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One of the key distinctions that separates keyboard from controller players is the ability for near instant edit resets using the scroll wheel. Did the v14.60 update put that feature in jeopardy?

Scroll wheel reset is described as the double binding of your grab edit and edit reset keys to scroll wheel up or down. Using your second bind in this manner allows for you to grab and reset edits much faster than traditionally grabbing and manually resetting

Since controllers don’t have a scroll wheel -- or even a generally spammable button in the way a scroll wheel acts, this feature is exclusively for keyboard and mouse players. Unfair? Maybe. But controller players also have aim assist; I think it balances out

Regardless of your thoughts on scroll wheel reset, players noticed some odd anomalies after the v14.60 downtime

One player quickly took to Twitter with a video showing themselves unsuccessfully attempting to bind a secondary key to their edit reset slot. Here’s what that looked like:

The community grew increasingly concerned as more and more players were unable to bind their secondary keys

Eventually, Fortnite’s support Twitter account noted the issue and said they were “investigating issues with binding different actions to the same key”

From the looks of their response, we can conclude that disabling the secondary keys was a mere bug that was a byproduct of the update. Since the team recommended to not reset your keyboard binds, they must be looking for a solution

To be very clear, as long as you don’t touch your keybinds, you’ll be fine. The bug only affects users that unbinded their secondary key binds and cannot re-add the binds

The pro community is still cautious about the recent developments with fears that Epic might be looking to remove scroll wheel reset all together

Cented among many other pros hold the same sentiment in that removing scroll wheel reset will collapse the balance between controller and keyboard. Both inputs have certain advantages and disadvantages; removing scroll wheel reset will heavily favor controller players

100Thieves’ Ceice already declared that he would switch inputs if scroll wheel reset was removed

I don’t think that Epic plans on removing scroll wheel reset anytime soon, and this shouldn’t be an indicator regardless. Bugs can have unfortunate and, quite frankly, inconvenient consequences. Expect a short term solution to this very temporary problem

Sorry controller players, it looks like you guys aren’t getting buffed after all

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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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