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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 v16.40 patch notes: Daybreak LTM, new weapons, mysterious island

Fortnite v16.40 brings an exciting new LTM, changes to the exotic/mythic loot pool, and a mysterious island growing in the ocean.

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The Fortnite v16.40 update has arrived and it’s brought with it a new LTM, retuning exotic/mythic weapons, and a mysterious island is emerging from the ocean. Here are the Fortnite v16.40 patch notes.

The last update (v16.30) featured very exciting content including two mythic bows. Neymar Jr. also joined the fight along with some insidious quests for unlocking his cosmetics. Fortnite patch 16.40 may not add any legendary superstars to the game, but it does spice up the gameplay quite a bit.

In Fortnite v16.40, players can look forward to a new LTM called Daybreak. This complex game mode rewards players skilled enough to complete it. As well, the new Marksman Six Shooter has been added alongside the exotic Primal AR. Lastly, the island below Flush Factory has… grown.

Bug Fixes

  • Visual issues on Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled outfits on certain platforms
  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite
  • Trail color of the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match selected style
  • Landing at a different location than intended
  • long-pressing the inventory button selects first craftable item
  • “Hunt Wildlife” quest not tracking progress properly
  • HUD displaying incorrect memory cost before placing device or Gallery
  • Build not properly editing when building/editing fast in Creative
  • Prop-O-Matic features not functioning correctly
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • players cannot change their custom controller settings while playing Nintendo Switch in docked mode

Daybreak LTM

A new LTM called Daybreak has been added which will reward players with an exclusive umbrella after their first win. This usually means the LTM is more difficult than the average game of Fortnite. Not much is known about the LTM other than it has NPCs that will request the players fetch helicopter pieces. Players will also fight wolves, ghosts, and marauders.

New Exotic/Mythic Weapons

There have been a few changes to the exotic/mythic weapon pool. The Dub exotic shotgun has been removed and the Marksman Six Shooter has taken its place. Unlike the Marksman Revolver, this gun doesn’t highlight opponents who have been hit. Instead, the Marksman Six Shooter grants bonus critical damage.

As well, the Spire Guardian’s Primal Assault Rifle has been added which is a new mythic weapon. This weapon will be dropped by defeating the Spire Assassins who guard the six smaller towers around the map. It doesn’t have any unique bonuses but deals immense damage.

The island is growing

Last update, eagle-eyed players spotted a small island emerging from the ocean to the south of Flush Factory. That island has since grown twice in size. Seeing as Fortnite is currently in the middle of a Batman crossover, players believed that this island would evolve into the Bat Cave.

However, this island is the home of Orella, the female Oro skin. Here, players can find her golden assault rifle which also unlocks a secret skin variant for Lara Croft. As far as the Fortnite v16.40 patch notes go, these are the most significant additions to the game.

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Fortnite v16.30 patch notes: Neymar Jr, new mythic weapons & more

The Fortnite v16.30 patch notes bring some major changes to the Battle Royale. Here’s everything players need to know about this update.

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Fortnite Knight of the Food Court

Fortnite v16.30, the third major Season 6 patch, is live. This week’s update introduces Neymar Jr., a couple of Mythic bows, and some explosive changes to the casual and competitive loot pools.

Fortnite’s last major update (v16.20) added the long-awaited grappler bow and a new set of off-road tires. These additions focused on mobility and made traveling across the map a lot easier.

Update v16.30 focuses more on enhanced firepower and adds Neymar Jr. to the season. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite v16.30.

Bug Fixes

  • Players receiving a Quest from Jonesy The First that does not grant rewards
  • Storm visual effects appearing outside of the Storm
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update in Creative
  • Flag does not respawn when flag carrier leaves game
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • “Allow Spectate Other Team” setting not working
  • The “Bad Clams”/”Destroy Fungus” quest in Scurvy Shoals have a low spawn objective rate in Save the World.
Fortnite v16.30 Bug Fixes

While all of these bugs may have been fixed, players are already noticing a glaring issue with vehicles that causes them not to render until they are right next to them. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved soon as it’s causing a lot of unintentional wrecks.

Neymar Jr. Skin

The Season 6 secret skin was revealed to be pro footballer Neymar Jr. at the beginning of the season, and now players can complete special challenges to unlock him. Similar to Predator in Season 5, there are additional challenges that can be completed to unlock more Neymar-themed cosmetics.

Fortnite Neymar Skin Release

To unlock Fortnite’s Neymar Jr. skin, you will need to complete five challenges given by soccer player characters. They are found on the soccer fields at Pleasant Park, Dirty Docks, and Holly Hedges.

New Mythic Bows

Fortnite v16.30 also adds two new Mythic bows into the rotation of weapons. Players can no longer craft the Mechanical Explosive Bow but can get Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow by defeating the mini-boss at The Spire. The Unstable Bow can be purchased from the Raven NPC located on a hill northwest of Sweaty Sands.

Raz’s Explosive Bow is identical to the non-mythic variant but deals more damage. The Unstable Bow switches randomly between fire, stink, explosive, and shockwave arrows after every shot.

Fortnite Mythic Bows Unstable Explosive

This update isn’t as impactful as v16.20 in terms of overall gameplay, but it does add some cool cosmetics to the game. As well, the reintroduction of the Explosive Bow in competitive matchmaking may ruffle a few players’ feather.

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Fortnite Season 6 April 15 balance update: comp changes & weapon buffs

Fortnite Season 6 received a surprisingly large balance update on April 15. Here are all of the buffs and changes in the patch notes.

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Fortnite Season 6 balance update

Epic Games released a surprise balance update on April 15, making changes to the Bow, Recycler, Makeshift AR, and more.

Fortnite Season 6 introduced some major changes to the loot system. The introduction of crafting also brought Makeshift weapons to the game, which are considerably weaker than their Primal and Mechanical counterparts.

Since Epic added so many new weapons in Season 6, it’s no surprise to learn that there were some balance issues at the start of the season. The most glaring problem came with the Primal Shotgun, which could shred enemies at close range and gives them little time to react.

The new Recycler was on the other end of the spectrum. It’s a relatively weak weapon and doesn’t see much use outside of niche situations. After all, you only have three shots before you need to start sucking trees for more ammo.

Fortnite Season 6 leaked weapons

The most recent April 15 balance update attempted to address some of the issues with weapons in Season 6. Epic raised the spawn rate of Primal and Classic weapons to match that of Makeshift weapons, making the Crafting system a bit more optional.

Epic also buffed a ton of weapons, including the Makeshift AR and Revolver, Recycler, Bow, SMGs, and more. Here are all of the changes made in the April 15 balance update:

  • Doubled Crafting Parts in floor loot stacks
  • Makeshift AR & Revolver accuracy
  • Bow headshot dmg and arrow speed
  • Recycler junk bomb speed
  • Primal Pistol dmg and fire rate
  • Stats for all SMGs

Most, if not all, of these changes will be met with a warm reception from the player base. The SMG buff might not be super necessary, but it’s a fan-favorite weapon that will always be a part of the meta.

On April 16, Epic made further adjustments to the meta – this time focusing on competitive. They removed three explosive items: Rocket Launchers, Cuddlefish, and the Mechanical Explosive Bow.

More than anything else, these updates show that Epic are listening and reacting to community feedback. We’ve been through some Fortnite seasons where it feels like the developers aren’t listening to us, but Season 6 won’t be one of them.

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