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A new yet reminiscent core mechanic may be coming to Fortnite in the near future

Sliding is a core feature for many first person shooter games including Call of Duty and Destiny. Typically, players slide for faster movement or a more dynamic gun battle

Fortnite has been working behind the scenes to implement a similar feature, according to data miners. But for the third person shooter game heavily predicated on building movement, the introduction of this feature may have profound impacts

Prominent data miner Hypex recently revealed more information and an HD render of what sliding in Fortnite looks like

  • Shooting is enabled while sliding. It is currently unclear whether or not building will also be enabled during the sliding period
  • 15 point FOV increase during slide
  • What surface you're sliding over will impact player velocity
  • 2 second delay between slides

The FOV increase is what fascinates me the most. The competitive community has been practically begging for an FOV slider for ages now – I guess this is a start in the right direction?

Epic may throw a curveball and activate this feature through a consumable power up similar to a chili pepper or coconut. Or just like glider redeploy in Chapter 1, this could become a revolutionary core mechanic available to all players

Either way, sliding may have a profound impact on the way we build, edit, and fight in Fortnite. Do you like the proposed sliding mechanic? Let us know on Twitter

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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