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Insane Fortnite exploit shows just how powerful controller aim assist can be

Published: 31/Jan/2019 3:36 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 3:40

by Albert Petrosyan

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One of the oldest debates in the Fortnite Battle Royale community is about aim assist and whether it offers too much of an advantage to those playing with a controller.

Many who predominantly play on mouse and keyboard can be found complaining about the “overpowered” nature of aim assist and how it can make controller players’ gameplay much easier.

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One of the exploits that these players often cite is “ADS spamming,” which involves the continuous pressing and depressing of the button on a controller responsible for getting the player to aim down the sights of a weapon. 

Since aim assist is activated every time a player ADS, the constant spamming of the button allows for the aim assist to refocus every time, making it a lot easier to hit moving targets.

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This exploit can be seen in action in the clip below, which shows truly how powerful its effects can be when the technique is executed perfectly. 

The clip, which comes courtesy of prominent Fortnite news outlet @FNBRLeaks, demonstrates that the ADS spam exploit can be used to shoot at and hit enemy players who may be not even be visible on the screen.

It also shows how it can be used to hit a player that’s moving at a rapid pace, since the spamming of the button keeps refocusing the aim assist onto the opponent’s body.

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Controller players contend that, despite the apparent advantages of this exploit, having the full control of a mouse still trumps the way aim assist is currently is in-game.

Furthermore, they claim that shooting at enemies that may not be visible due to a Stink Bomb or Smoke is not a legitimate example to bring up since it’ll never really make a difference in actual matches.

While that may be true in most cases, it was not true during the recent Ice Storm event that covered the entire map with snow and fog, as many controller players were joyfully able to shoot at enemies that they could not see through the haze. 

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Just to be clear, no one is really asking for aim assist to be disabled. Almost everyone accepts the fact that aim assist is absolutely necessary to keep playing with a controller a viable option.

What many players are asking is for exploits, such as the ADS spam shown above, to be either patched or nerfed so that aim assist will operate at the levels it was intended to.

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Whether or not their voices will be heard, only time will tell, but until then, the age-old debate about aim assist will continue to roll on. 

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson