Best Gyro Settings for Fortnite

Fortnite just added gyro controls to help controller players get an edge on the battlefield. Read now to learn the best gyro settings for Fortnite.
Featured Fortnite Gyro Settings

The battle royale turned live service game Fortnite has always endeavored to be on top of new features and tech improvements. As a result, the game has added tons of new mechanics since its launch in 2017, with no sign of slowing down soon. Fortnite has become a household name and is played by 80 million players each month, and its frequent addition of new features has been bringing back players for years.

With gyro controls based on your controller, you can aim more accurately than ever before by just moving your hands. In this article, we’re going to guide you on the best gyro settings for Fortnite.

How to Set Up Gyro Settings in Fortnite

First, you’ll need to navigate to your settings and then to that menu’s touch and controls section. From there, you can customize when gyro aiming is active, such as during combat and while building. Here is an idea of what settings you should use when you start using gyro controls, even if you decide to try something else later.

  • Gyro Aiming: On
  • Active Mode (Combat): Scope or Aiming
  • Active Mode (Building): Editing
  • Look Stick Effect: None
  • Sensitivity: 1.0 (Depends on player preference)
  • Vertical Horizontal Ratio: 1:1
  • Steadying: 5.0
  • Acceleration: Medium (2X)
  • Flick Stick: On
  • Advanced Gyro Options: Off

Tips for Gyro Settings in Fortnite

Fortnite Gyro Controls Flick Stick

While gyro controls have been a thing in Fortnite on Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms, it is now being released to PC and PlayStation consoles. You should note that this feature is only available on PC if you have a PS4 or PS5 controller connected by USB. PlayStation console users will immediately take advantage of these new features.

It will likely take a couple of matches for players to get used to the new gyro controls, but its help to controller gamers is bound to be more than enough to make up for it. Things like the Sensitivity and Steadying settings will likely be more reliant on individual player preference than one set rule. The best way to find the best gyro settings for how you play is to try it out and see what you don’t like about it.

The Flick Stick option allows you to quickly flip your camera in the direction you press, making it easier to turn and face any attackers immediately. Still, it will also prevent you from aiming as you would before. This may also be something that relies on user preference.

That’s all you need to know about using the best gyro controls in Fortnite. Find more content on the game by visiting the Fortnite section of our website!

Christian Harrison

Christian Harrison

Christian Harrison is a writer and gamer, the latter he's been doing for the last two decades. When not working, he enjoys streaming the latest show or spending time with his family and friends. Contact:


Leave a Comment

All comments go through a moderation process, and should be approved in a timely manner. To see why your comment might not have been approved, check out our Comment Rules page!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.