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Controls & Settings for Switch

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Controls & Settings for Switch

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This guide is for players who want to play Fortnite Battle Royale on the Nintendo Switch. Read on and find out how to set up your controls, enable Aim Assist, & adjust motion controls.

Controls & Settings for Switch

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Feature on Nintendo Switch

With Fortnite released for the Nintendo Switch, you can now play the Battle Royale game on-the-go! Here are some things to remember when playing on the Switch.

Cross-Platform Gameplay

The Switch has the ability to play with other consoles! These include the PC, Xbox One, and Mobile!

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Switch Gameplay

Controllers

You have some controller options while playing on the Switch. You can choose between two types of controllers.

Joy Cons

These controllers come with the Switch. Using these may feel different at first because of the button placement, and small thumbsticks. Enabling motion controls may help you use the Joy Cons with more ease!

Pro Controller

Do you feel that playing Fortnite with Joy Cons just isn't for you? Using a Pro Controller may be able to help you! Its button placement, and bigger thumbsticks give a familiar feel to other console controllers.

Motion Controls

The Switch has an option to enable Motion Controls for both the Joy Cons, and Pro Controllers. By enabling this, you will be able to aim by tilting your controllers!

Aiming With The Switch

Other than having Motion Controls, another option that you can toggle on the Switch is Aim Assist. Enable this if you are still struggling with your aim.

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Controls for Switch

Setting up your controls on the Switch is easy! Just follow these steps:

From the lobby, open the menu by pressing the "+" button.

Navigate and choose the settings option from your menu.

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Choosing Your Control Scheme

The four Control Schemes that you can choose from are Combat Pro, Builder Pro, Old School, and Quick Builder. These schemes are designed for different types of players. Choose your scheme accordingly.

Combat Pro Controls

ButtonCombat ControlsBuild Controls
ZLAim Down SightsChange Building Material / Swap Trap
ZRAttack / ConfirmConfirm
LPrevious WeaponPrevious Building Piece
RNext WeaponNext Building Piece
AToggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)Toggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)
BJumpJump
YReload / Interact (Tap / Hold)Trap / Interact (Tap / Hold)
XToggle Harvesting ToolToggle Harvesting Tool

This control scheme is more suited for players who would like to play aggressively.

Builder Pro Controls

ButtonCombat ControlsBuild Controls
ZLAim Down SightsStair Piece (Tap Select / Tap Place)
ZRAttack / ConfirmWall Piece (Tap Select / Tap Place)
LPrevious WeaponRoof Piece (Tap Select / Tap Place)
RNext WeaponFloor Piece (Tap Select / Tap Place)
AToggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)Toggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)
BJumpJump
YReload / Interact (Tap / Hold)Trap / Interact (Tap / Hold)
XToggle Harvesting ToolToggle Harvesting Tool

This control scheme is designed for players who prioritize building over combat.

Old School Controls

ButtonCombat ControlsBuild Controls
ZLAim Down Sights-
ZRAttack / ConfirmConfirm
LCrouchChange Building Material / Swap Trap
R-Rotate Building Piece
AToggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)Toggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)
BJumpJump
YReload / Interact (Tap / Hold)Trap / Interact (Tap / Hold)
XNext Weapon / Harvesting Tool (Hold)Next Building Piece

The Old School control scheme is designed after other shooter's control schemes. It serves as a more comfortable introduction to the game's controls.

Quick Builder Controls

ButtonCombat ControlsBuild Controls
ZLAim Down Sights-
ZRAttack / ConfirmConfirm
LCrouchPrevious Building Piece
R-Next Building Piece
AToggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)Toggle Build Mode / Edit Building Piece (Hold)
BJumpJump
YReload / Interact (Tap / Hold)Interact (Tap / Hold)
XNext Weapon / Harvesting Tool (Hold)Select Trap

A simplified version of the Builder Pro scheme, it makes it easier to access traps, and repair structures.

Setting Up Motion Controls

Navigating to the General Tab in your settings menu will allow you turn on Motion Controls. It also allows you to adjust different sensitivities to your liking.

Motion Controls Are Better In Low Sensitivity

The Switch's Motion Controls are very sensitive. It is recommended to set the sensitivities relatively low to avoid the camera being swung around slightest move of your controller.

Voice Chat

The Nintendo Switch supports Voice Chat Options as well. However, it does not have a Push To Talk option available.

Check Out How To Set Up Voice Chat Here

Other Options

Navigating to the General Tab in your settings menu will also allow you to tweak small mechanics of the game to better suit you.

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