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.

Update: It looks like Stretched Resolution is not going to be available for competitive players according to this news update!

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. what resolution should i use (my recommend res is 1280×1080 for my monitor)

  2. Can i stretch hd monitor idk what numbers write to it 🙁

  3. Can someone help me get stretched resolution on mobile or ps4

    1. You can’t get stretched anymore.

      1. fortnite resolution 800×600

  4. How to make my old resolution I want to reset my stretch resolution back to old settings

  5. No matter what i try i cant get the black bars to go away. it worked before i updated my drivers last night now they wont go away no matter what i have amd please help

    1. its because fortnite patched it to where you can no longer play on stretched res

  6. i play 1080×1080 i like the res idk if anybody else but yall give it a try

    1. Not too sure I can’t see many people from far away but if it suits you then you can use it.

  7. I have 2880×1880 display what res should i use

    1. Try 1440 x 1080

      1. i have 1366*768 what about me?

  8. 3D resolution is 1440×1080
    But display resolution is 1920×1080
    Can some1 please help me ?

  9. 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?

  10. I can’t figure out how to find out if I have nvidia or amd so I can’t do stretches res

    1. you can right-click on your background and it will say Nvidia or AMD

    2. 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.

  11. what is the best for a 1360 x 760 moniter

  12. what about for a 3440 x 1440?

    1. 2560 x 1440. I have that type of monitor, too.

  13. What is the best stretched Resolution for a 2560×1440 monitor?

    1. just downscale to 1080p honestly and use like 1440 x 1080 or something. plus you’ll get way more fps.

  14. I have 1440×900 resolution monitor hwich resolution is good for stretched plz answer?

  15. How i cant get it if i have a 2560×1080 monitor

    1. you actually already have stretched, cuz 2560×1440 is normal

    2. set it to 1920 X 1080

  16. How do you get more resulotion options on Amd catalyst control center? Because i cant a res that i want

  17. how do i do this with a AMD rx 580?

    1. yes it does.

  18. 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.

  19. Is it possible to do this on a PS4

    1. I don’t think so.

  20. 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

    1. Strechedddddddd!!!!!

  21. 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

  22. i could not change my res because i could not get the nvidia to pop up

  23. 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

  24. When I click GameUserSettings nothing appears just a blank notepad?

    1. yikes… unlucky

  25. I have a laptop that My normal ress is 1366×768
    What is The Best streched ress?

    1. Try 1024×768..

      You’re welcome

  26. Hello
    My only problem is that my game is not clear and smooth

  27. i did all the steps foward, but before enters the “Select Gamemode” it auto adjust my previous resolution

  28. 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.

  29. 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…

  30. 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)