Popular Fortnite settings aggregate 'FortSettings' surveyed more than 120 of the game's pros, streamers, and entertainers, revealing their most popular picks for equipment like headsets, monitors, keyboards, and mice.
For players looking to improve their skills on PC, it might help to use professional gaming gear. While that won't necessarily make them any better at the game, it is arguably a step in the right direction.
Those out there using a $5 keyboard and mouse combo could be severely lacking, and likely don't realize how much having better peripherals can enhance their gaming experience.
For example, using a proper headset will open up directional sound, which will help differentiate where enemy footsteps are coming from far better than regular speakers or a TV ever could.
Anyone out there in the market for some new gear could benefit by learning what the best of the best use, so this survey could be of good use.
What mice and keyboards are the pros using?
Surprisingly, the Finalmouse Air58 Ninja is the most popular mouse among pros, despite its extremely limited availability. This mouse prides itself on being incredibly light, making it easy to whip around while having minimal drag.
The second-place option is wireless, which would have been head-scratching years earlier, but in 2020, cordless options are actually a decent choice. Being snag-free is a nice feeling, and could be a major reason many pros are giving up the cord.
Keyboards are always an important item to consider, and much of users' choice comes down to personal preference. Many players would agree that a mechanical keyboard would be most beneficial to use, since its input will be speedier than other options. The most popular choice is the SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL at 19%, with the Logitech G Pro coming in second with 13%.
What about headsets and monitors?
In comparison, players seem largely split as to what headset is best, as the ASTRO Gaming A40s come out on top - but that's tied in first, with the HyperX Cloud IIs at just 12% of the vote. The most important advice to take away from this is that any headset is better than merely using regular speakers.
According to the survey, 72% of Fortnite pros are using a 240hz monitor, which opens up the smoothest framerate available and gives you an edge over other players. It appears that having a high refresh rate and low input delay matters the most to top gamers. While a 4K visual is nice on the eyes, it won't matter much with a competitive title like Fortnite.
Additionally, the mousepad used most is the SteelSeries QcK - but this would probably end up being the lowest priority for those in the market for new accessories.
With the knowledge of what the pros prefer, perhaps now players know what it'll take to compete at the highest level.