize the Fortnite settings afterward.

Let’s get started!

How To Optimize Your Fortnite Settings

Part 1

Optimize Your PC Settings

Part 2

Optimize Fortnite Settings

Part 3

Best Gear For Fortnite

Let’s start by optimizing your system first. These settings and optimizations can also be applied to other games. If you’ve already followed one of our previous game optimization guides, you can skip parts of this step.

First and foremost, we need to ensure that your system meets the recommended system requirements for Fortnite, or at the very least the minimum system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OSX Sierra
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Intel HD 4000
  • HDD: 30GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit or Mac OSX Sierra
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon 7870 2GB
  • HDD: 40GB

Update Your GPU Driver

You probably hear this all the time, but you need to ensure that your GPU drivers are up-to-date. Especially for newly released games, both AMD and NVIDIA release new drivers that are specifically optimized to run those games.

It’s very easy to update your AMD or NVIDIA drivers. Just click on one of the buttons below, which will take you to the download pages. You can also use AMD’s (AMD Radeon Software) or NVIDIA’s (NVIDIA GeForce Experience) own software to update the drivers.

Fortnite AMD Settings Optimization

If you have an AMD graphics card, then follow these steps to optimize Fortnite (and any other game) for your system.

  1. Open AMD Radeon Software
  2. Click on the Gaming tab
  3. Click on Global Settings
  4. Set Anti-aliasing Mode to Use application settings
  5. Set Anti-aliasing Method to Multisampling
  6. Set Morphological Filtering to Off
  7. Set Anisotropic Filtering Mode to Override application settings
  8. Set Anisotropic Filtering Level to 2x
  9. Set Texture Filtering Quality to Performance
  10. Set Surface Format Optimization to Off
  11. Set Wait for Vertical Refresh to Always off
  12. Set  to Off
  13. Set Shader Cache to Off
  14. Set Tessellation Mode to Override application settings
  15. Set Maximum Tessellation Level to Off

Amd Best Settings

That’s it! You can set the other settings to whatever you want. You will notice a small but noticeable FPS boost.

Fortnite NVIDIA Settings Optimization

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, there are some additional optimizations that you can do in NVIDIA Control Panel.

Don’t expect it to do as much of an impact as your in-game settings and hardware though.

  1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel
    Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Click on Manage 3D settings
    Nvidia Control Panel Manage 3d Settings
  3. Now use the dropdown to select the game. If you can’t find it, click on the Add button and then add the game from there.
    Nvidia Control Panel Add Game
  4. Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
  5. Set Power management mode to Prefer maximum performance
  6. Set Texture filtering – Quality to High performance
  7. Set Threaded optimization to On
  8. Set Vertical sync to Off
  9. Click on Apply
  10. On the left menu, click on Adjust desktop size and position
  11. Check the Override the scaling mode set by games and programs checkbox
  12. Click on Apply

Change Your PC's Power Plan

You can improve your FPS in Fortnite  by simply changing your PC’s power plan. By default, the power plan of your PC is set to Balanced. You need to set it to High performance.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Press on the Windows key to bring up the start menu
  2. Type powercfg.cpl and press Enter
  3. Now select the High performance optionHigh Performance Power Plan

Discord Hardware Acceleration

Using Discord? Then you can do this little optimization.

This will improve the performance in all games.

  1. In Discord, go to User Settings
    Discord User Settings
  2. Click on Appearance and disable Hardware Acceleration
    Discord Hardware Acceleration

Google Chrome Hardware Acceleration

Like with Discord, Google Chrome also uses hardware acceleration. You can improve performance in games slightly by turning this feature off.

  1. In Google Chrome, go to Settings
  2. On the left tab, click on Advanced and then on System
  3. Make sure Use hardware acceleration when available is unchecked
    Google Chrome Hardware Acceleration

Game Mode

Game Mode is a Windows 10 feature that will optimize your PC for play when enabled. We recommend enabling this feature.

It will not have a big impact on higher-end systems, but for everything else, enabling Game Mode can definitely have a noticeable impact, especially if you run many background applications.

  1. Open the Windows start menu and type: Game Mode settings. If your PC can’t find the setting, then try
    • Open the Settings menu by clicking on the cogwheel icon in the Windows start menu
    • Click on the Gaming section
      Windows Gaming Settings
    • Click on Game Mode on the left sidebar
  2. Now set Game Mode to On.
    Windows Game Mode

Optimize Your Windows System For The Best Performance

If you’re still not satisfied with your FPS, you can optimize your Windows system and squeeze that extra bit of performance out of it. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows start menu and type: View advanced system settings and click on the search result
  2. Now click on Settings under Performance
    Windows Advanced Settings Performance
  3. Select Adjust for best performance and click on OK
    Windows Performance Options Best Performance

Background Applications

The last tip should be an obvious one – don’t run any unnecessary background applications.

For example, you should disable OneDrive if you are not using it. Simply right-click on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar and close it.

Optimize Fortnite Settings

Let’s begin optimizing Fortnite now. We’ll start with the video settings and then move on over to the mouse settings.

Fortnite Video Settings

The most important thing about optimizing your Fortnite video settings is that you get a high enough frame rate. You’ll want to upgrade your graphics card or your CPU (if it is the bottlenecking part) if your PC can not get over a stable 60 FPS.

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of Fortnite pros use a monitor with a refresh rate of 144Hz or above

If you want our upgrade recommendations, click here to scroll down to that section.

Moving on, let’s optimize the in-game settings of Fortnite. Follow these instructions:

  1. Open Fortnite
  2. Click on Battle Royale
  3. Click on the menu button on the top right corner
     Fortnite Settings Hamburger
  4. Click on Settings
    Fortnite Settings
  5. Set Window Mode to Fullscreen
  6. Set Display Resolution to your monitor’s native display resolution. You can set this to a lower resolution if you still experience FPS issues after the other fixes, for example, 1920×1080, which a large majority of pros use.
  7. Set Quality to Low. This will put the following settings to the lowest possible setting automatically:
    1. View Distance (Near)
    2. Shadows (Off)
    3. Anti-Aliasing (Off)
    4. Textures (Low)
    5. Effects (Low)
    6. Post Processing (Low)
  8. Set Vsync to Off
  9. Set Motion Blur to Off
  10. Set Allow Multithreaded Rendering to On

Best Settings For Fortnite

Best Mouse Settings For Fortnite

Having good visuals is not everything. You should also optimize your mouse settings in order to aim better and get more kills in Fortnite.

Best Fortnite Sensitivity & eDPI

When you have to aim at moving targets, you don’t want your overall sensitivity to be too high. You need to be able to train your muscle memory and be able to track moving targets efficiently and that’s not easy with high sensitivity settings.

Of course, the reverse is also true; you don’t want your sensitivity settings to be too low either since you’ll be one dead before swiping your mouse four times across your mouse pad to turn your character around.

A huge majority of eSports professionals use low sensitivity settings as well.

Here are the most used Fortnite mouse sensitivity & eDPI settings.

Fortnite eDPI = Sensitivity * DPI

X:Y Sensitivity Settings

1:1
75%
Other
25%

Most Used Sensitivty (X)

0.100
14%
0.080
12%
0.070
10%
0
Average eDPI

Best Fortnite ADS Sensitivity & eDPI

Your ADS (Aim Down Sight) Sensitivityis your main sensitivity in medium to long-range duels.

If your regular sensitivity allows you to accurately track enemies and aim without too much noise, then having this set to 1 should be fine and we recommend this option too. Otherwise, set this on a lower value.

Most Used ADS Sensitivity

1
34%
0.500
20%
0.510-0.600
12%
0.610-0.700
12%
0
Average ADS eDPI

Fortnite ADS eDPI = Sensitivity * DPI * ADS Sensitivity

Best Fortnite Scope Sensitivity & eDPI

The scope sensitivity should also be the same as your regular sensitivity and ADS sensitivity. Most pros set this to 1 as well.

Most Used Scope Sensitivity

1
33%
0.510-0.600
14%
0.500
13%
0.610-0.700
11%
0
Average Scope eDPI

Fortnite Scope eDPI = Sensitivity * DPI * Scope Sensitivity

Best Fortnite Keybinds

Building is a vital part of Fortnite so if you are able to build efficiently and quickly, you have a massive advantage over other players. We don’t recommend using the default keybinds for building.

For example, here are Ninja’s keybinds:

WallMouse Button 4
FloorQ
StairsMouse Button 5
RoofLeft Shift
Trap5
UseE
Building EditF

This is a great starting point, but it really is up to you what you are most comfortable with.

Feel free to browse our player database to find out what keybinds your favorite players use.

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FPS is boosted by 100 with the lowest setting

Best Gear For Fortnite

You need the best possible gear in order to compete with other players efficiently. They’re at an advantage if they have better gear than you!

Let’s look at the best products to improve your gameplay!

Mouse

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Keyboard

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2

Monitor

Dell Alienware AW2518H

Headset

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Mousepad

HyperX Fury S Pro SE XL

Conclusion

We hope this guide helped you achieve higher frame rates on Fortnite Battle Royale and hopefully you upgraded your gear as well so you can jump out of the Battle Bus like a champion.

It is important that you feel comfortable with these graphics and mouse settings so if you are not satisfied, you can of course experiment on your own to find the right balance for you.

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