Fortnite Battle Royale - Basic Controls Every Player Should Know

Fortnite Battle Royale has a lot of different controls and if a player does not figure them out, he can get confused easily. Moreover, to set the keys according to your ease and accessibility, you need to know about them first, so you do not overlap one function on another. This guide to the basic keys that are usually used in the game will help you know about all the functions:


Movement Controls:

The basic movement controls include the walking controls like:

• Forward with the keyboard key Up or W
• Backwards with the key Down or S
• Left with keyboard key Left or A
• Right with the keyboard key Right or D

These were the default movement controls and most of the people use these controls, but besides them, you can jump with Space Bar, Sprint with Left Shift and crouch with Left Ctrl. It is suggested that you use this default key structure until you do not develop your own set of keys that is suitable for your fingers.

Building Controls:

The basic controls for building structures are:

• The Building Slots Wall, Platform, and Ramp etc. are F1, F2, F3 and F4
• The Button for Editing a building is G
• The Button for Changing Building Material is RMB
• The Button for Repairing a building is F
• The button for Rotating a building is R
• If you want to reset your building edit, press RMB (right mouse button)

It is suggested that you switch your building slots to Z, X, and C. This will help you easily select the structure you want to build and your fingers will be able to reach there.

Weapons Controls:

The basic controls that are related to the use and switching of weapons are:

• The firing button is LMB (left mouse button)
• The Aim Down Sight (ADS) button is RMB (right mouse button)
• The Button for Reload is R
• The buttons for Weapon Slots are 1, 2, 3, and 4
• You can do Slot Up and Slot Down with Mouse Wheel Up and Mouse Wheel Down.
• For a Quick Switch Press Q

You should let these buttons as they are and practice on them. This is the best control configuration as it allows you to reach easily.

Talk and Chat Controls:

The basic buttons for talking and chatting are:

• You can do Chat with the button Enter.
• You can send a Quick Chat message B
• You can place a Note with N
• The Push To Talk button is Y

These buttons should be left as is because you will not use them frequently.

Miscellaneous:
The basic miscellaneous buttons in the game are:

• You can Toggle Inventory with I
• You can Toggle Map with M
• You can Select Trap with F5
• You can Equip/Pickup Trap with T
• You can select Gadgets with 8 and 9 buttons

These are all the basic keys that are used in the game and every player should be aware of these keys to create their own unique key binding set that is ideal for their hands.
 
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