Perth Developer Brings Gyro Aiming & Flick Stick Controls To Fortnite

Looking for more controller precision in Fortnite? Well, you may have heard of gyro-based motion controls, but now you have the chance to dive into the aiming action for yourself on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and other gyro-supported platforms. With the v19.30 update, there will be even more robust gyro controls along with flick stick, adding greater accessibility and more ways to play Fortnite!

This form of controller precision has been made possible by Australian input specialist and flick stick creator Julian “Jibb” Smart. Check out Jibb’s quick explainer video below detailing how you can take your gaming to the next level with these all-new settings.

Here’s also a quick how-to for setting up these controls:

  • Gyro: Enable or disable gyro controls in the “Touch and Motion” tab of the settings. Do this by toggling “Gyro Aiming” to either on or off. When on, you’ll be able to control the camera by turning the controller. This offers more precision than standard stick aiming, but it doesn’t have to replace it entirely. Usually, players will still use the right stick for most camera control while using gyro aiming for finer adjustments that are difficult to do with a thumbstick.

  • Flick Stick: Found in the “Touch and Motion” tab as well, turn on flick stick so that when you point the right stick in a certain direction, the camera will quickly flick to face that direction. Since this means you can no longer aim up or down with the right stick, this requires gyro aiming to be enabled. Flick stick is generally recommended for experienced gyro players, but some new gyro players get a hold of it quickly.

For more details about gyro and flick stick controls, as well as some tips and frequently asked questions, please see the Fortnite blog.

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Written by: MKAU Gaming

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