- The 2019 Fortnite World Cup winner, Bugha, offered a solution to the whole aim-assist controversy in-game.
Fortnite is still one of the biggest games at the moment, pulling impressive viewership on Twitch. Over the last few seasons, we have seen the game change a lot. Some of these changes were applauded by the community, while other changes have put a dent in the game’s mechanics. Additionally, Epic Games has a communication problem with the players. This is apparent and it engulfed one of the most controversial multiplayer topics in recent times. Last year and early on in 2020, we have seen more games allowing cross-play, which places both console players and pc players on the same servers.
This is a double-edged sword because console players do not like playing games against mouse and keyboard players. However, in the esports scene, things are more controversial and m&k players do not want controller players.
What’s wrong with console players?
This problem is outspoken by many members of the community. Console players in Fortnite have aim-assist when playing the game, and the aim-assist is very effective. Console players say that this greats balance against keyboard players since it’s impossible for them to have the same speed as them. However, PC players say that the aim-assist is too strong, and it feels like playing against someone using an aimbot. To have an idea how aim-assist works for console players, here’s a small clip below:
M&K- Same recoil as controller | Remove Scroll wheel reset
Controller- Lower aim assist strength
M&K- Same recoil as controller | Keep Scroll wheel reset
Controller- Lower aim assist strength | Add one button reset
— Bugha (@bugha) April 1, 2020
Bugha offered two solutions on the whole topic, he stated “M&K- Same recoil as controller Remove Scroll wheel reset Controller- Lower aim assist strength” or option 2 ” M&K- Same recoil as controller, keep Scroll wheel reset Controller- Lower aim assist strength, add one button reset. These solutions are good, however, Epic Games is refusing to listen to the complaints, because contrary to some belief, most players of Fortnite are coming from console given that it’s a more affordable approach to gaming. We know how expensive PC’s can get, especially with the right setup can bring you well in the thousands. Console gaming requires just the console at $500 give or take, and a good internet connection.
This new solution from Bugha would also help casual players. But we’re not expecting Epic Games to solve this issue any time soon in-game. However, there might be a different set of rules for the Fortnite esports arena when that time comes and perhaps aim-assist could be removed at that time. We’ll need to wait and see.