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Epic nerf Fortnite aim assist on PC yet again

Epic Games have released another Fortnite aim assist nerf for PC players.

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Here we go again – another reported nerf to controller aim assist on PC in Fortnite. Will this one be enough to satisfy the keyboard and mouse (KBM) community? Will it be the final iteration of aim assist? Probably not, but let’s get into it.

This update flew under the radar for most players, as Epic didn’t officially announce this change to the public. Data miners reported on the change with the updated files, and pros began to test it out.

According to Hypex, the new values are as follows:

  • PullInnerStrengthHip -> from 0.6 to 0.45
  • PullOuterStrengthHip -> from 0.5 to 0.38
  • PullInnerStrengthAds -> from 0.7 to 0.52
  • PullOuterStrengthAds -> from 0.4 to 0.3

This seems to be a relatively substantial nerf, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens when controller players get their hands on the updated values. According to early reports, console players should be unaffected.

At some point, it seems like Epic are going to nerf aim assist on PC to the point where it will be more beneficial to use a console. This is a bit hyperbolic but could be a legitimate outcome.

We’ll keep you posted if and when professional controller players speak out on the aim assist topic. For now, not much has happened on that front – suggesting that little has changed.

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Fortnite update enables Henchmen and Bosses in Battle Lab

All hero abilities are now available in Fortnite Battle Lab.

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Battle Lab is one of the more overlooked game modes in Fortnite. It’s not as suited for small-scale combat as Creative Mode is and doesn’t bring the same “real game” feeling that you can get from the dozens of private matches that are available every day. Party Royale has now become the true “casual” way to enjoy Fortnite, which left Battle Lab in a weird spot.

What Battle Lab does best is to allow people to drop in and get a feel for the match. They can learn the map, find out where things spawn, and test some in-game features without the involvement of other players.

Strangely, however, Battle Lab was missing two of the most important components of a modern Fortnite match: Bosses and Henchmen. Several seasons have come and past without the inclusion of these characters in Battle Lab. Players could visit The Authority, for example, but weren’t able to see what it would be like in a real game. Jules and her Henchmen were nowhere to be found.

It was one thing for this to be the case when Mythic weapons and items were upgraded versions of other in-game weapons. This season, however, with the introduction of hero abilities, players were unable to explore how these abilities worked without trying them in-game.

Thankfully, Epic remedied this issue with an update to Battle Lab. Now, you can find bosses, henchmen, and even Gorgers in Battle Lab matches.

Previously, Mythic Hero Abilities that dropped from Quinjet landing sights were already available. The addition of bosses (Doctor Doom and Iron Man, for now) means that all of the hero abilities are now available for you to try without hot-dropping one of the two most popular POIs on the map.

Of course, any progression you make toward your challenges won’t register in Battle Lab, so don’t think that this is just an easy way to finish your challenges. It is, however, a great way to get used to the hero abilities before you find them in a real Fortnite match.

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Fortnite v14.10 patch notes: New abilities, LTM, Become A Hero, more

Fortnite’s next update is finally here and we’ve got you covered with a rundown on everything included.

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Fortnite v14.10 patch notes

Epic Games have finally rolled out their Fortnite v14.10 update, with a boat load of new features – including new Mythic Item abilities, character customization with ‘Become a Hero’, and more.

Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season has been off to a blistering start with tons of new content for fans to get familiar with. While we’re just a few weeks into the ongoing Nexus War, Epic Games is continuing to roll out fresh updates.

Version 14.10 is on the horizon and there will be a few key changes. With a lot to get through, let’s jump right into it with the patch notes.

Fortnite v14.10 patch notes

It’s rare that we get official patch notes these days, but we have put in the hard yards and thrown some together ourselves with all confirmed changes.

Stark Industries POI

A new Stark Industries location has appeared in the northeast corner of the Fortnite map, and it looks insane. Taking up a huge amount of land, here’s how it looks in-game.

Alongside that, a change to the Fortnite Item Shop has occurred. ““Tony Stark’s temporal beacon brings Stark Industries to the Island. Explore the Research & Development Lab, and Battle Bus chop shop,” a statement reads.

Mint-Condition LTM

There’s a new Marvel themed limited time mode coming in Fortnite, called ‘Mint-Condition’. Here, players will be able to mix and match different Fortnite superheroes to battle for victory.

Become a Hero

A load of new customization options have been added to Fortnite, allowing players to create their own superheroes in-game.

As seen below, this includes tons of new mask options and outfit designs, taking the game’s skin options to a whole other level. You can even edit hair styles, color, and more – as seen from HYPEX’s screenshot.

One of these options is to edit a skin’s corruption.

Customization assets, revealed by VastBlast, can also be seen below.

Map changes

Here’s how the Fortnite Season 4 map looks following the patch. A full breakdown of the changes can be found here.

Fortnite Season 4 map following patch v14.10. Epic Games.

New hero abilities added to Fortnite files

Eight new superpower Mythic Items have been added to the game’s files, with an additional five being leaked following the patch. Damage stats for all of these can be found below.

Wolverine, Berserker Dash

  • Damage: 50
  • Build damage: 2,000
  • Cooldown: 5 seconds

Wolverine, Spin Splash

  • Has health regeneration
  • Final hit damage: 100
  • Builds damage: 50-250
  • Players damage: 25-65
  • Double hit damage: 35
  • Cooldown: 0.05
  • Jump duration: 0.85
  • Jump height: +32
  • Block health: 2,000

Iron Man, Repulsor Cannon

  • Cooldown: 12 seconds
  • Range: 20,000
  • Damage: 150
  • Buildings Damage: 200
  • Boost cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Boost strength: 131,300

Thor, Sky Strike

  • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Distance: 1,000
  • Damage: 80
  • Builds Damage: 5,000
  • Max Range: 4,000
  • Damage & Build Break Radius: 378

Storm, Tornado Jump

  • Builds Damage: 5,000
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Jump height: 2,560
  • Tornado Lifespan: 10 seconds

She-Hulk, Fist

  • Has LOW health regen.
  • Combo damage: 60
  • Third strike damage: 120
  • Builds damage: 500
  • Speed buff: x1.2
New She Hulk ability has dropped in Fortnite. Epic Games.

She-Hulk, Jump Smash

  • Land player damage: 40
  • Cooldown: 0.5
  • Building damage: 5,000
  • Max charge time: 1
  • Min. charge time for super jump: 0.16
  • Smash cooldown: 0.05
  • Gravity duration: 1.2

Black Panther, Vibranium Armor

  • The ability will block 50% damage for {x} amount of time.
  • The more damage it blocks the more it charges.
  • After it charges you can blast to damage anything nearby.
  • Speed buff: x1.3
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Leaked superhero abilities for Wolverine, Storm, Venom and others can be found here.

Fortnite v14.10 bug fixes

The Silver Surfer Board is one of a few items being tweaked in the new patch.

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, the following bugs have been worked on for the patch.

  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Using Silver Surfer’s Board on PS4 or Nintendo Switch sometimes causing crash.
  • Glider audio from opponents is sometimes missing.
  • Unable to consume or throw fish while in passenger seat.
  • Using Bifrost Glow Contrail in a match causes FPS drop.
  • Supply Drops not disappearing after being opened.

When is the patch live?

As usual, Fortnite was down for a brief period while the new patch was being deployed. Downtime for the 14.10 patch started at 4 AM ET / 1 AM PT / 6 PM AEST on September 10.

This typically lasts around one hour for players, could be longer.

We’ll update our patch notes if more information becomes available. Until then, jump into the game and take a look yourself!

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Fortnite v14.00 patch made secret change to reboot vans

Epic shipped a secret change to Fortnite’s reboot vans without telling players in v14.00.

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Reboot van in Fortnite

Epic has once again shipped pretty major changes without telling Fortnite players. They’ve buffed the cooldown between revives on the reboot vans dotted around the map, which will be crucial in the trios competitions this season.

Epic seemingly has a penchant for not telling Fortnite players new changes to the game. They leave it up to the data miners to reveal the “patch notes,” but even then, not all the changes get listed.

While this is fine for most bug fixes, when weapon values or other cooldowns get changed, it can completely shift the meta. The Fortnite devs have managed to do it yet again though after the v14.00 update.

In the major Season 4 update, players were caught up in the hype of Marvel skins, the mythic abilities, the new battle pass, and more. However, smaller gameplay changes were also made that could have a big effect on competitive play.

Reboot vans have reportedly had their cooldown between revives halved from 120 seconds to 60 seconds.

This is obviously a huge buff if you have multiple player cards you need to reboot. Less time spent in one location means you have a higher chance of living, especially when you consider how hotly contested these areas are in trios events.

The buff came at somewhat of a cost. The devs removed Reboot Vans at Authority and Fortilla, meaning there’s less places to try and get your allies back up from. If the storm moves central, or down to the South-East, you could be left in a spot of bother.

Regardless though, it’s probably an overall buff. Losing two reboot vans might have you hamstrung from time to time, but there’s still a dozen dotted across the map. Being able to do two reboots now in the same time as one old one can definitely help you rotate easier with the time saved.

The change does pose a bigger issue though ⁠— Epic needs to tell players about these updates. This small detail can change how you play the game massively, and players need to know about it.

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