Leak: A Slide Mechanic is Coming to Fortnite

Sliding is a core feature of many first-person shooter games, including Call of Duty, PUBG, and Apex. Now, a slide mechanic could soon be coming to Fortnite.
Fortnite slide
Will we soon be able to slide across the map in Fortnite? | © Epic Games

If you don't only play Fortnite, you should know the slide mechanic from many other shooters, be it Warzone, Apex, or pretty much any other shooter has it. Typically, players slide across maps to move faster or to dodge gunfire and even to slide and shoot!

Fortnite does not have a slide mechanic until now. But, data miner Hypex has dug into the files and has now revealed that Epic is also working behind the scenes on a slide feature for Fortnite.

What could sliding look like in Fortnite?

Hypex has not only leaked the information about sliding but also an HD render that shows what sliding could look like in Fortnite.

Your character slides on his knees while keeping a firm grip on his weapon kind of obvious but still cool to see it in action.

Shooting will apparently be possible while sliding. It's unclear whether building will also be possible while sliding. However, since that might prove a bit difficult, we suspect that the build and edit function won't work while sliding. In addition, Hypex mentions other info that is known so far about sliding in Fortnite:

  • The field of view is supposed to increase by 15 during sliding
  • The surface you slide over affects the player's speed
  • There is a 2 second delay between slides

Since Fortnite is a third-person shooter that relies heavily on movement and building, the introduction of this feature could have sweeping effects on overall gameplay in the meta. Or maybe sliding won't be a permanent feature, but more something like a power-up from a specific weapon or instant item is perhaps a better way to test the waters with this in Fortnite.

Either way, sliding could have a profound impact on the way we play Fortnite in the future. As soon as there's any new info, we'll let you know. More changes like this Epic, and fewer fanboy collaborations!

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This article was originally written by Alisa Eiber.