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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


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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.