Fortnite World Cup solo winner Bugha plugged his controller into his PC to see how aim assist works in the Winter Royale.
Aim assist has to be one of the most hotly debated topics in all of gaming. Fortnite kicked it off and the recent re-release of Halo Reach fanned the flames. Cross-platform competition has players debating whether or not aim assist is fair.
Aim assist has always existed, but we’ve been on a level playing field. Controller players played with one another so no one could complain. Now, every time someone gets beamed in Fortnite they blame it on aim assist – whether or not that’s actually the culprit.
Fortnite pro Bugha plugged in his controller during the Winter Royale to see what the fuss was about. As you may expect, he did pretty well.
Bugha played several games using a controller and got a firsthand look at how aim assist works in Fortnite. I’m not sure if he was using Legacy (L2) or Linear controls. He L2-spammed a few times, but nothing like you’d see from someone like UnknownxArmy.
More often than not, Bugha would spray someone down with an AR or SMG to get the kill. Here he is, marveling at the “broken” state of aim assist in Fortnite.
What we didn’t see while Bugha was on the controller, though, were the cracked edits and building strategies we expect from top-level PC professionals. He might be able to get there with practice, but would always be handicapped by the controller’s limitations.
What do you think? Do you think aim assist is overpowered or does it even the playing field with mouse and keyboard players? Do you like forced cross-platform or want these PC/controller players out of your games? Let us know in the comments.