The long-awaited Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 update is finally here and Epic Games has introduced several key changes to player movement and traversal mechanics – alongside Doctor Strange in the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass. These changes are exciting, but they’re also leaving a lot of players searching for an answer to a simple – yet vital – question: how to sprint in Fortnite.
Following the latest title update, Fortnite players are going to need to get used to an increased default movement speed. Epic Games has revealed that “a faster default movement speed means a faster sprint too” and a completely revamped movement system has been introduced.
The new sprinting mechanic has fully replaced the old one, though, so there’s no new buttons to press if you want to take advantage of this faster method of movement. This means that if you want to know how to sprint in Fortnite, whether you’re on a PlayStation 5 or a PC, you shouldn’t find it too complicated.
Xbox and PlayStation players will need to press and hold L3 while moving to use sprint in Fortnite with the latest update. If you’re playing on PC, sprint should automatically be bound to Left Shift by default.
If you’re in-game and these inputs aren’t working for you, it’s worth checking your controls and keybinds in the settings menu. A lot of players are finding that their sprint input has been unbound following the Chapter 3 Season 2 update, especially those with a custom set of keybinds and controls. To fix this, all you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions and rebind the key. Alternatively, you can also restore all settings to default and reset all the inputs and keybinds.
The new Fortnite mechanic isn’t just going to make movement quicker, it’s going to change the way people play and could result in a new meta when it comes to building – which is currently disabled in-game.
The battle lines are drawn and the rules have changed. Builds have been wiped out, but there’s new ways to sprint, climb, and smash your way across the Island.
It’s time for – Resistance. pic.twitter.com/l6RiRc8sor
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 20, 2022
Epic Games has explained that “this sprint is so fast that it’ll mean pocketing whatever you’re holding”. Players still won’t be able to shoot while sprinting, but it also sounds like there’s going to be a longer delay between sprinting and shooting. In addition to this, Epic Games details that “sprinting super fast can’t be maintained forever, so a new sprint meter will tell you how much longer you can move at that pace”. The removal of infinite sprinting is going to make using this new faster movement mechanic much more valuable in a firefight. The new sprint meter can be found above the health bar in the bottom left of the screen.
Fortnite has never felt faster and the fight against the Imagined Order is still only just beginning. Epic Games has vaulted Spider-Man’s Web Slingers, but there’s still a lot of equipment on offer. Check out our guide to the best Fortnite weapons for Chapter 3 Season 2 below and get clued up on what you should be taking into the final circle.