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Fortnite Stretched Resolution & Screen Guide – Nvidia & AMD

Stretching your resolution in Fortnite is starting to become popular as a way to up your game!

Our Fortnite Stretched Resolution guide will walk you through how to stretch your resolution for both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards! It will also explain why this is starting to be used by pro players and streamers, and explain the advantages vs. regular resolution.

Stretching your res is starting to gain popularity in the Fortnite community. It was a popular thing with CS:GO, and now that Fortnite is starting to get more competitive, players like Myth are starting to try it out.

What are the Advantages to Playing on a Stretched Resolution?

An obvious question is, why would you want to stretch your resolution in Fortnite? Here are some of the perks:

  • Characters appear to be larger (stretched), making them easier to hit. If you have trouble with your aim, this might help it improve.
  • FPS is improved. If you are running on a low powered PC then this can help improve your frames.

If you're looking to improve your Fortnite skills, check out our Fortnite Tips & Tricks Guide!

Optional Resolutions

If you are debating about what size to use, check out these options. The lower you go, the more FPS you will get. However, it's obviously going to make the game look worse and might make it more difficult to play. Most people keep the same height, and change the width. So, if you have a 1920x1080 monitor, you'd potentially go either 1440x1080 or 600x1080. Try some of these out, see which one works best for you.

  • 1024x768
  • 1280x960
  • 1280x1024
  • 1440x1080
  • 600 x 1080

Stretching Your Resolution

Before you start, it's important that your Fortnite game has FULLSCREEN selected. It will not work if this is not done, so go double check that and then get started with the rest of this guide.

Setting up Fortnite

  • Press Windows Key + R to bring up Run. If you have Windows 10, you can just type in the next part without doing this.
  • Type in %localappdata% into the search bar and hit Enter.
  • Find the FortniteGame folder and click on it.
  • Click on the Saved folder.
  • Click on the Config folder.
  • Click on the WindowsClient folder.
  • Click on the GameUserSettings.ini file.

You will then want to change the following options in this file:

ResolutionSizeX=1920
ResolutionSizeY=1080
LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=1920
LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=1080

Change those to the particular resolution you want to try. Myth is running 1440x1080, which is likely a good spot for you if you are running a 1920x1080 monitor (most people are using this resolution). X is the width and Y is the height.

NVIDIA Settings

If you have a NVIDIA video card, then we're going to head to the NVIDIA Control Panel which is usually in the taskbar on the bottom right of your screen near the clock.

  • Click on Change resolution.
  • Click on Customize.
  • Check "Enabled resolutions not exposed by the display" box.
  • Click Create Custom Resolution.
  • Add the custom resolution via this screen.
  • In the Customize area, you should now see a clickable option for the resolution you just created. Check that box.
  • Now, click on Adjust desktop size and position in the left sidebar.
  • Check the "Full-screen" option under scaling and choose the custom resolution under Preview. Then click Apply.

That should be it, you can then run Fortnite. If you are having any troubles, check out this video that details how to do this as well:

AMD Settings

I don't have an AMD card, so you'll want to do the same Settings Up Fortnite stuff I listed, and then follow this video to complete the process:

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  1. i have a msi 1920 bij 1080 monitor but when is change the screen size in nividia control panel but when i change it to 1440 by 1080 i have massif black bars can someone help me whit this

  2. When i am in the lobby i, i have to place my mouse more left from where the button is. This happens in the game when i open my inventory to move or drop an item do you know how can i fix it? You will help me a lot if you answer!.

  3. if i have 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), whats the best resolution i tried use all res but i cant even see the character face properly.I tried 1080×1080 but not good enough and for me strechted doesnt make any difference it does noit boost my fps tho i played on 1920×1080 most of time all high fps but stretched sometime i get low fps.

  4. I used to have stretched without my desktop too. so only fortnite. Thats not possible anymore, now i have too stretch my dektop too

  5. i tried setting up 600×1080 on my 1920×1080 moniter and it is so stretched i literally cant select a game mode or any of the close window buttons. anyone else have this issue?

  6. i have a 1360 x 768 monitor and when i try these settings they dont work becasue my monitor isnt big enough, So i was wondering was resolution i should use for my current monitor?

    1. I’ve seen this comment a few times, I’m guessing whatever video card you have doesn’t have the ability for a resolution change. I’m not positive about this, you could contact Nvidia about it.

  7. Whenever I go on fortnite and I click something the resolution automatically goes to 1920×1080 with a notification saying they did it automatically…