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Fortnite: Four key tips to improve your shooting accuracy while using a controller

Published: 5/Dec/2018 1:43 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 1:44

by Albert Petrosyan


One of the two main ways to currently play Fortnite Battle Royale is using a controller, which can be done either on console or by plugging it in to a PC.

Either way, playing with a controller is not something anyone can learn overnight, especially with all of the advancements that Epic Games have made for it, first with the addition of Builder Pro and then custom key binds.


While some popular controller players, such as 100 Thieves streamer NICKMERCS or Ghost Gaming pro Aydan, are known for their strong ability in keeping pace with their mouse and keyboard counterparts, very few can say they’re at that level.

Thus, Reddit user ‘Strikerfromthemoon’ has posted four solid tips that controller player should keep in mind if they’re trying to improve their shooting accuracy.


Even with aim assist, shooting continue to be the weakest point in many controller players’ gameplay. Many are much more proficient at building than shooting, especially since so much has been added to the game to help with building faster and more efficiently. 

Players often emphasize improving in building in Fortnite, which sometimes leads to less ability in shooting.

The first advice that the Redditer gives is for player to stop taking “flick” shots, which are essentially shots that players take while flicking their aim at an enemy rather than focusing it. 

These type of shots are very hard to execute with a controller, and offer no real reward other than a fancy looking elimination.

The Pump Shotguns are one that most players like to use to perform “flick” shots, which are very hard on console.

The next tip is to limit jump shotting, which is not as effective on controller as it is on M+KB. The analog stick’s small range of movement hinders the player’s ability to accurately aim while jumpshotting, especially if they’re playing on a lower sensitivity.

The third and fourth tips both deal with taking advantage of the strong aim assist that exists for controller players. Players will do much better if they take snapshots, which involves hovering their crosshair close to an enemy player’s head and quickly aiming in and shooting. 

It’s essential to shoot as soon as the aim-down-sights button is pressed, because that is the moment where the aim assist is more likely to have dragged the cursor to the head of the enemy player. 


Similarly, players can use a technique known as snapshotting, which is the act of taking snapshots in closer engagements by carefully using ADS and aim assist to hit shots. This sort of method can turn a Hand Cannon into a shotgun close range.

Sniper Rifles are the only class of ballistic weapons in Fortnite that do not have aim assist.

All in all, these tips seem like a good idea to keep in mind when working on your shooting in Fortnite. With so much emphasis placed on building, and rightfully so, players often forget that just being an amazing spam-builder can’t win gunfights, and matches, on its own. 


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson