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How to slide — Fortnite Chapter 3 guide

Learn to slide and why you’d want to

How to slide — Fortnite Chapter 3 guide Image: Epic Games via Polygon

In Fortnite Chapter 3, there’s a lot new to experience. There’s a new map, new weapons, a new challenge system, and a new way to get around.

In this Fortnite Chapter 3 sliding guide, we’ll explain how to slide (it’s a little unclear) and why you’d want to.

How to slide in Fortnite Chapter 3

To slide in Fortnite Chapter 3, there are only two steps:

  1. Start running. (You have to be running.)
  2. Hold down the crouch button for a moment. (On your first few tries, it might feel like it takes longer than you expect to trigger the actual slide.)

You’ll slide until you run out of speed. You’ll slide much farther if you’re sliding downhill.

Advantages of of sliding in Fortnite

It’ll become clear pretty fast how sliding is advantageous in any Fortnite match. Sliding gives you a little burst of speed — especially if you’re heading downhill. More importantly, you’ll be a little lower than you are when crouched. Sliding is a great way to get out of the line of fire while still moving into cover.