Fortnite Brings Epic Gyro Controls And Flick Stick To PS5 And PC, Here's How It Works
We're not necessarily willing to wholly endorse this sentiment, but a lot of people have made the claim that gyro aiming resolves the imprecision inherent to using a relative input device, like an analog stick, for aiming input. This writer has tested it on the Nintendo Switch (in both Splatoon 2 and Doom) and also using the Steampad, and while it's certainly an improvement on using the analog stick alone, he'll prefer to stick with his mouse, for now.
Fortnite's gyro controls were apparently tuned by YouTuber Jibb Smart, who has a video on the topic, embedded above. Jibb is known among alternative input enthusiasts for popularizing the "flick stick" setup, which basically combines precise gyro input with an extremely high stick sensitivity, allowing you to use your analog stick for crude adjustments while you aim carefully with the gyro. It definitely takes some getting used to, but we can attest that it does work well.
Of course, that's not the only thing in Fortnite's v19.30 update. The other big change this patch is that the mode selection screen on the PC and console versions has been removed. When you load in, you'll drop directly to the Battle Royale lobby, but don't worry: Save the World and Creative modes haven't been removed, just moved. You can find them under the "Change" button above the "PLAY!" button.
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