Knowing how to slide in Fortnite is a useful mechanic for players on PS4 and PC. Added as part of the game’s 19th season, this is one of many new updates. This also includes the ability to swing and the addition of a whole new map. Fortunately, sliding is not difficult to do but will be a very useful tool if mastered. Read on as we discuss how to slide in Fortnite on PS4 and PC.
A new game mechanic in Fortnite Chapter 3 is the ability to swipe in combat. Not only does it look cool, but it can make you a lot harder to shoot. You can use it to slide behind the cover when making indents.
Gliding is easy to do, but difficult to master, and knowing how and when to use it is important. First of all, you need to sprint with a character. Follow this with a crouch command while moving. For PS4, it’s the right stick on the controller by default. Your character will then go into a slide.
If you are on PC, it works exactly the same. Go into a sprint and build momentum, then hit the control. Unless you’ve moved your controls, this is the default crouch control and will put you on a slide.
You have to hold it very lightly. If the squat command is too fast, the game will assume that you want to squat. It’s a longer take, so experiment with it a few times. Once you are in the slide, you can release it. Momentum will carry you forward. If you want to undo the slide, press the crouch button again.
Keep in mind that physics will also be involved. Downhill will give you a lot more glide than other areas. If you are smart, you can use it to your advantage.