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Fortnite leak reveals new aim assist system coming soon

Aim Assist is a long-debated issue in Fortnite, but a data miner has discovered a new aim assist system is in the works.

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Aim assist has been a contentious issue in Fortnite, but data miners have discovered upcoming changes to aim assist in the game files.

Aim assist, which helps controller players stay on target, has been a much-debated topic in Fortnite.

Mouse and keyboard players have long complained about the power of aim assist, with streamers like Tfue, Bugha, and others often leading the debate.

When crossplay first arrived in Fortnite, mouse and keyboard players had a distinct advantage over their controller using competitors. Building was much more intuitive with the extra buttons a keyboard has. In 2019’s Fortnite World Cup, only a handful of controller players qualified, with the top placements dominated by the KBM input.

Epic have been consistently adding more options for controller players, and now controller players often dominate competitive Fortnite.

However, a leaker has discovered a new aim assist system is coming to Fortnite soon.

Fortnite’s new aim assist system

Respected Fortnite leaker and data miner, Mang0e, found out that Fortnite is working on a new targeting system.

With the launch of Season 5, a plugin called “TargetingSystem” was added. Mang0e discovered that its description reads: “Generic Targeting System to be used for gameplay. Abilities/Aim Assist/etc.”

There isn’t enough detail to draw conclusions from here; we don’t know if this new system is a nerf or a buff to aim assist. It is clear that Epic are aware of issues with aim assist and have begun working on an overhaul.

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Call of Duty fans know that it is possible for aim assist to be balanced against mouse and keyboard. There are minimal complaints about one method dominating the other, and in competitive Warzone, there is a good balance between inputs for the top earners.

Stay tuned to CharlieINTEL, where we’ll explain the new system once it has been implemented.

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How to unlock Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy skin in Fortnite

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will be coming to Fortnite Season 6 as a new skin, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Alloy in Fortnite Season 6

Some new Fortnite leaks have revealed that Chapter 2, Season 6 will feature a Horizon Zero Dawn crossover in the form of an LTM, and the protagonist Aloy will be coming as a new skin.

Epic Games love surprising Fortnite fans by introducing crossover content to the battle royale. Season 5 brought in skins from Street Fighter, Terminator, and God of War among others. Now, the devs have some more planned for Season 6.

The Battle Pass already features Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft and Rebirth Raven from the Teen Titans. Now, Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will be making her way to the battle royale’s Item Shop as a new skin, and here’s how you can unlock her.

Fortnite Aloy Cup

Notable Fortnite data miner HYPEX stated that Aloy’s skin will become available in-game from April 15, and Epic Games will also add a Horizon Zero Dawn-themed LTM to the battle royale.

You’ll be able to get the entire Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle entirely for free by participating in the PS4 and PS5 exclusive Aloy Cup that’s scheduled for April 14, 2021. The bundle will be awarded to the top-performing teams a day before it arrives in the Item Shop.

Bonus points will be given for eliminations with a bow, which is Aloy’s signature weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn. Adding Aloy to Fortnite makes perfect sense as the new season is titled “Primal” and Horizon Forbidden West will release later this year.

You’ll be able to compete in 10 Duos matches over three hours to score as many eliminations as you can. If you want to participate, then you can find out the time for your region by checking the Compete tab in the game.

There will also be a new LTM titled “Lead Alloy” which will reportedly include a team-up between Aloy and Lara Croft. This will grant you the opportunity to upgrade all weapons to Legendary rarity.

We’ll keep checking for any more details about Fortnite’s Horizon Zero Dawn crossover, and will update you as soon as we learn something new.

Image Credits: Epic Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Fortnite 16.20 Update patch notes: Vehicle tires & two new Bows

Fortnite’s v16.20 update is here, introducing new vehicle tires, the Splinter & Grappler Bow, and lots of bug fixes.

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Fortnite players driving cars

The latest patch for Epic Games’ blockbuster battle royale Fortnite is here, with the v16.20 patch rolling out on Tuesday, April 13 on PC, Xbox, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

The third major update of Fortnite Season 6 introduces new vehicle mods that allow players to customize and build their ideal machinery, while a new Duos Cup and an update to Creative matchmaking is also on the way.

On top of that, Epic have been hard at work squashing bugs and fixing glitches to improve quality of life for players as they search for Victory Royales. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s 16.20 update, along with full patch notes.

Fortnite v16.20 Update patch notes

Vehicle mods

Vehicle mods have long been rumored for Fortnite, and finally they have arrived courtesy of the April 13 update. Epic teased their arrival by tweeting: “Trick out your ride with new wheels,” hinting at the fact that players can now equip new items that have different uses depending on terrain.

These new tires have different behavior depending on whether they are being driven on dirt, grass, or the road, and are difficult for enemies to pop.

Fortnite players driving vehicles

New Bows & Duos Cup

On top of vehicle mods, there are also two new Bows for players to use, with the Grappler and Splinter Bow introduced in the 16.30 update.

The Splinter Bow will deal 100 damage to players, making it a useful tool to have in your inventory, while the Grappler Bow will let users zipline across the map.

The introduction of the two new bows will also lead to a “special Duos Cup,” with the bows acting as the weapon of choice.

On top of that, Creative Mode is about to get a whole lot bigger, with 50 player matchmaking now enabled.

Fortnite player running with a bow.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic have been working hard to fix the bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the devs don’t release a full list of everything they’ve addressed, but thanks to their official Trello page, we can see what they’ve been working on.

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  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.

Creative

  • Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.

Mobile

  • Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to find out how much your Fortnite skins are worth

Fortnite.GG have introduced a new feature that lets players show off their lockers and see how many V-Bucks they’ve spent on Fortnite skins.

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How to check your Fortnite Locker

There is a brand-new feature on Fortnite.gg that allows you to quickly figure out how much the different Fortnite cosmetics in your locker are worth in V-Bucks.

Fortnite players can unlock various different cosmetic items in the battle royale by progressing through the Battle Pass, or by purchasing them from the Item Store. Crossovers with franchises like Terminator, DC, and Predator have popularized these.

If you’ve been playing Fortnite for a while, then you’ll have a fairly large collection of skins, and calculating their value is a time-taking process. Fortunately, the website Fortnite.gg has created a tool that speeds this up.

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How to check the value of your Fortnite locker

If you visit Fortnite.gg, you can use a tool to sign in and link your Epic Games account. This will allow you to view all the skins, bundles, emotes, and other in-game purchases that are in your account.

If you want to look through your locker and see how many V-Bucks you’ve spent, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to Fortnite.GG
  2. Hit the drop-down menu in the top-left corner
  3. Navigate to “My Locker”
  4. Sign in with your Epic Games account

While it’s useful to show off your Fortnite locker, Epic Games have strongly suggested that players change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication to protect their security and privacy.

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Unfortunately, Fortnite.gg have temporarily removed the Sign-In feature. They put out a statement reassuring players that their personal data hadn’t been breached, and they would work with Epic Games to prioritize security.

You’ll be able to check your locker again after the website brings in an Epic-Games-Store-linked login page. Fortnite.gg suggests regularly checking their Twitter account for updates.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation, and will update you once there are any new developments.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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