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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. Why doesnt my stretch res look like other streamer’s res? Mine does not look nearly as clean as my native while streamers re look the same as their native just switched. Their res looks much cleaner. How can I fix this conundrum?

    1. If you have Windows 10, type in System into the Cortana search bar (if you don’t, go to system in Control Panel), then click Components, then click Display. It will tell you the name of your card.

  2. I use 1154×1080 but when I record my screen it’s very bad quality what setting should I put in my Nvidia gefore app and when I’m in stretch res like I click in the battle pass but it’s not going there

    1. Yo man with 1154×1080, its best to go to 1153×1080 because then the pixels load in better.. Somehow though I cannot change my resolution from 1279×1080 down to 1153×1080 now because I need to ‘overwrite’ the gameusersettings file which is irritating… can someone help??

      1. You have to right click on GameUserSettings.ini and click properties, and then uncheck read only. Then you wanna do these changes, go back, and check read only again.

  3. I Said yes to auto Best Quality in fortnite before streched res and i Like 1080 by 1080 but it doesn’t go lower than 1444 by 1080 and i don’t know how to turn auto beat Quality off pls help

  4. just go to the bottom right corner and you should see an epic games logo if you dont see it press the up arrow near the internet or volume button right click the epic games logo and press exit

  5. i need help figuring out what res i change the numbers to. i dont have money but i have a monitor which native resolution is 1024 x 768. help me

  6. So I have two monitors and it says that if I want to play stretched then I have to shut one monitor down. Is there a way to use both monitors even if they are both stretched. I am trying to stream and it is easiest with both monitors.

  7. So, I have 1440×1080 stretched resolution configured and it works well untill I press Alt+enter in order to watch something on Youtube or mi navigator then when I alt+enter again it changes my resolution back. The only way to fix it is by restarting the game and it is really annoying to do that everytime i want to go outside of the game…

  8. When ever i’m in a game and someone one invites me my game goes black for a second then goes back to the game, its a very annoying issue and would love it it anyone could help -Thanks (this also happens when I switch over to my second monitor because i stream and my game goes black)

    1. when your in %appdata% folder and change to your res that you want hit [left control+s] which will auto save it. That should help you out if you still have the issue.

  9. So when I set up my stretched screen, it works except for the fact that my mouse is off-centered with the buttons. When I go and try to click on “Battle Pass”, the game makes it look like my mouse is hovering over “Locker” and I end up in my locker instead. Any ideas on how to fix this?

    1. Hey Braden.
      1st – If you have a an intel cpu then
      1. push and hold Ctrl + Alt + F12 OR right click your desktop and select intel graphic settings
      2. click display
      3. click on custom resolutions
      4. click ok
      5. add Said Resolution
      6. Click yes
      7. Click General Settings
      8. click under Resolution
      9. scroll to your resolution and click it
      10.under scaling click scale Full Screen and apply.
      This works on laptops but i dont know about desktops

  10. I have a bad processor and my fps isn’t great and i can’t get high fps with my textures loading in PLEASE HELP! I’ve tried so many things.

  11. I had to go to the nvidia control panel but the ‘change resolution’ button didnt show up. The only buttons that showed up were the 3d settings ones. Plz help

  12. everytime i change it, reso is changed file is changed, i open fortnite and it wants to set up automatically, i did both way, decline and accept, and it wont stay in full screen so it wont stretch my res

    1. just put the ‘x’ axis down a bit but keeping the ‘y’ axis, remeber no matter what res your monitor is just change the ‘x’ axis : you could do, 1280×900 or 1320×900

  13. i cant do it when i change the resulotion in GameUserSetting.ini it is not changing it to the resulotion i changed to and everytime i open the game it is opend on windowedfullscreen else than what it was before( it was oppend on fullscreen)and im using nvidia

    1. you need to right click gameusersettings and go to propertys then turn off read only apply then change you res then once your done that do properties and make sure your read only is check marked also make sure your in fullscreen on fortnite

  14. 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

  15. 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!.

    1. just try and change your HUD scale and if that doesn’t work turn vsync off and then change your resolution I recommened 1270×1080 or 1154×1080

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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?

  19. 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.

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