The best Fortnite keybinds for easy building and weapon selection

In Fortnite, building is life. Bedrock shooter keybinds such as WASD for movement, spacebar for jump, and Ctrl for crouch vie for keyboard space alongside nearly half a dozen commands for slapping together a life-saving shack while under fire or securing a kill from atop a looming murdertower. All are sacred (except for C, weirdos) for appeasing the victory royale gods, but the most common creed shared by Fortnite’s community to new players orders priority in just two words: build better. Problem is, the best keybinds for each player are hard to find. 

Thus, here’s a couple of suggested input schemes and a few schemes the pros, like Tfue, use for focusing on snappier access to your crucial construction keys. You’ll ideally want to acclimate to the most instinctual setup for rapidly swapping to build mode with minimal breaks in movement and aiming, so our examples do their best to keep your hands steady near the PC gamer’s home position: left on WASD and right on mouse buttons.

Some general tips: 

Unbinding your mouse scroll wheel from your weapon and crafting slots is a small but effective tweak for avoiding embarrassing equipment mishaps in the thick of a build frenzy. It’s far more beneficial teaching your fingers to jolt to dedicated slot keys instead of fumbling with a squirrelly scroll wheel.

Slot keybinds reflect the standard setup of reserving your last two inventory spaces for shield potions and medicine, but our suggestions are interchangeable with wherever you prefer to stick your consumables.

Unlisted keybinds remain in their default assignments, but feel free to experiment and elaborate off our recommendations to set a more personalized layout—customization is a beautiful part of PC gaming, after all. As of writing, heading into the Playground via a solo no-fill queue provides a useful testing ground for fine-tuning your keys in peace.

Free up your Left Shift key and turn on ‘Always Run’ in the options. 

Pro Builders 

Building is such a key in Fortnite that professional players prioritize the game's building controls in their keybinds. If you're looking for a more specific kind of keybind, then look no further than some of the best players in the business who get paid to play the game.

Keep in mind that these are some of the best players in the world, so if the keybinds don't work for you, don't be discouraged. They might take a good amount of practice to master, so if you stick with them, maybe you too can be a Fortnite god.

Tfue 

Turner "Tfue" Tenney is a pro player for FaZe Clan, and he's widely considered as one of the best in the business, as well as one of the most popular players around. Tfue's keybinds keep pertinent building keys around WASD so a quick build is just seconds away.

Harvesting Tool: 1
Weapon Slot 1: 2
Weapon Slot 2: 3
Weapon Slot 3: 4
Weapon Slot 4: 5
Weapon Slot 5: 6
Wall: C
Floor: E
Stairs: Q
Roof: Mouse Button 5
Trap: Mouse Button 4
Building Edit: V

Myth 

Another professional player and all-star builder is Team SoloMid's Ali "Myth" Kabbani. Myth was one of Fortnite's early stars who made a name for himself with his insane building skills even before joining TSM. His unorthodox keybinds might be something to look into if you want to build a one-by-one tower in a few seconds flat.

Harvesting Tool: 1
Weapon Slot 1: 2
Weapon Slot 2: 3
Weapon Slot 3: 4
Weapon Slot 4: Mouse Wheel Up
Weapon Slot 5: Mouse Wheel Down
Wall: Q
Floor: Mouse 5
Stairs: C
Roof: E
Trap: F5
Building Edit: F

Cloak 

Tfue's Duo partner and fellow FaZe member, Dennis "Cloak" Lepore, also has similar building binds, but he utilizes his mouse a bit more. It takes a decent amount of synergy between both hands to build so effectively, as it seems to require some very good hand-eye coordination to master.

Harvesting Tool: 1
Weapon Slot 1: 2
Weapon Slot 2: 3
Weapon Slot 3: 4
Weapon Slot 4: Mouse Wheel Up
Weapon Slot 5: Mouse Wheel Down
Wall:  Mouse 4
Floor: F
Stairs: Mouse 5
Roof:  V
Trap: F5
Building Edit: G

Custom scheme: Mousepower 

As its name subtly implies, the Mousepower setup is themed around tying a few important build binds to the surefire grip of your dominant hand. Side mouse buttons are vital for quick access to the frequently used wall and ramp builds, and if you have more than the standard two side buttons, you can definitely flex in additional build abilities (such as switching between materials) for your thumb to manage. Floors, typically used for midair or lateral traversals, cozies up to WASD on Q for continual movement as you place down planks (you’ll momentarily lose left strafe if you shift your ring finger off A, however). 

Slot keys are also packed in a bit closer to your keyboard’s left side, preventing awkward stretches to hit less-used commands such as trap placement and roof builds. For a bolder alternative, you can try assigning jump to your scroll wheel button (click the wheel, don’t spin it) and devote your vast spacebar to a high-use build component.

Harvesting Tool: 1
Weapon Slot 1: 2
Weapon Slot 2: 3
Weapon Slot 3: 4
Weapon Slot 4: Z
Weapon Slot 5: X
Wall: Mouse Button 4
Floor: Q
Stairs: Mouse Button 5
Roof: V
Trap: 5

Custom scheme: Keyfort 

If your mouse lacks side buttons (something you should look into fixing) or you’re more comfortable dedicating your mouse strictly to aiming and shooting, the Keyfort config is for you. This setup establishes a close perimeter around your WASD of all your essential build commands. It heavily borrows the use of your spacebar thumb to conduct construction efforts, so take a page from Mousepower above and rebind jump to something else (try left Shift and switch on always run) or risk weakened dodging power when throwing walls or ramps together. Still, the comforting adjacency of your building slot keys encourages quick thumb-slides between movement and maintenance with practice.

Harvesting Tool: F
Weapon Slot 1: 2
Weapon Slot 2: 3
Weapon Slot 3: 4
Weapon Slot 4: Q
Weapon Slot 5: X
Wall: B
Floor: N
Stairs: V
Roof: T
Trap: 5