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Fortnite makes major change to aim assist in upcoming 10.40 update

Published: 24/Sep/2019 16:23 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 16:56

by Eli Becht


Epic Games revealed major changes are coming to aim assist with Fortnite v10.40 that will completely overhaul the current system.

A hot topic of debate in the Fortnite pro community has been whether aim assist with controllers is too powerful.

Beginning with update 10.40, Fortnite will be removing the ability to snap to targets, also known as “left trigger spam” which means aim assist as we know is no more and this will definitely be sending a ripple effect through the community.

Epic GamesAim Assist is receiving a major change.

“We have also removed the ability to use target snapping (aka “Left trigger spam”),” said Epic in a blog post. “With these new Aim Assist improvements, we no longer feel it’s necessary.”

These new improvements they speak of refer to a new weighting algorithm that takes into account targets in screen space and the target’s distance from the reticle.

Epic explains this will help fix an auto-aim problem where another enemy comes into your frame and steals away the aim assist.

Another big change is your crosshairs will now turn red on an enemy when they are in effective range, which means any point before damage drop-off is applied.

Epic GamesAim assist changes are on the way.

The kneejerk reaction by many players will be this is a huge nerf to controller players, who were already at a major disadvantage when compared to PC players using mouse and keyboard.

Of course, time will tell if the change is actually good in the longterm. On top of these changes, Epic overhauled the sensitivity options too.

Epic GamesThe Combine is on its way.

Players will now have the ability to change their ADS sensitivities which will help them finetune their aiming when scoped in, resulting in a big change to their accuracy and they determine which setting works best for them.

Finally, a new Combine playlist is being added which will act as a training ground to test out all of these changes. Players will be able to compete with their friends to come away with the highest score possible.

All of these changes will go live later this week, possibly September 26, when v10.40 releases.


SypherPK reveals secret buff to Fortnite’s superpower abilities

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 10:14

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed that Epic Games might have made a mistake with Siphon Squads, giving the mythic superpowers an unannounced buff. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, a number of Marvel heroes and villains descended on the battle royale island to prepare for their impending fight against Galactus. 

As a result of their arrival, Fortnite has become awash with all sorts of Marvel references – be it through cosmetics, points of interest, or in-game challenges. Though, the biggest addition has been the mythical superpowers. 

These superpowers are obtainable by taking down the hero, or villain, that they usually belong to. Getting your hands on one won’t typically guarantee a victory, but, there might be a different story in Siphon Squads. 

Iron Man using the Unibeam ability in Fortnite.
Epic Games
Iron Man’s Unibeam has received a huge buff in Siphon Squads.

During his November 15 video, Sypher pointed out that if you drop into a Siphon Squads game, the mythic superpowers actually act as if they’re still inside the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode. 

According to Sypher, when playing Siphon Squads, the Doctor Doom bomb will do 90 damage instead of its usual 60. On top of that, the Doctor Doom gauntlets do 45 damage instead of 35.

Iron Man’s Unibeam ability has also seen an uptick in power too, all the way to dealing 150 damage. “In this game, I found a Unibeam and I just started one-shotting everybody in the lobby. 150 damage is insane in a game mode like this,” Sypher added. 

As for the other abilities in-game, neither Wolverine or She-Hulk drop their abilities in Siphon Squads mode, so they don’t see a drastic improvement. 

The change to Doctor Doom and Iron Man might have been intended by Epic specifically for the mode, but given that they’ve gone unannounced, it might surprise a few players. Though, if it’s a mistake, the devs will likely roll them back to normal sooner rather than later.