How to slide in Fortnite on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Switch

A player sliding in Fortnite Chapter 3Epic Games

Sliding has been introduced in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1, meaning players can now get an evasive upper hand on their enemies – but you’ll need to know which button to press to use the new slide mechanic.

Fortnite Chapter 3 has arrived with a bang, flipping the Island upside down to reveal a brand new map, introducing Spider-Man to the Battle Pass (as well as the ability to web-swing!), and finally adding the ability to slide.

If you’re wondering how to slide in Fortnite, you’re likely not alone, as many players have been left confused about how to use the much-requested feature. Once you know, it’s easy, but there’s no guide or tutorial on offer.

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We’ve got a handy guide below to bring you up to speed (get it?) on sliding in Fortnite.


A character performing a slide in FortniteEpic Games
Sliding is a great way to avoid enemy fire while still dishing out damage.

How to slide in Fortnite Chapter 3

To slide in Fortnite, simply start running and hold down the crouch button. For PlayStation users, this is the right analog stick, but it will differ for other platforms. To stop sliding, press the same button again.

Sliding works best when you’re running down an incline or a steep hill, as you’ll move faster and further, but you can slide across a completely flat surface (you won’t go very far, though).

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You can also fire weapons while sliding, which is a good tactic for surprising unaware opponents when you have the higher ground. This does take a bit of getting used to, so practice before launching an ambush.

Slide commands in Fortnite for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch & PC

These are the buttons you need to hold to slide in Fortnite on various platforms:

Platform/Console Command to Slide
PS4 Press the right control stick
PS5 Press the right control stick
Xbox One Press the right control stick
Xbox Series X|S Press the right control stick
Nintendo Switch Press the right control stick

These are the default commands, so if you’ve changed your key bindings or controller settings at any point, you’ll need to use whichever button you’ve chosen for ‘crouching’ in Fortnite to begin sliding.

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There’s also an option in Fortnite’s settings to change the amount of time you need to hold the ‘crouch’ button to enter sliding mode, which might make doing this in the heat of battle a little easier.

That’s everything you need to know about sliding in Fortnite! Check out some of our other guides below:

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