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Secret Fortnite aiming changes discovered in v12.30 update

Published: 31/Mar/2020 18:48

by Albert Petrosyan


Fortnite players have uncovered some unannounced changes made to aiming in the recent 12.30 patch, which have further leveled the playing field between controller and mouse + keyboard.

Released on March 31, the most recent Fortnite update added some new content to the battle royale, including Kingsman Umbrellas and Crash Pads.

As has usually been the case since the release of Chapter 2, Epic Games did not publish any official patch notes, which meant that players had to try and figure out the rest of the changes for themselves.

Epic Games / Tfue - TwitchMouse and keyboard Fortnite players now experience the same recoil and bloom as those on controller.

Turns out, Epic actually made a few pretty major changes, tweaking some of the aiming mechanics for those who play on mouse + keyboard.

Not long after the downtime ended, competitive player ‘bhronos’ tweeted out some clips showing two significant adjustments for recoil, bloom, and flinching.

It appears that both recoil and bloom now function on M+KB the same way they do on controller, whereas, previously, they were a lot easier to deal with using gamepads.

According to the player, this balancing of recoil and flinch was actually a buff to M+KB rather than a nerf to controllers.

The second secret aiming change that Epic made was mitigating flinch: “Also, you don’t flinch anymore when you get hit so your aim doesn’t screw up.”

Bhronos commented on the clip that this adjustment was implemented the same on both peripherals, further balancing them out when it comes to aiming mechanics.

While these changes don’t solve the great ‘aim assist debate’ that’s constantly roaring on, they should help further bridge the two player-bases that have been at odds with each other since the early days of Fortnite.

At least those on M+KB will be more assured knowing that they have the same recoil, bloom, and flinch as their controller-using counterparts from here on out. Considering how significant these adjustments are, it’s a surprise that Epic Games didn’t make mention of them at all.

But that’s been the norm with the developers, at least in recent months, so the Fortnite community has had to rely on players like bhronos to discover unannounced tweaks.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.