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Over the course of Fortnite‘s life cycle, many issues and bugs have plagued players. Although, Epic Games is usually fairly quick to resolve the issues with a patch. Of course, some problems take longer to fix or need something more than a patch, but the developers are generally good with patches. Most would agree there’s one issue in Fortnite that has yet to be resolved though. We’re, of course, talking about controller aim assist, and Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf has some opinions on the subject.
Is the aim assist too strong in Fortnite?
For the uninitiated, aim assist is essentially the game giving controller players additional help with locking onto targets. Since it’s generally harder to aim with a controller than with a mouse, this is Fortnite‘s way of bridging the gap between the two platforms.
Aim assist is a mechanic on most console shooters, with games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Overwatch, etc. all featuring it. With a controller, it’s more difficult to have precision aim than it is on PC with a mouse and keyboard.
This feature has been in Fortnite since the beginning and has been the cause of much controversy. PC players believe the aim assist on consoles is too strong for gunfights to be fair. While some arguments are up for debate, when the Fortnite world champion argues it’s too strong, maybe Epic Games should listen.
Bugha is the reigning champion of Fortnite and recently went on a rant on his stream after being quickly eliminated by a console player.
The enemy who killed Bugha was using a Scoped AR, which has very little recoil to begin with. So, when paired with high aim assist, it becomes even more deadly. The same can be said about a multitude of other weapons in Fortnite.
Though controller players might argue against it, perhaps it’s time for a nerf to aim assist. Epic Games has tinkered with it in the past, so maybe Season 2 will see another round of adjustments.
What are your opinions on aim assist? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all Fortnite news.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.