NICKMERCS responds to Ninja wanting aim-assist removed from Fortnite - Dexerto

NICKMERCS responds to Ninja wanting aim-assist removed from Fortnite

Published: 12/Nov/2018 12:11 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 13:36

by Matt Porter


100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has responded to calls from Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to remove aim assist for controllers on Fortnite Battle Royale.

Ninja was playing solo matches on the popular battle royale franchise, when he was killed by a player using a grey burst rifle from close range.


After checking his stream, Blevins discovered that the player was using a controller, and stated that he felt it shouldn’t be part of the game on PC.

“Controller auto-aim dude. I totally disagree with it, I don’t think it should be in the game. If you plug in a controller to a PC, have fun, there should be no aim-assist.”


Ninja thinks aim-assist should be removed to make it harder for players who use a controller on PC Fortnite.

NICKMERCS, who regularly plays with a controller, disagreed with Ninja’s sentiment, stating: “Anybody with a brain – they know that controller players, in the grand scheme of things, are at huge disadvantage when it comes to the game of Fortnite.

“If you guys think that because of aim-assist and the recent changes to building that we’re now at an advantage? I don’t know, I don’t understand you guys.”

Kolcheff believes that if Ninja were to compete in the Fortnite esports scene, he may change his mind, saying: “No offence to [Ninja], he doesn’t play in any of the big tournaments. Maybe he should play a couple tournaments and see what it’s like because it’s just not the same.


“The way these pro PC players move and how fast they can do things, there’s only so much we will ever be able to do to keep up with that,” concluded the American. 

While NICKMERCS believes he is at a disadvantage when using a controller, his incredible skill with the peripheral always sees him place highly at tournaments, with the 100 Thieves member finishing ninth in the Fall Skirmish.

There are currently no official plans from Epic Games to remove aim-assist from players who use controller on PC, so Fortnite fans can rest easy knowing they won’t have to make the switch to keyboard and mouse just yet.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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