Want to know how to slide in Fortnite? Fortnite Chapter 3’s brand new island is filled with hilly areas, the perfect place to introduce a sliding mechanic. While it may be the season for sledding down winter slopes, you don’t need to be in a snowy environment to utilise this mechanic. Performing a slide is as simple as crouching at the right time – it’s worth learning how to slide early on as it’s likely going to be a staple of the Fortnite meta.
Sliding down a steep hill allows you to move much faster than if you were running, making it easy to avoid enemy fire and outrun the storm circle. It’s possible to slide on a level platform, though you won’t travel very far as you need an angled surface to utilise this mechanic effectively. Sliding is joined by the web-shooters from Spider-Man which allows you to swing around the environment, though this isn’t available to use until next week.
There are challenges tied to sliding, so it’s important to get to grips with this new mechanic early on. Here’s everything you need to know about sliding in Fortnite.