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Fortnite World Cup 2019 winner chimes in on controller aim assist debate

Published: 11:23, 06 April 2020
Epic Games
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In the absence of mass outrage every time Epic tweak a stat on so much as a tree stump, the community's attention has focused on Fortnite's controllers and whether their aim assist constitutes cheating or not.

Well, at least you can't call Fortnite's players devoid of passion. Quite the contrary, in fact, but the aim assist dilemma made a thundering resurgence after Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins recently delivered his take on the matter. 

"Just played with a controller on PC for the second time in two days. I have competed in several games at a competing level on both controller and mouse and keyboard. You cannot tell me that with 100% strength aim assist and linear settings that using a controller isn’t aimbot", he tweeted. 

This caused an outpour of community opinions on how to fix this, even though we wouldn't be betting on Epic's response being swift, or that they're willing to discuss this in the first place. 

Fortnite World Cup 2019 winner Bugha recently posted his own proposal for how to achieve fair parity between keyboard/mouse combinations and controllers. 

He proposed the same recoil as on controllers, but removing the scroll wheel reset and lowering controllers' aim assist strength. 

In his second proposal, Bugha again suggested identical recoil and keeping the scroll wheel reset on keyboards. For controller, however, he suggested dropping the aim assist strength and adding one button reset, which actually sounds interesting. 

We can't say we're overly concerned with aim assist on game controllers, because we're aware there can never be so much as semblance of parity between them. Epic may have to rethink what this means for competitions, since that's a completely different matter, but we don't suppose aim assist will be leaving casual play anytime soon. 

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