Best Fortnite PC keys

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You are an "avid" player of Fortnite, Epic Games' popular Battle Royale title. In particular, you have installed the game on your computer and are having a lot of fun playing with your friends. However, you find that the keys set by default do not allow you to show off your skills to the fullest. You are therefore looking for combinations that will allow you to improve your performance in the game. That's the way it is, right? Then I'd say you've come to just the right place, at the right time!

In today's tutorial, in fact, I will explain in detail what the best keys for Fortnite PC. In case you were wondering, I'm going to analyze both the configurations regarding the mouse and keyboard and those that use the controller, so that you can play the best with the input method of your choice. I will also not fail to provide you with the information you need about which professional players are to follow to learn how to best master your skills in the Epic Games title.

What do you say? Let's begin? Are you ready to discover the most valid key combinations for Fortnite on computer? I would say yes, since you have come this far and are reading this guide with particular interest. Come on then, all you have to do is take five minutes of free time, get comfortable and follow the quick instructions below. I can assure you that, in this way, you will be able to reach your goal in a flash. That said, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • Best Fortnite PC keys with mouse and keyboard
  • Best Fortnite PC keys with controller

Preliminary information

Before explaining what the best keys for Fortnite PC, I think you might be interested in learning more about the input methods supported by this version of the Epic Games title.

Well, there are two types of players: who uses mouse and keyboard and who prefers the controller. Fortnite provides full support for both input methods and therefore the user experience is great both with mouse and keyboard and with controller.

If you need advice regarding these peripherals, I invite you to check out my tutorials related to the best keyboards, the best gaming mice (some products also have useful side buttons which I will tell you about later) and how to connect the controller. PS4 to PC.

However, in general, mouse and keyboard are considered to be a "faster" input method and can provide better performance. For this reason, Epic Games has decided to split servers for the two types of players, so that no one has particular advantages.

Best Fortnite PC keys with mouse and keyboard

If you've always played with mouse and keyboard, you should consider some guidance provided directly by professional players.

In particular, I recommend that you try using the key combination that Ninja, the most famous streamer and professional player in the world for Fortnite, illustrated during some live shows on video streaming platforms.

In fact, you must know that Microsoft's Mixer and Amazon's Twitch are two services in which many pro players of the Epic Games title carry out live streaming where they show their techniques. Of course, learning will not be enough for you what configuration does Ninja use to become a pro gamer, but surely you may find better keys to use than the ones set by default.

To follow Ninja, all you have to do is connect to its official Mixer channel using any web browser or by downloading the platform application (available for free on both the Android Play Store and the iOS / iPadOS App Store). Live broadcasts are held every day from 16:30 to 01:00 Italian. The language of the contents is clearly English.

Returning to the controls, the professional player it usually changes the default configuration a bit. In particular, in the configuration of Ninja the key C it serves for crouch down (default would be Left Ctrl), while to access the fourth and fifth weapon buttons in the inventory are used respectively Z e X keypad (default would be the number keys 5 e 6).

The changes also "affect" the keys to build, given that when playing at high levels on Fortnite it is important to be able to make the various constructions particularly quickly. For this reason, Ninja has changed the default configuration of the construction mode (the one that uses the keys from F1 to F5), replacing it with a completely different one.

In particular, the professional player uses i side mouse buttons to build wall e stairs, while the realization of the floor is assigned to the button Q keyboard. THE roofs instead they are constructed with the key Left Shift and traps are assigned to the button 5 of the keyboard.

You are probably wondering why Ninja uses this setup. Well, if you pick up your keyboard and look at the position of the aforementioned buttons, you will notice that they are all in the area surrounding the classics WASD keys, which are used for the movement of the character.

By placing your fingers in the classic "gamer position", you can then reach all the buttons through a minimal movement of the left hand. This means that every action will be faster than that of users using the default keys, since they will have to reach the buttons that are further away. It may seem like a small thing, but in reality a few milliseconds can make a difference in these contexts, especially at a competitive level.

The only “sore point”, if we want to call it that, of this configuration is the fact that, of course, you may have to take some time to learn how to use the new key combination properly. However, once you get past the initial stage, you will surely have improved yours performance su Fortnite.

Best Fortnite PC keys with controller

Another input method widely used on PCs is the controller. In fact, a certain type of user prefers to use the pad rather than the mouse and keyboard.

In this case, if you are not an experienced player, my advice is to rely on the best preset implemented natively on Fortnite. Indeed, the latter are meant for any type of player and you will surely find what is right for you. In particular, the key combinations that I think are the most valid are those of the presets Fast builder, which allows you to build structures quickly, e Combat professional, which instead allows you to have an advantage when fighting with other players.

There is, of course, the possibility of setting one custom configuration suits your needs, but I can assure you that, in most cases, the aforementioned presets are enough and advance. Just think that even some professional players do not go to "affect" these commands. On the other hand, unlike the mouse and keyboard, on the controller it is not possible to speed up your actions that much, since the distance of the buttons is more or less the same.

To conclude, I remind you that Epic Games updates Fortnite constantly and therefore the key configurations illustrated in this post may be subject to change at any moment. I therefore invite you to take all the information contained in this guide as purely indicative.

Since you are interested in the PC version of Fortnite, I think I can recommend some tutorials that you might find useful. In particular, I invite you to take a look at my guides on how to improve aim on Fortnite PC, how to build on Fortnite PC, how to play Fortnite with mouse and keyboard, how to play Fortnite on PC with controllers, how not to lagging Fortnite on PC and the best settings for Fortnite.

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