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Fortnite pro Bugha slams controller aim assist as 'actually hacking'

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite World Cup winner and popular streamer, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has called for Epic Games to nerf controller aim assist.

Since late in 2019, Fortnite fans have been debating how much of an advantage controller players have due to aim assist, making it a hot topic among streamers as well.

Many of the top players, such as Tfue and Ninja, have been quite vocal about their frustrations with this supposed controller advantage, and World Cup champ Bugha is the latest pro to voice his concerns.

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Bugha is the latest pro to speak out on controller aim assist in Fortnite.

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The Fortnite star was streaming pro scrims for his viewers on February 29 when he was picked out of the air with two clean shots from fellow pro, Scoped, who is regarded as one of the best controller players.

Scoped’s shots were instantly criticized, however, as Bugha claimed that controller players had a significant advantage and started calling for aim assist to be nerfed.

“What...Scoped, dude controller, please just get nerfed, I will do anything it’s not fair.” he expressed, calling for Epic to make changes.

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The Sentinels pro then likened the controller’s aim assist in Fortnite to hacking, suggesting that it was too easy for players like Scoped to pick up those kills against PC players.

“No keyboard and mouse player hits that sh*t, I just died man, he doesn't even mean to lock on to me either, It’s just hacking bro, it's actually just hacking,” Bugha added.

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Although many of the top Fortnite pros have echoed the same sentiment, some of Bugha’s viewers pointed out that his low health may have made the kill seem worse than it actually was.

Epic Games revealed on their Trello board that they had implemented a fix for inconsistent aim assist in Fortnite during their February 25 maintenance patch although it is unclear if they have any plans on nerfing the controversial feature.