How To Switch Monitors in Fortnite [Fortnite Dual Monitor Problem]

I have received a lot of queries regarding switching monitors in Fortnite. This reignited my passion for Fortnite, and I have been back to playing it ever since. I use two monitors on my computer and have reserved one entirely for gaming.

At times, when you play games on your PC, the game may open on the wrong monitor. The same thing happened to me when I opened Fortnite, and it started playing on my first monitor.

However, switching the game to a different monitor is super easy, and I will show you how it’s done in no time.

At first, it seemed as if it was not possible to switch the monitor without going into windowed mode. You can also perform this procedure in a much simple manner by using a keyboard shortcut. Hold Shift + Windows Key then press right arrow its just that easy.

So, stick with me till the end, and you’ll master switching monitors on Fortnite in no time. You can utilize a second monitor for gaming purposes and enjoy the benefits of two monitors.

Switching Monitors on Fortnite

Switching between monitors is a very simple task for most games, but it gets complicated when it comes to Fortnite. Most games usually have the option that allows you to switch outputs on your computer.

Fortnite lacks this option making the task seem difficult. But don’t you worry as we’ll provide you with two very simple methods that will allow you to switch between your monitors, making the task seem like a piece of cake.

Switching Monitors on Fortnite Using a Keyboard Shortcut

This method will allow you to play in full-screen resolution on your second monitor. Most gamers would prefer playing their games in full-screen mode as it delivers the best experience. If you belong to this category, follow the method below:

  1. Launch the Fortnite application in full-screen mode. You can do this from the options menu.
  2. Once the game is launched in full-screen mode, hold down the Windows Key + Shift + Arrow keys to switch the monitors. The arrow key you select should be in the direction of the monitor you want to switch your game to.
  3. This should switch your game to your second monitor, that too in full-screen mode.

And there you go, that’s how simple all of this is. Now you can enjoy Fortnite and all of its perks on the monitor of your choice by simply clicking on a few keys.

Switching Monitors on Fortnite in Windowed Mode

If you would skip out on playing in full-screen mode, and you would rather prefer playing in windowed mode, follow the simple method below:

  1. Launch the Fortnite Application.
  2. Navigate your way to Fortnite Video Settings.
  3. Inside these settings, select windowed mode.
  4. Next, you’ll have to drag your window to the monitor you prefer playing the game on.
  5. Once done, change the resolution from the Fortnite settings according to the resolution of your second monitor.

And there you go, that’s how simple it is to switch Fortnite to a different monitor. A drawback to this is that you’ll have to bear playing the game in windowed mode, which is not the most ideal playing format. However, that is the only option you have on Fortnite. It may not be ideal, but it’s a great workaround.

Some Final Words

Most games out there give you an option of switching between monitors these days. However, Fortnite does not provide gamers with these options, forcing you to revert to the harder ways.

In this guide, we provided you with two different methods you can utilize to switch monitors on Fortnite. Although you might have to play in windowed mode if the first method does not work for you, it may be the only option you have.

Hopefully, this article will have been of help to you. Now you can enjoy Fortnite on your dedicated gaming monitor, and you can easily switch between the monitors by following a few simple steps. We wish you all the best.

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Nick Miller

It's Nick Miller a 25 year old tech enthusiast and senior editor at Flexgate, i try to make tech simple for the everyday person. You will find review about tech, tools and Computer hardware here.

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