How to Hurdle in Fortnite

by J.R. Waugh
How to Hurdle in Fortnite
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If you’re joining the tons of other players in Fortnite as it continues to add content and quests, you’ll want to know any mechanics you may have missed. Whether you want to complete quests or maneuver the map better, here’s how to hurdle in Fortnite.

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How to Hurdle in Any Area in Fortnite

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Sprint toward any low-height object like railings and press the jump button to hurdle them in Fortnite. You can keep running directly into these spots with the button prompt showing until you run out of stamina, so it’s straightforward to do.

This helps when you’re crossing difficult terrain or need to find cover fast, allowing you to vault over objects and get to safety.

How to Hurdle at Different Named Locations in Fortnite

Most named locations in Fortnite have tons of spots you can hurdle, from white railings outside Lavish Lair to balconies across the Snooty Steppes. With a little bit of practice, you can chain these to allow you to quickly sprint to safety and leave clumsier players in your dust.

Hurdling these can even benefit you through in-game quests meant to get players familiar with the mechanics. Coming back into Fortnite after being rallied, I benefited from this and found this to be a pretty standard but smoothly executed mechanic.

What Can You Hurdle in Fortnite?

Objects can vary from railings and balconies to low walls or even gates in the game. As a result, if you sprint in any of the named locations at most objects below or around your height, you should be able to hurdle them in Fortnite, be they crates or tall fountains. While this hardly feels as advanced as parkour systems like in Assassin’s Creed, it adds some fluidity to the game allowing you to move with finesse.

This guide was completed and tested while playing Fortnite on my Xbox Series X.

- This article was updated on December 4th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.