Ever since Fortnite released and allowed cross-play in the battle royale mode, fans have been debating whether or not controller players have an advantage when it comes to aim assist and other aspects of the game.
Controller players are given aim assist in-game, where it appears as if they lock-on to enemies much easier than keyboard and mouse users – with professionals like Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney claiming that it could spell disaster for the popular title if it isn’t adjusted. However, after hopping back and forward between PC and PS4, NICKMERCS has explained why its better on console than PC.
The popular streamer made his name as one of the best controller players in the scene, first off sticking with a console before switching to a PC. Though, for the PS4 Celebration Cup, he switched back to the faithful Sony system.
After plucking a player out of mid-air with an early game kill in his warm-up matches, NICKMERCS quickly explained his thoughts on aim assist. “I’ll tell you what, if people be talking about like the aim assist is stronger on f**king PC, I don’t know man,” he said.
“You know what it is, it is just easier to move on PC man, like, it’s easier to play the game but that grip, that like f**king grip on the character, goddamn, s**t feels strong as f**k.”
However, the former Gears of War player noted that it is “all situational” because some players use the L2 trigger to snap on to enemies at distance, but that isn’t wholly helpful when you’re in a boxfight or someone is closing the distance between you.
Of course, there will probably never be an end to the debate around aim assist until Epic Games drops some sort of tweaks to the mechanic – though they don’t appear to be planning on that any time soon.
Players on both sides of the argument will still hold their own opinions regardless, but it might be best to experience both as Nick has.