If you play Fortnite, you’ve probably heard the phrase “crank 90s” enough that it’s lost its meaning.
Unlike other battle royale games, Fortnite’s building mechanics and the necessity to “crank 90s” in a pinch make a player’s sensitivity settings of the utmost importance.
In other shooters, top-ranked players keep their sensitivity extremely low and rely on impeccable positioning. Whipping your mouse to turn 180 degrees is an infrequent occurrence, even in battle royale games where enemies can attack you from all sides.
But in Fortnite, the build mechanic makes it so that sometimes players are forced to spin around repeatedly as they speedily build structures against their nearby opponents.
While being able to rotate and build quickly is important, there are a few keys to think about while you’re preparing for battle.
X and Y axis
In Fortnite, players are allowed to set their X and Y axis mouse sensitivities separately. When the game originally released, Y axis sensitivity was automatically 75 percent of what the X sensitivity was. But with vertical building becoming more and more important in the game, players are allowed to adjust each.
Though you have the ability to make your X or Y axis sensitivity vastly different from one another, it’s advised that you keep them about the same. Most pro players keep their X and Y identical.
This is because, unlike in other games where vertical sensitivity is less important, Fortnite’s building mechanic’s require equally quick vertical and horizontal movements.
Mouse Targeting Sensitivity
Also known as “aim down scope” or ADS, this is perhaps the most important sensitivity setting in the game.
Many players and pros use a 1.0 setting for their ADS sensitivity. This means that their ADS sensitivity is identical to their normal sensitivity, which is a function of a players’ DPI, eDPI, and Windows settings.
Many players at the highest levels of professional play deviate from using 1.0, however, and choose…