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Ninja, Aydan, Tfue & more call for aim assist nerf after FNCS Week 2

Ninja, Tfue, Aydan, EmadGG, Zayt, and many other Fortnite players call for an aim assist nerf following the FNCS Week 2.

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Fortnite aim assist is in the news, yet again, following the results of the Fortnite Champion Series Invitational Week 2. Some of the high-profile Fortnite pros noticed how many controller players qualified for Grand Finals, while several other noteworthy keyboard and mouse (KBM) players were left off of the list.

This was the case in most regions of the FNCS. Controller players are performing better and better in these tournaments, especially with the new format. This FNCS format gives players 4 points per elimination. The new format inherently incentivizes engagement, which is favorable to controller players – especially with no traps to counter them.

The result of this combination of factors led to controller players finishing in each of the top-13 NA-East placements after Day 1. The final scoreboard didn’t look the same way after two days, but it was enough to spark outrage on Twitter.

We had regular aim assist critics like Stretched and Zayt; the latter of which threatened to ban controller players from scrim Discords. They were far from the only ones speaking out, however. Even EmadGG, who is one of the most positive people in the community, tweet the hashtag #NerfAimAssist.

Other notable complaints came from RBK Arab, Liquid Stretch, Tfue, and even Rod Breslau – esports journalist. He went so far as to say, “Aim assist does not belong in esports.”

One of the most stunning admissions came in a Twitter conversation between Aydan and Ninja. Aydan tweeted that aim assist is broken. Ninja replied, asking for the former’s honest opinion. Aydan – one of the biggest aim assist supporters – delivered the opinion that contradicted what many expected.

Ninja addressed the situation with a Twitter video, calling for more controller players to speak out against aim assist – or to give their honest opinions on the matter.

Other controller pros, like Av and Scoped, have already stated that they think aim assist is too powerful. Scoped – along with other controller pros – even changed his in-game name to Cheater Scoped, which echoes the thoughts of many KBM players.

With so much outcry from the professional community, it seems like Epic have to do something with aim assist. The only fear is that they take things too far, making it nearly impossible for controller players to compete with KBM players.

The bulk of the Fortnite player base is likely still on console. Console players have numerous disadvantages when going up against PC players – regardless of the input that they’re using. We are forced to play cross-platform matches in Fortnite, and a substantial nerf to aim assist could negatively affect console players.

We could see Epic adjust aim assist on PC or in competitive Formats, as they’ve tried to do in the past. This topic is far more nuanced than a lot of pros express it to be.

Linear and Exponential aim assist are too strong in a lot of cases, but an overwhelming nerf could hurt casual players who don’t perform at a high level. We’ll have to see how Epic react to this blowback.

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Fortnite v16.20: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update is expected to go live this week. Here’s what we expect to see in the next Fortnite update

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The Fortnite v16.20 is expected to release this week. Here’s what we’ll see in the patch notes when the update goes live.

We’re working our way through Fortnite Season 6, but Epic are continuing to give us new content to explore. We’re only a week past v16.10 and are already expecting to see v16.20 go live this week.

Here’s our typical patch breakdown on what to expect in the update, including some leaked items and a long list of bug fixes.

Bug fixes

Epic are consistently updating their game to fix bugs, glitches, and exploits. In the v16.20 patch, we’ll see a ton of fixes – including a fix for an exploit that allowed players to gain unlimited health/shield over the course of a match.

Here are all of the bug fixes that should be addressed in the v16.20 update.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Leaks

We’ve seen a few leaks about content that could be coming to Fortnite in the coming weeks. The most likely addition to Fortnite in v16.20 would be the Unstable Bow – a rumored Exotic weapon that should be coming to Season 6.

On top of that, we’ve seen leaks about vehicle and weapon mods, additional crafting materials, and more. We don’t know if/when any of these will come to the game. We always take leaks with a grain of salt, but many of these items will likely make their way to Fortnite – possibly in the next update.

Fortnite Season 6 unstable bow

We’ll keep you posted when we have official word from Epic on the v16.20 patch. We expect to see it on April 13 or 14, at the latest.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.

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How to tame Raptors in Fortnite Season 6

Raptors have entered Fortnite Season 6 in the v16.10 update. Here’s where to find and how to tame Raptors.

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Raptors are now available in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s where to find and tame the new creatures.

The Fortnite v16.10 update brought a new form of wildlife to Fortnite: Raptors. These predators are now roaming the island, looking for blood.

Of course, you can tame these dinosaurs to fight by your side. Unfortunately, you can’t ride them, but they can be a huge help when it comes to combat. Here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite Raptor locations

Unsurprisingly, Raptors spawn around the areas where their eggs hatched. You can find them around Stealthy Stronghold, outside of Craggy Cliffs, south of The Spire, and south of Misty Meadows.

Raptors spawn in pairs and are stronger than wolves when you fight them. This is not to say that taking them down will be difficult. We’re not dealing with Marauders, here.

Here’s a map of all of the known Raptor spawns in Fortnite Season 6. We’ll update this map if the spawns change or if players find more locations.

Fortnite Raptor locations

How to tame a Raptor in Fortnite

Taming a Raptor is the same as taming most of the other wildlife on the island. It will be the same process as taming a Wolf – arguably easier as wolves spawn in packs rather than pairs.

  1. Eliminate a Wolf, Chicken, or Boar for its meat
  2. Find a Raptor
  3. Throw the meat at its feat and wait for the Raptor to eat
  4. Walk up to the Raptor and hold “Interact” to tame.

Be careful, as Raptors spawn in pairs. Just because you tame one, doesn’t mean its partner doesn’t still want to eat you.

Fortnite Raptors

With such a quick addition of a new animal, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic add more wildlife to the island as Season 6 chugs along.

We’ll update you if we learn anything else about the wildlife of Fortnite – or if we find any new tricks to taming Raptors.

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Fortnite update v16.10 patch notes: Primal Shotgun nerf, Junk Gun & more

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Fortnite v16.10 update

Fortnite’s V16.10 patch is now live across PC, Xbox, PlayStation and more, with changes being made to the Primal Shotgun, other items, and a few bug fixes to boot too.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 is now well underway and the first mid-season patch is here in the former v16.10.

The patch isn’t anything too crazy, there are no major map changes, game-changing new items, or anything like that. But, Epic have addressed the Primal Shotgun like some players have been calling for.

Additionally, Raptors will be available as tameable pets too, and cand be used to eliminate enemy players across the battle royale island. So, let’s get into the patch notes and check out everything that’s changed.

Fortnite Season 6 Wolves

Primal Shotgun nerf & balancing

As noted, the biggest change in this patch is most the nerf to the Primal Shotgun. It’s become so used since the start of the new season, and caused issues.

What have Epic done in this update? Well, the close-range weapon’s fire rate is being tweaked with while damage stays the same. The fire rate was previously 3.8, but thats been cut, though, an exact number isn’t known just yet.

Additioanlly, changes are being made to a few items and floor loot as both Animal Bones and Mechanical Parts can be found on the floor now.

Fortnite v16.10 balancing changes

  • Crafting & loot adjustments
  • Creative Powerups now support Team, Class, and All combinations
  • Primal Shotgun fire rate reduced
  • Makeshift Shotgun gets v16.10 adjustments
  • Crafting material costs now scale with Makeshift rarity
  • Animal Bones, Mechanical Parts added to floor loot

New weapon: Junk Gun

There’s also a new weapon in town as well, the Junk Gun. As the name suggests, the weapon fires, well, junk.

Not too much is known about the Junk Gun just yet, but it appears as if trash/junk will become a ammo type just for this weapon.

Raptors come to Fortnite

A Jurassic Park/Jurassic World crossover has been rumored since last seasaon, and now with Epic going with a Primal theme in Season 6, it’s time for Raptors to descend on the battle royale.

Expect to see these Raptors chasing down players, and eliminating foes as there are kill feed messages in the files for them.

These Raptors should spawn up around Forest areas, given that’s their natural habitat. They’ll also be tamable so that you can use them to your advantage.

Fortnite v16.10 bug fixes

On top of all that, Epic are looking to root out a few big errors across the battle royale mode and Creative.

There aren’t too many fixes but the ones that are being impleneted with this patch should solve quite a few headaches.

General

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.

Battle Royale

  • Anomaly may not appear on Shark Island.
  • Chapter 2 Season 5 Legacies missing.
  • Visibility is extremely decreased when inside the Storm.
  • Opening the inventory will cancel Tap to Search/Interact/Revive actions.
  • Character Quests not counting for progression.
  • Stackable items are not split when Shift-Dragged.

Creative

  • Slow-motion effect.
  • AI can get stuck in obstacles.
  • Player portal appears as “Creative Don’t Fill.”

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