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This Fortnite option would help bridge the gap between keyboards and controllers

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Fortnite Mobile Controller Support

The mouse vs. controller divide is a contentious one to say the least. While controllers do get aim assist, they are put in other disadvantageous positions. This concept could help mitigate the controller’s downsides.

One of the most divisive debates of the competitive Fortnite community is the controller vs. mouse/keyboard issue.

The controller grants players aim assist (which can still be exploited at times by spamming LT/L2) while the mouse gives you greater accuracy overall and keyboards grants more buttons/keys.

While aim assist is a hot topic, most players tend to agree that the ‘KB&M’ players take the advantage. This new concept could help controllers better compete with keyboard players.

Controller Item Swap Keybinds

That feeling when you forget to rearrange your items before the fight

Swapping between items on a controller in Fortnite requires that players cycle through each item individually. Depending on the controller layout, this is done by either pressing Y/Triangle or L1-R1/LB-RB.

PC players who use a keyboard can set each weapon or item in their inventory to a specific key. For example, a player might like to have their weapons be assigned to 1, 2, 3, Shift, and Ctrl.

Console players don’t get this option, but a community concept from u/NJ2244 would grant controller players more control over their button binds.

Controller layout concept that removes cycling through your inventory and adds key binds from r/FortNiteBR

With this addition, controller players would be able to switch between weapons and items with single button presses. While the image shows “L1 Hold” as an option, players could assign any button to these slots.

Of course, this would require some getting used to for players and it should be an option for those want it.

If you don’t play on a controller, here’s the problem with the current system. When a player has a weapon equipped, they must press the L1 or R1 button to switch to the next weapon just like any PC player would press their keys.

The issue comes in when you need to get something that is two button presses away. You will need to cycle over an unwanted item which can mean your death in a fast-paced fight.

The concept is a small ask and Epic Games shouldn’t have too much of a problem with adding this into the game. Controllers will always be at a disadvantage against keyboard/mouse players, but this can help bridge the gap a little bit.

Some have argued that the PC and console scenes of Fortnite esports should be separated due to performance and input device differences. It’s not a bad idea and other games have done similar things in the past.

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Epic delay Fortnite Season 3 & Device Event for the second time

The Device Event and Fortnite Season 3 have been delayed in the wake of nationwide protests in the US.

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Epic Games have delayed Fortnite Season 3 and the Device Event for the second time. This decision comes following similar decisions from Sony and Activision, who delayed the PS5 reveal and Call of Duty season, respectively.

The team announced their decision in a blog post on June 3. The Device Event was moved from June 6 to June 15 and the new season was rescheduled for June 17.

“Recent events are a heavy reminder of ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of racism both overt and subtle against people of color,” they wrote in their blog post. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.”

“The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities,” the post continued.

“The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.”

Fortnite fans are disappointed by the news, but it was not unexpected. As we said, other publishers and studios have made similar decisions in the wake of recent real-world events.

The exact timing of the Device Event is still up in the air, as it’s now set to take place on a Monday rather than a Saturday. We’ll keep you posted with more news about Fortnite Season 3 as it comes.

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This spray concept would be one of the most-used emotes if added

This Fortnite spray concept is as simple as it is brilliant.

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Sprays are one of the most forgotten cosmetic items in all of Fortnite. At least Banners have their own skins and emoticons allow you to use them after death. Sprays, on the other hand, tend to sit in everyone’s locker, unused.

There are a couple of sprays that get some attention, but Reddit user u/JewishGuyOnReddit had an idea that could beat all of them – and some of the most popular emotes that are already in Fortnite.

The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. Here’s what it is: “_____ was here.” That’s it. Imagine how awesome that would be. You could spraypaint your Gamertag or IGN all over the island.

This would be up there with some of the classic emotes as an instant purchase and a staple of the front wheel. You could even incorporate the dead body outline to show that you eliminated a player and tagged their spot.

Epic have incorporated a ton of fan-made cosmetic items, and we’d like to submit this one for their review. Let’s bring sprays back with this one!

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Ninja goes off on ‘boring’ Fortnite Chapter 2: ready for a new Season

Ninja calls the recent Fortnite seasons “boring” but remains hopeful for Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is second only to Chapter 2 Season 1 as the longest season in Fortnite history. This season, like the previous one, has also offered little in the way of new content to players who hop on the Battle Bus every day.

During a recent stream, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins unleashed his fury upon the recent state of Fortnite. He echoed the complaints of many longtime Fortnite players. His perspective might be a bit amplified by the number of hours he’s put into the game in the past year, but it’s relatable to many in the community.

“I don’t want to play Fortnite right now,” Ninja told his chat. “It’s boring, there’s nothing new/ I’m having a little bit of fun, sometimes, but we’ve been playing the same map … the only new places that they’ve added are places with Henchmen that beam you, and laser you, and s**t on your walls.”

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In a moment of self-reflection, Ninja admitted that he’s starting to “sound like Turner (Tfue).” He acknowledged that he’s having more fun with Fortnite than other times in the past, but misses the variety that old Fortnite seasons brought us.

“It blows my mind that we were forced to play the very first Season 1 for, like, 120 days,” Ninja continued before looking at the chart that showed the length of each season. “Double the length of seasons with half the content. Two seasons have almost taken up a year!”

Ninja is giving a voice to a large portion of the community who are eager for Season 3 to come out. Rumors are swirling about an additional delay to the next season due to the protests in the United States. Epic and Loserfruit just announced a delay to her Icon Series skin for that reason.

We have yet to hear any official news about a Season 3 delay, just yet. Of course, we’ll keep you covered if that changes.

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