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Nick Eh 30 stands up for controller players everywhere

Nick Eh 30 is fed up with hearing the ‘controller aim assist’ excuse in Fortnite.

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Nick Eh 30 is fed up with hearing the ‘controller aim assist’ excuse in Fortnite.

It’s not every day that we see a high-profile keyboard and mouse (KBM) player stand up for the controller community. We’re used to players like Bugha, Ninja, and countless other KBM players bashing anyone who uses the input – both competitively and casually.

The truth of the matter is that most Fortnite players are likely using a controller. Console gaming is far more accessible than PC gaming is, which means the console Fortnite market is almost certainly bigger than the PC market.

Ninja is one person who has made it clear that he’s talking about using a controller on PC with higher frame rates and lower input delay. Still, the constant complaints trigger controller players who have been listening to the pros and streamers bash them since forced cross-platform became a thing.

Streamer Nick Eh 30 recently took exception to all of these aim assist complaints from high-level players.

“You wanna know the thing that really, really annoys me lately?” Nick asked his stream. “Every single person that dies in this game, now, defaults to saying, ‘Oh my God, it was aim assist.’ That’s gotta be the lamest excuse I’ve ever heard, man. It’s so irritating.

“It’s not even overpowered anymore with the new changes,” he continued, “and also the fact that you can do exactly the same thing you can do on PC.”

“The majority of people that are dying to ‘aim assist’ … it’s just people who don’t want to accept the loss,” Nick concluded.

This one might fall into the ‘hot take’ category with so many KBM streamers and pro players complaining about aim assist. Just yesterday, pro player Zayt called all controller players cheaters – a common mantra of the KBM community.

To be fair, the Exponential and Linear aim assist settings are probably too strong from point-blank range. Your reticle does follow the player when they’re close to you, which is too much.

From distance, however, controller players are purely relying on mechanical skill to hit their shots. The Legacy lock-on setting doesn’t exist, so complaining about getting killed by aim assist from over 100 meters is, simply, incorrect.

Another fair point is the recoil difference. Recoil is lower on a controller, which could be adjusted on KBM to be in line with what controller players have. Still, these complaints tend to ring hollow when you continuously see pros accuse fellow KBM players of using a controller.

Nick Eh 30 is one of the only KBM players to stick up for the controller community throughout all of this ‘controller aimbot’ trend. There are some problems with aim assist in Fortnite, but the issues can’t be as widespread as these pro players make them seem.

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How to use pre-editing to your advantage in Fortnite

Don’t turn off pre-edits so fast! Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these new competitive strategies.

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Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these competitive strategies.

Pre-edits in Fortnite can be maddening when you’re in the middle of a fight. More often than not, the pre-edits will work against you as you accidentally edit a hole in your floor or a window in your wall. Before you know it, you’re taking fall damage or getting shot because you hit the wrong button while battling someone.

Epic recently added a lon-requested setting to Fortnite, giving players the ability to toggle pre-edits on and off. Now, with a simple setting change, you’ll never need to worry about pre-edits again.

This doesn’t mean that pre-edits are entirely useless. In the patch before the setting change was released, pro player Maken used them expertly to outplay his opponent.

Useful pre-edits have also been posted to the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit in the past. These pre-edits focus on cones, and give players the ability to fake-out opponents and even place their structures through turbo-builds.

The first strategy involves subverting the expectations of your opponent. Most skilled players anticipate edits, but using a pre-edited cone can get you a free shot.

As you can see, all you have to do is edit the wall, place your triangle cone, resent the cone edit, and shoot your opponent. There’s hardly anything they can do to prevent this free shot – especially since they aren’t going to see it coming.

The above clip from u/DemianNieuwenhuis has a very niche application. After all, using a regular cone is going to be far more useful in most situations. The only time your pre-edited cone will work is when someone is standing outside of your box.

This next clip is more of an exploit than anything. It also requires you to pre-edit your cone; this time in a V shape. You can exploit the new Turbo Building system and place the V-cone under your opponent’s ceiling after breaking their cone.

Again – like the other clip – this strategy will only be useful in certain situations. You won’t be able to cone-block opponents or even protect yourself from above if you run around with your cones all jacked up like this.

Still, these strategies are worth mentioning – especially if you find yourself in a 1v1. You can surprise your opponent with both of them, and steal some shots without taking damage.

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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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