Fortnite Update Brings Motion Control to Switch

Ready, aim, fire.

It’s easy to get lost in the sauce when it comes to those massive Fortnite updates. The main focus of attention today was related to the announcement of Season 5, a historical crossover with a lot of fun extras:

Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues have appeared across the island. Hop in an All Terrain Kart (ATK) with your squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations that await.

Test that luck with the new Flintlock weapon set while you Challenge the Horde in the Road Trip event, now available in Save the World.

In addition to Season 5’s announcement, we also got some standard patch notes. Switch fans should take note of one big change: you can now aim using motion controls.

Yes, gyroscopic aiming has been a topic of debate for some time now. Some people hate them, others can’t game without them. And while games like Splatoon 2 had them since the start, other games (such as Doom) added them in later. While they’re an absolute must for me in games like Splatoon 2, I usually find the joystick to be easier to control in other games.

And even within this option you have a few different ways to approach it:

You can activate gyro aiming at all times, or enable a feature that only makes it work while aiming down your sights. You can even do the reverse, making iron sights use joysticks while regular aiming is motion based.

While the reset button is no where to be found, Epic Games seems to have done a pretty comprehensive job and incorporating this (somewhat) niche preferance.

So Nintendo Switch owners: tell us in the comments below, are you an avid gyroscopic shooter? Or do you prefer a good old fashion analog stick?

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