While controllers hold the power of aim assist, a mouse gives greater precision than the thumbstick. So, how do the greatest controller players aim so accurately? With settings such as these.
Fortnite’s community (especially the competitive) has been debating the advantages and difference of controllers and mice since the launch of the game. Both have their advantages, but most players generally agree that the mouse/keyboard takes the win in more scenarios.
So, what’s make the best controller players stand out from the pack? Well, an important part of any shooter is your sensitivity settings. Let’s learn from the top of pack about how we can all become better controller players. Keep in mind, sensitivities have gotten several major changes in the past few seasons.
Top-Tier Fortnite Controller Sensitivities
While Fortnite PC players are the most visible to the public eye due to massive streamer influence, controller & mobile players make up a greater portion of the overall playerbase. In fact, many of us at FortniteINTEL also play the game from console or PC using Xbox or PS4 controllers.
A FortniteBR subreddit contributor by the name of u/SAV3ICE compiled a large amount of aiming settings from the top controller players. He then inserted this data into an excel sheet and worked out the averages, modes, and highs & lows of each setting.
I took the settings from the best controller players and put them in Excel. Something to think about for controller players from r/FortNiteBR
For mouse players, this information isn’t extremely helpful other than as a way of studying the competition. However, for controller gamers, you’ll want to go through this carefully.
The X or horizontal sensitivities for all players are packed very closely around the 0.7 mark. We might be changing ours to around that value as well quite soon. It’s a nice mix between quick turning and accurate hipfire aim.
The Y or vertical sensitivities are also similarly closely grouped. The data variation is slightly larger than for the X axis, but not notably so. 0.7 stands as the golden standard for professional controller players.
ADS (aiming down sights) settings begin to see significantly larger variations. To us, this makes perfect sense. Some players love to play up-close and prefer fast ADS speeds to compensate. Others prefer to keep their distance which requires greater precision accuracy.
Here’s a video of the difference between 0.35 ADS and 0.55 ADS (0.7 hipfire).
Build & Edit settings might be the most important for Fortnite. Without proper building sensitivities, fights tend to end with us dead. A key note from the Build data is that all of the players play at 1.5x normal speed or more. Additionally, all but a few have set themselves up at 1.9 to 2.0 Build speeds.
Edit sens. shows the biggest low to high differential. KNG Unknown’s 1.052 & Melody’s 1.999 give us a picture of the versatility of multiple playstyles.
Deadzones are an often overlooked piece of the aiming puzzle. Deadzones are the amount of space you can shift the thumbstick in a direction before an input is detected. While you might think to lower this to it’s minimum, a little deadzone helps with filtering out tiny mistaken movements. Nickmercs’ 0.20 deadzone can be considered extremely high when compared with other pros.
What sensitivities do you play at and do you think you’ll change them up to reflect professional players? We’ll certainly be thinking about our own choices as we play tonight. Remember, there’s always room to improve, no matter how good you are at Fortnite.
Subway Surfers officially reacts to crazy Fortnite collab concept
A handful of notable franchises are yet to collaborate with Fortnite including Subway Surfers. Here’s why this could finally happen.
Fortnite players love coming up with concepts, especially related to crossovers. A Subway Surfers concept went viral recently and it was good enough to catch the attention of the developers.
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Subway Surfers is one of the most ground-breaking games in history. It popularized the endless runner genre and has been played by literally billions of players.
Crossovers now define Fortnite, and here’s why a collaboration with Subway Surfers could be closer than ever.
Subway Surfers’ concept imagines Tricky as a Fortnite skin
Subway Surfers has introduced a wide range of characters since its launch, and fans love them all for unique reasons. As it turns out, Fortnite artist Anhel admires Tricky and accordingly, he turned her into a skin.
Anhel’s Fortnite x Subway Surfers bundle included these items:
- Tricky’s outfit
- Subway Surfers spray
- 1500 V-Bucks
- Subway Surfers’ Jetpack back bling
- Subway Surfers’ theme song album
To be fair, this is a flawless bundle for any Subway Surfers fan. The mobile game has many elements that can be incorporated into Fortnite, and an official crossover is almost guaranteed to be a massive hit.
Subway Surfers’ official Twitter account reacted to the aforementioned concept and even tagged Fortnite asking about a collaboration. Naturally, this was enough to ignite the hopes of countless fans who love both franchises.
Subway Surfers’ policeman catches Jake with Fortnite’s builds in fan-made clip
It is evident that the Fortnite community is eagerly awaiting a Subway Surfers’ collab. Popular modder Brux uploaded a clip on YouTube that perfectly blended both the games and it already has over 250k views.
Brux somehow gave the policeman building and editing abilities who then used them to catch Jake within 10 seconds. To say the least, it was the perfect representation of a Fortnite sweat.
Brux is clearly one of the most talented modders out there. It is safe to assume that such content will become more common with Creative 2.0 which should be available before 2023.
Now that Subway Surfers has officially reacted to concepts, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the collaboration with Fortnite takes place soon. As of now, the Fall Guys collaboration has been leaked and loopers can look forward to completing Crown Clash challenges for free rewards.
Fortnite leak reveals Temple Bloom POI coming in v21.20 update
The Reality Tree in Fortnite has affected Logjam Lotus and Butter Bloom, and it seems like its next target is the Temple Bloom landmark.
The Fortnite island is literally blooming, all thanks to the Reality Tree. Leakers have revealed that a new Temple Bloom POI will arrive in the next update with a theme similar to Logjam Lotus and Butter Bloom.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 hasn’t been the best in terms of server performance and XP, but the same cannot be said for map changes. A new biome was introduced at the season’s launch, and ever since, two locations have already changed significantly.
Here’s what we know about the upcoming Temple Bloom/The Tower POI in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.
Fortnite players spot new Reality Root in Temple Bloom landmark
Soon after Butter Barn turned into Butter Bloom, loopers discovered a new Reality Root and a small pink tree in Temple Bloom. The landmark is located west of The Joneses and interestingly, the latest quests accidentally mark it as a named location.
From the looks of it, the Temple Bloom landmark is all set to become a major location. Prominent leaker HYPEX has also talked about a file codenamed The Tower. They first assumed that The Tower will be the new named location, but it is possible that it is just one of the themes that Temple Bloom will cater to.
What to expect from Temple Bloom POI in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3?
It is worth noting that the latest POIs in Fortnite have alternating themes such as Roman, Atlantis, and Neo. Classic POIs like Colossal Coliseum, Coral Castle, and Neo Tilted, are the inspiration behind these themes, respectively.
Hence, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Temple Bloom also has multiple themes. As of now, there’s no information on these themes apart from the fact that there will be a tower.
It is safe to assume that the Temple Bloom POI will become official in the v21.20 update that is expected to release on July 5, 2022.
The community, as usual, has already assumed what Temple Bloom will look like. While Fortnite veterans wish to witness the return of the OG Ranger Tower which used to be in Lonely Lodge, others are confident that the upcoming location will be tailor-made for Indiana Jones.
Indiana Jones is the secret skin in Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass. The quests to unlock his cosmetics will be unlocked on July 7, 2022, and it makes sense for him to be a boss in Temple Bloom.
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All in all, it is evident that Epic Games is focusing on map changes in Chapter 3 Season 3. The latest hotfix update also added the Firework Flare Gun to the loot poot, and loopers certainly have a ton of new content to explore.
Fortnite adds Firework Flare Gun in latest Hotfix update
A brand new version of the Flare Gun is here in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Here’s how it is the perfect fit for the Vibin’ theme.
Fortnite has added the coolest version of the classic Flare Gun in the June 28 hotfix update for Chapter 3 Season 3. From its stats to viability, here’s everything to know about the new weapon.
Back when Firefly Jars and Repair Torches weren’t a thing, Fortnite players used Flare Guns to cause chaos. The multi-purpose pistol is a fan favorite, and it has finally returned in a new Firework form.
How to use the Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Just like the OG Flare Gun, the Firework Flare Gun should be available in chests, rare chests, Loot Llamas, Supply Drops, and even floor loot.
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It will serve two major purposes:
- Scan nearby opponents with the help of fireworks.
- Cause a fire when the bullet comes in contact with structure/surfaces. The fire spreads within a fixed AoE (area of impact) that deals continued damage to opponents.
The Flare Gun has the following stats:
- DPS– 34
- Damage– 60
- Reload Time– 1.6 seconds
- Mag size– 6
However, as the name suggests, the Firework Flare Gun has a special Firework ability. When loopers shoot towards the sky, the bullet eventually turns into a beautiful firework. Interestingly, this effect also happens when the bullet touches the ground or any other surface.
We already have gameplay footage of the Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3:
It is evident that the Firework Flare Gun is a lot goofier than its standard version. This is primarily because of this season’s theme, Vibin’.
Fortnite community looks forward to more summer content in Chapter 3 Season 3
The Firework Flare Gun won’t be a part of the loot pool permanently. According to leakers, it has been unvaulted for the No Sweat Summer event. This also explains the tropical color theme.
While loopers are excited to see fireworks on the island, they definitely expect more from the No Sweat Summer event. Until now, we’ve only received some Creative XP challenges and three free cosmetics (back bling and sprays).
Epic Games is yet to add summer-themed elements to the map like Surfboards and NPCs, among other things. The developer can certainly change this narrative with the next major update that should arrive next week.
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