Fortnite, the popular battle royal game from EPIC, has built its separate fan base amongst the gamers community. But when it comes to the Pro Gaming scenario of Fortnite, things become tough for regular players. However hard the regular players try to climb up the server’s ranking charts, they end up being stuck at the same rank every season. Being in a fast-paced competitive gaming scenario, things have become even tougher for new and average players.
Have you ever asked yourself, what is the most basic difference between your and the pro players’ gameplay, which is making it hard for you to climb up the game ranking scores? We might have the answer for that, and it’s the game settings. Yes! Don’t be amazed. It is a fact that while most of us tend to play the game on the basic settings that were prefetched, the pro players adjust these game settings according to what’s best suited for the game and towards perfecting their gameplay.
Fortnite Pro Settings Tips To Improve GamePlay
How to navigate to the settings menu of the game
Before we tell you in detail about the in-game settings adjustments and enhancements, you must know how you are going to enter into the Fortnite settings menu. The navigation is pretty straightforward in PC, Xbox, or Playstation (Sony PS).
On your Personal Computer or Gaming Laptop:
- Step 1: Go to the Lobby. It is the in-game screen where players can decide the type of match (Ranked/ Normal/ Challenges) they wish to join
- Step 2: At the upper right corner of the screen location the sandwich icon
- Step 3: Click on the Sandwich icon to navigate to the settings.
On your Sony Playstation (PS4, PS5) or Xbox One:
- Step 1: Press the Menu/Options button to navigate to the Fortnite game settings on these gaming devices. This is the button at the rightmost of the middle buttons.
- Step 2: Locate the gear/cog button. It will be highlighted in yellow when hovered over. Press the key on your console to enter into the settings sections of Fortnite.
Best and ideal settings better Fortnite gameplay performance
It is quite clear that players of Fortnite use systems varying from a basic PC/laptop to the top-performing gaming setups. But, let us tell you that gaming hardware has a minimal role in your gameplay if you just know all about “how to set up your game settings according to your hardware capacity?”
We will give you an ideal settings list too. But, before that, we need to understand that, with a better setup all you can do is beef up your visual, texture, and other special effects available in-game. But the basic game will remain the same for every player and these effects hardly put any difference on your game.
What professional Fortnite players prefer?
Most of the pro players and Fortnite experts recommend disabling visual settings like motion blur and shadows regardless of whatever setup you are gaming on. The basic funda behind altering all these settings is to have a higher gaming FPS (Frames per Second). The higher your FPS, the faster you can act inside the game.
If you are still confused, turn on the Show FPS and then try changing your settings to max or basic (lowest). Check the FPS output after maxing up and lowering down. This will help you understand how the game is reacting to your setup. Further, you can then play around and adjust individual settings components that you would like to alter. This will help you in having the best-balanced setting according to your need and the available setup.
Here are the suggested Fortnite Pro Settings for PC:
|Display resolution|| 1920x1080p 16:9
(Can be higher, in high-end PCs).
Must be the native resolution of your display
for best performance.
|Quality|| Select according to your hardware setup
Must be kept lowest in the basic setup
|Frame Rate Limit||120-144 FPS|
|View Distance||Far or Epic|
|Textures||Low or Medium|
|Effects||Low or Medium|
To keep a note if you ever feel like you are stuck up or you have done something wrong or the game is misbehaving, you have a button reset button to roll back to the basic settings.
Here is a detailed description of each setting option:
To help you understand how each setting option will impact your in-game graphics and gameplay, we have elaborated on each field.
- Window Mode: This option is all about what type of window you want to run your game on. Should it be full screen or you want a floating window to track other windows of your desktop. The pro setting of Fortnite would recommend you to use a fullscreen window mode to enhance your game
- Display Resolution: This option is all about the quality of the display. The higher the display quality the better the game will look visually. If you look out at the setting of pro-Fortnite players, they generally prefer to use the highest possible resolution that your hardware is allowing. But, we would recommend you keep the display resolution the same as that of your display device. (The monitor for a PC and Screen for your laptop). If your game is still not running smoothly on your native resolution, you will have to decrease it to have a better performance, smooth, and lag-free gameplay
- Frame Rate Limit: The FPS of your game is like the heartbeat. But here the higher it is the faster you can act inside the game. Usually, the FPS must be placed at or above 100 FPS for normal hardware setup, but if you have a top-end PC setup and display that has a refresh rate above 140 Hz, you can keep this meter at unlimited
- View Distance: This component of the setting is about from what distance do you want to see your player in a 3rd person in-game camera setup. This will define your Point of View (PoV), at the player in Fortnite. We recommend keeping this setting at far or epic to allow you to have a wider camera angle for a better in-game reaction to threats
- Shadows: Pro Fortnite players suggest keeping this setting off, as keeping it on will put useless pressure on your hardware and impact graphics performance. Also, there’s no point in keeping it on as it doesn’t give you any competitive advantage in the game
- Anti-aliasing: Keep this setting off. This setting is used to smoothen the edges of components inside the game and enhance the color too
- Texture: This will help you the identification of in-game objects. Pro Gamers of Fortnite for PC suggest keeping this setting at Medium or High as it helps in easy identification of far-off objects. Keeping this setting at Low will result in pixelation of in-game objects. Also, in case if your GPU is old, for say NVIDIA 600 series or NVIDIA 700 series, keeping this setting at LOW can result in improved FPS
- Effects: This option allows you to enhance the special in-game graphics effects. The ideal suggestion is to keep it on low as there is no competitive advantage and it might result in low FPS too
- Post Processing: This setting is generally recommended to be kept on low
- Vsync: Vertical Synchronization or Vsync is a technology used to match the framerate of a game with the refresh rate of the monitor. The pro-Fortnite settings recommend keeping this setting off. Although, if you have a high-end graphic setup and you have the 3D-mode of Fortnite, then you might like to turn on this setting to have a much smoother gameplay
- Motion Blur: In battle, royal professional gaming blur is considered to be a bane, and so the pro gamers of Fortnite recommend turning off the motion blur to make the game more realistic
These settings are more or less similar for the Sony PlayStation or the Xbox setup.
It should be clear by now that changing the components under the settings menu is not that hard if you understand how exactly it is going to impact your PC Performance and Graphics performance. Everyone has a unique setup and must understand how these components affect their gameplay. Though Fortnite pro players suggest keeping some of the settings off no matter what setup you are playing on.
This should have summed up more or less everything you wanted to know about the in-game setting preferences of pro-Fortnite players and the difference it makes in their gameplay. So, if you want to perform better and play like Kyle Giersdorf aka Bugha or Williams Aubin aka Zayt check out our other articles on Fortnite pro gaming.