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Ninja cites aim assist as to why he doesn’t play Fortnite as much

Ninja steps away from Fortnite, citing aim assist on PC as his reasoning.

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The topic of aim assist in Fortnite is one that will, seemingly, never go away. Keyboard and mouse (KBM) players are adamant that Epic nerf or remove aim assist while controller players claim that they need it to compete.

At the highest level, it’s easy to see the problem with aim assist. Professional controller players don’t even need shotguns, in most cases, as long as they have an SMG, Drum Gun, or Scar in their inventory.

The problem is that most controller players aren’t pro players. This group, largely, can’t understand why pro players are complaining about aim assist so frequently. To some of them, it seems like aim assist is hardly there.

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There are two sides to this story, and both sides have a point. Objectively, Linear and Exponential aim assist are too strong during close-range spray fights. By the same token, certain KBM players seem to blame nearly every death on a controller player, even if the opponent is using a keyboard and mouse.

Ninja has been an outspoken critic of aim assist in Fortnite. He’s always made it clear that he’s talking about using a controller on PC, but his message is the same: aim assist needs to be addressed.

During a recent League of Legends stream, Ninja discussed stream snipers and why he hasn’t been playing Fortnite as much. “I haven’t legitimately played Fortnite in a long time,” he said. “I’m just waiting. Right now, it’s not in a healthy state on PC.”

When pressed on his reasons for leaving Fortnite, Ninja expanded on his answer, “I think Fortnite is doing a great job. I just want that controller aim assist on PC balanced.”

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“Controller aim assist on 240hz is, like, super broken,” Ninja finished. This is not a new take from Ninja, but it’s the first time that he’s publically stepped away from Fortnite, and cited PC aim assist as his reasoning.

Ninja’s Twitch rival, Tfue, has also expressed his thoughts about moving away from Fortnite. “Aim assist ruined Fortnite for M&K players,” he wrote on Twitter after the FNCS. “Looks like we need to find a new game unlucky.”

The professional Fortnite scene continues to thrive despite the complaints about aim assist. Controller players showed their skills in the NA-East region during the FNCS, but KBM players took home the bulk of the European placement positions.

There’s a huge outcry about aim assist in Fortnite. It would be surprising if Epic didn’t address it, at this point. We could expect to see another change to PC aim assist – or aim assist, in general – before Season 3 releases.

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How to enter vaults without a keycard in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite vault glitch has returned for Season 3; this time, with a different method.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was the first season to introduce vaults. It was also the first season in which players found an exploit to get into the vaults without a keycard. This method was popularized by YouTuber OrangeGuy, who showed fans how use a boat and a few building materials to enter a vault without killing the boss.

This exploit existed for most of Season 2, but was patched when season 3 came out. Well, as you may expect, it didn’t take long for players to figure out another way to get into the vault without a card. Instead of a boat, this exploit requires a helicopter.

For preparation, you’ll need a Helicopter, Upgrade Bench, and a teammate. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get into the vault without a card:

Step 1: Destroy the tile covering the vault you want to enter
Step 2: Land the helicopter on the broken floor
Step 3: Switch seats and begin to build
Step 4: Have a teammate throw the Upgrade Bench underneath the helicopter

If you complete these steps correctly, you should be pushed under the map and into the vault. Here’s a tutorial from Glitch King that will show you the step-by-step walkthrough.

Getting out of the vault is now your problem. This glitch is meant to surprise and eliminate an enemy, but you could always send your teammate to kill the boss and let you out if no one comes by. This isn’t the most broken method in the world, as you’ll be trapped if you don’t open the vault the normal way. Still, it can make for a funny clip or two.

This method takes a bit more setup than last season’s, but we may still see a streamer or two surprised by someone hiding in a closed vault. Only time will tell.

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Bugha becomes the first esports pro to sign with Gary V’s VaynerGaming

Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.

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Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

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In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

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Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

The Golden Mushroom has reportedly been disabled in all Fortnite modes.

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Almost all Fortnite players know about the Mythic Goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2 – the rarest item that Epic have ever added to the game. It’s so rare that fans wondered if it even existed for a while. Since its release, there’s still only been a handful of recorded sightings of the Mythic Goldfish.

In Season 3, Epic added another rare item to the game: The Golden Mushroom. According to data miners, this mushroom has the same chance to spawn as the Mythic Goldfish, making it one of the rarest items in all of Fortnite. To this day, we’ve only seen one clip of the Golden Mushroom outside of Creative Mode.

When the mushroom first came out, SypherPK put a county on its head. He offered his fans cash if they could find the mushroom in-game, and a bonus if they found it in a joinable Battle Lab match. Here’s the only known clip of the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite.

When Sypher picked it up and put it in his inventory, the Golden Mushroom turned into a regular old mushroom that only healed for five shield. This bug is likely why the item was disabled on July 13, according to data miner reports.

One of the rarest items in Fortnite should offer a reward for finding it. It seemed like this one had an issue that led to it becoming a disappointment. On July 13, Hypex tweeted that Epic pushed a hotfix to disable the Golden Mushroom.

At the time of writing, there’s still no mention of the Golden Mushroom on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board. The hunt appears to be stalled – at least, for the time being. We’ll let you know when the Mushroom comes back to Fortnite but, for now, you can stop searching for it.

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