A lot of keyboard and mouse pros talk about how powerful the controller is in Fortnite. Tfue explains why most of them aren’t switching.
Controller aim assist continues to be one of the hottest topics in all of Fortnite. Epic recently removed Legacy aim assist from Fortnite, but that does nothing to negate the close-range effectiveness of Linear and Exponential.
Despite the fact that keyboard and mouse pros like Bugha constantly go so far as to call using a controller “cheating,” only one of them has made the switch. EpikWhale remains the only high-profile KBM pro to commit to the controller.
During a recent stream, Tfue gave us some insight as to why this might be the case. He, like a lot of his peers, regards the controller as the best input for Fortnite.
Even though he thinks that the controller is more powerful, Tfue is reluctant to switch. “I obviously think controller’s the best input device, for sure,” he said.
“The future of gaming is all f***ing mouse and keyboard you know what I’m saying? Like, there’s not gonna be a game where controller players can frag-out like this again,” Tfue explained.
“None of these controller Fortnite players are gonna f***ing go off and become professional CS:GO players on controller – that’s just not gonna happen,” he told his chat. “There’s no transition from this. It’s a one-time thing.”
The argument from controller players has always been, “If it’s so powerful, why don’t you switch?” Tfue makes an interesting point, here. This could be the reason that most of them stay on mouse and keyboard.
There are benefits and disadvantages to using either controller or mouse and keyboard. Right now, it seems like the majority of PC pros think that the controller is better. We’ll have to wait and see how this shapes up in the FNCS – although console players are in a different bracket.