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.


Fortnite Week 8 challenge: How to blow up a gas pump

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:53

by Daniel Megarry


One of Fortnite Season 5’s Week 8 challenges will require you to find and blow up a gas pump. Here’s how and where to do it, with a handy location map to help.

As with any new week of Fortnite action, there’s a brand new set of weekly challenges for players to complete. Ticking them off will help you earn that all-important XP to level up your Battle Pass and earn some sweet cosmetics.

This week, the focus is on farming, with three challenges that require you to visit specific locations to complete farming-related activities, including destroying tomato produce boxes and delivering a truck to Sunflower’s Farm.

But there’s also a random challenge that asks you to blow up a gas pump. We’re not sure why anyone would want to do that under normal circumstances, so we’re here to tell you exactly how – and where – to do it.

How to destroy gas pumps in Fortnite

Fortnite Gas Pumps
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You can blow up a gas pump with a weapon or a car in Fortnite.

Once you’ve found a gas station with at least one gas pump still standing out the front, you’ll need to destroy it. There are several ways you can do this, so pick your favorite and get to it.

The simplest way of doing this is to shoot the gas pump with a weapon. Eventually, after dealing enough damage, it will explode. Make sure there’s enough distance between you so you don’t receive any damage.

Here’s how to complete the ‘Blow up a gas pump’ Fortnite challenge:

  1. Exit the Battle Bus and land near a gas station.
  2. Find a weapon nearby.
  3. Put a bit of distance between yourself and the gas pump so you don’t get damaged.
  4. Shoot the gas pump out the front of the station until it explodes.
  5. Success! You’ll earn 20,000 XP if done correctly.

Another method is to drive a vehicle into the gas pump. If you’re lucky, it should explode immediately. Gas stations usually have cars nearby, so this is probably the fastest way to complete the challenge.

Where to find gas pumps in Fortnite

Fortnite Gas Station Map
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Gas pump station locations in Fortnite Season 5.

There are several gas pumps to be found across The Island in Fortnite, so it shouldn’t take you too long to complete this mission as long as you know where to look.

Fortunately, we’ve marked the handy map above with the locations of several gas stations you can visit that have gas pumps out the front. You’ll only need to do this once, so pick your favorite place and head there.

As with any other weekly challenge, there will probably be several players trying to complete these quests alongside you. Fortunately, as there are many locations you could visit for this challenge, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Still, it’s probably best to land directly outside a gas station after leaving the Battle Bus, and then destroy the gas pump before your opponents can.

If you’re looking to earn more XP to complete your Battle Pass before Season 5 comes to a close on March 16, 2021, make sure you check out our complete guide to the Week 8 challenges in Fortnite.