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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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How to collect Floating Rings at Steamy Stacks in Fortnite

Floating rings are back for Season 4 Week 9 – this time, in Steamy Stacks. Here are all of the Floating Ring locations.

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Floating Rings at Steamy Stacks Fortnite

Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 has brought yet another “Floating Rings” challenge to the game – this time in Steamy Stacks. At least we’ll be able to glide out of the area when we’re done.

The five floating rings are scattered around the POI – both inside and outside. You’ll find them on the roof of the primary building, a the top of a mechanical piece in the center of the POI, above one of the tubes to the south, and inside two of the buildings.

We know that this description and image doesn’t give you too much to go on – this week’s challenge is a bit more difficult to describe than some of the Floating Rings quests in previous weeks.

To make things easier, we included a video from HarryNinetyFour that will show you all of the Floating Rings in Steamy Stacks and exactly where you can find them.

As always, we recommend that you complete this challenge in Team Rumble. If not, then there’s a strong chance that you’ll be eliminated by the horde of zombies falling from the sky.

Week 9 is a big week for challenges in Season 4, with the implementation of Forntitemares, the addition of a secret challenge, and the release of Wolverine’s Logan style. We’re going to have a busy weekend.

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Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 Challenge guide

All challenges for Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 and how to complete them – including the Upstate New York and Heart Lake locations.

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Fortnitemares is here, bringing a new list of challenges for players to complete. That doesn’t mean that the weekly challenges are slowing down as players finish up the Battle Pass and work their way to the holographic skins.

Unfortunately, we’ll be chasing some floating rings again this week. Apart from that, these challenges are relatively straightforward and can be completed within a few matches of Team Rumble.

  • Search Chests at Holly Hedge (7)
  • Eliminations at Slurpy Swamp (3)
  • Collect Floating Rings at Steamy Stacks (3)
  • Land at Sharky Shell and finish Top 25
  • Heal teammates with a Bandage Bazooka (7)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Sweaty Sands (500)
  • Dance at the highest spot and the lowest spot on the map

Sharky Shell might sound like a brand-new POI, but you’ve probably been here several times without knowing what it’s called. This refers to the remnants of The Shark, which was decimated by the flood. The removal of the 100% chest spawn-rate hit The Shark hard, and the fact that a lot of people will contest it for this challenge is going to make this a tough one.

We’ll publish additional guides that show you the lowest and highest point on the Fortnite map along with the Floating Rings in Steamy Stacks. The rest of these challenges should be easy enough to work your way through.

After getting your eliminations, searching chests, and dealing damage, you’ll probably be left with the requirement of healing teammates with a Bandage Bazooka. This one is always tough, as you don’t always have the opportunity to complete it in a typical Fortnite match. In our experience, the best way to complete this challenge is to grab a Bandage Bazooka in Team Rumble.

As always, we’ll keep you posted with all of the upcoming Fortnite challenges. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay up to date with all of the latest Fortnite news, challenges, memes, and more.

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Fortnitemares: Midas’ Revenge challenge guide

A guide to all of the released and leaked Fortnitemares 2020 challenges.

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Fortnitemares 2020 is here, bringing players a ton of new content to enjoy. We have Zombie Shadows giving players the ability to respawn, some new locations to explore, and Midas’ return from the dead after being eaten by a shark.

Of course, with a new event comes a list of challenges and rewards. We only have three available challenges at the time of writing, but data miners were able to clue us into what else will be coming in the future. Here are all of the challenges you’ll need to complete this Fortnitemares season:

  • Become a Shadow
  • Travel 100 meters on a Witch Broom
  • Eat Candy
  • Deal damage with a Possessed Vehicle
  • Detect players as a Shadow
  • Eliminate Shadow Midas
  • Eliminate shadows as Player
  • Visit Different Witch Shacks
  • Consume legendary loot as a Shadow

As we said, only the first three challenges are available at the time of writing. Becoming a Shadow is easy as staying in the game after you die. If you do this three times, you’ll complete the first stage of the challenge.

Witch Brooms can be found at the Witch Shacks scattered around the map. We’ll have a separate guide to these posted when the next stage of the challenges come to the game. You can find that linked here.

Candy is found all over the map, but the best place to find it could be at Doom’s Domain. It looks like Doom’s Henchmen have left out some candy for the kids. See? They’re not all bad.

r/FortNiteBR - Either Pleasant Park isn't as besieged as it seems, or the Doom Henchmen are passing out candy for Trick or Treat

Possessed vehicles have been in the game for a while – often called “dancing cars” before Fortnitemares came out. To find one, you’ll need to hop inside, exit, and see if the car starts jumping around. If it does, then you can use it for the damage challenge.

Finishing these challenges will net you some unique rewards including a back bling, a weapon wrap, two emoticons, and an exclusive pickaxe. Out of all of the recent limited-time rewards, this lineup is one of the best.

Fortnitemares Challenge Rewards

We’ll continue to update this post as more challenges become available. You won’t want to miss out on these limited-time rewards, so make sure you’re staying up to date with all of your Fortnitemares challenges!

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