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How to Play Fortnite on Stretched Resolution (Pro Settings)

If you're into Fortnite and looking to get more Victory Royales, you've come to the right place. I will show you how to setup stretched resolution and even some tips on which resolutions the pros are using. Lets break down the pros, cons, and why stretched resolution might be the game-changer you need.

How to Setup Stretched Resolution in Fortnite

Enough talk, let's get practical. Here's how to set up stretched resolution in Fortnite:

Accessing the Game Folder:

  • Hit the Windows key + R on your desktop.
  • Type in "%LocalAppData%" to find the Fortnite game folder.

Locate the Game User Settings File:

  • Navigate through 'FortniteGame,' 'Saved,' 'Config,' 'WindowsClient.'
  • Find the 'GameUserSettings' file, right-click, and open the properties.

Editing the Config File:

  • Ensure the read-only box is unchecked.
  • Right-click, choose edit, and scroll down to the resolution sections.
  • Match all instances to your chosen resolution and save the file.

Securing Your Settings:

  • Right-click on the file, select properties, and check the read-only box.
  • Apply the changes to prevent Fortnite from messing with your resolution.

Is Stretched Resolution allowed in Fortnite Competitive

Epic Games have addressed the competitive community's concerns regarding stretched resolution and the competitive advantages that these settings can offer to PC players. Check out their official blog post where they discuss stretched resolution among other things that are not permitted in Fortnite tournaments

Here are the Best Stretched Resolutions used by Fortnite Pros/Streamers

1280 * 1080 - Mongraal

Back in the days of Chapter One, pros like Mongraal rocked this resolution, and for good reason. The super-stretch effect makes character models wider, giving you a significant advantage in aim. This one's a must-try, especially if you're a Mongraal fan.

1550 * 1070 - My Resolution

Now, let's talk about finding that sweet spot. Enter 1550 * 1070, a resolution that strikes a balance between stretching and playability. It's competitive, providing a noticeable FPS boost without making editing or building feel off. Perfect for those ranking up - I hit Platinum 2 with this one.

1620 * 1080 - A Bit Higher, a Bit Better?

Moving up slightly in resolution, we have 1620 * 1080. This one still offers all the perks of a stretch resolution - improved aim, wider enemies - with a decent FPS boost. However, it's crucial to understand that higher resolutions might sacrifice potential FPS gains. Keep this in mind, especially if you're dealing with significant frame drops.

1680 * 1050 - Maros

Now, let's delve into the MTO OG stretch, aka 1680 * 1050. This resolution has a rich history, with players like Maros almost making it to the Fortnite World Cup on this stretch. It's a sweet spot, balancing excellent graphics with mechanical advantages. Ideal for players who want that extra edge without compromising gameplay.

1750 * 1080 - Bugha

Our final stop is at 1750 * 1080, another great Fortnite resolution stretch that's been tried and tested. Used by players like Bugha, it's close to native, providing a slight mechanical advantage without drastically altering gameplay speed. Barely noticeable in deviation, this resolution shines in a season where precise aim is the key to success.

Finding your Sweet Spot is Crucial

Each of these stretch resolutions has its perks, but the right choice depends on your preferences and playstyle. Aim for that perfect balance between FPS boost and comfort, keeping in mind that lower resolutions generally mean better FPS.

Fortnite developers often release patches and updates, so stay tuned for potential changes. Don't be afraid to experiment with these resolutions and find what feels right for you. After all, the best resolution is the one that enhances your gaming experience and helps you secure those Victory Royales.

About the author

Thomas Branderhorst

Just a guy passionate about web design. This hobby also includes 3D modeling, logo making and creating impressive business cards. What begun as a simple pastime, has now transformed into my main gig. 

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