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How To Land Faster

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How To Land Faster

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Learn how to land or descend faster using your Glider in Fortnite & get that Victory Royale!

How To Land Faster

Glider Basics

Land Fast To Get Victory Royale!

Landing faster will ensure you are first to get to good weapons, treasure chests, and strategic spots - key factors to surviving the battle and getting that Victory Royale!

Check Out Best Weapons To Look For!

Ways To Land Faster

Strafe Glider From Left To Right!

You can descend faster by moving left and right with your glider. This works when you're right above the spot you want to land on.

Check out the video below:

Point Camera At Ground Level

When you've activated your glider, look straight down and press your forward button while gliding. This will push your glider to make you land faster.

Check out the video below:

Land On Map Edge or Low Ground

Gliding to the edge of the map or very low ground will make you land faster! This is very effective in challenging game modes such as Solo and Duo.

Check out the video below:

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Basic Glider Information

Gliders are what players use to land safely after jumping off the battle bus. They can also be activated after using jump pads or rifts.

Check Out Beginner Basics Here!

How To Get Gliders

Gliders can be purchased in the Item Shop, unlocked via Season/Battle Pass Challenges, or redeemed through promotional/free skins!

Glider skins are purely aesthetic and do not provide any battle advantage in-game.

Check Out All Gliders!

How To Use Gliders

Press "Space" To Use

After jumping off the battle bus, the default button used to open or close your glider is the "Spacebar".

Glide To Descend Slowly

Opening your glider right after jumping off of the battle bus will slow down your descent.

You can do this if you need more time to decide where to land.

Skydive To Descend Faster

If you need to get to the ground quickly, you can sky dive instead of using your glider for a faster descent.

Gliders Open At Certain Height

Don't forget that gliders open after descending to a certain height. This is to prevent you from smacking yourself into the ground and suffering from fall damage!

Take this into consideration when you're targeting to land in a certain area in the map.

Check out the video below:

Tips On Using Your Glider

Choose Your Landing Spot

Landing Close to the Battle Bus Path

Don't exit almost on top of your destination as a vertical path (red arrow) takes more time to land. Instead, exit earlier then free fall down while aiming at the low ground (green arrow).

See how it's done!

In this example, the goal was to land on a roof in Retail Row. To descend faster, aim was at the lake in Dusty Divot in order to deploy the Glider at the lowest possible altitude.

Landing Far from the Battle Bus Path

Exiting diagonally will result in a longer flight path (red arrow) compared to exiting perpendicularly (green arrow).

Land on Roofs

Use your glider to manuever yourself on top of roofs. They give you a height advantage plus treasure chests and loots are usually hidden in attics so you can arm yourself.

Check Out Best Spots To Land!

Check Where Enemies Are Landing

You can activate your glider right after jumping off the battle bus to survey where enemy players are headed.

This can help you determine which area is safer to land in.

Check Out Dangerous Landing Spots!

Activate Glider Using Launch Pad

Jumping on a launch pad propels you into the air and activates your glider!

Use launch pads for a height boost or if you need to move between areas faster.

Activate Glider Using Rifts

Jumping into rifts teleports you into the air above you and activates your glider. Use them to make quick escapes!

Check Out Rift Locations!

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