Fortnite PC aim assist changes finally coming after Patch 12.60

Published: 20/May/2020 4:07

by Brad Norton


PC aim assist has long been a controversial talking point in the Fortnite community and Epic Games is finally gearing up to introduce new changes.

Controller dominance in competitive Fortnite has been on the rise of late with many PC pros picking up the sticks. Aim assist has been a major talking point as a result, with players like Ninja even likening it to an “aimbot”.

While the upcoming 12.60 patch won’t directly balance the state of aim assist in Fortnite, Epic Games has revealed when players can expect the next big shakeup.

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Fortnite’s aim assist on PC will soon be changed.

In an early patch note preview sent out on May 19, the developers touched on a wide array of topics. From new items in Party Royale to a Dynamic Resolution option on iOS. However, the biggest focus was on “PC controller adjustments.”

“Controller tweaking, tuning, and investigation continues,” the preview read. While nothing was set in stone, and no exact date was highlighted, aim assist changes have been pinned for “next week.”

The main reason that changes aren’t being released alongside the 12.60 patch? According to Epic Games, it’s due to the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Invitational Grand Finals. 

Starting in just a few days on May 23, the online tournament will see Fortnite’s elite battling it out for hundreds of thousands in their respective regions. According to Epic Games, they didn’t want to release aim assist changes “right before the FNCS Invitational Finals.”

Having introduced major features and game-changing items just hours before landmark tournaments in the past, it seems as though Epic has learned from previous backlash in that regard.

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The full message from Epic Games.

There’s no telling exactly what these changes may look like, nor how powerful aim assist will be once they take effect. But we now know just when the state of Fortnite will be adjusted after weeks of criticism from the community.

Fortnite’s 12.60 update is expected to release on Wednesday, May 20, at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET. Here’s an early look at what to expect.


How to get more Gold Bars currency in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:59

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 has introduced a new form of currency, Gold Bars, that can be used to purchase weapons and upgrades. Here’s how you can get more of them.

While Season 4 was a Marvel fan’s dream, Season 5 is putting the focus back on Fortnite lore, as Agent Jones brings together the world’s greatest hunters – including The Mandalorian – for a chaotic battle that will shape the future of The Island.

As well as a major map update that brings new areas like crystalline sands, there’s a bunch of NPCs on The Island who will offer you quests and bounties.

You can also hire them to be your allies or get intel on the surrounding area. But how do you afford them? Gold Bars.

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
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Fortnite players can unlock Gold Bars by completing bounties

What are Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5?

Season 5 brings with it a new form of in-game currency, Gold Bars. It’s currently unknown if they’ll be sticking around for good, or if they’re a one-season addition. Either way, they certainly seem promising.

Gold Bars can be used to upgrade your weapons, purchase new guns, or even hire NPCs as your own personal bodyguards. Time will tell how useful these allies will actually be, but it’s a nice addition to the game, especially as players slowly discover who their favorite NPCs are.

Epic Games described the new Gold Bars in a statement, which said: “Earn bars by completing quests and bounties, eliminating players, or finding hidden stashes around the island. Spend your earned bars on new exotic weapons, upgrades, intel, services and more.”

How do you unlock Gold Bars in Fortnite Season 5?

The clearest way to unlock Gold Bars right now is to complete quests and bounties from NPCs on The Island. Not sure what to expect from bounties, or how to complete them? We’ve got you covered in our bounties guide.

It’s possible to unlock Gold Bars by taking out other players, who will drop some of their currency when they’re eliminated. There will also be hidden stashes placed around The Island, which players will no doubt uncover in rapid time.

We’ll update players on the fastest ways to do this in the future. In the meantime, make sure you visit our dedicated Fortnite hub to get all the latest news on Season 5 updates, including patch notes and how to unlock new skins.