The long standing saga about aim assist on console Fortnite Battle Royale has taken an unexpected turn thanks to FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.
The popular pro player and streamer took to social media on February 5 to share an opinion that not many were expecting him to express so publicly.
“I have nothing but great respect to console players and mobile players,” he tweeted. “That shit is hard.”
Tfue, of course, is widely considered to be on of the best Fortnite players in the world, so for him to say something like this is a huge victory for the console and mobile players.
Sure enough, the comments section under his tweet were full of controller and mobile players who were thanking him for giving them such an influential endorsement.
I have nothing but great respect to console players and mobile players that shit is hard dawg
— Tfue (@TTfue) February 5, 2019
The debate about aim assist for controller Fortnite players has been going on for almost as long as the game’s existed.
While no one is really questioning the fact that aim assist is needed to making playing with a controller viable, many have expressed their concern and frustration about certain exploits, like the ‘ADS spam,’ that make aim assist too powerful.
On one side of the debate are those that are petitioning for aim assist to be considerably nerfed and reduced, and on the other side are those who claim that it’s the only thing that allows them to stay relatively on par with mouse and keyboard players.
Tfue himself has been at the center of these discussions before, recently appearing on a live-steam with Team SoloMid pro Myth and having a conversation about the effects of aim assist.
They are not the only prominent names to have participated in this community-wide debate; popular streamer NICKMERCS, the most well-known controller player, has often found himself having to defend aim assist against the likes of Ninja and Dr Lupo, among others.
It appears that this age-old debate has started to favor mouse and keyboard players as of late, as Epic Games have announced that a change is coming in the next major update that will mitigate the effect of certain aim assist exploits.
Whether or not this will fundamentally change the balance of the player-base, we will just have to wait and see.