Fortnite's updates have skewed the speed of scope adjustment, but we're here with this guide to help you fix it!

How to Change Your Scope Sensitivity in Fortnite

Fortnite's updates have skewed the speed of scope adjustment, but we're here with this guide to help you fix it!

In a game like Fortnite, speed and accuracy are the most important elements of any player’s strategy and can easily lead to sweet success or bitter defeat. For many Fortnite players, the latter has become all too common of late, with updates from Epic Games having altered the sensitivity of scoped weapons –and then having altered the way to fix the problem.

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Never fear, though! This handy guide is here to clear the fog and get you back on track to victory.

The Origins of Fortnite‘s Scope Dilemma

There’s been a bit of confusion around the internet about how to fix Fortnite‘s scoping problem. It originated with the 1.7.2 patch. After updating, players found the scope movement for snipers was incredibly and painfully slow compared to how it used to be. In the patch notes, Epic mentioned a solution for the problem, posted a blog about it, and gamers across the net pitched in to help each other out. All you needed to do was go under the game settings and adjust the scope multiplier to suit your needs.

Suddenly — as in a week later — that solution no longer worked, and once more, Fortnite snipers were at a tremendous disadvantage compared to their much faster-moving opponents. The culprit? Patch 1.8, the same one that introduced the Halloween Fortnitemares event.

The Solution

Epic details in the patch notes for 1.8 that the scope multiplier fix no longer works and has been replaced by another fix. Now, scope sensitivity is completely dependent on your zoom level, and it scales accordingly. Epic likens it to the way scoped weapons work for PC players using a mouse.

It’s worth noting that this patch is, at the time of this writing, only a few days old. There’s not much out there right now as to how effective this solution is or whether scopes are as responsive as they were under the 1.7.2 solution. If more information becomes available, we’ll be updating this piece, so be sure to check back.

Let us know in the comments if this fixes the problem for you, and be sure to check out our other Fortnite guides!

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.