It’s been a good week for fans of gyro controls. Following confirmation that Horizon Forbidden West will include the feature at launch, Fortnite has now announced that it’s incorporating support for the DualSense and DualShock 4 controllers, on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 respectively. A brilliant video below explains how it all works, so check that out now:
For those who don’t have time to watch, gyro aiming complements traditional dual-stick controls, allowing you to fine-tune your aim by making subtle adjustments physically with the pad. By default, this only activates when you aim, although the Battle Royale has a dizzying number of settings, allowing you to turn it on all the time if you like.
It’s worth noting that enabling the gyro will remove aim assist, so while you’ll have a lot more precision with practice, you may find the learning curve steep at first. There are a ton of settings, though, including sensitivity and acceleration – and Flick Stick has also been incorporated to complement the feature, effectively allowing you to “flick” the stick in the direction you want to look.
While Flick Stick ultimately means that you can no longer look up-and-down with the right analogue input, it’s designed to be used alongside gyro to give even greater control. As alluded to above, you can faff around with these settings until you find a system that works for you. Personally, we think we’re going to opt for the traditional gyro controls that only activate when we’re aiming our weapons.