Knowing how to slide in Fortnite is a useful mechanic for players on PS4 and PC. Added as part of the 19th season of the game, it is one of many new updates. This also includes the ability to swing and the addition of a brand-new map. Luckily sliding is not hard 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 slide when in combat. Not only does this look cool, but it can make you much harder to shoot. You can use it to slide behind cover when making dashes.
Sliding is easy to do, but it is hard to master, and knowing how and when to use it is important. First, you need to be sprinting with a character. Follow this with a crouch command while moving. For PS4, that is the right stick on the controller as a default. Your character will then go into a slide.
If you are on PC, this works exactly the same. Get into a sprint and build momentum then hit control. Unless you have moved you controls this is the default crouch command and will put you into a slide.
You need to hold it ever so slightly. If the crouch command is too quick, the game will assume you want to crouch. It is a longer hold, so experiment with it a few times. Once you are into the slide you can release it. Momentum will carry you onwards. If you want to cancel the slide, then press the crouch command once more.
Keep in mind that physics will also be at play. Going downhill will give you much more slide than other areas. If you are clever, you can use this to your advantage.