The topic of aim assist in Fortnite is one that will, seemingly, never go away. Keyboard and mouse (KBM) players are adamant that Epic nerf or remove aim assist while controller players claim that they need it to compete.
At the highest level, it’s easy to see the problem with aim assist. Professional controller players don’t even need shotguns, in most cases, as long as they have an SMG, Drum Gun, or Scar in their inventory.
The problem is that most controller players aren’t pro players. This group, largely, can’t understand why pro players are complaining about aim assist so frequently. To some of them, it seems like aim assist is hardly there.
There are two sides to this story, and both sides have a point. Objectively, Linear and Exponential aim assist are too strong during close-range spray fights. By the same token, certain KBM players seem to blame nearly every death on a controller player, even if the opponent is using a keyboard and mouse.
Ninja has been an outspoken critic of aim assist in Fortnite. He’s always made it clear that he’s talking about using a controller on PC, but his message is the same: aim assist needs to be addressed.
During a recent League of Legends stream, Ninja discussed stream snipers and why he hasn’t been playing Fortnite as much. “I haven’t legitimately played Fortnite in a long time,” he said. “I’m just waiting. Right now, it’s not in a healthy state on PC.”
When pressed on his reasons for leaving Fortnite, Ninja expanded on his answer, “I think Fortnite is doing a great job. I just want that controller aim assist on PC balanced.”
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“Controller aim assist on 240hz is, like, super broken,” Ninja finished. This is not a new take from Ninja, but it’s the first time that he’s publically stepped away from Fortnite, and cited PC aim assist as his reasoning.
Ninja’s Twitch rival, Tfue, has also expressed…