Fortnite Players On Switch Struggling To Aim With Gyro Controls, After Most Recent Update
Epic recently rolled out a new update for Fortnite and it’s reportedly causing some serious problems for Nintendo Switch players who prefer to use gyro aiming.
Since version 14.30 dropped, gyro aim in the Switch iteration has apparently been stuttering and at times completely unresponsive. Here’s some video footage that was shared on a Fortnite subreddit:
Nintendo Switch gyro aim is stuttery and sometimes unresponsive after 14.30. When aiming down sights, movement of the crosshair is stuttery (especially with the sniper rifle). ADS with assault rifles and other weapons also seems to jitter when aiming at players. from FortNiteBR
This is one player’s understanding of what’s going on in a message filed to Epic support:
I would like to report a bug in the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite, namely an issue with the Gyro-Aim feature which has appeared after updating to version 14.30.
In versions 14.20 and earlier, the Gyro-Aim was smooth and accurate, and my preferred way to play. However, when I logged in after the recent update to 14.30 i immediately noticed that the Gyro-Aim wasn’t recognising smaller movements of the controller that it had no problem with in previous versions, resulting in the crosshair jumping across the screen and making it very difficult to aim at a specific target.
From what I have gathered in my (very informal) testing, this issue seems to have coincided with what seems to be a tweak to the joystick aim assist in the most recent update. The aim assist seems a lot more noticeable than it was in previous versions, and my stick aim is jumping around a little to lock onto moving targets. This could be a potential cause for the currently unusable Gyro-Aim.
Another user noted how Epic has apparently been made aware of this glitch:
This issue really ruins gameplay for me. Basically not playing on the Switch until this gets figured out. Bummed
Contacted Epic and they are now aware of the problem.
If we hear anything – we’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, tell us if you’ve encountered this issue in the Switch version of Fortnite since the update. Have you even tried out this game on Nintendo’s hybrid platform? Comment below.