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Tfue explains why Fortnite’s close quarters aim assist is a major issue

Published: 13/Apr/2020 11:20

by Joe Craven

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Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, professional Fortnite player and Twitch streamer, has explained why he thinks close-quarters aim assist in the battle royale is a major issue, explaining that it’s far too powerful. 

Aim assist in Fortnite has been a back-and-forth debate since Epic announced that crossplay would be allowed at tournaments. While most people are nonchalant about aim assist on a console, some feel that controller aim assist when playing through a PC is far too powerful.

Recently Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins described it as “aimbot”, while Fortnite World Cup Winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf also suggested it was too strong and offered up ideas for tweaks. However, Tfue has come down somewhere in the middle of the debate, explaining that he only has an issue with aim assist in certain scenarios.

Some people argue aim assist makes headshots too easy.

“Dude they need to nerf aim assist – close-quarters tracking is too broken,” he said, during his April 12 stream. “The long-range s**t I don’t even mind bro. Getting one bursted [at long range] is like getting heavy sniped.”

The heavy sniper is easily able to one hit in Fortnite, similar to a one burst that involves a couple of headshots. When using aim assist, many argue headshots are too easy to hit. Headshots in Fortnite grant players heavily increased damage on opponents.

“But like, kids being able to flawlessly track you through a broken staircase and a box is kind of silly,” he finished.

While a host of prominent PC players think aim assist in general is too strong, Tfue is arguing that it’s only at close-range where it poses a significant issue.

The 22-year-old did make clear that he wants to see a nerf, but Epic are yet to move on the great aim assist debate. On the one hand, many feel it is too strong when using a controller via a PC, but a host of controller players maintain that there is nothing inherently broken about aim assist, and that it balances out the lack of precision joysticks provide.

Tfue is approaching the debate from a fairly central perspective, arguing that close-quarters is the only scenario where it requires adjustment. We’ll have to wait and see if this is when Epic finally decides to make some changes.

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Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett

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Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.