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Shroud urges Fortnite to split controller and mouse & keyboard players

Published: 5/Jun/2020 17:33 Updated: 5/Jun/2020 17:34

by Jacob Hale


Popular Mixer streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has thrown his thoughts into the mix in regards to the ever-growing aim assist debate in Fortnite.

After Fortnite was initially launched, the top players all played on PC with a mouse and keyboard but, at some point, controller players started migrating from their consoles, and problems started to arise.

Before long, mouse and keyboard players found that aim assist was getting too much for them, and ever since, the debate over whether aim assist or controller players should even be allowed to play against mouse & keyboard has thrived.

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Fortnite Season 3 is fast approaching, but it doesn’t look like shroud has much interest in playing.

While Shroud has discussed aim assist and its issues briefly in the past, especially as it pertains to Apex Legends and Warzone, but he rarely speaks out about Fortnite, which is really where the issue spawns from.

Now, though, he’s discussed the recent changes to aim assist made in the v12.61 Fortnite patch and set his side.

“It’s really simple what the issue with aim assist is,” he said during a livestream. “Every single player that is competing for money has the right to complain. They’re totally in the right to be mad.”

He went on: “There’s advantages to both mouse & keyboard and controller. The fact that there’s an advantage in controller to mouse & keyboard, and the other way around, makes no sense that it’s even in place to happen to have any sort of competition for money.”

“The whole point of competition is fair play. Competitive integrity. Because they both have their pros and cons, they shouldn’t exist in the same world.”

Shroud goes on to say that “there’s no way anyone can argue against” what he’s said, and the idea of splitting the two inputs has been discussed plenty of times within the community.

Whether or not this is something Epic ever actually implement in Fortnite is hard to say. The game has always been based around accessibility for everyone, and they’ve not made any drastic changes based on aim assist complaints, so it’s hard to tell whether they’ll do anything major now.

Regardless, the debate rages on and it may never truly die until players are separated – which, ironically, is exactly what shroud thinks should happen.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
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The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.