05 Mar 2021 4:29 PM +00:00

Custom Crosshairs in Fortnite and how you can get them

Have you ever wanted to use a custom crosshair in Fortnite? Well, there's a pretty way to do it and you don't even need to buy or download anything extra!

Below we have everything you need to know about how you can change and customise your Fortnite crosshairs.

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Creative Mode Only

Before we start, it's worth noting that you can only do this in Fortnite's Creative Mode and it will only work while you're playing in that mode.

That being said, it does work on every platform which is something you don't see every day.

Fortnite Custom Crosshair Predator
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ONLY IN CREATIVE - This won't work in standard Battle Royale playlists

Having a custom crosshair can give the player an unfair advantage when it comes to building speeds and editing. So, understandably, it isn't available in the standard, more competitive, Fortnite modes.


How To Do It

Step One is rather simple. You need to head into your 1v1 World on Fortnite.

When you're in-game, you can open up the menu and select the "My Island" option.

From here, you'll need to go to the Creative options tab and hit the Devices category.

Then, you have to equip the "HUD Message Device" and throw it on the ground somewhere.

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SETTINGS - All you need to do is change a few menu options, really!

Once you've done this, we recommend that you resize it a tad so you can see things more clearly.


Once you've made it as big as you'd like, walk over to it and hit the button you need to in order to open the Customise option.

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From here, you need to hit the Second Tab which will then have a text box that allows you to type out whatever you want as your custom crosshair in Fortnite.

Crosshair Options

From here, you can pretty much type whatever you want to have as your custom crosshair.

Popular choices are a an asterixs ( * ), a plus sign ( + ), or something a bit more adventurous like a hashtag ( # ).

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Whatever you decide to do, this will then be what will appear as your crosshair.

Now, there are only a couple of things you need to do to make sure that the custom crosshair starts working properly.


Important Additional Options

First up, you're going to want to change the Time from the Round Start timer to 1 second. This means that the changes will come into effect instantly.

Next, you'll need to mark Display Time is permanent. This one's pretty straightforward.

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Finally, if you want to make sure your custom crosshair is centred in Fortnite you're going to need to head to the game's UI Menu.

From here, if you toggle the reticle to on and then change the HUD scale to around 75%, this should fix any centring issues.

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