Epic Games Adding Autorun Toggle to Fortnite After Request from Disabled Fan
After a disabled fan took to Reddit with his request, Epic Games sets out to make the new auto-run feature optional, no convincing needed.
Yesterday, a disabled, one-handed fan going by the nickname RAOBJSheff started a thread on the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit about the addition of autorun, where he described how he plays the game with one hand.
“I lack the subtle movements a thumb can provide on the left stick so have to press it hard against my cheek bone to play. The new autorun feature means I constantly run and now fall out of buildings, off walls and die way more than normal.”
We hear that he loves the addition, but he’d also like the option to disable it. He actually plays with three other players that were born without or have lost a hand and because of the new autorun feature, they cannot play the game properly.
Playing a competitive multiplayer game like Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode with such a disadvantage as missing a hand and still finding a way to compete is quite a feat, and one worthy of praise. Apparently, Epic Games agreed, answering a mere two hours after he posted.