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Aim coach sparks debate ranking impact of aiming in Fortnite, Overwatch & Apex

Published: 9/Jan/2021 0:24

by Michael Gwilliam


An esports aiming coach has created a couple of tier lists ranking games for their difficultly to properly aim and the impact that good aim can have. Needless to say, fans are split on the results.

AIMER7 is well-known for his educational guides and being quite a skilled player at a number of games, including Overwatch, where he is a former top 500 player.

Now, the coach has crafted two tier lists that got fans of a number of titles riled up by ranking games by how aiming affects them.

AIMER’s more controversial list ranked games based on the impact aiming has on a match, listing Fortnite in the top tier.

From there, Warzone was in the “significantly impactful” tier while Quake, CSGO and Valorant were listed as “moderately impactful.”

Apex Legends was alone as “not very impactful,” but Overwatch and TF2 had the unfortunate distinction of having “zero impact.”

“As you guys can see, Overwatch is both the hardest game in the world to aim in, and where aim is the least impactful,” AIMER7 explained. “You can have an aimbot in OW and lose most of your games. The impact of aim in Fortnite is however very big, and this is why aim assist should be NERFED massively.”

Apex Legends Caustic Season 7 With Logo
Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends was ranked middle of the pack

The decision to rank Overwatch so slow did not sit well with fans of Blizzard’s hero-based shooter. “You obviously don’t play OW at a high level or don’t watch pro play …any hitscan with aimbot will just dominate games,” one user snapped.

Others called AIMER7 biased towards Fortnite. One remarked, “Fortnite will NEVER be a game that requires amazing aim skills, you can be average but have amazing building skills and decimate in that game.”

The list may make more sense, however, when you factoring in his first tier list, which ranked games by their aim difficulty. In this list, Overwatch was number one, alone in the “S tier.” From there, in A tier, he notably put Fortnite, while B tier featured Apex Legends and Warzone.

SypherPK Fortnite Shotguns NPCs
Epic Games
Aim assist in Fortnite remains controversial.

C tier, meanwhile, had Valorant, CSGO, and Unreal Tournament. Surprisingly, the only game in D tier was Team Fortress 2.

When asked about why Fortnite’s aim was the most impactful when it’s not the most important, AIMER7 responded, “If you’re a decent builder/box fighter, without being cracked, you can carry yourself with very good aim, hard angles, and so on. Reciprocally, if you’re a god in build/edit/boxfight with bad aim, you’re not going to do a lot.”

It will be interesting to see how the lists change if games with heavy aim assist properties are ever considerably toned down. Until then, the great aim debate continues to rage on.


Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
Epic Games / Disney
Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.