After months of grown up men crying like children, Epic have finally caved in and decided to remove Legacy aim assist from Fortnite. For months, the debate has gone on regarding controller aim assist on PC being too strong, and it’s only intensified as time has gone on.
It is hard to dispute that the Legacy control option is broken on PC. The infamous “L2 Spam”, when used correctly, is basically aim hack. Players have been able to track opponents they can’t even see through bushes, corn fields and even walls.
When it comes to console, though, the aim assist isn’t as strong, as it just feels like regular aim assist that you’d expect in any other console shooter. Console players will still lose Legacy though, which sucks, because many players use it but don’t get the benefit that PC controller players get.
Legacy will be removed on Friday March 13th, leaving Linear and Exponential, so you’ve got a week to get used to the new settings or to say goodbye to Legacy.
With the rise of controller pros such as “Unknown Army” who exploit the potential of Legacy, this could definitely be a reason why Epic have finally caved in and removed it to try and balance the game more. Most controller pros don’t use Legacy, so it shouldn’t impact many players, but those who use Legacy will feel a big change when switching.
Time will tell whether this is all that will change or whether Epic will continue to nerf aim assist for controller players.
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