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How to run on Fortnite

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How to run on Fortnite: All your friends do nothing but talk about Fortnite , so you downloaded it, you started playing it a bit but, despite the time spent in its world, you realized you didn’t feel comfortable with the controls of the game. To be precise, you would like to know how to run on Fortnite and if it is possible to change the pre-assigned button. Don’t worry, the answer to your questions is a few lines away from them.

During this tutorial, in fact, I will explain in detail what are the keys to press to escape and retake opponents in this famous online title. I will explain, therefore, how to run in the computer game, but also what are the keys to press on the other platforms for which the title is present: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android smartphones and tablets and iOS devices.

How do you say? Are you impatient to find out what things to do? Very well, in this case let’s not get lost further in chatter and immediately start getting to the heart of this guide. I wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!

Preliminary operations

If you have recently started playing Fortnite, I guess you are not yet familiar with the controls of the video game. If this is the reason why you need to know how to run on Fortnite , you will be happy to know that I can help you but, before explaining in detail how to do it, you need to make a brief but important premise: Fortnite is a video game available on computer for Windows and macOS operating systems and has also been released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next gen consoles . In addition, it can also be played on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets .

However, this title features two different gameplay modes called Save the World and Battle Royale respectively . The first is a PVE cooperative game mode that is currently paid. It is a gameplay style belonging to the survival genre in which up to four players must defeat enemies together.

The Battle Royale game mode is, instead, characterized by a free PVP map where the aim is to face the other players and where the last one standing remains the winner. The Battle Royale game mode is available on all the previously mentioned platforms, while the one called Save the world is available for purchase only on computers and consoles.

In addition, I remind you that to play Fortnite online in Battle Royale mode on the Xbox One console you must have a subscription to the Xbox Live Gold service (prices starting from € 2). On the PlayStation 4, however, the purchase of the PlayStation Plus subscription .

Run on Fortnite from PC

If you are having problems running on Fortnite from a PC , don’t worry, I am ready to explain in detail what to do to solve them. The first thing you need to do is to launch the game client that you previously downloaded and installed on your computer. Then, double-click the game icon in the macOS Launchpad or on the Windows desktop and, if by chance the game does not start automatically because the Epic Games launcher opens , click the Start button , corresponding to the Fortnite card .

When starting Fortnite, select the game mode you prefer most, by clicking on it (for example, press on Royal Battle ), then press the ESC button , to enter the Lobby . At this point, go to the settings menu of the game controls, to know the key to press to run on Fortnite and possibly change it, setting a different one.

To do this, click on the menu symbol ( ) which you can see in the upper right corner, then in the relative drop-down menu, press on the gear symbol and you will access the settings section. Now, click on the arrow symbol located in the top tab, in order to display the Input tab : through this screen you can see the list of game commands and the keys to which they have been assigned by default.

In this case, the key used to run on Fortnite is called Sprint and, by default, it is assigned to the Left Shift key . If you want to reset the default command, click on the word Left Shift and then press any key on the keyboard to set it.

Instead, if you have connected a controller to the computer, you can see the run button by pressing on the controller symbol , located on the top tab. The command of the race is also in this case the one called Sprint . To run on Fortnite you must hold down the left movement lever or, by pressing it twice in succession, you can activate the automatic travel mode.

If you want to play Fortnite with a controller, but you don’t know how to connect it to your computer, I have explained how to do this procedure in some guides, in case you have a PS3,  PS4 , Xbox 360 or Xbox One joystick  .

If you have changed the default assignments for Fortnite commands related to the keyboard (those relating to the use of the controller cannot be changed), press the ESC button to return to the main menu and, in the window that is shown to you, click on the item Save to confirm any changes made. Once a game has started, press the default key or the one assigned by you to run.

Run on Fortnite from smartphones and tablets

If you want to play Fortnite from your smartphone or tablet, start the game you downloaded on Android or iOS through the  official Fortnite website or the App Store  and after logging in to your Epic games account , press the Lobby button in order to display the home screen.

Playing Fortnite on smartphones or tablets it is not possible to customize the commands related to movement or running, so to know them, you need to start a new game, as they will be shown on the screen.

To start a new game, press the Play button located in the lower right corner: during the game you can view the list of commands at any time by pressing the Show guide button .

As you can see by playing Fornite, to move you have to use a circular movement lever located in the lower left corner of the screen: hold this lever up to move and run. In addition, if you tap the up arrow twice in succession , you can activate the continuous and automatic running mode, which does not require you to maintain pressure.

When this mode is active, a padlock symbol is present on the circular movement lever. To return to the previous running mode, tap twice on this symbol.

Run on Fortnite from console

Do you want to play Fortnite on console but, every time you start a game you find yourself in trouble because you can’t chase your opponents? Don’t worry, running on Fortnite on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 is very easy, as the automatically assigned keys are the same ones that are used in many other video games.

Without further ado, then start the game by pressing on its icon located on the home screen of the console, log in to your Epic Games account and start a new game through the  Game Lobby .

Done? Very well! At this point, to start running and chasing other players (or to escape them), you just have to hold down the left movement lever . Do you want to activate the automatic travel mode to avoid always keeping your finger pressed? Press twice on the left stick in order to activate it. Easy, right ?!