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Ninja wants old Fortnite weapon back to counter controller players

Published: 22/Jan/2020 14:07 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 14:17

by David Purcell


Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has offered a potential solution to controller aim assist problems in the battle royale game, arguing not for a nerf to the feature, but instead a solid weapon to counter it on PC. 

The popular internet personality, who broadcasts regularly on his Mixer channel, has voiced his fair share of criticisms during the debut season of Chapter 2, relating to bugs, in-game issues and more.


However, after a number of PC players decided to plug controllers in instead of their mouse and keyboards in order to take advantage of the aim assist feature on the pads, he has put forward a solution that Epic Games might want to take into account for Season 2.

fortnite chapter 2 screenshot
Epic Games
Epic Games shuffled the weapon pack when Fortnite Chapter 2 started.

During a broadcast, Blevins was seen reminiscing about a decision taken by the game’s developers to bring back the Infantry Rifle in the past. It was vaulted at the beginning of Chapter 2, although the streamer thinks we need to see it come back soon, or something similar.


It didn’t take long, though, before he considered what it would be like if it returned some time in the near future, suggesting it could be a solution to some problems players are experiencing on PC.

“My main reason for why it should be in the game, like it’s a necessity, because it is a direct counter to aim assist slash console players that rely on their zooming in.

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He continued: “Am I wrong? Am I a bad guy for saying that? PC players need a gun that is pure aim to combat the heavy aim assist players who play on PC and plug controllers in. I’m not saying nerf aim assist.

“It was the only gun in the game that actually relied on skill from the mouse. In order to combat a controller’s aim on the PC, we need a new Infantry Rifle.”

Infantry Rifle in Fortnite
Epic Games
Will the Infantry Rifle come back to Fortnite?

Whether or not Epic Games will decide to unvault the Infantry, or perhaps release a new weapon that works in a similar way to it, for the beginning of Season 2 remains to be seen.


One thing is for sure, though, and that’s Ninja thinks it would be the right call to balance things out.


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