The Fortnite Essentials Cheat Sheet: Controls and Tips to Know

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Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the most popular games out there—with the free-to-play shooter available across PC, console, and even mobile platforms. But with a game this complex, it can be a bit intimidating to jump right in, especially when it has undergone a major overhaul.

(Season 11 was the first season following the major reboot of the game: Fortnite Chapter 2. The season removed many of the established weapons in the game, introduced the fishing and swimming mechanics, and changed a few elements within the game. And now it has given way to season 12.)

If you’re a complete newbie to Fortnite or just want a refresher on the game’s controls and mechanics when a new season rolls around, our cheat sheet below can help you. It covers controls for the PC version of the game and for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles too. The cheat sheet also lists various mechanics and terms you should know about.

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The Fortnite Essentials Cheat Sheet

Item Description
Terms to Know
Battle Pass In-game pass bought with V-Bucks to unlock season rewards tree
Season A themed in-game series of missions and rewards usually lasting 10 weeks
Supply Drop A crate of supplies attached to a balloon and dropped during the match
Elimination A player elimination where you delivered the final blow
Assist A player elimination where you helped but didn’t deliver the final blow
Solo Unranked match for 1 player
Duos Unranked match for 2 players
Squads Unranked match for up to 4 players
Team Rumble Unranked large team deathmatch mode
Arena Ranked match mode
LTM Limited-Time Mode
Victory Royale A match victory
Missions/Challenges Daily or weekly objectives and achievements
Medal Punch Card Daily achievement tracker that awards bonus XP
Item Shop In-game store for microtransactions
V-Bucks In-game currency
Save The World PvE paid mode of Fortnite
Fortnite Creative Free building/experimental mode of Fortnite
PC/KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Movement/General Controls

W Move Up/Forward
A Move Left
S Move Down/Backward
D Move Right
Spacebar Jump
Left Shift Sprint
Equal Sign/Num Lock Auto Run
Left Ctrl Crouch
Left Shift Toggle Sprint
M Show/Hide Map
Tab Show/Hide Inventory
F Carry Downed Player
F Drop Downed Player
Left Mouse Button Throw/Yeet Downed Player
Esc Game Menu
Combat
Left Mouse Button Fire/Use Weapon
Right Mouse Button Target/Aim
R Reload
E Use/Interact with Item on Map
F Toggle Harvesting Tool
1 Equip Weapon 1
2 Equip Weapon 2
3 Equip Weapon 3
4 Equip Weapon 4
5 Equip Weapon 5
Building
Z Equip Wall
X Equip Floor
C Equip Stairs
V Equip Roof
Y Equip Trap
F3 Trap Picker
Left Mouse Button Place Building
H Repair/Upgrade
R Rotate Building
Right Mouse Button Change Building Material
G Edit Building
Left Mouse Button Select Building Edit Squares
Right Mouse Button Reset Building Edit
Q Toggle Build Mode/Toggle Quickbars
Communication
Middle Mouse Button Ping/Place Marker
Not Bound (Player decides) Place Enemy Marker
T Push To Talk
F4 Squad Communication Tab
Enter Chat
B Emote
Vehicles
E/Hold E Use/Exit Vehicle
Left Ctrl Switch Seat
Left Shift Boost Vehicle (Motorboat)
Fishing
Left Mouse Button Cast Rod
Left Mouse Button Reel In
PS4
 CONTROLS

Movement/General Controls

Left Stick Move Up/Forward
Left Stick Move Left
Left Stick Move Down/Backward
Left Stick Move Right
X Jump
Click Down Left Stick Sprint
Double Click Down Left Stick Auto Run
Click Down/Tap Right Stick Crouch
Click Down Left Stick Toggle Sprint
Centre Touchpad Show/Hide Map
Up D-Pad Show/Hide Inventory
Carry Downed Player
Drop Downed Player
RT Throw/Yeet Downed Player
Options Button Game Menu
Combat
RT Fire/Use Weapon
LT Target/Aim
Reload
Use/Interact with Item on Map
Toggle Harvesting Tool
Building
■ in Build Mode Equip Trap
■ in Build Mode Trap Picker
RT Place Building
Click + Hold Right Stick Repair/Upgrade
Click/Tap Right Stick Rotate Building
LT Change Building Material
Hold O Edit Building
RT Select Building Edit Squares
Click/Tap Right Stick Reset Building Edit
O Toggle Build Mode/Toggle Quickbars
Communication
Left D-Pad Ping/Place Marker
Double Tap Left D-Pad Place Enemy Marker
Right D-Pad Squad Communication Tab
Down D-Pad Emote
Vehicles
■ / Hold ■ Use/Exit Vehicle
Click/Tap Right Stick Switch Seat
O Boost Vehicle (Motorboat)
Fishing
RT Cast Rod
RT Reel In
XBOX CONTROLS

Movement/General Controls

Left Stick Move Up/Forward
Left Stick Move Left
Left Stick Move Down/Backward
Left Stick Move Right
A Jump
Click Down Left Stick Sprint
Double Click Down Left Stick Auto Run
Click Down/Tap Right Stick Crouch
Click Down Left Stick Toggle Sprint
View Button Show/Hide Map
Up D-Pad Show/Hide Inventory
X Carry Downed Player
X Drop Downed Player
RT Throw/Yeet Downed Player
Menu Button Game Menu
Combat
RT Fire/Use Weapon
LT Target/Aim
X Reload
X Use/Interact with Item on Map
Y Toggle Harvesting Tool
Building
B in Build Mode Equip Trap
B in Build Mode Trap Picker
RT Place Building
Click + Hold Right Stick Repair/Upgrade
Click/Tap Right Stick Rotate Building
LT Change Building Material
Hold B Edit Building
RT Select Building Edit Squares
Click/Tap Right Stick Reset Building Edit
B Toggle Build Mode/Toggle Quickbars
Communication
Left D-Pad Ping/Place Marker
Double Tap Left D-Pad Place Enemy Marker
Right D-Pad Squad Communication Tab
Down D-Pad Emote
Vehicles
X / Hold X Use/Exit Vehicle
Click/Tap Right Stick Switch Seat
B Boost Vehicle (Motorboat)
Fishing
RT Cast Rod
RT Reel In
Fortnite Items
Health Sources Bandages, Med Kit, Camp Fire, Chug Splash, Flopper Fist, Small Fry Fish, Apple
Shield Sources Small Shield Potion, Shield Potion, Chug Splash, Chug Jug, Slurpy Swamp Canisters, Slurpy Swamp Vat, Slurpy Swamp River, Slurp Fish, Mushrooms
Weapon and Loot Sources Supply Llama, Ammo Crate, Fishing Spots, Chests
Strongest Building Material Metal
Weakest Building Material Wood
Long Range Weapons Assault Rifle, Burst Assault Rifle, Scoped Weapons
Medium Range Weapons Rocket Launcher, Assault Rifle, Burst Assault Rifle
Short Range Weapons Shotgun
Explosive Weapons Rocket Launcher, Grenades
Hiding Spots Dumpsters and haystacks
Best Stone Sources Large boulders
Best Metal Sources Trucks and cars
Best Wood Sources Large trees and wooden pallets

Get Started in Fortnite Creative Mode

Now that you know the basics of Fortnite Battle Royale, you may want to dip your toes into other modes in the game. One such mode is Fortnite Creative, which lets you create unique maps and game modes using Fortnite assets. Find out everything you need to know about this free game mode in our beginner’s guide to Fortnite Creative Mode.

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The Fortnite Essentials Cheat Sheet: Controls and Tips to Know