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8 Best Keyboards for Fortnite

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Become the next Ninja with the best keyboard for playing Fortnite with.   

With three distinct game modes and multiple skills required – from perfect tower builds to shooting your opponents from a distance – you must be able to take full control of your character to fight for that number 1 victory spot in Fortnite. But first you must be equipped before battle, and no, we don’t mean with a six-shooter, we mean with a good quality keyboard.

The equipment you use often reflects upon how you perform in-game, meaning you’ll require a decent keyboard to succeed in-game, regardless of whether you’re playing on PS4 or PC. So, what is a good keyboard for Fortnite?

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Best Choice: Corsair K70 MK.2 RGB Rapidfire

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You’ll be getting #1 victory with our best choice Fortnite keyboard, the Corsair K70 Rapidfire. After all, it must be the best choice if Ninja uses it. That’s right, this Corsair is used by Fortnite pro, Ninja.

Despite its high price-point, you get what you pay for with the K70, as much like the Redragon K552, this Corsair features an aircraft-grade aluminum base, as well as the option to lock both Windows keys to prevent you from accidentally pressing them in-game.

Media controls and a volume wheel along the top are a handy addition to this keyboard so that you can easily changing the volume, making the Corsair K70 a conventional keyboard. Not only is it convenient, but it’s also comfortable.

The detachable wrist rest makes certain you’re comfortable during every game-mode. For further comfort, adjustable feet are featured at the front and the back of the K70, allowing you to game at an angle, or a height.

Within the Corsair Gaming software you can remap any of the keys and assign macros – however, as we mentioned earlier, this could increase your chances of getting banned. The app also allows you to customize lighting effects and per-key colors, giving you the opportunity to customize this keyboard to your own taste.

When you go to buy the K70 you have the option to choose between Cherry MX switches – the K70 MK.2 keyboard even offers Cherry MX Speed switches that are linear and very light. When it comes to Speeds, you don’t need to bottom out keys for them to register, meaning you can destroy your enemies with speed, and after longer sessions, your fingers won’t be tired.

We discuss Cherry MX Speed switches in further detail in our Cherry MX Speed Vs Red article. If you prefer a tactile switch and are worried about making mistakes with Speeds, we suggest opting for Browns to ensure

Although a thicker cable usually lasts longer, the thick, long cable on the Corsair K70 is harder to hide – unless of course, you’re a cable management pro. There is a Corsair K70 MK.1 available for $119.99, but with the MK.2 you can choose from three options: Standard (our choice), Low Profile, and Special Edition.

Key Features:

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Cherry MX Speed
  • Size: 17.2 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 2.76 lbs
+Pros
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Rapidfire switches
  • Anti-ghosting
  • Aircraft-grade brushed anodized aluminum
-Cons
  • Large cable
2

Best Choice: Logitech G613 Wireless

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If you’ve read our ‘Best Wireless Gaming Keyboard’ review, you’ll know that the Logitech G613 was also featured there – we just can’t get enough of this keyboard. The G613 balances comfort and efficiency very well which is why it’s our top quality keyboard choice.

As you may be aware, most wireless keyboards are renowned for having connectivity issues, however, there is no interference when using this Logitech, so there’s no need to worry about disconnecting during a 1v1 in Fornite with this bad boy!

If you want to respond to text messages before the bus driver lets you off, you can quickly connect to the nearest Bluetooth device and use this keyboard to type with. To make it even easier to see what you’re typing a handy smartphone stand is included in the box at no extra cost, efficient and smart!

Now, we all know that most wireless keyboards don’t last very long, it’s just the price you have to pay to go wireless, yet you don’t have to fret about power with this keyboard. The Logitech  G613 claims up to 18 months of power on only two AA batteries – we’ll let you test that one out.

The 6 G-keys featured enable you to program macros and in-app commands, allowing you to customize this keyboard to your own needs. However, don’t try using these macro keys in-game, as macros keys are considered a bannable offense due to their often unfair advantages.

As mentioned in our ‘Best Wireless Keyboard’ article, there is always a silver lining to keyboards. Unfortunately, the Logitech G613 doesn’t include backlit keys, meaning for you late-night players, you’ll have to turn on the lights. We expected backlights on a $129.99 keyboard – the original price.

Key Features:

  • Backlights: No
  • Switch: Romer-G
  • Size: 18.8 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
+Pros
  • Fast report rate
  • Battery life
  • Ergonomic palm rest
-Cons
  • No lights on keys
3

Best Value: Redragon K552

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The Redragon K552 offers a high-quality build for a premium price, that’s why it’s our ‘best value’ keyboard. This value-for-money keyboard features a solid, aircraft-grade aluminum frame, double-shot keycaps, and red LED backlighting – even the Logitech G613 doesn’t have backlight keys!

Although the switches aren’t by Cherry MX, they are a “Cherry Blue equivalent”, giving you the feel of a loud, Blue switch with tactile feedback for accuracy. When playing Fortnite, tactile feedback is vital to ensure key presses have been registered, ensuring you don’t miss a key.

Another great thing about the keys on this Redragon is that you can lock out the WIN key when gaming, ensuring you don’t accidentally press it mid-game.

Adding to this value build, Redragon claims the lettering on this keyboard won’t scratch off, meaning for $33 you can have a keyboard that actually lasts. Anti-slip rubber pads on the bottom and feet make sure that this keyboard doesn’t go walking off, making the K552 a stable keyboard to game on.

Featuring only 87 keys and no numpad, the Redragon K552 is great for younger people or those of you with smaller hands as you will be able to cover most of the keyboard without causing hand/finger fatigue. If you like to game with a beverage nearby, don’t worry about accidentally spilling liquid on this keyboard as it is built to withstand some liquid spill – we wouldn’t suggest trying this out on your new keyboard, though.

We understand that the typical red color scheme can get old, and when it comes to the Redragon you have the option to choose between a full RGB version of the Redragon K552 for $44.99, or for an extra $5 you can get a white version – however, this means paying more purely for aesthetics.

Key Features:

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Cherry MX Blue Clone
  • Size: 13.9 x 4.8 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 2.16 lbs
+Pros
  • Aircraft-grade Aluminium base
  • Minimal design to save desk space
  • High quality for a low price
-Cons
  • Long cable
  • Loud keys
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Best Keyboard & Mouse Combo: Cooler Master MasterSet MS120

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Mechanical or membrane? What about mem-chanical? The Cooler Master MS120 features hybrid, mem-chanical clicky key switches, but are they as good as standard mechanical switches? The spring and plunger allow for a tactile feel that almost feels like a normal mechanical keyboard.

Nevertheless, if you don’t like the feel of these switches and prefer Cherry MX, the keycaps are Cherry compatible, so you can change them out to the switches you prefer. These mem-chanical switches on the MS120 are suited for those who prefer a louder key-switch – except, if you like to stream Fortnite, this could annoy your viewers.

Despite the lower price than some of the other keyboards on our list, this Cooler Master comes with RGB lighting which shines brightly through the clear support housing, enhancing the colors.

Full per-key RGB customization means you can add a touch of you to the MS120. Great thing is, there is no software to customize the colors and lighting effects as this is done through the keyboard.

A top row of media keys on such a small keyboard allows for convenience and ease-of-access in case you need to quickly turn the volume down after being screamed at for not reviving your teammate in time.

Much like the Redragon K552, rubber grips are featured on the bottom and the back flip-out feet, preventing the MS120 from moving around in case you yourself end up raging and mashing your keys.

The plastic build isn’t as sturdy as other mechanical keyboards, but for its price, it does the job and ensures you perform to the highest of standards in Fortnite. There is a mouse included with this purchase, but we can suggest a better mouse to play Fortnite with.

Key Features:

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Hybrid Mem-chanical Switch
  • Size: 21.97 x 7.36 x 1.71 inches
  • Weight: 3.28 lbs
+Pros
  • Includes a mouse
  • Hybrid, tactile switches
-Cons
  • Loud keys
5

Most Versatile: Logitech G610 Orion

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Prior to using the Corsair K70, Ninja used the Logitech G610 – but does this mean your performance during Fornite is enhanced when using this keyboard? The G610 is a full-sized keyboard with the option of Cherry MX Red and Brown switches, allowing you to choose the right switch to boost your performance, pushing you to that number 1 spot. If you’re having trouble deciding, take a look at the differences between Cherry MX Red and Brown switches.

Much like the Cooler Master, the lighting is vivid on the Logitech G610, except these lights aren’t RGB. For a minimalist look, the lights range from white, grey, and black, which is great if you don’t like the standard red lights that come on most keyboards.

Logitech’s gaming software allows you to change every one of these keys to a different color and lighting effect – you can even change the function key and logo colors to spice-up the keyboard even more.

A handy feature of the Corsair K70 are the three LED lights along the top by the standard key media controls, allowing you to see if cap locks, scroll lock, or num lock is on – convenient! Large, rubber squares for extra grip are also featured on this keyboard, as well as, you guessed it, feet at the back to adjust the height.

Unfortunately, there is no keycap puller in the box for those of you who like to have a look at or change up your switches. Also, as this is a full-sized keyboard there is a numpad, making the distance between your mouse and the keyboard just that bit further.

If you’re used to larger keyboards while gaming, this shouldn’t put you off this keyboard suitable for Fortnite.

Key Features

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Cherry MX
  • Size: 17.5 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs
+Pros
  • Wrist rest
  • Convenient media controls
-Cons
  • No USB port
  • Keycaps aren’t the best
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Pro Gamer Picks: Tfue: Akko X Ducky One 2 - Mini

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Tfue’s 60% size Ducky One 2 Mini makes for an extremely efficient keyboard for on-go Fornite players. Despite its 11.50″ inch width, nothing you typically have on a full-size keyboard has been sacrificed.

When it comes to playing any game, you want a keyboard you feel comfortable using – that’s why the Ducky One 2 Mini gives you the option to choose between Cherry MX switches. For Fortnite, we suggest opting for Browns so that you can battle with accuracy – unless you’re a pro in which we say “go Speeds!”.

You won’t experience ghosting with the One 2 Mini either due to the N-key rollover, allowing you to mash multiple keys freely knowing they will have registered. Typical black keycaps can get boring, which is why this when purchasing the Ducky One 2 Mini you will receive a random set of double-shot, colored keycaps to jazz-up this keyboard even further.

We have mentioned adjustable feet when reviewing most of the keyboards in our list, but this Ducky allows for ultimate comfort with 3 levels of adjustment angles. Not only will you feel comfortable using the One 2 Mini, but you’ll also be able to sit back and relax knowing that the build is durable, making this a perfect long-term keyboard.

The downsides? You might have to jump onto a pre-order list for this keyboard as it sells out fast, yet this just shows how good this keyboard really is. The backlighting doesn’t shine through very well either due to the compact design, but this shouldn’t decrease gaming performance.

Key Features:

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Cherry MX Brown
  • Size: 11.50 x 4.25 x 1.50 inches
  • Weight: 2 lbs
+Pros
  • Choice of Cherry MX switches
  • Portable and light
-Cons
  • A compact design might not be best for larger hands
  • Sold out most of the time
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Pro Gamer Picks: Myth: Logitech G513 – Mechanical

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Romer-G switches instead of Cherry MX? Indeed! The Logitech G513 – a keyboard used by Myth – offers three types of switches for you to choose from: Tactile, linear, and clicky. Although this keyboard is on the pricier side, it is a worth-your-money, suitable for Fornite keyboard.

We want you to be able to bash as many keys as possible during intense gameplay while ensuring every single key has been registered, that’s why the Logitech G513 makes for a perfect option. Much like many keyboards on our list, the 26-key rollover on the G513 makes this a suitable keyboard for Fortnite.

12 additional textured gaming keycaps are included with this Logitech, which are handy for extra grip for accuracy. If you need more grip, you can always opt for rubber caps as Tfue does. Like many keyboards we here at GG have reviewed, the G513 comes with an aluminum case and RGB lighting with effects, giving you quality features that are worth the price you pay.

Forget standard keyboard rests, the G513 comes with a waterproof, memory foam palm rest, and though it isn’t attached to the keyboard itself, it stays in place due to the rubber feet underneath. A con is that Myths G513 is definitely not a budget-friendly option – at $130, it is much higher than other reviewed keyboards on our list, yet we think it’s worth it.

Pros:

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Romer-G Choices
  • Size: 5.1 x 17.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.11 lbs
+Pros
  • Choice of mechanical switches
  • Memory foam palm rest
  • Comes with 12 additional gaming keycaps
-Cons
  • Palm rest isn’t attached to keyboard
  • Pricey
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Pro Gamer Picks: KingRichard: Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition

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Another keyboard with an extremely comfortable wrist rest is the Razer BlackWidow. Unlike Myth’s keyboard, magnets hold the wrist rest on this Razer in place to ensure it is stable on your desk and doesn’t fly off.

Comfort like this is vital for longer sessions, and if you feel comfortable using Razer Mechanical Switches, we suggest opting for this keyboard for Fortnite.

Although the colors are different from Cherry MX Switches (Green, Orange, Yellow), each color is equivalent to a Cherry switch. Orange switches are best for those who love tactile switches for accuracy and multiple uses.

Every key on this BlackWidow is customizable, from lights to macros, allowing you to set this keyboard up for your specific needs. Just be careful with those macros! Despite the fact that this BlackWidow isn’t as compact as the Ducky One 2 Mini, it does come with a handy carry case for portability to protect this under $100 keyboard.

The BlackWidow Tournament Edition is more compact than the non-TE version, allowing you to have ultimate control over every part of the BlackWidow. There isn’t a numpad, but this shouldn’t decrease gaming performance.

Key Features:

  • Backlights: Yes
  • Switch: Razer Green Switch
  • Size: 14.4 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 5.34 lbs
+Pros
  • Customizable backlighting
  • Carry case for portability
-Cons
  • No numpad

Fortnite Keyboard Add-ons

Of course, pro players don’t just go for any old keyboard, they customize them to ensure they are always fit for battle. Tfue has customized his keyboard with the following:

Rubber keycaps

  • 14 neon pink
  • 4 yellow taihao

Rubber keycaps are a great add-on to ensure you have the best keyboard for Fortnite. They allow for extra grip which is great for accuracy.

Custom keycap set

  • Ducky UltraViolet, double-shot keycap set

The Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard comes with double-shot keycaps already, but for a change from standard black keycaps, Tfue has switched up the colors.

Novelty custom keycap:

  • Dead Man – Illusion

Custom caps don’t add any advantage when it comes to gameplay, but they do make your keyboard look a lot sweeter.


Best Keyboard for Gaming: Buying Guide

Here are the things you should look out for when buying a keyboard:

  • Compatibility
  • Response time
  • Durability
  • Ergonomic design
  • Wired Vs Wireless
  • Your budget

Choosing the Right Keyboard

We mentioned the points to consider when choosing a keyboard, now let’s dive into the specifics.

Wired vs. Wireless:

Wireless keyboards can be temperamental, and when it comes to battling your opponents you don’t want connectivity issues to be the reason for losing. If you want a cleaner desk set-up, we do suggest opting for a high-quality, wireless keyboard. However, if you don’t want to keep charging your keyboard and want ultimate performance with no ghosting, why not choose a wired keyboard from our best keyboard for Fortnite list?

Budget:

Everyone has a different budget, so we suggest looking at some budget gaming keyboard options so you have some spare cash left over to spend on V-bucks.


Best Keyboard for Fortnite: Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Best Keybinds for Fortnite?

Control FunctionKey-bind
Harvest Tool1
Weapon Slot 12
Weapon Slot 23
Weapon Slot 34
Weapon Slot 4Mouse Wheel Up
Weapon Slot 5Mouse Wheel Down
FloorMouse 5
StairsC
RoofE
Building EditF
TrapF5
WallQ

Can I use a keyboard to play Fortnite on PS4?

Yes! In fact, Season 6 of Fortnite introduced input-based matchmaking, meaning that if you use a keyboard and mouse while playing Fornite on the PS4, you’ll be matched with PC and console players using a keyboard and mouse. Epic, you are epic!

What Is the best mouse for Fortnite?

A gaming mouse for Fornite is essential as they offer additional programmable buttons – Tfue uses mouse 5 for his floor build which speeds up the building process. One of the best gaming mice for Fortnite is the Finalmouse Ultralight Pro.

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