Web swinging is now part of Fortnite as a brand new mechanic.
This page explains how to web swing in Fortnite, the web swinging release time and where to find web-shooters to start practicing your web swinging abilities.
Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. What's new? Chapter 3 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include red and blue lines on the Fortnite map and Rebuilding quests, including finding and destroying a IO Build Jammer. You can also learn how to get XP fast in Fortnite.
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Fortnite web swinging release time in GMT (UK), CET, EST and PST explained
It's worth noting that web swinging did not release at launch. Instead, web swinging in Fortnite will become available on December 11 at the following times:
- UK: 3pm (GMT)
- West Europe: 4pm (CET)
- East Coast US: 10am (EST)
- West Coast US: 7am (PST)
As per usual, be prepared for any of the aforementioned times to change closer to date - and do make sure to have your game up to date with the latest patch beforehand.
How to web swing in Fortnite explained
The ability to slide isn't the only new mechanic introduced in Fortnite Chapter 3. Now, you can web swing just like Spider-Man across the battle royale map.
It's worth noting that web swinging did not release at launch. According to the official site, web swinging in Fortnite will become available on December 11. If you were looking for a way to do it and couldn't find how, this is why.
That being said, there is footage available online showcasing how this will work. While we don't know the exact controls, you can web swing in Fortnite by using Spider-Man's web-shooters, which is an equippable item.
You can see an example of this below (thanks to Kanga on YouTube):
According to the YouTube user, the item was available for a short time by accident and they were able to test it out before they were removed.
It seems that as long as you have a surface nearby to aim at, the web will get attached to it and you'll be free to swing around it. There is also a cooldown of around 15 seconds (this may change once the item is available on an official capacity) which is worth keeping in mind.
In addition, it seems the swinging can offer variations depending on where you're aiming at - web surfing being one of them:
We're yet to see everything web swinging has to offer, and it's only a matter of time until the Fortnite community is able to experiment with it.
Chapter 3 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include the Prowler skin, along with the return of jetpacks and Choppas. As we enter Season 2's final month, it's a good idea to know how to get XP fast in Fortnite. You can also complete Resistance challenges, including collecting signal jammers and finding an energy fluctuation. Don't forget about the Seasonal challenges, which include planting saplings and call an Air Strike on a tank. Meanwhile Victory Crowns and the character collection have returned, along with a new Victory Umbrella to earn.
Where to find web-shooters in Fortnite
In order to web swing in Fortnite, you need to equip and use web-shooters. This works with any skin, so no, you don't need the Spider-Man outfit to web swing.
While we continue to wait until the official release to verify ourselves on the (digital) ground, the video above showcases one possible location for the item.
The NPC over at Greasy Grove seems to have web-shooters on sale, although it will cost you 400 gold.
There is no guarantee that this will be maintained as is for the official release, but at the very least this serves as a starting point ahead of time. Considering this is an item, you may be able to grab it from fallen enemies as well.
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