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Legacy vs. Advanced controller settings: which is better?

Epic completely overhauled Fortnite aim assist for controller players during Season 10. The new system provides more options, but is it better than Legacy settings?



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Epic completely overhauled Fortnite aim assist for controller players during Season 10. The new system provides more options, but is it better than Legacy settings?

Aim assist in Fortnite has been a hot topic for years, with PC players complaining about L2 spam and controller players claiming that they need to even the playing field, somehow.

Epic made some massive changes to the controller settings in Fortnite during Season 10, which opened the door to higher building and editing sensitivities. This new system also changed aim assist, which seemed like a buff to a lot of players.

The new aim assist settings provide better tracking than the old settings did. In other words, your crosshairs now have more pull while you’re aiming down sights (ADS) at a moving opponent. It doesn’t, however, reconnect to a target when you tap ADS – or L2 spam.

The above clip and others like it made the rounds on Twitter and Reddit. Keyboard players waved their fists at the sky, shouting that aim assist is now more overpowered than ever.

This is FaZe Sway, though, who might be the best Fortnite controller player in the world. Not many people will be able to track as he can. On top of that, the player on the glider is moving in a straight line. No competitive player will do that in a real match.

There has been some debate as to whether or not ‘L2 spam’ is still in the game, as evidenced by the clip of Ninja and NickMercs arguing. It is still in the game.

You can scroll to the bottom of your Advanced settings to enable Legacy settings. This will revert all of your sensitivities back to the old system; and yes, it will bring back the L2 spam.

A lot of the top controller players use the Advanced settings, while people like Innocents and NickMercs are sticking with Legacy. So, which one is better?

Advanced settings pros and cons

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The biggest benefit of the new controller settings is that they allow for more precise customization. You can lower your overall sensitivity while keeping your building and editing sensitivities high by using the additional sensitivity multiplier.

Mid-range fights and tracking are better on advanced controls – at least for players with consistent aim. The problem is, most players don’t get a ton of mid-range opportunities in Fortnite anymore. Opponents build as soon as you shoot them, meaning a close-range engagement is much more common.

The advanced settings really fail in the close-range fight department. Most controller players immediately noticed a dip in their shotgun accuracy with the new settings. The ‘snap’ when you ADS is gone, meaning you have to be much more precise with your close-range shotgun shots. SMG spray isn’t as affected by the new settings, but still, got a bit of a nerf.

Legacy pros and cons

Legacy aim assist is more powerful than Advanced aim assist in most cases. There’s no debate when it comes to close-range fights and mid-range fights could be considered a wash. It isn’t as good at tracking players, but the ADS spam removes the need for precise tracking.

Building will probably be slower on the Legacy settings – depending on your multiplier. Switching back might feel a bit clunky at first if you got used to the new settings, but it isn’t anything major when you consider the trade-off in the aim department.

Verdict: Which is better?

In my opinion, and in the opinion of several other Fortnite controller players, the Legacy settings are the way to go. The enhanced customization options aren’t enough to sacrifice your close-range accuracy.

Fortnite has become a game about close-range fights. Hardly anyone sits out in the open anymore, and L2 spam reduces the need to accurately track opponents in the air – as hard as that may be to hear.

Sure, some of the best controller players in Fortnite are using the new settings, but that doesn’t mean they’re best for you. I believe that average to above-average players will benefit more from the Legacy aim assist settings than they will from the enhanced customization of the new system.

That’s just one L2-spamming, controller player’s opinion, after all. Let us know what you think is best in the comments.

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.



Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.

GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.



Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.

As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.



Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

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With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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