The best Fortnite settings for Nintendo Switch

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Fortnite can be played on all manner of platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, but thanks to crossplay it is possible people on all those different platforms to play together. This means that players will want the best possible settings for their platform, to ensure they are competitive.

In this guide, we will run through some of the best settings for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch to ensure you can get those dubs.

Touch and Motion

The first thing every Fortnite player on the Nintendo Switch should do is turn off motion controls. They just make aiming awkward, and players will get much better results if they rely on the thumbsticks to move their targeting reticle. Just set the “Motion Enabled” to Off in the Touch and Motion settings menu to deal with this issue.

Controller Scheme

The Combat Pro controller scheme is the most useful for the majority of players, and will most closely resemble other platforms. It also plays well on Joycons or the Pro Controller.

Input Settings

The main issue with Fortnite on Switch is that the controls feel a little sluggish compared to other platforms, leaving Switch players at a disadvantage unless they make some changes.

  • Look Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity: 6
  • Build Mode Sensitivity: 1.5

We would suggest starting with the above settings and then experimenting, going up or down in sensitivity as you need to. Be sure to put in some work to try and master aiming at higher sensitivities, as it does give an advantage when it comes to quickly snapping to other players in a gunfight.

General settings

There are a host of in-game options that also make simple tasks easier, or a little faster. We would suggest experimenting with the below settings to see

  • Sprint Cancels Reloading – Off
  • Tap to Search/ interact – On
  • Hold to Swap Pickup – Off
  • Aim Assist – On
  • Edit Mode Aim Assist – Off
  • Turbo Building – On
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons – On
  • Build Immediately – On