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NICKMERCS and DrLupo debate Fortnite aim assist after Ninja says “it shouldn’t be a thing”

Published: 21/Nov/2018 16:16 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 16:21

by Calum Patterson


The debate over aim assist in Fortnite for controller players doesn’t seem to be going away, as top streamers NICKMERCS and DrLupo discussed the issue again while playing together.

Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, a keyboard and mouse player, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, a controller player, disagree on the effectiveness or ‘strength’ of aim assist when using a controller.


The controversy really began after top Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins argued that players using a controller when playing on PC shouldn’t have aim assist at all, claiming it gives them an advantage.

Ninja believes that aim assist just “shouldn’t be a thing”, when playing on PC servers specifically, and that it would be better balanced with all players, regardless of input, on the same footing.


NICKMERCS, 100 Thieves member and one of the very best controller players was one of the first to strongly and publicly disagree, saying “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.”

And he has doubled down on this statement when debating the issue with DrLupo. “You’ve got people like [Ninja] saying it shouldn’t even be a thing, implying that it might be unfair to PC pro players – are you guys fucking insane?!”

DrLupo responded by saying that Ninja’s view doesn’t represent the entire PC Fortnite community, but NICKMERCS was unwavering in his argument.


“There is a couple of bandwagoners who wave the flag that they think aim assist is so overpowered, that controller players actually have an advantage!”

Lupo, still seemingly unconvinced, says he has tried Fortnite on a controller, but Kolcheff said he needs to try it for a few days, “because I’m telling you, it’s not what you guys make it seem.”

The 100 Thieves member then pulled up an example of mouse tracking, exclaiming that such movement simply isn’t possible with a controller stick.

You can watch NICKMERCS and DrLupo’s full debate on Fortnite aim assist in the video below, starting at the 1:50 minute mark.



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.