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Fortnite test reveals HUGE advantage for controller players, and it’s not aim assist

Published: 4/Jul/2019 0:48 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 3:16

by Albert Petrosyan


There appears to be an inconsistency in Fortnite Battle Royale that gives players on controller and advantage over their mouse and keyboard using counterparts.

The Fortnite debate surrounding controller vs mouse and keyboard has been going on between the two sides almost as long as the game has existed. 


Those on M+KB have always argued that aim assist is a huge advantage given to controller players, whose rebuttal has always been that the precision and accuracy of a mouse is miles ahead of what can be done using a joystick. 

However, a recent development in the popular battle royale has strongly suggested that controller players do indeed have a massive advantage, and it has nothing to do with aim assist.


A lengthy test conducted in-game by Reddit user ‘Elijahyeur’ revealed that firing a weapon when using a controller results in much less recoil and kick than on M+KB, even with aim assist turned off.  

While the claims made in the video have certainly led to many raised eyebrows, some have questioned the legitimacy of the test.

Fortnite news outlet FortniteINTEL, who are part of the Dexerto network, conducted their own test, in order to test the validity for the Reddit user’s results. 


As it turned out, FortniteINTEL’s demonstration led to the same conclusion – that there is noticeably less recoil on controller. 

Players are welcome to try this test on their own as well. All you would need to do is load into Creative mode, build around eight to 10 walls in line with each other, edit windows in each wall, grab a gray Common Assault Rifle, and shoot through the windows. 

What does this actually mean in terms of gameplay?

While it’s tempting to jump to shocking conclusions after seeing these tests, as many in the community already have, it’s important to remember several things.


First of all, these tests aren’t completely conclusive, and could only be proven correct by doing a more complete and in-depth statistical analysis of in-game ballistic readings.

The VergeThere are a lot of unanswered questions regarding this apparent advantage that Fortnite controllers have.

Second, that there is no proof that the difference in recoil actually has any kind of effect during matches, especially when considering that those using a mouse themselves also have ways of controlling recoil. 


Finally, the actual cause of this difference is not yet clear, meaning that it could either be a bug, or have to do with firing near builds, or could even just be something that only exists in Creative mode. 

All that said, it’s probably worth waiting to see if Epic Games make many mention of it in the near future, before considering making a switch to controller. 


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.