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.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.