How To Slide in 'Fortnite' Chapter 3 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

Fortnite Chapter 3 is one of the biggest updates that the popular online shooter has had for quite some time. As well as introducing a fresh island, Spider-Man themed content, and a revamped storage system, it has also added a slide move.

With this new method of traversal at your disposal, you can skid beneath obstacles and under enemy gunfire, much like you can in Apex Legends. While doing so, you are also able to perform certain actions, like shooting your gun or reloading it.

In short, the slide gives you a nice alternative for evading damage (as opposed to just bunny hopping everywhere) and pairs nicely with close-quarters weapons like the shotgun.

The new move does have a few limitations though. For a start, you cannot heal or drink shield potions while doing it, as those actions both require you to be stationary while you consume the respective items. Speaking of which, you cannot execute a slide from a stand-still position either and will need to build up sufficient momentum for it to work.

While a text prompt might appear in your first match of Fortnite Chapter 3, explaining that you can now slide, there is no explicit tutorial for it. With that in mind, this guide will detail how to do the move on each platform.

Slide Controls in 'Fortnite' Chapter 3

To slide in Fortnite Chapter 3, you need to start running and then press the crouch button.

If you haven't deliberately remapped this command in the options menu, (in which case you should hopefully remember what button you changed it to), then this is the default button for each platform.

  • Slide button on Nintendo Switch: Press down on the right control stick
  • Slide button on PS4 and PS5: Press down on the right analogue stick
  • Slide button on Xbox One and Xbox Series X: Press down on the right analogue stick
  • Slide button on PC: The CTRL key.

With some older (classic) configurations, it is possible that the button might also be L1 on PlayStation, L on Nintendo Switch or LB on Xbox.

How To Slide Cancel in 'Fortnite' Chapter 3

If you want to interrupt the animation (because you pressed the button by accident or need to quickly change tactics) you can cancel a slide anytime in Fortnite Chapter 3.

To do so, just press the crouch button a second time and your character will immediately spring to their feet.

There is a lot of new content with Fortnite Chapter 3, and it can be a little overwhelming at first. To learn more of the basics, keep reading Newsweek's coverage. We've already prepared a guide on what crowns mean and how to earn them.

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