How to Steer in Lego Fortnite

Published: Dec. 10, 2023
Updated: Dec. 10, 2023


If you've progressed to building cars and airplanes, you've probably encountered the inability to comfortably drive them because they can only move in one direction, and the game surprisingly doesn't have a steering wheel. Having gathered all the resources and crafted a fast and spectacular Lego jeep, we also faced this problem, but we did not give up and found a great solution. So that you can enjoy the ride through the biomes, we're going to show you how to steer in Lego Fortnite.

Content of the guide: In this guide, you will learn how to steer vehicles in Lego Fortnite.

  • Find the necessary items to modify your vehicle.
  • Modify the vehicle and understand the mechanics of steering.
  • Learn how to steer airplanes.

Lego Fortnite: How to Steer Vehicles

Lego Fortnite: Vehicles

Everything ingenious is simple. To start steering the vehicle, you need only two things, namely:

  • Large Wheel
  • Wooden Crate

Next, to better explain how it works, let's imagine the simplest design of the car. Dynamic foundation, 4 wheels, trusters, and activation switch, basically a board on wheels. After putting everything in place, you can activate it to start moving, but unfortunately only in one direction. To fix this, follow the instructions below:

  • Take the Large Wheel and place it in the middle of the dynamic foundation so that the discs are parallel to the ground.
  • Next, take the Wooden Crate in your hands and climb onto the dynamic foundation.
  • Now, without letting go of the Wooden Crate, go to the Large Wheel that you just installed and push it with your body.
  • To turn the vehicle to the right or left, simply push the wheel in the opposite direction to the one you want to steer the vehicle. This means that if you start pushing from the left, the vehicle will move to the right and vice versa.

The developers did not expect such a development and definitely did not know that players would use this method, so you are probably wondering how it works. Actually, it's quite simple. The fact is that when you hold the Wooden Crate in your hands and interact with the Large Wheel, the wheel's bounding box treats the crate as an object of interaction, just like a terrain mesh.

If the wheel is set vertically, as it should be, the vehicle goes forward or backward, but in this case, it is horizontal, which changes the direction of movement to the right or left, so you can steer.

There is also a more primitive method of controlling cars, namely, waiting for them to crash into an object, such as a stone or a tree, while driving. In this way, the course of its movement will change in the opposite direction to the place where it hit the object.

Lego Fortnite: How to Steer Airplanes

The same mechanics work for steering airplanes because the only thing that makes them different from cars is balloons. In addition, you can also create an overbalance by placing ballast on one side of the airplane to make it start turning. Using this method, it is important to quickly remove the excess ballast so that it does not turn too far because then you will need to bring it back.

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Artur is our English-speaking writer from Ukraine who covers many topics in the gaming field. From indies to triple-A blockbusters, he is a gamer through and through. He has been supporting our team as a freelancer since the beginning of 2023.
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