Tactical Sprinting would give players yet another way to switch up their movement in Fortnite Chapter 3.
When Fortnite first launched, part of what prevented people being overwhelmed by the complex building and editing mechanics was that everything else was pretty simple. From looting to healing, it was easy to pick up and get straight into the action.
As time went by and players started to become more advanced, so did Fortnite itself. Chapter 2 introduced swimming, upgrading and crafting, and at the beginning of this season sliding added a whole new element to gameplay.
It doesn’t end there though! Popular leaker @HYPEX revealed that Epic is currently working on a “Tactical Sprint” mechanic.
According to HYPEX this will:
- Increase your running speed when activated, and will slowly increase more while going downhill.
- The more your speed increases while going down hill the more the camera will shake.
Call of Duty: Warzone has a similar feature, where players can get a short burst of speed at the cost of temporarily being unable to aim down sights. You expend all your energy using this Tactical Sprint, and will need to wait to replenish your stamina before doing it again.
It would definitely be interesting to see how this works in Fortnite, especially in terms of the effects on fighting. Being able to move faster in general is something that many fans have been asking for for a while now, and at the very least it would make rotating around the map less time consuming.
Undoubtedly this news will reignite the old narrative that Fortnite “steals” ideas from other games. However, a Tactical Sprint is an incredibly common concept, and the developers are sure to put their own spin on it.
HYPEX didn’t give a timeframe for this mechanic to go live, but considering that Chapter 3 has only just begun and sliding is still brand-new, it seems unlikely that it will be any earlier than Season 2. Expect further leaks to surface in the coming weeks with more concrete details and potentially video footage.