Ninja used to not be known for making many controversial comments. He has had a few problems here and there, sure, but otherwise he has operated a family transmission with no serious problems. That has changed recently, with the Fortnite star now offers some more salty takes on your favorite title. Your latest complaint is also quite strange, as it refers to a feature that has been present in Fortnite for a long time.
if you play Fortnite On PC, the odds are pretty good that you’ll be using a keyboard and mouse. This is the preferred way to play the game for many, as a keyboard offers more input options and a mouse provides more precise aiming. That is not the only control scheme available in Fortnite, nevertheless. Those with controllers can also manipulate them and play Epic’s shooter the same way they would on a console, with the game’s preconfigured gamepad settings.
Apparently that gamepad setting is a source of discontent for Ninja now, who has been playing Fortnite with a driver in the last few days. Ninja is now convinced that the “auto aim” given to gamepad users is akin to someone using an aimbot. Long story short, Ninja believes that anyone using a controller is cheating.
“I just played with a controller on PC for the second time in two days,” Ninja tweeted on Friday. “I have competed in several games at a competitive level on both the controller and mouse and keyboard.”
The streamer added: “You can’t tell me that with 100% aim assist and linear setups, using a controller isn’t aimbot.”
To better understand Ninja Beef, you first need to understand what Aim Assist is and why it is used.
There is little debate among those who play competitive shooters that a keyboard and mouse setup offers more responsiveness and better accuracy. Players have full control over mouse sensitivity. Those who use a mouse on a large surface can quickly position their crosshairs exactly where they want it.
However, those using controllers don’t have that luxury. An analog stick simply cannot emulate the precision of a mouse due to its limited range of motion. Something needs to be done to make a controller feel as good as a mouse, and to help get controller users on a more level playing field with those in a keyboard and mouse setup. The end result is often aim assist, which helps gamepad users by making it a bit easier to aim at targets.
As stated above, Fortnite on PC has supported the use of controllers for quite some time, and aim assist has always been a thing in the game. This isn’t a new phenomenon, so it’s unclear why Ninja is suddenly pushing it now. Fortnite It’s also not the only game to implement aim assist for controllers. games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, fate 2, and many others make use of that same trick for those who play with gamepads. Not everyone has the dexterity to use the keyboard and mouse. Offering alternatives opens up those games to more people.
Are there players who don’t like aim assist? Absolutely. In the aura community, for example, some essentially echo the sentiments of Ninja on aim assist being unfair. They would prefer the feature to go away, but this would have some unfortunate consequences. Controller users would be at an extreme disadvantage. Some would probably stop playing the game altogether. Online multiplayer titles that rely on a healthy player base would take a hit.
Unfortunately, complaints like Ninja’s will only become more common as cross-platform play expands. All kinds of games now allow mixed multiplayer matches across various platforms, many of which support controllers. On console, aim assist is pretty necessary for any type of shooter.
as for Fortnite, however, that game has been cross-playing for a while now. It’s entirely possible that Ninja, while racking up win after win on PC, may have played against those on console without even realizing it. That makes the timing of his new aim assist issue especially perplexing. If the feature offers such a huge advantage, why aren’t more console gamers blowing away the competition? And why aren’t more PC gamers plugging in controllers in response?
Maybe aim assist isn’t the game-breaking issue Ninja would have you believe, based on his gameplay. Ninja is an ex-pro gamer, after all, who can probably stand on his own whether using joysticks or a keyboard and mouse combo. The guy might be good enough to play well no matter what he’s wearing. So maybe he can relax by calling gamepad users hackers. In the long run, that doesn’t help anyone.