Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5: How To Build (Controls)

Fortnite's new season kicks off tomorrow, so it's worth brushing up on your building skills.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 has arrived bringing a new theme to everyone's favourite battle-royale.

If you're a Fortnite newcomer, you may be struggling with the one thing that separates the game from other battle royale titles – building.

In fact, even veterans that have been playing for a few seasons might want to get some practice in.

Thankfully, we've put together a building "Cheat Sheet" below.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Building Guide

How to Build in Fortnite


  • Q: Opens building menu
  • F1, F2, F3, F4: Cycle through build types
  • F5: Traps
  • RMB: Cycle through materials
  • G: Edit existing item
  • R: Rotate


  • Circle: Opens building menu
  • Triangle: Cycle through build types
  • Square: Traps
  • L1: Cycle through materials
  • Hold Circle: Edit existing item
  • R1: Rotate

Get creative to stay competitive

PORT-A-FORT: Make your base a fort

Xbox One

  • B: Opens building menu
  • Y: Cycle through build types
  • X: Traps
  • LB: Cycle through materials
  • Hold B: Edit existing item
  • RB: Rotate

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