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Aim assist took a huge blow today as players who used the “Legacy” profile are left stranded

Earlier today, Fortnite announced they would be discontinuing support for the original aim assist - Legacy. The tweet reads:

“With the improvements we’ve made to Aim Assist, we plan to remove the ‘Use Legacy Look Controls’ setting on March 13.

To use the new settings and maintain your legacy sensitivities, select ‘Copy from Legacy’ in the Controller Options and toggle off ‘Use Legacy Look Controls.’"

Players will have exactly one week to save their Legacy profile and transfer the settings over to Linear or Exponential or will have to completely reconfigure next Friday

Top controller Fortnite prospects such as UnknownArmy and Wavyjacob use Legacy as their preferred type of aim assist. Today, they must decide whether Linear or Exponential will be their future

It seems as though the controller community has already begun to gravitate towards Linear, citing pinpoint accuracy in close range tracking as the culprit. Disabling Legacy might be a minor setback for players that utilize it, but it seems that Legacy pros were a dying breed regardless. To most, it’s still business as usual

The clash between controller and keyboard & mouse inputs is in full swing on my Twitter timeline. As kb&m players rejoice, controller players find solace in one another as their Legacy brothers look to make a smooth transition to Linear. Epic is basically throwing these players in the deep end hoping they figure out how to swim. At the end of the day, removing Legacy might be a good thing for any controller players who haven't yet made the switch

We still have a long way until aim assist is truly balanced - if at all possible. Removing legacy, the assist type that gives mid-to-long range aimbot, is a good start. Tweaking linear to be less, uh, broken is the next step. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and report on any updates

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Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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