Fortnite controller aim assist on PC nerfed yet again in Season 3 update - Dexerto

Fortnite controller aim assist on PC nerfed yet again in Season 3 update

Published: 17/Jun/2020 8:38 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 10:47

by Andrew Amos


Amongst all the fanfare of Fortnite’s colossal drop of new content in Season 3, a small change has been made that’ll bring a smile to mouse and keyboard players. Controller aim assist is once again getting nerfed on PC.

Aim assist on PC has been a controversial issue in Fortnite for months. Keyboard and mouse players flocked to the sticks in droves after it was discovered just how much of an “aimbot” controller aim assist was on the platform.

However, a new nerf in Season 3 to aim assist might just bring players back to the more traditional PC setup. Aim assist isn’t just getting a tiny hotfix, but it’s getting absolutely demolished in this patch.

According to Fortnite data miner Lucas7yoshi, aim assist once again took a big hit in the Season 3 update, much to the dismay of controller players.

The strength of the “pull” of aim assist has been cut significantly for both ADS and hipfire. While the values are somewhat arbitrary, it’s been a cut of around 30% across the board, which is a significant amount.

The changes to aim assist will force controller players on PC to be more precise with their aiming, and be less forgiving if they are off the mark.

It comes after aim assist was secretly nerfed in a v12.61 hotfix back in May. It dropped the strength of the pull of aim assist significantly. While it still aided players a fair amount for being on the ball, as soon as their crosshair strayed away, controller aim faltered.

This didn’t stop players from picking up the sticks in droves, although it did turn some people away. These new changes should put a stop to it all.

It should also be noted that these changes are for PC players only. Xbox, Switch, and PS4 players should notice no difference with how aim assist works on their respective platforms.

Twitter: Lucas7yoshi
The new aim assist pull values are in green.

Fortnite Season 3 added a host of new content to the mega-popular battle royale, including a new battle pass, new map, new cosmetics, and even new vehicles. After weeks of delay, the community have gotten what they asked for, and more.

For all the latest Fortnite Season 3 breaking news on release day, be sure to stick with Dexerto.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.