Fortnite Best Keybinds Guide (September 2019) – PC Keyboard Controls, Key Bindings

We're taking a look at the Best Fortnite Keybinds for your keyboard and mouse!

Our Fortnite Best Keybinds Guide walks you through the most popular options for binding your keys on your PC Keyboard! Having the right keybindings is one of the more important aspects of playing the game at a high level. If you aren't comfortable with your keys, you won't have that muscle memory built up and you will make mechanical mistakes. Having the right controls from the start is a good way to set yourself up for getting better at Fortnite.

Once you have a good set of keybindings picked out, you will not want to change these! It should be understood that while having easy to access controls is an important starting point, changing them frequently is not going to increase your abilities in the game. You'll want to play the same set over and over again for many hours to have them down to where you are never thinking about what key you need to press. Pro players have succeeded at the highest level with a variety of different keybindings. So, the specific set isn't the important part, it's knowing them in your bones!

Default Fortnite PC Keyboard Controls

Here's a look at the default keybindings for your PC in Fortnite's Battle Royale game mode.

Movement

  • Forward, Left, Backward, Right - W, A, S, D
  • Jump - Space Bar
  • Sprint - Left Shift
  • Auto Run - Equals (=)
  • Crouch - Left Ctrl

Combat

  • Fire - Left Mouse Button
  • Target (Aim Down Sights, ADS) - Right Mouse Button
  • Reload - R
  • Use - E
  • Weapon Slot 1 - 1
  • Weapon Slot 2 - 2
  • Weapon Slot 3 - 3
  • Weapon Slot 4 - 4
  • Weapon Slot 5 - 5

Building

  • Wall - Z
  • Floor - X
  • Stairs - C
  • Roof - V
  • Trap - Y
  • Place Building - Left Mouse Button
  • Repair/Upgrade - H
  • Rotate Building - R
  • Change Building Material - Right Mouse Button
  • Reset Building Edit - Right Mouse Button

Communication

  • Ping/Place Marker - Middle Mouse Button
  • Place Enemy Marker - Not Bound
  • Push To Talk - T
  • Squad Comms - F4
  • Chat - Enter

Emote

  • Emote - B

Miscellaneous

  • Building Edit - G
  • Toggle Harvesting Tool - F
  • Trap Equip/Picker - F3
  • Cursor Mode - Left Alt
  • Toggle Map - M
  • Toggle Inventory - Tab

Vehicles

You can customize your keybindings for each vehicle type, but we're just displaying the general options.

  • Vehicle Exit - E
  • Vehicle Use/Exit - E
  • Vehicle Change Seat - Left Ctrl
  • Vehicle Honk Horn - Right Mouse Button
  • Vehicle Pitch Forward - S
  • Vehicle Pitch Backward - W

How-to Change Your Keys

Click the little hamburger menu (three lines on top of each other) in the top right of the screen. Hit the settings options, and look for the Input section. The icon looks like the arrows keys:

From here, you can change any of your keys by clicking on them and then pressing the key you'd like to change it to!

Fortnite Keybind Tips

Here are some general tips about binding your keys! Remember that comfort is the most important aspect of setting up your binds.

  • Don't just use a set of keybinds because a particular pro uses them. They might work well for them because they have big hands or longer fingers. If you're particularly young, you might have shorter fingers and struggle to reach certain keys. Find the best keybinds that work for your hands!
  • Your pickaxe doesn't need to be bound to a particularly important key. You do take it out quite often, but it's rarely a stressful situation when you do. Some players swap it to a key like X which isn't a normally used bind. This allows you to move your weapon keys to 1 - 5 rather than 2 - 6.
  • If you are using Sprint By Default, you can use the Left Shift key for one of your binds. It's a conveniently placed key and is useful for a variety of different options.
  • Tab is another key that should be utilized, whether it's for your map or your inventory.

Fortnite Best Keybinds List

Here's a list of some of the best options for controls and some options that are used by the top players in the game!

Generally Good Keybinds

This is a set that's kind of a general average of a lot of player's keybinds.

  • Wall - Mouse Button 5
  • Floor - Q
  • Stairs -Mouse Button 4
  • Roof - C
  • Trap - T
  • Use - E
  • Building Edit - F
  • Reload/Rotate - R
  • Crouch - Left Ctrl / Left Shift (Can be used if are using Sprint By Default, it's easier to reach)
  • Sprint By Default - On
  • Inventory - Tab / I
  • Map - M / Tab (If you aren't using it for Inventory)

Weapon Binds

  • Pickaxe - X
  • Weapon Slots - 1 - 5

Bugha (World Cup Solo Champion) Keybinds

  • Wall - X
  • Floor - V
  • Stairs - C
  • Roof - F
  • Trap - T
  • Use - E
  • Building Edit - G / Mouse Wheel Down
  • Reload/Rotate - R
  • Crouch - Left Ctrl
  • Sprint By Default - Off (Left Shift)
  • Inventory - I
  • Map - M

Vivid

  • Wall - Q
  • Floor - Mouse Button 4
  • Stairs - E
  • Roof - Mouse 5
  • Trap - T
  • Use - Mouse Wheel Up
  • Building Edit - F
  • Reload/Rotate - R
  • Crouch - Left Shift
  • Sprint By Default - On
  • Inventory - Tab
  • Map - M

MrSavageM

  • Wall - F
  • Floor - G
  • Stairs - T
  • Roof - F4
  • Trap - F5
  • Use - E
  • Building Edit - Y
  • Reload/Rotate - R
  • Crouch - Left Ctrl
  • Sprint By Default - Off (Left Shift)
  • Inventory - Tab
  • Map - M

TFue's Keybinds

  • Wall - R
  • Floor - E
  • Stairs - Q
  • Roof - Mouse 5
  • Trap - F
  • Use - Mouse Wheel Down
  • Building Edit - Mouse 4 / V / Mouse Wheel Up
  • Reload/Rotate - C
  • Crouch - Left Shift
  • Sprint By Default - On
  • Inventory - Tab
  • Map - M

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