Popular Mixer streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has shared his thoughts regarding the debate going on all over the Fortnite gaming community. Whether Epic Games should separate the matchmaking of PC & Console players.
Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. It is available in three distinct game mode versions i.e. PC, Consoles and Mobile where each platform share the same general gameplay and game engine.
Now, though the problem started at some point when controller players started migrating from their consoles because all the top gamers played on PC with a mouse and keyboard. With the v12.61 Fortnite Patch, the addition of aim assist started this debate.
Before long, mouse and keyboard players found that aim assist was getting too much for them as compared to the players on console, and ever since, the debate over whether aim assist or controller players should even be allowed to play against mouse & keyboard has thrived.
Onstream Shroud discussed this issue, he said “It’s really simple what the issue with aim assist is, Every single player that is competing for money has the right to complain. They’re totally in the right to be mad. There are advantages to both mouse & keyboard and controller. The fact that there’s an advantage in a controller to mouse & keyboard, and the other way around, makes no sense that it’s even in place to happen to have any sort of competition for money. The whole point of the competition is fair play. Competitive integrity. Because they both have their pros and cons, they shouldn’t exist in the same world. There’s no way anyone can argue against, and the idea of splitting the two inputs have been discussed plenty of times within the community.”
Previously Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins also discussed on this matter and said ”I am sick of aim assist, but there’s nothing he can do. The Mixer streamer, who uses a keyboard and mouse to play the game, says controller players need to be honest with Epic Games about aim assist to push for a balanced change for everyone.”
In past Shroud has discussed aim assist and its issues briefly regarding various games, especially concerns to the games like Apex Legends and Warzone, but he rarely speaks out about Fortnite, which is really a matter that the developer of the game should look into and resolve as this frustrates the players.