Not only settings in a game can help your gameplay, but also settings on your external hardware. A good example is your monitor where you can quickly make it easier to spot enemies in dark areas or open fields.
We recently did a guide on the best gaming monitor for Fortnite, which will help you even further. Especially with getting those smooth frame rates, gaining that seamless gaming experience.
So make sure you have these settings on your monitor, and regardless of what monitor, screen or TV you use today, you should have these settings available. If not, at least a big chunk of them!
Monitor Settings for Fortnite
Without further ado, let us dive into it!
Maximize the brightness
This might very well be the most straightforward setting you can do on your monitor. Increasing your brightness will it make a lot easier to spot other players in dark areas, as well in the long distances.
You can also add additional brightness to the game itself, go to settings and look under Brightness calibration. For example, the famous twitch streamer Ninja has the settings 0.67, instead of the default 0.5. However, keep in mind that too much brightness might not be so comfortable for your eyes. If you are having a hard to time to spot enemies while playing Fortnite, definitely up your monitor brightness to 100.
Generally, don’t touch the contrast, it will make the game look way different. It will get over saturated and give you a hard time focusing. Always leave it at default, which is half. So if your monitor has contrast 1-100, pick around 50-52.
Some monitors have a setting called “blur reduction,” leave this off. It sounds like a good thing, but it will dim down the picture slightly. Also some report increase in input lag. If you have motion blur, which you probably don’t want, turn it off inside the game itself!
Pretty much up for your taste. Not all products offer this setting, however, around 5-7 is recommended. Over 7-10 might fit some, but you will see the text getting too sharp to be comfortably readable.
Is picked as RGB, default is often R100 G100 B100. Test these settings; R99 G100 B98, they are known to work the best for many popular games.
Black eQualizer also is known as automatic brightness adjustment; some players prefer this. It will make dark areas more easily visible in real time while playing. However, if you have high brightness settings, it shouldn’t be neccenssary. As this setting is always working on updating the ideal brightness for every situation, it will decrease the image quality to compensate. It even can cause image flicker, and you do not want that.
Turn down on the blue light
If you find your self often in the storm, this might be something for you. It can be quite hard to see in and out the storm in Fortnite battle royale. However, turning down on the blue will make it much easier to spot other players, who are in or about to leave the storm. This tip is if you who finds this a problem, keep in mind that everything will lose some blue while playing!
Always Remember to save your monitor settings after you made your changes, its nothing more irritating to spending time on new settings and close the menu without saving.
Change your monitor refresh rate
Alright, this setting is not available for every product. It depends on what monitor you use, the significant majority of monitors have a refresh rate of about 60Hz. Which are not ideal for gaming, or fast-paced games. The refresh rate is how often per second an image is displayed on your monitor. The measurement is in Hertz (Hz), and thats is how frequently the image is updated.
Buying a monitor with, for example, 144hz will significantly increase your reaction time and be making precise movements in a short amount of time. As you will be getting more than double the frame rate than an ordinary monitor. We know you can’t change this if you don’t have it, but it’s worth mentioning as its a vital setting for the ones who want to take their gaming experience to the next level!
What to think about when choosing the perfect monitor settings
Three critical settings that are very individual are; brightness, contrast, and color temperature. You can’t put any value as the best for every human playing games. However, this guide will help you to get going in the right direction.
Always experiment yourself with these three settings until you find what fits you the best and gives you the best result. Maybe you want settings that work for all uses on your computer, not only gaming. Or you want a color profile entirely dedicated to one game only.
We recommend you use the rest of the settings in these guide as listed, to gain the best gaming performance.