Controller aim assist in Fortnite is directly affected by your FPS - Dexerto

Controller aim assist in Fortnite is directly affected by your FPS

Published: 31/Jan/2019 12:42 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 12:55

by Matt Porter


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.

PixabayPlayers who play on controller are seeing incredible aim assist on Fortnite.

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.

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.

It’s unclear if this FPS glitch was introduced to the game in the V7.30 update, however for those struggling to complete this week’s challenges, you can use our handy Fortnite challenge guide.


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.