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Ninja and NickMercs have a heated debate over Fortnite aim assist

Ninja and NickMercs had a heated debate over Fortnite aim assist during a recent stream.

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Ninja and NickMercs had a heated debate over Fortnite aim assist during a recent stream.

Have you had enough of the Fortnite aim assist debate? Well, Fortnite streamers haven’t. Another day, another argument over aim assist in Fortnite.

This one was spawned by a comment made by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans while Ninja and NickMercs were streaming.

The NFL star brought up playing on console vs. playing on PC. Nick took exception to Ninja’s characterization of aim assist on PC.

“Listen, man, I played the console tournament the other day,” Nick told Ninja and his viewers. “Aim assist is literally the same thing. I don’t care what none of y’all motherf***ers say.”

Ninja clarified that he’s talking about the frame rate on PC, to which Nick agreed. It was when Ninja said the word “broken” that things started to get a bit testy between the two streamers.

“Homie, plug in the controller and perform,” Nick told Ninja. Ninja replied that he can’t because his fingers hurt when he uses a controller.

“If it was OP then all of them muhf***ers would be playing that s***, and you know it,” Nick said. “You get top 100, ten of those kids are controller players. Because one of them is in the top ten everyone’s got a f***in’ problem with it.”

“It’s not that one of them is in the top ten,” Ninja rebutted. “It’s that the guy who has a controller player that’s in the top then has 50-times the eliminations of all of the PC players. That’s the problem.”

The two went on to shout over one another over the power of aim assist vs. the power of mouse and keyboard.

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Ninja and NickMercs appear to be debating two different topics, here. Ninja is coming at the argument from a duo perspective, arguing that you need a controller player to pop-off. Nick is looking at things from a solo perspective.

UnknownxArmy’s name was brought up as an example of the height that controller players have risen. Ninja went so far as to call him “stupid” for pushing too many fights during the Dreamhack qualifications. Nick, on the other hand, argued that this is the playstyle of controller players.

In the end, both streamers agreed that Epic should host controller tournaments and PC tournaments separately. This will probably never happen, but it’s where the two concluded their debate.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
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Epic wants controller players and PC players to be in the same bracket. Fortnite is the first game that has ever had this format. As Nick notes, it’s is objectively cool. Everyone is together, for the first time.

Unfortunately, high-level players who are competing with different inputs are naturally going to start picking at one another. That’s exactly what’s started happening as soon as controller players started to rise in numbers.

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Skins & exclusive console cosmetics leaked for Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite leaks reveal upcoming skins including a new Renegade Raider and Fishstick style.

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We’re just over the halfway mark in Fortnite Season 4, but fans are already looking ahead to what the next season will hold. Today, October 1, the Fortnite data miner, Hypex, gave us the first small pieces of information about Fortnite Season 5.

These leaks include some confirmed and unconfirmed information that he received from an anonymous source. We assume that this is the same source that leaked Hypex some early – and accurate – information about Fortnite Season 4, so we’re leaning toward trusting this leak.

So far, Hypex has confirmed a “Ginger Renegade Raider, and an exclusive PS5 skin. He’s also speculating about a skin from concept artist Sharktoofs1 (creator of skins such as the Cozy Chomps and Boxy skins) along with an exclusive Xbox S skin.

https://twitter.com/HYPEX/status/1311638484558508032

A Ginger Renegade Raider skin would make sense for the next Fortnite season, as Season 5 will almost certainly run into the Christmas season. Renegade Raider is one of Fortnite’s most popular skin variants, and Epic have been giving it more attention, of late.

The concept comes from @Fercho_UwU and is about what you’d expect: Renegade Raider with some Gingerbread clothing.

The other skin concept that’s rumored to be coming to the game is “Giddy-Up Fishstick” from @sharktoofs1. That’s right; it looks like we’re going to get yet another Fishstick skin in Fortnite.

As we covered, above, Sharktoofs already has several popular skins in Fortnite, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see another one come into the game. This one is, simply, Fishstick riding the inflatable llama from the Giddyup skin.

As for the exclusive Xbox and PlayStation skins, these remain to be seen. Of course, these are only leaks and might not come to fruition. If this is the same source that Hypex had for his Season 4 leaks, however, there’s a good chance that they’re legitimate.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about all of these skins, although we’ll probably have to wait for a patch or two before data miners find them in the game files.

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Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 challenges are here! Take a look at how to complete them.

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It seems like just yesterday that we were staying up all night, waiting for the new season of Fortnite. Surprisingly, we’re already into Week 6 with another batch of challenges to help carry us through the Battle Pass.

Although weekly challenges offer a lower amount of XP this season, it seems like we’re working through the Battle Pass quicker than normal. Even still, we have a long way to go before we unlock all of our holographic variants, so we’ll be grinding away at these challenges.

The week’s challenges are pretty straightforward. All we need to do is consume some foraged items, deal some damage, and search some chests. Here are the challenges for Week 6:

  • Search Chests at Weeping Woods (7)
  • Eliminations at Misty Meadows (3)
  • Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
  • Consume a Legendary Fish
  • Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
  • Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Slurpy Swamp (500)

The inclusion of a challenge involving Black Panther’s ability suggests that we could see it come into the base game this week, but we don’t know that for sure. Epic could be pushing us toward the Marvel-based LTMs that have been rotating in and out of the game. We’ll know more when these challenges go live, tomorrow.

Collecting foraged items at Holly Hedges is as easy as taking some damage in Team Rumble and eating the Cabbage that is growing in the backyards of a few houses.

If you’re having trouble catching a legendary fish, take a look at our fishing guide for Season 4. You should be able to catch one if you hit a fishing hole with a Pro Fishing Rod – but this one will take a bit of persistence.

There’s a zipline network that connects Steamy Stacks and Retail Row, so you just have to ride this once and be done with it.

Apart from that, the rest of these challenges are straightforward. Of course, you’ll also need to land at Weeping, Slurpy, and Misty to get your chests, damage, and elimination. Good luck!

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Esports

New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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