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NICKMERCS explains why Fortnite shouldn’t change controller aim assist

Published: 3/Jan/2020 23:39

by Matt Porter


Fortnite professional player and FaZe Clan streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has explained why the game’s aim assist for those who use controllers isn’t too powerful, as plays continue to criticize the feature and claim it’s too much.

Aim assist has become a hot topic among the Fortnite community over the past few weeks, with many coming out and claiming that it’s power gives those who choose to use controllers over keyboard and mouse an unfair advantage, something which those who wield gamepads vehemently deny.

While most Fortnite pros use the computer peripherals to play, NICKMERCS is one of the few that use controller, and while he has always been a staunch supporter of the use of gamepads, the streamer once again came to the defence of those who use them as the criticism continues to flow.

FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan
NICKMERCS is one of Fortnite’s best-known controller players.

While playing alongside fellow FaZe Clan member Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson, the pair got into a discussion about the system which helps those on controllers aim by dragging their crosshairs towards enemies when they target close to an opponent. While Mongraal was staunchly against it, claiming it needed to receive a major nerf, his American teammate was less keen on the idea, claiming that good players are dangerous no matter what peripheral they’re using.

“I really do agree that it’s easier to aim in some aspects on controller with aim assist,” the 29-year-old explained. “It’s also easier to aim in some aspects with the mouse, it just depends on how you look at it. Listen man, I’m never going to agree that they should take it out of the game and change it. They’ve given multiple different looks at it. I’ve seen [pro controller] highlights, I’ve seen Unknown, he’s a f**king beast.”

The streamer continued: “But you can’t sit there and tell me that he doesn’t work endlessly on his box fights and all the editing, and the game knowledge. He’s been doing that sh*t for a minute. Have you seen some of the PC guys? It’s the same sh*t. Triple66 with the burst [rifle]. If you’re good, like you are, then you know what you can f**king do.”

Some players remain convinced that controller players have an advantage, with World Cup Winner Kyle ‘Bigha’ Giersdorf stunned when he tried it out, while Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani claimed he was going to join the “controller army” when he gave it a shot back in December.

NICKMERCS certainly has no intention of ditching his gamepad, but it seems he feels that the controversy surrounding aim assist on controllers is out of control, and good players will take down bad ones no matter what peripheral they’re using.


SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
Epic Games
Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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