Fortnite controller: Gyro controls and flick stick on PS5, PS4, and PC

Epic Games has introduced gyro-based motion controls for Fortnite to PS5, PS4, and PC.

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Epic Games has introduced gyro-based motion controls for Fortnite to PS5, PS4, and PC. Gyro controls were earlier seen on only the Nintendo Switch and Android previously, and this new expansion to other platforms includes more robust gyro controls and a new flick stick option.

These controls enable players to control the camera in the game by simply turning their controller. It means players can mix gyro controls with traditional stick aiming to up their precision and movement throughout the game.     

Epic Games has worked closely with flick stick creator Julian “Jibb” Smart to bring even more gyro controls and flick stick option that will instantly flick the camera in a specific direction with mouse-like speed.

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The features now involve separate combat and building modes, allowing Fortnite players to fully customize gyro controls and have them active only when aiming scoped weapons, or options to disable gyro when creating. Experienced players of the game will find this customizability aspect appealing, and even those who are willing to try out gyro controls for the first time.

Epic Games has added a full list of gyro controls tips and customization for the game. But players should note that gyro aiming disables aim assist wherever gyro is active. Both the DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers will be backed by gyro controls on PC, and Nintendo Switch players can continue to use gyro with the Joy-Con controllers or the Pro controller. Android players use these gyro controls with built-in mobile controls.

Fortnite’s latest update has removed the initial mode selection screen, so players will have to load directly into the lobby screen. Save the World and Creative modes will still be available, and players can still access both the tapping on the change button.

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