Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner is a pro Fortnite player and streamer for TSM.
He’s well known for placing high in tournaments, and for playing as Ninja’s duo partner.
In this post, I’m going to show you Reverse2k’s Fortnite settings, keybinds, sensitivity, setup and so on.
We will be going fairly in-depth in some sections so you can learn from the settings of one of the best players.
If you are looking for a particular section, then here are links for you to jump to wherever you want:
But even the best players don’t have everything set up optimally.
In other words, you can also learn from the mistakes that Reverse2k has, so you don’t make them yourself.
Anyway, let’s get started.
Reverse2k’s building keybinds
Let’s begin with the building keybinds because they are the most important keybinds to have set up, and will set the foundation for everything else.
Here are the keybinds Reverse2k uses for building in Fortnite:
- Wall: F
- Floor: Mouse Button 5
- Stairs: Mouse Button 4
- Roof: Z
You see, Reverse2k uses the thumb buttons on his mouse for 2 of his building keybinds, his stairs, and floors.
Most Fortnite players will benefit from having 2 keybinds on their mouse because it opens up the opportunity for using more keys on your keyboard for other actions.
The reason you want your building keybinds on your mouse and not the weapons in your inventory is because pressing the thumb mouse buttons can negatively impact your grip and therefore your aim.
I prefer to use the thumb mouse buttons for building stairs and walls because that combination feels good. But, as Reverse2k shows, you can choose any building pieces you want.
For the remaining building keybinds, Reverse2k uses F for his wall and he presses that using his index finger. And he uses Z for his pyramid and he presses that using his ring finger.
In other words, Reverse2k has his building pieces on separate fingers, and this enables him to build quickly and press the keys with accuracy.
Obviously, you want to build as fast as possible, and having your building keybinds on separate fingers is one of the best ways to improve the speed of your building.
Reverse2k’s weapon keybinds
You can see Reverse2k uses pretty standard keybinds for switching between the items in his Fortnite inventory, including his pickaxe.
- Harvesting tool: 1
- Weapon slot 1: 2
- Weapon slot 2: 3
- Weapon slot 3: 4
- Weapon slot 4: 5
- Weapon slot 5: 6
Using your number keys in ascending order (low to high) is the standard because it’s logical and makes it easy to remember which keys are bound to each slot.
You’ll notice that many pro Fortnite players also use this particular weapon keybind set up. For example, MrSavage and Tfue.
As you know, you’ll often need to switch between your items when playing Fortnite. For example, when you switch from your shotgun to a submachine gun to quickly finish off a low health enemy.
So it’s important that you get your weapon keybinds right and can comfortably switch between each item slot.
Because you don’t want to be fumbling around with your items and struggling to equip the right weapon at the right time.
Reverse2k’s other keybinds
Now that we’ve covered the most important keybinds (building and weapon), let’s look at the rest of the keybinds that Reverse2k uses:
- Edit: C
- Trap: X
- Use: E
- Inventory: Q
- Reload/Rotate: R
- Crouch: Left-Ctrl
- Sprint By Default: On
- Repair/Upgrade: Middle mouse button
Here are some rather unusual keybinds, so let me explain them for you.
You see, using C to edit is a unique keybind because most Fortnite players will use either F, G, or E which you can press using your index finger.
Of course, you can press C using your index finger, or you could use your thumb if you have good coordination with your thumb (some players cannot press anything except space bar).
Look, C is a good key for editing because it’s close to your W-key that you use to move forward in Fortnite, and you should almost always be moving forward.
If you are having trouble pressing C, then you may find it beneficial to angle your keyboard, especially if you want to use your thumb.
Now, Reverse2k uses X for his trap, and this is another unusual key (a lot of Fortnite players like to use T as it’s the first letter in the word trap).
However, X is another good key because it’s also close to your movement keys.
Look, you don’t have to use a mnemonic device for your keybinds. And as long as you stick with your keybinds long enough you will eventually remember what every key is used for.
Next, we have Reverse2k’s Use key which he has on E. This is the default keybind, so there’s nothing unusual here.
Some players like to have Use on F and use E for something else (like a building key). However, as you know, Reverse2k uses F for building walls as we covered earlier.
Reverse2k uses Q for accessing his inventory. In my opinion, this is a bad keybind.
You see, Q is a very valuable key because it’s right next to your W-key, and easy to press with your ring finger.
So I would recommend using Q for something else like a building or inventory keybind. And having your inventory on something like Tab, for example.
R for reloading and rotating buildings is normal, so not much to say there.
Using Left-Ctrl for crouching is also a normal keybind because it’s the default key. But Reverse2k uses sprint by default, so his Left-Shift key is free.
Left-Shift is a fantastic key because you can easily press it with your index finger.
So one easy keybind change I think Reverse2k should make is moving crouch from Left-Ctrl to Left-Shift. It’s much easier to press, especially when you’re spam crouching and jiggle strafing to be harder to hit.
The final unusual keybind Reverse2k uses is his middle mouse button for repairing/upgrading builds. This is typically an overlooked keybind, and using the middle mouse button is a smart choice.
Now you’ve seen some rather unusual keybinds from a great Fortnite player.
And in some areas, they are certainly suboptimal.
What does this mean?
This just shows you don’t need optimal keybinds to be an amazing Fortnite player.
You just need your keybinds to be reasonably well thought out and tailored to your particular needs so that everything is comfortable to press.
Reverse2k’s Fortnite sensitivity
With Reverse2k’s keybinds out of the way, let’s get into one of the most important settings you can configure in Fortnite: Your sensitivity.
Look, Reverse2k uses some interesting settings, which I will explain here.
- X-Axis Sensitivity: 11.2%
- Y-Axis Sensitivity: 9.5%
- Targeting Sensitivity: 22.3%
- Scope Sensitivity: 29.4%
The first thing to note is that Reverse2k uses different X and Y sensitivities.
You see, his Y (vertical) sensitivity is roughly 85% of his X (horizontal) sensitivity. Therefore, his mouse movements are slower when moving in the vertical axis.
I suggest you keep your X and Y sensitivities the same, so your movements are consistent in both axes. You know Fortnite has a lot of vertical because of building, so there is a lot of utility in keeping your Y sensitivity the same as your X sensitivity.
Reverse2k uses a mouse DPI of 800, so we are able to work out his Fortnite eDPI.
Reverse2k uses an eDPI of 89.6, which is fairly high and outside the eDPI range that I would recommend most Fortnite players use.
Of course, Fortnite is different from most shooters because it’s a battle royale with building. So it can actually be advantageous to use a high sensitivity.
To balance out his high base sensitivity, Reverse2k uses a low targeting sensitivity (22.3%) and scope sensitivity (29.4%). So his mouse movements are slower and therefore more precise when aiming down sites.
Another setting that’s loosely related to sensitivity and worth mentioning here is mouse polling rate. Reverse2k uses a mouse polling rate of 500 Hz.
This is lower than the 1000 Hz mouse polling rate that most Fortnite pro players use and that I recommend. The reason Reverse2k uses a mouse polling rate of 500 Hz is that this is the maximum polling rate of the mouse he uses.
Which brings us onto our next section.
Reverse2k’s Fortnite setup
Now let’s take a look at the hardware and peripherals and so on that Reverse2k uses for playing Fortnite.
Here are Reverse2k’s gaming PC specs:
- GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- CPU: Intel Core i9-9900k
- RAM: 2x8GB DDR4-3000
- Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z370‑P
- SSD: 240 GB WD GREEN
- Case: Thermaltake Core P3 SE Black
Obviously, Reverse2k is a pro player, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he uses the top hardware to get the most FPS possible in Fortnite.
You see, the RTX 2080 Ti is the best graphics card for Fortnite and the i9-9900k is a top gaming CPU. Of course, they are both very expensive.
One upgrade I would definitely make to this PC build is to the SSD because 240GB of storage is going to be too little for most people. You can get a fast 1TB M.2 SSD for a good price today.
Of course, storage is a personal preference, so you should get what you think you require.
Moreover, there is more to a gaming setup than just your PC. You also need to have a monitor to display the game, as well as a mouse and keyboard and so on.
So here are the peripherals that Reverse2k uses for playing Fortnite:
- Monitor: Alienware AW2518H
- Mouse: Finalmouse Air58 Ninja
- Mousepad: Zowie G-SR
- Keyboard: Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Headset: Logitech G Pro X
The Alienware AW2518H is very popular with Fortnite players (and it’s the same monitor I use) because it has a display rate of 240 Hz.
Because Reverse2k has a very powerful PC with a top graphics card, he is able to make the most of the display rate and high FPS in combination with a high display rate monitor can actually make you a better Fortnite player.
For the mouse, Reverse2k uses the Finalmouse Air58 Ninja, which is also popular with Fortnite players because it’s super light and has a top sensor. This is a fitting mouse since Reverse2k often plays with Ninja.
Also, since Reverse2k plays for TSM he is therefore sponsored by Logitech, so it’s unsurprising he uses some Logitech gear. Logitech makes amazing hardware for gamers, and it’s hard to go wrong with them.
Reverse2k’s Fortnite video settings
You know Reverse2k has a powerful PC, and he also uses competitive video settings to get the most FPS and minimize distractions.
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- View Distance: Epic
- Shadows: Off
- Anti-Aliasing: Medium
- Textures: Low
- Effects: Low
- Post Processing: Low
- VSync: Off
- Motion Blur: Off
- Show FPS: On
- Allow Multithreaded Rendering: On
The only settings that Reverse2k doesn’t have set to the lowest are View Distance and Anti-Aliasing.
View Distance affects how far away objects render on your screen and has minimal impact on your FPS, so having it set to Epic is normal.
Anti-Aliasing makes lines look smooth and less pixelated. But it’s hard to tell the difference between any of the settings and it also has minimal impact on FPS.
So there you have it, that’s about everything there is to cover about the settings and keybinds and so on that Reverse2k uses in Fortnite.
I hope you have found this useful and you have learned something from studying one of the best Fortnite players.
Do you want to see more of Reverse2k?
Here are the links to follow Reverse2k around the web:
- Watch his live stream on Twitch
- Follow him on Twitter
- Subscribe to his YouTube channel
- See his photos on Instagram
For more Fortnite pro player analysis you can check out the archives here.