Airstepping is one of the newest gameplay additions in Kingdom Hearts III. Airstepping in Kingdom Hearts III allows you to quickly evade enemy attacks in battle as well as reach previously out of reach places.
Airstepping in Kingdom Hearts III is an additions to the shotlock system that we first saw Master Aqua use in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. In the newest game, our cheeky protagonist Sora, can use the ability as well.
How to Airstep in Kingdom Hearts III
Players are first introduced to the Airstep system towards the end of your visit to Olympus, just before fighting the three Titans. Sora has to reach the top section of Olympus by Airstepping across the debris flying around.
To Airstep you first need to open the Shotlock command which is done using R1 on the PS1 and Right Bumper (RB) on the Xbox One. Pressing the button slows down time and allows you to Airstep to a supporting object. You can use the right analog to move the reticle around, if there is an Airstep supporting object around it’ll glow with a gold aura.
The Olympus section has you Airstep across multiple objects to reach the top, which can be a bit challenging with the timer quickly going down. A good strategy for this is to plan your route first and then try to Airstep.
After selecting your route and pressing R1, you can have Sora perform Airstep by pressing Square on the PS4 and X on the Xbox One. Chain together Airstep commands to quickly get to your desired area. Do note that unlock Shotlock, Airstep will not use up your Focus Gauge, so use it as many times as you’d like.
Airstep in Kingdom Hearts III is also useful during battles. It can only help you to quickly escape from a crowd of enemies but it also delivers a super powerful attack damaging all the enemies around you. This is done by quickly pressing the attack command just as you exist Airstep. This is just like when using Flowmotion attack when jumping off walls.