With the latest Fortnite update, Chapter 3: Season 2 brings a new story, characters, missions, and mechanics. Now, Fortnite players must learn the new and improved sprint mechanic that will help them get around the map faster than ever.
How to Sprint Around the Map in Fortnite
Epic Games brought in Chapter 3: Season 2 with a bang that continues to divide players: removing the building mechanic. Although this is temporary, the removal forced players to quickly adapt their playstyle or suffer the consequences. So, the sprint mechanic is a lifesaver in Fortnite to get players out of danger and safely around the map.
Yes, sprinting has always been in the game. However, this is tactical sprinting, and it’s just as fancy as it sounds. With tactical sprinting, it’s the fastest movement possible in Fortnite. Besides getting around the map, a tactical sprint can also allow you to burst through closed doors.
It’s a good thing you’re moving this fast too. In Fortnite, the tactical sprint forces you to put away anything you’re holding, focusing on purely getting you around the map.
But just how do you use this new mechanic? It should please players to learn that it’s easy.
For console players, simply push down on the left analog stick as you move forward.
Meanwhile, PC players need to use the left shift key.
Regardless of what you play on, you may need to head over to change up your keybindings to set this wherever you feel is most comfortable for you.
Just keep in mind: the tactical sprint around the map will use up stamina in Fortnite.
This isn’t something you can do all the time, so you should time it appropriately, so it’s available when you need it most like getting away from the storm.
Whether removing the building mechanic in Fortnite bothered you or not, the new tactical sprint mechanic should help get you around the map just fine. So, give it a try and see just how fast you can go.
Fortnite is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo, PC (via Epic Store), Android, and iOS.