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Ninja claims Fortnite controller aim assist is an “aimbot”

Published: 4/Apr/2020 11:10

by Joe Craven

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Popular Mixer streamer and Fortnite veteran Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has called out Epic Games’ battle royale for a lack of balance between controller and mouse and keyboard.

The mouse and keyboard versus controller debate is not a new discussion, particularly in the Fortnite community. Despite being less than three years old, Epic’s acclaimed BR has been the subject of constant debate following the decision to allow controller players to compete against those using a mouse and keyboard.

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Among others, we have seen World Cup Winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf try his hand at Fortnite with a controller. The 16-year-old was concerned it was too strong, and explained how he thinks it could be better balanced.

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Bugha, the WC winner, has previously referred to aim assist as far too powerful.

Now, Fortnite’s most prominent content creator and one of the game’s pioneers has weighed in on the discussion, coming firmly down on the side of most mouse and keyboard players. 

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In an April 3 tweet, Ninja explained that, having played with a controller via a PC, he found aim assist to be far too strong when compared to a mouse and keyboard player. 

“Just played with a controller on PC for the second time in two days,” Blevins said. “I have competed in several games at a competitive level on both controller and mouse and keyboard. You cannot tell me that with 100% strength aim assist and linear settings that using a controller isn’t aimbot.” 

Prior to his streaming career, Ninja played professional Halo – a game that is played exclusively with a controller on Xbox. He has since switched to mouse and keyboard gaming, including on Fortnite.

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When using a mouse and keyboard players do not receive any aim assist as a result of the more precise movements that come with a mouse. Ninja clearly feels this is an unfair trade-off.

It’s important to distinguish between controller play on a PC and a console. When playing on a console, players are limited in terms of frame rate, input lag and other graphical settings.

On a PC, most of these caps are improved, but players still receive the same level of aim assist. It is the latter which Ninja thinks is too strong.

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While Ninja’s criticism is echoed by a large number of mouse and keyboard players, there are just as many controller players who argue that the accuracy of a mouse is far greater than joysticks. It is for this reason that Epic are backed into a corner. 

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Where to find Marvel bosses in Fortnite Season 4: Iron Man, Gorger, more

Published: 17/Oct/2020 4:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has teamed up with Marvel once again in Fortnite Season 4. This time, some of their biggest characters are scattered across the land in the form of bosses. Here’s everything you need to know about where to find them.

It’s a beautiful thing when two worlds collide. Figuratively speaking, of course. But it’s hard to find a pair that has overlapped better than Fortnite and the Marvel Universe. They’re both big, bright, colorful, and rich in lore. And of course, they’re both immensely popular.

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It all started when Epic Games launched the Thanos LTM back in April 2018. It’s been a while since then, but the two worlds have crossed over once again, and this time, it’s been a blast.

Galactus, a cosmic being who consumes planets to sustain himself, is planning to wreak havoc on the Fortnite island. As a result, heroes and villains within the Marvel Universe have been popping up all over the place. Some of them are bosses, which players can hunt and eliminate for rewards. But in order to do that, you’ll need to know where to find them.

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Here’s what you need to know.

Iron Man

Iron Man might be a fan-favorite hero, but he’s a formidable foe in Fortnite. If you’re willing to take him on to get your hands on his prized possession, a pair of badass rocket gloves, you can find him in Stark Industries. It’s located on the north-east side of the map. But be warned, he’ll put up a hell of a fight.

Gorger

Gorgers are bigger and more dangerous versions of the Gatherer Drones. Galactus has programmed and sent them with one objective; to create chaos.

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However, they don’t have a specific spawn location, which makes them a little harder to find. But if you find and kill the Gorger that can be seen at the start of the match, it will shoot a red beam that leads you right to the boss variants.

Doctor Doom

Doctor Doom is one of the more iconic villains in the Marvel Universe. He’s mostly known as the main antagonist in the Fantastic Four series. However, he’s also tangled with Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X Men, and The Avengers many times.

The imposing menace has found a new home at Pleasant Park. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s been renamed Doom’s Domain.

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Next, you’ll notice that he’s recruited a bunch of hostile guards to make your life difficult. But don’t worry too much about them. You can find Doctor Doom walking around Doom House, which is on the northern side of Doom’s Domain.

Bear in mind, though, that as a patrolling character, he will make brief stops in other places in the area. So you might need to look around for a bit before you find him.

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If you manage to find him and take him down, he’ll drop some items that will let you use his overpowered abilities as well as a card that lets you access a secret vault.

And with that, you’re ready to rock and roll. The boss fights can be somewhat challenging, but with a bit of time and effort, you’ll persevere.

We’ll keep this article updated as more Marvel heroes make their appearance as bosses in Fortnite.

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