Using the custom and wacky resolutions has been a thing in some games such as CS:GO for such a really long time, and the practice is gaining traction in the world called Fornite as well. In this page, you will be informed about the benefits of stretching your resolution, as well as how to stretch Fortnite without stretching desktop.
The next question is which resolutions you would play on. This is not as simple as choosing stretched resolution, you will need to decide on the exact resolution you want. here are some of the most popular choices among pro Fortnite players.
- 1024×768 Stretched
- 1280×960 Stretched
- 1280×1024 Stretched
- 1440×1080 Stretched
- 1600 x 1080 stretched
Keep in mind that the lower the resolution your choose, the higher the FPS you should expect.
In order to configure stretched resolution in Fortnite, you can start by settings your in game Window Mode to Fullscreen. It is important and the custom resolution will not work otherwise. Now, you have to change the Fortnite config fie named GameUsesrSettings.ini. To do it, the first thing that you have to do is to press Windows Key + R to open Run. Then, type in %localappdata% in the search bar and hit Enter. The next thing that you have to do is to navigate the GameUserSettings.ini: FortniteGame > Saved > Config > WindowsClient. After that, opem GameUserSettings.ini in the text editor.
You will have to change the following lines in GameUserSettings.ini:
Feel free to change the X and Y to the custom resolution that you want and save the file. Depending on the graphics card is from either NVIDIA or AMD, you have to make some additional changes. For those who have the NVIDIA video card, you will have to change the resolution in the NVIDIA Control Panel as well. You are able to usually find the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking on the desktop and then it should be in the pop up menu. When you are in the Control Panel, you have to change the resolution by clicking on Change Resolution, choosing one of the predefined resolutions or create your own custom resolution, clicking on Customize, checking the Enable resolutions not exposed by the display, clicking Create Custom Resolution, setting the Horizontal pixels and Vertical lines to your desired resolution, clicking Test, checking it and clicking OK, and clicking Apply.
As with the thing called AMD, you have to create a custom resolution in the AMD Radeon settings by opening your AMD Radeon Settings, clicking Display, clicking on Create next to Custom Resolution, typing in the Horizontal Resolution and Vertical Resolution, saving it, right-clicking on your desktop and clicking Display settings, selecting the custom resolution you just created and clicking Keep changes.
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