Hey what is going on guys, in this video today we’re gonna be going over how and when to abuse aim assist in Fort nite.
Aim assist, and specifically quote unquote”abusing” aim assist is definitely a very controversial topic in the Fort nite community.
But, at least in my opinion, it’s really the only advantage that controller players have over mouse and keyboard players.
And even if you are against it, which I do understand, you’re basically intentionally handicapping yourself if you don’t take advantage of aim assist as much as possible.
Now here’s what’s really interesting about the current state of Fort nite, and why I decided to make this video at this time.
Right now, practically all of the best and most powerful weapons in the game, are weapons that you can and should abuse aim assist with.
As great and awesome as the pump shotgun was,it being the most dominant weapon in the game actually put controller players at a pretty big disadvantage.
It was a weapon that you really didn’t ever wanna aim down sights with, and therefore, you barely got any aim assist while using it.
The meta that we currently have is maybe the most advantageous for controller players in all of Fort nite’s history.
My goal with this video is to break down which specific weapons are best for abusing aim assist with, and the specific mechanics of how you should be doing that.
Plus, as we’ll get into throughout the duration of the video, each category of weapons is different when it comes to using aim assist.
I’ll also be showing you guys some video examples along the way in case you’re more a visual learner.So, without further ado let’s get right in to it.
So let’s start this off by talking about the first weapon category in Fort nite, assault rifles, assault rifles have always been some of the most ideal candidates for abusing aim assist, and it’s really no different now.
For example, the heavy assault rifle is a weapon that almost isn’t even usable unless you abuse aim assist with it.
Because of how good it is when combined with aim assist, it actually used to be my favorite AR in the game before it received a heavy Nerf a few months back, but even after that Nerf it’s still a pretty solid weapon.
Plus, even if you don’t prefer it over the other AR, it’s really common so you still wanna know how to use it for those situations where it’s the only AR you find at the very beginning of a game.
So, the way you abuse aim assist with heavy AR is by shooting it one shot at a time, with very specific timing.
You wanna aim down sights, wait a split second until your cross hair is a small as possible, then fire a single shot.
So it’s basically hold down LT/L2 for a split second, tap RT/R2, then release both of them.
It’s a simple as doing that over and over again relatively quickly and in a nice rhythm.
It’s a bit hard to communicate exactly what I mean with words, so here’s a really short little clip that shows the method I just discussed in action. So as you can see, if done correctly, you can be incredibly accurate and do a really high amount of damage per shot.
Plus, since you’re only shooting one shot at a time, you can be constantly ducking in and out of cover kinda like I was with the ramp in front of me in that clip. Now let’s talk about abusing aim assist with all the other fully auto ARs in Fortnite.
This includes the regular ARs, the SCAR, and the brand new Tactical Assault Rifle. Unlike the heavy AR, you should’ve be abusing aim assist every single time you shoot the fully auto ARs.
In close or medium range situations, I tend to just shoot those ARs fully auto, and hope the bloom doesn’t get me too bad, especially if the enemy is just sitting out in the open. But, in longer-range situations where enemies are behind cover, and only exposing certain parts of their body, that’s when I like to really try to take advantage of aim assist.
The most common way I do that is by shooting the fully auto AR almost the exact same way I shoot the heavy AR.
One shot at a time, specifically aiming for head shots.
Here’s a short little clip of exactly what I mean by that, it’s really a perfect example.
But, even though I generally stick to just auto firing in medium range fights, sometimes I’ll spam aim assist as well.
That’s when instead of tapping LT/L2 and RT/R2,you instead hold down RT/R2 the entire time and constantly press and release LT/L2 over and over again.
So with that method, you’re firing the AR fully- auto, but constantly re-pressing LT/L2 whenever you want to snap-on to your opponent.
So, I think that covers every thing you need to know about abusing aim assist with ARs, now let’s move onto the SMGs.
So, as I’ve hopefully made abundantly clear over the past few videos, SMGs are probably the most dominant weapon category in the current Fort nite meta.
Even after the nerf to the drum gun in the most recent update, it’s still an absolutely dominant weapon in so many situations.
And if it wasn’t bad enough, it also happens to be maybe the best weapon in the entire game for abusing aim assist with.
So when you’re using a drum gun, or really any SMG in close range fights, you wanna be constantly spamming your LT/L2 button over and over again while holding down RT/R2.
However, unlike spamming LT/L2 with your AR,for the most part, you don’t wanna be fully aiming down sights when you do it with an SMG.
Now, as you’ll see in the clip I’m about to show, there are times where it’s fine to fully aim down sights with an SMG.
And that’s mostly when your opponent isn’t really looking at you or you have a position of high ground to where you’re confident you won’t be hit.
But, for those true 50/50 SMG spam fights that happen so commonly now, if you aim down sights all the way, your movement speed is really restricted, and you simply won’t be able to move fast enough to avoid shots.
So with SMGs, the speed at which you repeatedly spam click your LT/L2 button has to be incredibly fast.
This may sound weird, but if someone’s abusing aim assist correctly with an SMG, it’s almost hard to tell because of how quickly they’re spamming LT/L2 while shooting.
You guys may not even be able to notice it my game play, but I’m pretty much always spamming my LT button while using SMGs in close range fight.
So because of how hard it is to tell, I’m actually going to show you guys 2 clips this time.
The first one is going to be a normal drum gun fight at normal speed.
Then, since it may be hard to really notice the aim assist abuse in the first clip at full speed, I’ll show you guys another clip of a single kill in slow motion.
So as you saw there, specifically in that second clip, abusing aim assist with SMGs creates this kinda twitchy look on your screen,and that’s how you know you’re doing it right.
And the final category that I want to briefly discuss in terms of abusing aim assist is the shotgun category.
So like I mentioned at the beginning of this video, for about the last year or so, aim assist abuse has had no place with shotguns.
That’s largely due to the fact that the only shotgun that you can really abuse aim assist with is the tac shotgun.
For a very long time in Fort nite the tac shotgun was pretty much un usably bad.
But now that the pump is gone and it got a nice little buff at the beginning of season 9, it’s the shotgun that most people prefer at the moment.
And even if the heavy shotgun is added backin to the game which we’re expecting to happen sometime soon, you’ll still have to use either a tac or a combat shotgun until you find a heavy.
So the process for abusing aim assist with tac shotgun is fairly straightforward.
You basically wanna tap LT/L2 right before you press the shoot button.
This will basically result in you aiming down sights ever so slightly, which will A.
help you snap onto your target because of the aim assist and B.
make your cross hair a tad bit smaller, which will make it a bit more likely for all of the pellets to hit.
Here’s a quick clip of me putting this method into action.
Now in that clip I only shot 1 shot at each player since that’s all it took to kill them, but in a normal fight you can obviously repeat that procedure over and over again.
If you guys watch nick mercs, he’s basically a master of abusing aim assist with the tac, and it’s why he loves that weapon so much.
So, I hope you guys enjoyed this video and if you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment section below.
I wanna know, do you guys try to abuse aim assist when you play Fort nite, or is it not really your thing? Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment,subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want, and I, will catch you guys next time.