As discussion regarding the power of aim assist in Fortnite continues to rumble on, it appears that the quality of the device you are playing on can have a major effect on a players ability to pick off opponents, as players with higher FPS see stronger aim assist while playing.
Fortnite players have already discovered an exploit that allows those using a controller while playing Fortnite to snap their crosshairs onto enemy players with ease by quickly aiming in and out of their sights.
Twitch streamer Upshall has conducted a test that shows that there is a direct correlation between the strength of aim assist and how many frames per second your version of the game is running at.
In the test, which was conducted on PC, Upshall sets his FPS to 240, and performs the aim-assist exploit on an enemy who is standing in front of him, watching as his crosshairs are immediately pulled onto their head.
Then, Upshall turned his quality down to 30 FPS and tried the same thing again, allowing viewers to see that the crosshairs are not pulled in nearly as far when the game is running at a lower FPS.
Upshall was also able to prove that players who play with a controller on PC have an advantage over those who play on console, as aim assist is still weaker on 60 FPS, which is what the console versions of Fortnite run at.
So.... FPS affects how hard aim assist drags.
— Obey Upshall (@UpshallGames) January 31, 2019
This isn’t the first time that FPS has been directly linked to a problem in Fortnite. Previously, popular streamer Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo found that the rate of fire for guns was slower when playing on low FPS, an issue that the developers had to look into.
Epic Games have yet to comment on this new problem, but it’s likely they will look to fix it in a future update.