Complete Fortnite Editing Guide


Editing in Fortnite can be one of the greatest advantages to counteract a build battle. To fully understand editing, we need to understand which piece can be edited and how to select them properly.

On console controllers, hold down the build button and it will turn the structure into a blue outline. From there, select the blocks you’d like to edit and then hit the fire button to successfully edit.

In our Fortnite editing guide, we’re going to go in-depth on how to edit the four basic Fortnite structures including walls, ceilings, floors, and stairs.

The Fortnite editing guide below will show you everything you need to know about editing. Let’s learn more.

How Do I Edit My Buildings In Fortnite

Before we teach what Fortnite structures can be edited, we need to understand how to edit. One major configuration I recommend changing before you jump into the game is changing the controller set up to “builder pro”.

This will speed up your building on console.

Here is a comparison of having to build stairs on normal configuration vs building on builder pro:

Edit On PS4

Regular Controls – O, R1, R1, R1, R2

Builder Pro – O, L2

On Xbox One

Regular – B, R Bumper, R Bumper R Bumper, RT

Builder Pro – B, LT

As you can see, we cut the inputs your fingers have to hit literally in half! This saves a massive amount of time, especially in skilled build battles.

Editing Building Structures In Fortnite

Fortnite editing building

To start editing, a structure must be successfully placed and in the process of building before we can edit.

To place a structure:

  • Press the build button (typically O or B on console)
  • Select the structure you want to build (If you’re using builder pro configuration, its one of the triggers or bumpers)
  • Shoot to place it

To edit the structure:

  • Aim your cursor at the structure, press & hold B/O*
  • When the structure turns blue, that’s when you know you’ve entered editing mode

Editing Walls In Fortnite

Walls are the most basic structure in Fortnite. They help to shield from bullets and projectiles. Building a basic wall is incredibly useful in high-stress situations.

However, as you become more experienced, walls serve more than just a flat structure. Walls can be manipulated by editing certain boxes. Here are all the wall edits that are possible combinations of edits and all the structures that can be created from the edits.

The pieces we need to edit, are the pieces that are grey in the pictures:

Editing Window In Fortnite

The window is great to peak from, especially if you’re using metal or brick and have a wall set up that can take damage.

Window editing in fortnite

This is what a finished edit looks like:

Window editing in fortnite

Editing A Door In Fortnite

The door allows for a quick exit if you happen to build 4 walls around your teammate, revive him, exit, but still giving your teammate protection to heal.

door editing in fortnite

This is what the door looks like completely edited.

door editing in fortnite

Editing A Half Wall (Diagonal) In Fortnite

The diagonal half wall is a great way to escape from a build battle, Simply edit any 3 of the corner pieces and it will instantly take away half of the structure. The diagonal half walk, on the top right or the bottom right, is ideal, simply because by default, the player’s cursor is over the right shoulder.

half wall editing in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

half wall editing in fortnite

Editing A Half Wall In Fortnite

The half-wall is great for cover from a couched or standing position, while still giving you the ability to fire your weapon.

half wall in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

half wall in fortnite

Editing A Half Awning In Fortnite

awning editing in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

awning editing in fortnite

Editing A Full Awning In Fortnite

full awning editing in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

full awning editing in fortnite

Editing Flat Pieces In Fortnite

Flat pieces play a key role in building as they provide cover if a player has the high ground.

Single Side Open Edit

if you get high ground on a player, the single side opening is a great way to protect yourself, while still being able to get shots off. It also serves as the best possible escape edit from a flat piece.

flat piece edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

flat piece edit in fortnite

Full Bridge Edit In Fortnite

full bridge edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

full bridge edit in fortnite

Half Bridge Edit In Fortnite

half bridge edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

half bridge edit in fortnite

3/4 Wall Edit In Fortnite

3/4 bridge edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

3/4 bridge edit in fortnite

Editing Roofs/Ceiling Pieces In Fortnite

Roofs are the least used piece for beginners. For intermediate and advanced players, they serve as extra protection when healing or reviving a teammate.* For editing the roof only, the box selected is the raised square, not the grey square.

Triangle Roof Edit In Football

roof edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

roof edit in fortnite

Inverted Triangle Roof In Fortnite

roof edit in fortnite

Finished Edit:

roof edit in fortnite

Modified Ramp In Fortnite

roof edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

roof edit in fortnite

Hut Edit In Fortnite

roof edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

roof edit in fortnite

Editing The Ramp Piece In Fortnite

The ramp edit is a bit different than the other pieces. Instead of highlighting certain boxes, and hitting fire to execute, the ramp requires you to drag your cursor on your selection. Hold down the fire button, drag your cursor on the selected boxes and when you’re ready to build, release the fire button.

Half Staircase Edit In Fortnite

staircase edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

staircase edit in fortnite

90 Degree Staircase In Fortnite

staircase edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

staircase edit in fortnite

180 Degree Staircase In Fortnite

staircase edit in fortnite

This is what the finished edit looks like:

staircase edit in fortnite

Conclusion

These edits will not only make you a better player, it will help you escape from enemies who are shooting or building on you.

Fortnite has a playground mode, which allows you to practice building and editing.

We highly recommend you check it out, and practice your building before jumping into an actual game.

We also recommend you watch this video, by YouTuber Flamm on detailed editing! It’s great for beginners and for those who want video help.

Building is such a critical part of the game, it’s what separates the good from the bad players.

Editing is what separates the good players from the great players!What is your favorite part about editing? What is your favorite piece to edit?Be sure to follow us on Twitch and Instagram @gethypedgamer

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