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Fortnite controller pro Aydan goes all-in defending aim assist

Ghost Gaming Fortnite pro, Aydan Conrad, went all-in defending aim assist on Twitter.

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Ghost Gaming Fortnite pro, Aydan Conrad, went all-in defending aim assist on Twitter.

Most of the time, we’re covering mouse and keyboard players who complain about aim assist. Rarely, a well-respected controller player like NickMercs will chime in, but the loudest voices on the topic are often M&K (mouse and keyboard) pros.

Well, on the evening of February 26, controller pro Aydan took to Twitter to sound-off on anyone complaining about aim assist.

The rant began with a simple joke. Aydan tweeted a picture of his controller, saying that he uses aimbot on Fortnite. To add to the meme, he tagged notorious aimbotter FaZe Jarvis, who gave Aydan a, “BIG VOUCH.”

The joke didn’t generate too much controversy, but his follow-up tweet did. Aydan challenged any M&K pro to a 1v1 on opposite platforms. Aydan would us M&K and his opponent would use a controller.

“I’ll 1v1 you for any amount of money,” he wrote. “I’m expecting replies from people I see complaining daily.”

One of the first people to jump onto this claim was Motor. The two traded a playful back-and-forth that saw both streamers slap their behinds in reference to one another.

Aydan went on to debate and agree with fans and other pros in the replies. FaZe Clan member, Spencer ‘Bini’ Cherubini – a fellow controller pro – responded, “Yet to see a single MnK pro successfully switch, let alone place like controller players who have made the switch have.”

Things got a bit more heated with one person who replied, “I’m sorry bro but aim assist is broken LMAO.”

Aydan responded to this by saying that “Almost every player that switched from controller to M&K complains heavy about it. Seems like a reoccurring pattern to me.” In a follow-up tweet, Aydan made the point that if Epic nerfed aim assist, every controller pro would have to “switch to M&K or be irrelevant.”

Streamer Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani chimed in on the topic as well, admitting that, “Getting good on controller takes much more time than getting good on KbM.” His explanation for the rise of controller players is the time that it takes to gain skill on the platform.

In response to a fan who was surprised by Myth’s response, the streamer told him, “Becoming a top TIER Fortnite player on controller is way more difficult if u haven’t played on controller vs’s learning keyboard and mouse and becoming a top tier player.”

Some of the other notable responses include EpikWhale who said, “Oh fax” and Clix who accepted Aydan’s challenge. Aydan may have been burnt out on debating at that point, as he didn’t respond to Clix’s reply.

Aydan has a point, here. We see successful transitions from controller to M&K, but not the other way around. Sure, pro players mess around on controller, but no one is placing in Cash Cups the way controller players like UnknownArmy place on M&K.

The best point might have been this, in response to someone debating Aydan about the power of aim assist: “That’s the issue is they only talk bad about it because they don’t play on it, not because they want the game to be balanced.”

There are some broken elements to aim assist. Legacy aim assist (L2 spam) can track enemies through bushes and structures. This is isolated to the Legacy setting but needs some adjustments.

Aim assist can also sometimes track players without the player touching their sticks (we only see this when players have stick drift). This is another issue – although a tougher one to solve.

At this point, though, it’s extremely unlikely for Epic to nerf Fortnite aim assist. They want all platforms to be able to compete, and nerfing aim assist would force professional controller players over to M&K.

What do you think about aim assist? Do you agree with the likes of Aydan and Myth or do you still think that it’s too powerful? Let us know in the comments.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

Fortnite’s most recent crossover was with Street Fighter and Alien, but what’s next?

On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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