Fortnite controller settings – Best sensitivity on PS5 and Xbox

Fortnite controller settings – Best sensitivity on PS5 and Xbox
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We’re currently well into Chapter 5, so it’s time to talk about the best controller settings on PlayStation and Xbox. With new mechanics and items, you may need to change a few settings to see how they work. That being said, most of these recommendations will stay the same across seasons, so the earlier you start implementing them, the better.

✓ Best Controller Settings
  • The best controller settings for aim are Look Sensitivity – 7 (Fast), Aim Sensitivity (ADS) – 7 (Fast), Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplayer – 2.0x, Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplayer – 2.1x and Use Advanced Options – On.
  • Best settings for advanced Look Sensitivity are Look Horizontal Speed – 40%, Look Vertical Speed – 40%, Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%, Turning Vertical Boost – 0%, Turning Boost Ramp Time – 0.00 Seconds, Instant Boost When Building – Off.

What are the best controller settings for aim?

Fortnite best controller settings: The best input settings for controllers in Fortnite.
Automating some of your inputs lets you focus more on taking down opponents. Image captured by VideoGamer

First of all, you need to turn on aim assist, as this will help you hit more shots. Next, here are the best controller settings on PS5, PS4 and Xbox that we have tested and confirmed since the start of the new season. These settings are best for aim, layout and inventory check

Controller Options – Input:

  • Controller Auto-Run – On
  • Build Immediately (Builder Pro) – On
  • Edit Hold Time – 0.100 Seconds
  • Slide Hold Time – 0.100 Seconds
  • Reset Camera Axes – Pitch
  • Reset Camera Time – 0.100 Seconds
  • Vibration – Off

Controller Options – Sensitivity:

  • Look Sensitivity – 7 (Fast)
  • Aim Sensitivity (ADS) – 7 (Fast)
  • Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplayer – 2.0x
  • Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplayer – 2.1x
  • Use Advanced Options – On

Controller Options – Advanced – Look Sensitivity

  • Look Horizontal Speed – 40%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 40%
  • Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • Turning Boost Ramp Time – 0.00 Seconds
  • Instant Boost When Building – Off
Fortnite best controller settings: The best settings for sensitivity in Fortnite.
Changing your sensitivity might take some getting used to, but it’s worth it in the long-run. Image captured by VideoGamer

Controller Options – Advanced – Aim Down Sights (ADS) Sensitivity

  1. ADS Look Horizontal Speed – 8%
  2. ADS Look Vertical Speed – 8%
  3. ADS Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  4. ADS Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  5. ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time – 0.00 Seconds

Controller Options – Advanced – Sensitivity

  • Look Dampening Time – 0.00 Seconds
  • Look Input Curve – Exponential
  • Aim Assist Strength – 100%

Controller Options – Controller Deadzone Settings

  • Left Stick Deadzone – 5%
  • Right Stick Deadzone – 5%

Controller Options – Foot Controller

  • Enable Foot Controller – On
  • Foot Controller Deadzone – 1%
  • Foot Controller Max Throttle – 1%
✓ Asmir’s Advice

Test out your new settings before joining a fight

Once you change your controller settings, go into Fortnite’s Creative mode. You will need to test your new settings before getting into a battle royale match and playing against real players.

All of these settings are the best choice you can make for minimal lag and full control over your character. You’ll need these settings because Fortnite Chapter 5 is as competitive as the game has ever been. You can also edit sensitivities and try out what you like for gameplay before you confirm new settings. It’s all personal preference, but the above are universally pretty good for combat, building, and more. Some of these settings can feel as strong as aimbot without cheating, which is a perfect combination.

How to change controller settings

Epic Games uses the same design for Fortnite’s interface and menu system on almost all platforms. This allows players to quickly get used to the new system, even if they change platforms.

Here you can learn how to change the controller settings:

  1. Open the Settings in the main menu or while playing.
  2. Open the tab marked with the controller icon.
  3. Change all controller settings.

Remember to save changes before closing it after changing the settings. You do not have to restart the game for the controller settings to take effect. Although there are small differences between the two platforms, you can use the settings we shared on both. As always, do not forget to test the settings and adjust them if needed.

What is the best sensitivity settings?

Depending on your experience, this is really all about what you feel is best. Take a look at our settings and maybe play around with them a bit until you find what suits you. Keep in mind that stick drift is an issue with some controllers, and the perfect sensitivity is difficult to achieve. That’s true for controller edit mode sensitivity and controller building sensitivity. Here’s our comprehensive controller sensitivity guide:


Sensitivity SettingsSet To
Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier1.7x
Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier1.6x
Use Advanced OptionsOn
Controller Sensitivity Settings

Advanced Aim Down Sights (ADS) Sensitivity

ADS SensitivitySet To
ADS Look Horizontal Speed18%
ADS Look Vertical Speed18%
ADS Turning Horizontal Boost0%
ADS Turning Vertical Boost0%
ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time0.00 Seconds
Advance Aim Down Sights Sensitivity Settings

Advanced Sensitivity

Advanced SensitivitySet To
Look Dampening Time0.3 Seconds
Look Input CurveExponential
Aim Assist Strength100%
Advanced Sensitivity Settings

Advanced Look Sensitivity

Advanced Look SensitivitySet To
Look Horizontal Speed40%
Look Vertical Speed50%
Turning Horizontal Boost0%
Turning Vertical Boost0%
Turning Boost Ramp Time0%
Instant Boost When BuildingOn
Advanced Look Sensitivity

If you use a DualSense Edge controller, you should use the Quick sensitivity curve on the left, and the Precise sensitivity curve on the right stick. This Fortnite trick can also be used on other controllers that have similar settings. Even the best settings can be aided by a trick here and there, and the best Fortnite players also use these.

How do you edit fast with a controller?

To edit fast with a controller, try using a modified controllers such as SCUF controllers, you’ll be able to build a lot more effectively – probably not the likes of a keyboard, but almost. Furthermore, make sure to use the Builder Pro preset to get the most out of your controller.