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How To Get Stretched Res On PC, PS4 & Xbox [2023]

Here's how to change resolution & get stretched res on PC, PS4, & Xbox for Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO.

Stretched Resolution has gained popularity in recent years, with many famous Twitch players opting for different reasons. Stretched resolutions reduced the number of pixels your PC has to render, giving you more FPS  than usual. Many players who have been playing CS from early days since CRT monitors may prefer the previous resolutions of 4:3 aspect ratio. These resolutions used to give a bit of FOV advantage in the early days of Fortnite, which the devs have patched now. Still, there are many other useful needs these resolutions can do for you. Now many players who are planning to test out the stretched reso, are wondering how to get this for their favorite games. So if you are looking for the same, you are already at the right place. Today let’s look at how to change resolution & get stretched res on PC, PS4, & Xbox for Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO.

How to Get Stretched Resolution in Fortnite PC & Consoles

How to Get Stretched Resolution in Fortnite PC & Consoles

The easiest way is to change the image format directly on your TV to stretched res. Here’s how:

  • Click on “Menu” or “Settings” on your TV remote
  • Go to “Display Settings” or a similar option
  • Click on “Size & Position”
  • Change from “Fit to Screen” to other modes
  • Select the one that is closer to your requirement

Even though this is easy to do, this might not achieve the resolution you see in other Twitch streams. Also if your console is attached to the common TV in your house, these display settings will affect other users in your home. So we suggest you individually change the stretch on your console.

There are different ways to get stretched res in Fortnite for PC, PS4, and Xbox. But today we will try to go through the easiest ways you can achieve this in each gaming platform.

How to Get Fortnite Stretched Resolution on PS4 & PS5

  1. Click on the PS button on your controller
  2. From the home screen open “Settings”
  3. Go to “Sound and Screen”
  4. Click on “Display Area Settings”
  5. Now reduce your vertical screen area to your choice
  6. Now go back & open “Video Output Settings”
  7. Select resolution of 720p or 480p

Fortnite Stretched Resolution on Xbox One & Series X or S

  1. Open Xbox “Settings”
  2. Then open “Display & Sound”
  3. Go to “Video Output”
  4. Click on “Advanced”
  5. Select “Video Fidelity and Overscreen”
  6. Change it to “DVI”
  7. Change “Color Depth” to 24-bit
  8. Then change “Color Space” to PC-RGB
  9. Go back & open “Video Output”
  10. Select the new “640×480p” resolution

How to Get Stretched Resolution on PC Without Black Bars

Here’s how to get Stretched Resolution on PC:

  • Right-click on desktop
  • Select “Nvidia control panel”
  • For AMD following process will be almost similar
  • From the left side tab, click on “Change Resolution”
  • This will be shown as a drop-down under the “Display” option
  • Now click on “Customize”
  • Select “Create Custom Resolution”
  • Change “Horizontal pixels” to the one you like.
  • Now click on “Test” and then select the new resolution
  • Then go to “Adjust Desktop Size and Position” from the left side tab
  • Change Scaling to “Full Screen”
  • Make sure to untick the box saying “Override the Scaling Set by Games and Programs”
  • For AMD users, open “Radeon Settings”
  • Open “Display”, then find “Create” near “Custom Resolution”
  • Change the values of both “Horizontal” & “Vertical” resolutions
  • Click on “Save”
  • Right-click on desktop, open “Display settings”
  • Select the newly created res
  • Then confirm by pressing “Keep Changes”

For some games like Fortnite or Apex Legends, you have to change the resolution within the game config file. Here’s an example in Fortnite:

  1. Make sure Fortnite is not running
  2. On your keyboard, press the Windows+R button
  3. Type in “%Appdata%”, and press the Enter button
  4. Navigate inside folders as “local/Fortnite/Saved/Config/Windows Client”
  5. Right-click on “GameUserSettings.ini”
  6. Open “Properties”
  7. Disable “Read-Only” and save the file
  8. Open the file in any notepad software
  9. Use Ctrl+F to find “1920”
  10. Change all 1920 to the resolution you like
  11. If you are changing both horizontal and vertical pixels, then change values for all:
    • ResolutionSizeX=1920
    • ResolutionSizeY=1080
    • LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=1920
    • LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=1080
  12. Save the file and change it to “Read-Only”
  13. Start Fortnite and enjoy your new stretched resolution

Best Stretched Resolution for Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO

Best Stretched Resolution for Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO

Here are the best Stretched Resoltions suggested by pro players & streamers for Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO:

  • 1820×1080p
  • 1720x1080p
  • 1680×1050p
  • 1600x1080p
  • 1600x1080p
  • 1440x1080p
  • 1440×1080p
  • 1280x1080p
  • 1280×960p
  • 1280×1024p
  • 1024×768p

We suggest you do not use stretched res in Valorant. Because, unlike CSGO or Fortnite, Riot Games have found a way to keep the game elements intact while only the UI is stretched. So it is better to play in native resolution. But if your aim was to get better FPS then all you have to do is drop down the resolution within your game menu. This is the best experience you can easily get without using other plugins. Also as your GPU has to push out fewer pixels per second, it will bump your overall FPS, giving you smoother gameplay. But also keep in mind that Valorant was created to run in less powerful gaming rigs, so you might not see much of an FPS boost in Valorant, as much as you would see in Fortnite.

For Fortnite, Epic Games have removed the ability to see more FOV and thus no more extra horizontal landscape in stretch mode. But for better FPS, these resolutions are really efficient on a low-level PC. Also, the hitbox of characters will not change, even though the models will become bigger, for you to spot opponents and shoot them first. Also if you are a streamer, then your Twitch & YouTube viewers will only be able to watch your streams on the lower resolution gameplay videos.

That’s everything you need to know about how to change resolution & get stretched res on PC, PS4, & Xbox for Fortnite, Valorant, and CSGO. While you are here, check out more of our Video Games Guides on all the latest popular ones.