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Epic will remove Legacy aim assist from Fortnite

Legacy aim assist will be removed from Fortnite. RIP L2 spammers.

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Legacy aim assist will be removed from Fortnite. RIP L2 spammers.

Aim assist has, as always, been the topic of much debate in the Fortnite community. With Season 2, players began to notice that you could use the Legacy aim assist setting to find players through structures and bushes.

There are two sides to every argument, but the ability to use “wallhacks” in the form of L2-spam is completely broken – and this is coming from a controller player.

The popular mentality was that Epic wouldn’t touch aim assist, as it would cause too much blowback from the controller community – which might be a bigger player base than the mouse and keyboard community.

Well, on March 6, Epic announced that they would be removing Legacy aim assist from Fortnite on March 13. Players using this setting will now have no choice but to switch to Linear or Exponential.

Most professional Fornite players use Linear aim assist these days, but several are still using the L2-spam feature of Legacy. The most popular competitor to use Legacy aim assist is Dominick ‘UnknownxArmy’ Green.

In fact, Unknown probably has a huge hand in getting Legacy taken out of the game. He was one of the first pro players to showcase the ability to track players while invisible.

This isn’t a new issue, by any means. There was a clip from a year ago where a player was L2-spamming an invisible opponent through a Smoke Grenade. It’s just taken a while for the loudest voices in the community to speak up.

Those who use Legacy aim assist will be able to copy their sensitivity, but it isn’t the same. Controller players know that Legacy and Linear feel totally different. Your look controls on Legacy won’t directly translate to Linear.

This change is going to make some players completely change their playstyle. Legacy and Exponential make it very difficult to shoot from range. Controller players won’t be able to L2-dink from 200 meters anymore. Don’t lose all hope, though. Just look at this clip from Aydan, who uses Linear.

(4:35 for mobile viewers)

The decision will undoubtedly cause some backlash in the controller community, but the ability to track players through walls was a broken feature of Legacy.

Hopefully, this isn’t a sign of things to come. Aim assist can be powerful at times, but that doesn’t mean that it should be removed or nerfed into the ground. If Epic wants controller players to stay relevant, then they need to keep aim assist in the game.

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How to enter vaults without a keycard in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite vault glitch has returned for Season 3; this time, with a different method.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was the first season to introduce vaults. It was also the first season in which players found an exploit to get into the vaults without a keycard. This method was popularized by YouTuber OrangeGuy, who showed fans how use a boat and a few building materials to enter a vault without killing the boss.

This exploit existed for most of Season 2, but was patched when season 3 came out. Well, as you may expect, it didn’t take long for players to figure out another way to get into the vault without a card. Instead of a boat, this exploit requires a helicopter.

For preparation, you’ll need a Helicopter, Upgrade Bench, and a teammate. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get into the vault without a card:

Step 1: Destroy the tile covering the vault you want to enter
Step 2: Land the helicopter on the broken floor
Step 3: Switch seats and begin to build
Step 4: Have a teammate throw the Upgrade Bench underneath the helicopter

If you complete these steps correctly, you should be pushed under the map and into the vault. Here’s a tutorial from Glitch King that will show you the step-by-step walkthrough.

Getting out of the vault is now your problem. This glitch is meant to surprise and eliminate an enemy, but you could always send your teammate to kill the boss and let you out if no one comes by. This isn’t the most broken method in the world, as you’ll be trapped if you don’t open the vault the normal way. Still, it can make for a funny clip or two.

This method takes a bit more setup than last season’s, but we may still see a streamer or two surprised by someone hiding in a closed vault. Only time will tell.

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Bugha becomes the first esports pro to sign with Gary V’s VaynerGaming

Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.

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Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

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In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

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Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

The Golden Mushroom has reportedly been disabled in all Fortnite modes.

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Almost all Fortnite players know about the Mythic Goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2 – the rarest item that Epic have ever added to the game. It’s so rare that fans wondered if it even existed for a while. Since its release, there’s still only been a handful of recorded sightings of the Mythic Goldfish.

In Season 3, Epic added another rare item to the game: The Golden Mushroom. According to data miners, this mushroom has the same chance to spawn as the Mythic Goldfish, making it one of the rarest items in all of Fortnite. To this day, we’ve only seen one clip of the Golden Mushroom outside of Creative Mode.

When the mushroom first came out, SypherPK put a county on its head. He offered his fans cash if they could find the mushroom in-game, and a bonus if they found it in a joinable Battle Lab match. Here’s the only known clip of the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite.

When Sypher picked it up and put it in his inventory, the Golden Mushroom turned into a regular old mushroom that only healed for five shield. This bug is likely why the item was disabled on July 13, according to data miner reports.

One of the rarest items in Fortnite should offer a reward for finding it. It seemed like this one had an issue that led to it becoming a disappointment. On July 13, Hypex tweeted that Epic pushed a hotfix to disable the Golden Mushroom.

At the time of writing, there’s still no mention of the Golden Mushroom on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board. The hunt appears to be stalled – at least, for the time being. We’ll let you know when the Mushroom comes back to Fortnite but, for now, you can stop searching for it.

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