Fortnite fans will have more control over their inventory with the introduction of Preferred Item Slots.
Recently, any updates to Fortnite’s in-game settings have revolved around enhancing graphics or boosting performance. Quality of life improvements are also crucial to the success of any title, and thankfully a big one is on the way.
These changes can be simple and convenient, such as the “Auto Sort Consumables to Right” option, or revolutionary, game-changing new features like we saw with “Edit on Release”. This upcoming addition falls into the former category, but could still make a real difference.
The official @FortniteStatus Twitter account has announced that a “Preferred Item Slots” setting is imminent:
Looting in the heat of battle? Have no fear, Preferred Item Slots are near. This setting sort your pick-ups in the inventory slot you designate for more control over what goes where.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) July 16, 2021
This new option will be turned On with a default selection for everyone in our next game update! pic.twitter.com/p4y6uLxRpO
“Looting in the heat of battle? Have no fear, Preferred Item Slots are near. This setting sorts your pick-ups in the inventory slot you designate for more control over what goes where”.
Customizable inventory slots are something that the community has been asking for since way back in Fortnite Chapter 1. The setting will allow you to pre-select your preferred position for different weapon types or items so that they will go there automatically when you pick them up.
This will be especially handy for chaotic off-spawn fights and quickly grabbing a refresh in a competitive endgame. We’ve all been there, you finally win a long, drawn out engagement, a third-party jumps in as you’re looting and you spin round for a Shotgun flick just to see a bandage sitting in your hand.
Preferred Item Slots arrive with the Fortnite v17.20 patch, which is likely to release on July 20. Be warned, the setting will be turned on by default with a standard selection, so you’ll want to go and adjust that before you’re first match.