Best keybinds for Fortnite – the best keybinds and settings to help you dominate games

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Having the best keybinds in Fortnite might not seem like a big deal. But having everything you need at your fingertips in the middle of combat could be the difference between life and death, and the earlier you start using them, the better off you’ll be in the long run. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best keybinds and settings for you to use in Fortnite.

If you’ve not checked out the Fortnite Item Shop today, check out our guide to see what’s on offer today. And if you’re looking for the Fortnite Chapter 5 best guns, we’ve got you covered there too. For now though, let’s take a look at the best keybinds for Fortnite for you to start using yourself.

Fortnite best keybinds: The best movement keybinds in Fortnite
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Best movement keybinds and settings for Fortnite

Here are the best movement keybinds and settings in Fortnite:

  • Move Forward: W
  • Move Left: A
  • Move Backwards: S
  • Move Right: D
  • Jump: Space Bar
  • Crouch: Left CTRL
  • Open Map: M
  • Toggle Sprint: Off
  • Sprint by Default: On
  • Sprint Cancels Reloading: Off
  • Auto Open Doors: On

These are pretty standard shooter controls for the most part, with the biggest options being the settings. Having Sprint by Default turned on will make your movement much faster in the middle of a fight, while Auto Opening Doors will help you get in and out of buildings much more smoothly.

Fortnite best keybinds: The best combat keybinds in Fortnite
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Best combat keybinds and settings for Fortnite

Here are the best combat keybinds and settings in Fortnite:

  • Fire: Left Mouse Button
  • Target: Right Mouse Button
  • Reload: R
  • Use: Mouse Wheel Down and X
  • Harvesting Tool: 1
  • Weapon Slot 1: 2
  • Weapon Slot 2: 3
  • Weapon Slot 3: 4
  • Weapon Slot 4: 5
  • Weapon Slot 5: 6
  • Toggle Inventory: Tab
  • Ping / Place Marker: Left Alt
  • Hold To Swap Pickup: On
  • Toggle Targeting: Off
  • Mark Danger When Targeting: On
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons: On
  • Preferred Item Slots: On
    • Loadout Slot 1: Assault Rifle
    • Loadout Slot 2: Shotgun
    • Loadout Slot 3: SMG
    • Loadout Slot 4: Consumable Item
    • Loadout Slot 5: Consumable Item

Like with movement, most of these settings are fairly self explanatory, with the biggest changes just being to make your life a bit easier. Moving Ping to Left Alt means you can easily ping enemies while shooting, stopping you from having to take your finger off LMB to hit the Mouse 3. 

Auto Pick Up Weapons and Preferred Item Slots are also great for quick inventory management, as you aren’t always able to sit and go through your inventory, especially if you know an enemy player is nearby.

Fortnite best keybinds: The best building keybinds in Fortnite
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Best building keybinds and settings for Fortnite

Here are the best building keybinds and settings in Fortnite:

  • Crouch While Building: Left Shift
  • Wall: Q
  • Floor: Mouse 4
  • Stairs: E
  • Roof: Mouse 5
  • Trap: T
  • Place Building: Left Mouse Button
  • Repair / Upgrade: H
  • Rotate Building: R
  • Change Building Material: Right Mouse Button
  • Building Edit: F and Mouse Wheel Up
  • Crouch While Editing: Left Shift
  • Select Building Edit: Left Mouse Button
  • Reset Building Edit: Mouse Wheel Up
  • Reset Build Choice: On
  • Disable Pre-Edit Option: On
  • Turbo Building: On
  • Confirmed Edit on Release: On

Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a mouse with extra buttons on the side, but having the ability to quickly build a Floor or Roof in a flash is a massive boost. However, you can naturally always rebind them to something that works better for you if extra mouse buttons aren’t an option.

That’s it for the best keybinds in Fortnite. If you’re in need of some more settings help, check out how to turn on Aim Assist in Fortnite Chapter 5. And to help you improve, our how to get deadly aim in Fortnite Chapter 5 guide will help you do just that.

About the Author

Alex Raisbeck

Alex is a Guides Writer for VideoGamer. He is an indie gaming obsessive with a soft spot for Zelda, roguelikes, and Football Manager, as well as an unhealthy relationship with his backlog.


  • Release Date: September 26, 2017
    • - 01 January 2018 (iOS, iOS)
    • - 25 July 2017 (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
    • - 12 June 2018 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Massively Multiplayer, Shooter
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