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Tfue explains why controller players can dominate Fortnite at any range

Published: 20/Dec/2019 11:24

by Matt Porter


Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney is one of the most popular Fortnite pro players and streamers in the world, and after encountering players using controllers during December 19’s Twitch Rivals Community Charity Showdown, the 21-year-old explained how powerful the gamepads truly are in the popular battle royale title.

The war between controller players and those who use keyboard and mouse has been a hot topic between professionals and streamers in Fortnite for a long time. Many claim that the aim assist that those who use a gamepad receive is far too powerful, and gives them a significant advantage in gunfights by dragging their crosshairs towards opponent’s heads.

After encountering enemies during the Twitch Rivals Community Chairty Showdown using thumbsticks instead of a mouse, Tfue explained why playing against those who use the controller can be so difficult, giving some insight into the way they can be so dangerous to come up against.

Twitch: Tfue
Twitch: Tfue
Tfue encountered explained the advantages of controllers.

Playing with fans of his who won the opportunity to compete in the Showdown with him, Tfue and his squad came under fire from a squad featuring a controller player, who killed one of his teammates with just four bullets to send him back to the lobby screen. Discussing it after, the viewers asked if enemies who used gamepads were really that hard to play against, with the pro player explaining how two different settings can give them unique advantages.

“I’ve been victim to it many times, but is it really that bad?” once teammate asked, as Tfue laughed in response. “Well, it depends.”

“There’s like two different loadouts, or controller players. There’s Linear players and Legacy players. At long range, Legacy is like, f**king crazy broken, and Linear has crazy hipfire tracking.”

Legacy and Linear are two different controller settings, with Legacy acting as the gamepad assists and sensitivities included in the game at launch for those who are accustomed to them and don’t want to change. Linear offers more control over these settings with higher building and editing sensitivities, with changes to how aim assist works which many believed to be a buff when it launched back in October.

With these two options offering advantages in either long-range or closequarters combat respectively, there’s a setup that controller players can use regardless of their playstyle which will give them a helping hand when searching for Victory Royales, making them dangerous no matter the distance.

While many believe aim assist does give a helping hand to controller players, theoretically they are still at a major disadvantage in Fortnite as keyboard and mouse not only offers more precise aiming and movement, but allows for quicker building and editing with the sweep of the mouse that thumbsticks just cannot replicate.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.