Clever fan idea to change shotgun hitmarkers in Fortnite would solve aim problems - Dexerto

Clever fan idea to change shotgun hitmarkers in Fortnite would solve aim problems

Published: 21/Nov/2018 13:53 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 14:10

by Matt Porter


A Fortnite fan has come up with a way to change how hitmarkers with shotguns work on the popular battle royale title.

Currently, Fortnite will show you the pellet spread of your shotgun when you fire it, with small red dots in the weapon’s crosshairs highlighting where your shots went after you fired it.

However, it doesn’t actually highlight which of your pellets made contact with an enemy, meaning that while you think you landed every pellet on an opponent, only one might have actually hit an enemy player.

The shotgun is one of the most popular weapons in Fortnite.

Fortnite fan Luckyy___ on Reddit may have come up with a solution to this problem, with a small change to the weapon’s crosshairs that would help you know exactly how many of your shotgun pellets hit.

Any pellet that hit an opponent on the neck or lower would remain red, however any that connected with an enemy player’s head would turn yellow, immediately alerting you to the fact that you had hit them with a headshot.

Any pellets that missed their target or dealt damage to a structure would become grey, indicating that no damage had been taken by an opposing player, while some have suggested a vibrance scale to show the rate of damage falloff for shots that travel longer distances to hit their target.

Lucky___The shotgun’s hitmarker would change color depending on what the pellets hit.

The creator states that while this would help players ensure they were hitting their shots, it would also help Fortnite players recognize any issues or bugs regarding the firing process, as players would be able to see what damage was dealt in comparison to where they were aiming for.

Unfortunately, while this seems like a great idea, there are currently no plans for Epic Games to add this to Fortnite, although the developers have announced significant changes to shotgun balancing set to release in an upcoming patch.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.