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Tfue has been talking a lot about switching to controller recently. Most people assumed it was all talk, but he recently ordered an Xbox Elite controller, meaning the switch might be for real.

There is a ton of debate when it comes to controller vs. mouse and keyboard in Fortnite. Anyone who has watched top-level Fortnite players knows that they routinely complain about aim assist when they get killed by an L2 spammer.

As a controller player myself, I can attest that aim assist is real. Aiming with a small piece of plastic is far more difficult than aiming with your whole wrist, though, so it makes sense to have a crutch to lean on sometimes.

Spamming L2 is a thing, but it's situational. For instance, almost no controller player can track an opponent gliding in the sky and do enough damage to kill them - something you see PC players doing all of the time.

Spamming L2 in these scenarios helps to level the playing field, but people using a mouse will still have the advantage. When you add sniping to this debate - an element that negates aim assist - you can see why the controller community is fighting back so hard.

That's before we even get into the building and editing mechanics in Fortnite. People on keyboard and mouse can have everything bound to different keys. They have scroll wheel reset for edits, and can complete building strategies that make it look like they're in 2x speed.

There's no doubt that people on keyboard and mouse have a massive advantage in Fortnite. So why, then, is Fortnite's top name thinking about switching to controller?

Tfue on controller

Tfue has been talking about switching to controller for a few months now. Aim assist is probably part of his reasoning, but it's only a piece of the puzzle. He really considered making the switch because of the relatively new controller settings Epic has released.

Epic has made it a lot easier to play on a controller in recent seasons. They added custom keybinds along with building and editing sensitivity - something that keyboard and mouse players don't have.

It's this setting that got Tfue interested in using a controller. He plays on low sensitivity so his aim can stay consistent, but he feels as though it holds him back when building and editing. He wants the ability to change his building sensitivity without compromising his aim.

As you can see from the video above, Tfue bought - or seriously considered buying - a controller on stream. It looks like the switch is about to happen.

My guess is that it will be for the content if Tfue does end up switching to controller. Fellow content creator High Distortion recently made the switch to controller, saying the game is more fun for him that way.

HD has talked honestly about why he switched, though. He played on a controller for years and is comfortable with it, and has even admitted to using it as a vehicle for new content.

He has conceded, though, that when he competes in events like Friday Fortnite he still plans on using a mouse and keyboard. HD is not a professional Fortnite player and cares more about his content than he does about competing at a high level all of the time.

In reality, the Tfue switch will likely be the same if it ends up happening. He'll mess around on controller for a few weeks, but will go back to mouse and keyboard when a competition rolls around. He certainly won't be switching before the World Cup finals at the end of the month.

Tfue will get some good content and millions of views out of it, but it probably won't be a permanent switch.

Do you think the switch is for real or do you think it's all talk? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteTracker.

Author Bio

Jimmy Russo

Jimmy is a passionate gamer and writer from Boston, MA. He plays Fortnite on Xbox One. You can find him in Creative Mode practicing his 90's. Follow him on Twitter @JimmyDangus


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