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Shroud gives his opinion on controller vs. KBM in competitive Fortnite

Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek thinks that Epic should split the competitive Fortnite player base by their input.

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Aim assist looks to be one of those Fortnite topics that will never go away. You’ll see some streamers and pro players complain about the controller input on a daily basis, which continues to split the community into their two camps.

Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has been removed from the Fortnite scene for a long time, but that didn’t stop him from giving his two cents on the topic of aim assist when prompted by one of his viewers. Aim assist isn’t isolated to Fortnite, after all, with more and more games opening the door to cross-platform.

During a recent stream, Shroud entered into the topic of Fortnite aim assist when one of his viewers asked about the “buff.” This “buff” was intended to be a nerf, but many controller players felt little difference in close-range fights and improvements to their long-range aim.

Instead of taking a side, Shroud gave the take that Epic should split the inputs when they host competitive tournaments. “There’s advantages to both controller and PC – mouse and keyboard, and controller – there’s advantages to both, right?” he asked his chat.

“The fact that there’s an advantage of controller vs. mouse and keyboard – and the other way around … the fact that those two things exist and both can have advantages towards one another – makes no f***ing sense that it’s even in place to have any sort of competition for money, at all.”

Shroud’s solution to this problem? Splitting the inputs in a competitive environment. “It’s that simple,” he said, astonished that Epic Games – and some other studios – aren’t already doing this.

Such an answer has been suggested by numerous other players in the Fortnite community – even many who use a controller. Neither group wants to play against an input that has inherent advantages, as both inputs do.

The problem with this answer is Fortnite’s mentality about their competitive community. They want everything on one stage and have since the beginning. They recently began to split competitive players by platform, but there are still countless PC players who use controllers.

We’ll have to see if Epic takes any further steps to split its Fortnite competitive base in Season 3. Our prediction is that they won’t. There’s a trade-off, here, and part of the downside of keeping everyone together includes players complaining about their rival input.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

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Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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