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Fortnite Nintendo Switch Motion Controls: How to Turn Them On and Off

Fortnite Season 5 is finally upon us. It’s available to download right now on all platforms. The new season shakes the game up significantly, but perhaps none more so than on Switch. Indeed, along with the new Battle Pass, Paradise Palms and Lazy Links locations and rifts that teleport us between locations, Fortnite Switch has received a really rather cool, and much requested, upgrade. From today, Fortnite Switch motion controls have been activated. Now we’re playing with power.

Fortnite Switch Motion Controls: How to Turn Them On

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Turning the motion controls on in Fortnite Switch couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is head on over to the game’s settings page and choose to turn motion controls on. These should be fully adjustable just as in Splatoon 2, DOOM and Wolfenstein 2. Speaking from experience, the motion controls in Splatoon 2 give the game a much more fluid and responsive feel than just using analog sticks. The beauty of it is that you can use both at the same time. Gone are the days of Nintendo Wii pointer controls. Simply tilt your Switch controller in the direction you want to shoot. Motion controls in Fortnite Switch should make aiming feel more intuitive. For those who don’t like the gyro controls, however, you can turn them off.

Fortnite Switch Motion Controls: How to Turn Them Off

Just as with turning on Fortnite Switch motion controls, turning them off simply requires heading to the settings page and choosing to turn motion controls off. If you’re finding the motion controls getting in the way of your aiming, turning them off might be the better option. Some prefer playing without them in Splatoon 2, at least.

The addition of motion controls in Fortnite on Nintendo Switch was a great move by Epic Games. All shooters on Switch should at least offer the playstyle.