Best Preferred Item Slots In Fortnite

Best Preferred Item Slots In Fortnite
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj


18th Jan 2023 14:26

Fortnite is a battle royale game where things can quickly turn sour when you encounter opponents. In a combat situation, knowing about which quick slot in Fortnite has which loot becomes a winning factor as you must juggle between weapons and lethal items to avoid reloading. This is where Preferred Item Slots come into play. Keep reading our guide as we talk about how to use the Preferred Item Slots setting in Fortnite while sharing the best one we prefer.

What Are Preferred Item Slots In Fortnite?

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The Preferred Item Slots is a game setting in Fortnite that allows players to assign a weapon type to a particular slot.

Once the slots are assigned, whenever a player picks up the given weapon during a match, it will automatically go to the set preferred slot.

To put it in simpler words, assume you set Assault Rifle to slot 3 in the Preferred Item Slots setting. After that, whenever you pick up an Assault Rifle during a match, you will find it in the third slot.

Now you might wonder, "what if I pick up the same weapon but of higher rarity?" In that case, your lower rarity weapon will get automatically replaced by the higher rarity weapon while maintaining the specified preference in the Preferred Item Slots setting.

Also, when you pick up unassigned items, they will go in the first empty slot (left to right). However, it will get replaced when you pick up the weapon type assigned to the respective slot.

How To Setup Preferred Item Slots In Fortnite

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If you didn't know about Preferred Item Slots feature in Fortnite, here is how you can enable and configure it:

  • Open Fortnite.
  • Click on the Three Lines on the left side of the Lobby screen.

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  • Now, click on the cog-like icon with three lines and then the Settings option.
  • Navigate to the second tab and scroll until you find Preferred Item Slots.
  • Click on Configure.

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  • Use the arrow keys to set your preferences.
  • Lastly, apply the changes by clicking the Apply button.

Best Preferred Item Slots In Fortnite

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When it comes to the best Preferred Item Slots in Fortnite, it mostly depends on your preference and what you already have there in your muscle memory.

Still, here are the best Preferred Item Slots in Fortnite that prove more efficient than randomly assigned slots:

Preferred Item Slot 1

  • Loadout Slot 1 -> Shotgun
  • Loadout Slot 2 -> Assault Rifle
  • Loadout Slot 3 -> Sniper Rifle
  • Loadout Slot 4 -> Utility
  • Loadout Slot 5 -> Consumable Item

Preferred Item Slot 2

  • Loadout Slot 1 -> Shotgun
  • Loadout Slot 2 -> SMG
  • Loadout Slot 3 -> Assault Rifle 
  • Loadout Slot 4 -> Sniper Rifle
  • Loadout Slot 5 -> Consumable Item

That concludes our guide on the best Preferred Item Slots in Fortnite. For more on Fortnite, keep reading GGRecon.

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