It is being reported that Epic Games fixed the issues with recoil for Fortnite players who use mouse and keyboard in their latest update.
Recoil for mouse and keyboard has been a huge point of contention for players, who claim that the input actually had more recoil than if you use a controller, which could obviously be a huge disadvantage, especially in a competitive setting.
The problem only served to exacerbate the cries of players who have fought against aim assist in Fortnite, claiming that it is overpowered and unfair – but it seems this may have changed.
The v12.61 patch is the most recent at the time of writing, the final update before Chapter 2, Season 3 gets underway.
While Epic seem to be investigating how to bring controller and mouse & keyboard players to a level playing field, it looks like recoil for the latter has been addressed, if new footage is to be believed.
Posting to Reddit, remarkableseif shared a video of themself doing a recoil test using both inputs, and the results should put a smile on the faces of mouse & keyboard players.
In the video, you can see the player spraying a full clip of the Rare Assault Rifle, once on each input – and they look almost identical.
Prior to the update, mouse & keyboard appeared to have more recoil, meaning they had to make slightly more adjustments when spraying at an enemy.
It remains to be seen whether mouse & keyboard players are happy with this change – after all, much of the aim assist debate has centered around the desire for controller players to face a nerf, not a buff for themselves.
In fact, some even believe that due to controller players now being able to track enemies over a longer distance, they may have actually received a buff.
While the testing is not extensive, it looks positive for mouse & keyboard players, and they will be hoping it’s a sign of things to come going into Season 3.