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Ali-A reveals his secret Fortnite Chapter 2 controller settings

Published: 4/Nov/2019 17:07 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:53

by David Purcell


YouTube star Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has finally given fans a glimpse of his secret Call of Duty, Pokemon, and other tip-related content in the past. 

With Ali-A picking up Victory Royales on a regular basis since the beginning for Fortnite Chapter 2, many fans might have been wondering what he’s doing to achieve that success. We all have access to the same weapon list, but settings can make a real difference to how the game plays.


Ali-A, YouTubeHere’s a look at some of Ali-A’s Fortnite settings.

Finally, the 25-year-old has revealed his “secret” Fortnite settings and button layout for all to see, explaining some of the positive impacts felt after making some subtle changes.


He said: “Yes, I’m using the new settings and there are a few features in here that I really like. Actually, the boost mode is one of them – something I didn’t think I’d like. Essentially, when either of your thumb sticks hit the edge of your controller, all the way at maximum press, it basically initiates a boost.”

This feature, which can be seen as turning horizontal and vertical boost in the menus, temporarily boosts his sensitivity to allow him to build faster in certain situations. He has this set to 16 percent.

Timestamp in the video below at 4:31.

While there are a ton of different controllers out there to choose from, he shows fans that he uses a Scuf pad during the video. For those who aren’t aware, these controllers are pro-level pieces of kit with additional buttons for extra customization.


“My ADS is really low,” he explained. “I don’t have any boost on that because it will just throw your aim off massively and I use the exponential curve, which means for again the subtle movements in the middle of the control stick, I can be really accurate.”

Ali-A, YouTubeHere are some of the controller settings Ali-A uses in Fortnite Chapter 2.

As he plays on his PlayStation 4 console, Ali-A does make the most of his touchpad at the top, using it to interact, pick up and confirm. His video shows a number of other techniques that he uses, including edit, building and other control options.


Whether or not his fans will jump right into the battle royale game and make changes, based on his settings, remains to be seen – but there are definitely a few handy tricks included.


Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary


The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.


However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Galactus and Marvel hereos in fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.


It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

sniper scope looking at galactus in fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”


The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.


With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.


hey boo store in holly hedges

Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

midas' chair in fortnite
Epic Games
Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.