Gyro controls have already existed in Fortnite for those playing on Nintendo Switch or Android Devices. Now, thanks to yesterday’s patch, gyro control support has been added for those playing on PlayStation consoles and PC.
Epic Games, in a blog post, said of the controls: “Made in collaboration with input specialist and flick stick creator Julian “Jibb” Smart, we’ve added gyro controls to Fortnite on gyro-supported platforms. And flick stick too!” Gyro controls are an “improved” version of the motion controls previously used on Switch and Android devices, now offering more customization options and the need for less frequent recalibration.
The new gryo controls will be supported in Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative, so no matter what your mode of choice is you’ll be ablt to test them out. But how do you use gyro controls in Fortnite?
How to Use Gyro Controls in Fortnite
To use gyro controls, or to enable and disable them, players will need to head to the “Touch and Motion” tab of the settings. Toggle the “Gyro Aiming” on or off to enable or disable the controls.
When enabled, players will be able to control the camera by turning the controller, offering slightly more precision than stick aiming. However, players can utilize both, making use of the stick aiming and then gyro controls for finer adjustments.
Also within the “Touch and Motion” tab are a number of options to customize how gyro controls work for you. For example, players can lock gyro controls to only being active during scope aiming, or disable them entirely when building. Additionally, players can adjust the sensitivity of the controls using the sensitivity sliders.
It’s important to note that aim assist is disabled where gyro controls are active, in favor of Gyro Aiming. It’ll probably take some getting use to, but more advanced gyro controls certainly adds a new dimension of play to Fortnite.
Fortnite: How to Turn on Gyro Controls on All Platforms
Fortnite recently received its 19.30 Update Patch, and with it came several changes and inclusions. One of these significant new additions is gyro controls, a feature that has been present on both Android and Switch and now makes its way to PlayStation and PC. With the new feature being available, players will want to know how to turn the aiming method on. This guide will explain how to turn on gyro controls on all platforms in Fortnite.
Before we get started, it is essential to note that there isn’t a way to turn on gyro controls for Xbox controllers since they don’t have built-in gyro functionality. This means that Xbox players and PC players who use those controllers will not use the gyro controls. Gyro is available on PC, and you will need to use a DualShock 4 or the PlayStation 5’s DualSense to use it. The PlayStation 4 and 5 and the Switch with its Joy-Cons and Pro Controller can use the feature. With all of that out of the way, let’s explain how to turn on gyro controls. You will need to head into your settings and go under the “Touch and Motion” tab. Here, you will find all your settings for gyro aiming. Toggle on the “Gyro Aiming” option, and you will be able to control the camera by turning the controller.
Once you turn on the gyro controls, you will also be able to fine-tune the experience of using the controller method. Under this gyro aiming toggle, you will also find toggles for when the gyro controls are active. Active Mode for combat allows you to decide whether you want the gyro to be on when you are only scoping, scoping or aiming, scoping, aiming and harvesting, or always on. When it comes to building, you can select for gyro aiming to be on never, only when editing, or always. You will also have access to some sensitivity sliders and the ability to turn on flick stick. For more of a breakdown on all the options and tips for players new to using gyro controls, you can find them on the Epic Games website.
Fortnite Gyro Aiming active modes explained
You might not always want Gyro Aiming controls active while playing a match of Fortnite.
Epic Games has ensured that players can choose exactly in which situations they want Gyro Aiming motion controls, with the following options available.
Active Mode (Combat):
Scope Only: Gyro active only when aiming scoped weapons.
Scope or Aiming: Gyro active when aiming any weapon.
Scope, Aiming, Harvesting: Gyro active when aiming any weapon or swinging your Harvesting Tool.
Always: Gyro active whether or not you’re aiming a weapon or swinging your Harvesting Tool.
Active Mode (Building):
None: Gyro active neither when building or editing.
Editing: Gyro active when editing but not building.
Always: Gyro active when either building or editing.
You can learn about more of the Gyro Aiming control intricacies via the official blog post by Epic Games.
So there you have it, an easy way to enable Gyro Aiming in Fortnite on PC, Nintendo Switch, Mobile and PlayStation systems. Remember, it is sometimes not easy to get used to the Gyro Aiming feature in games, so take it slow and test it out.
To enable the Gyro Aiming and flick stick in Fortnite, head over to the game’s settings menu. Select the new “Touch and Motion” sub-menu, where you’ll notice different toggle options. Switch “Gyro Aiming” from off to on. Once enabled, you will move your camera by turning the controller.
This means that Xbox players and PC players who use those controllers will not use the gyro controls. Gyro is available on PC, and you will need to use a DualShock 4 or the PlayStation 5’s DualSense to use it.
As the video above demonstrates, gyro aiming allows you to rotate your gamepad or device to aim within the game. This can be especially useful if you’re attempting to maintain focus on an enemy while you, they, or both of you are moving.
As previously mentioned, gyro controls are now available on PS5, PS4, and PC, and work on both DualShock 4 and Dualsense controllers. Nintendo Switch users can use the Joy-Con or Pro controller, while Android users can use their smartphone’s gyroscope for built-in controls.