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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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to return your Fortnite NFL skin without using a refund token

Published: 13/Oct/2020 20:00

by Bill Cooney

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After a recent update introducing a change to Fortnite’s NFL skins, Epic Games is giving players the chance to return them for a limited time, and we have all the info on how to do so.

Fortnite’s v14.30 update brought a change to the game’s NFL skins, removing the name and logo for the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins. 

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After years of public backlash, the team removed their nickname and are now officially called the “Washington Football Team” while they work on getting a new trademark.

In-game, the team has been removed from the available options in their line of NFL skins. Now, when you visit the customization tab, Washington will be the last option with no logo. With this change, Epic is allowing players to return their purchase for a limited time – without using a refund token.

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Washington’s NFL Fortnite skin will be this instead.

But this exchange isn’t as straightforward as you might think, and has led to some confusion amongst players trying to figure out how to do it.

Players who still have refund tokens should be able to navigate to the proper tab by going to Settings > Profile (far right) > Lifetime Return Requests > Submit a Request. There, you should see the NFL outfit listed as one of the items eligible for returns.

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Where to request a return for Washington’s Fortnite NFL skin.

But, if you’ve already used all of your refund tokens, the “Submit a Request” Button won’t’ be active. Another problem you may run into is that your game didn’t update right away, making the NFL skin not show up as a return option – until it does update at least.

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The good is that a fix for this is very simple: all you need to do is play a game or enter and leave Creative Mode. After that, you’ll see the prompt shown below and will be able to navigate to the Settings tab and issue a refund.

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This prompt should let you return your NFL skin even with no tokens.

While the NFL skins were a fun addition to Fortnite for a lot of gamers, some players have found that they don’t use these skins as much as they did when they first came out. Trading one of these in will net you 1,500 V-Bucks as well, which could almost seem like an extra payday if you bought the skin a year or two ago.

Now that you’ve got an extra 1,500 V-Bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you can save them for later, or use them for one of the new skins that were leaked in the v14.30 update.

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