4 Advanced Controller Fortnite Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier! (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox Tips)

4 Advanced Controller Fortnite Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier! (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox Tips)


Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be going over 4 advanced tips specifically for controller Fortnite players. I guess maybe one or two of them could also
be helpful for mouse and keyboard players, but again this video is by a controller player
for controller players so no promises. And without further ado, let’s get right into
it! Alright so the first tip for controller players
actually has to do with windows in Fortnite. And I know that may sound really strange but
let me explain what I mean by that. For a long time in Fortnite, if you played
with a controller, for some reason, if you were looking through a window while aiming
and shooting at an enemy, you wouldn’t get any aim assist. It was a really annoying glitch, and it’s
not like shooting through windows is some super rare thing, you do it fairly frequently
in-game. Luckily that glitch eventually got fixed a
few months ago, but not for everybody. At the time when the glitch was fixed, legacy
aim assist and settings were the only option available in the game, so with legacy you
don’t have to worry about this glitch. However if you uses the new aim assist and
settings options, you’re not going to get any aim assist when shooting through windows. And the way I actually initially found out
about this was when a Twitter user named EvolveJake tagged me in a clip of him demonstrating this
issue, and I’ll show that to you guys right now. So fairly simple and convincing evidence right
there, when he was on new settings he got no aim assist on that enemy whatsoever, but
then as soon as he switched to legacy, the aim assist looked totally normal. Therefore the tip here is fairly self-explanatory. If you’re someone who uses the new settings,
you want to avoid these window fights whenever possible, because you’d probably be surprised
how hard it is to aim even at very close range without any aim assist. On the other hand if you’re a legacy player,
fighting through windows is gonna be just like any other fight, and honestly with how
many players use the new settings, you may even want to try to bait players into window
fights, because if they aren’t getting aim assist and you are, that should be a super
easy win the majority of the time. The next tip in this video specifically deals
with shotgun for controller players. A pretty easily correctable mistake that a
lot of players make when using shotguns, is where they have their crosshair positioned
when moving around. What I’ve noticed that most people will do
especially when sprinting, is they’ll almost subconsciously move their crosshair down a
little towards the ground. It sounds a bit weird when you say it like
that, but I believe players do it because it gives them a slightly better view of everything
in front of them. However here’s why that’s something that you
don’t want to do, especially if you’re a controller player. If you move your crosshair down, all that
means is that when you see an enemy, you’re going to need to quickly flick it up, since
you always want to shoot at an enemies’ body/head area. On mouse, this is still something you’d want
to avoid, but it isn’t as big of a deal since quickly flicking upwards is pretty easy to
do. But with a controller when you’re only aiming
with a thumbstick, so it’s obviously going to be a lot harder. So what you really want to emphasize doing
while moving around, is keeping your crosshair at least at body level, and if you’re really
confident that an enemy is about to be in front of you, moving it up to head level may
also be a good idea. And I know that may be a bit difficult to
visualize for some of you without a video example, so that’s what I’ll show you right
now in creative mode. So I know this is with just a still target
and with an enemy it would be a bit more complicated but, what a lot of people will do is run with
their crosshair kinda like this, around the leg to stomach area. So then when the enemy pops on your screen
and you go to shoot them, you’re gonna flick your crosshair up, which could make you inaccurate. But if you instead run around like this, with
the crosshair already at body level, you’re in a much better position to hit a clean and
easy shot. The next tip in this video is going to deal
with placing traps on controller. At least in my opinion, this is hands down
one of the most buggy and overall annoying aspects of playing Fortnite with a controller. I’m sure a lot of you guys can relate to finding
yourself in a situation where an enemy jumps inside of your box, so you try to make the
smart play and quickly surround them with traps, but for some reason the placement either
gets delayed, or they just don’t place at all. So I wanna cover 2 things you want to avoid
doing while placing traps, that many of you guys may not even know about. The first thing you want to avoid while using
traps, is trying to place them through an enemies body. Just imagine that every time you have a trap
in your hand, that there’s a theoretical crosshair in the middle of your screen just like there
would be if you were holding a weapon. If that theoretical crosshair is positioned
on the enemy, the game isn’t going to let you place that trap even if there’s a wall
behind them. And I’ll just show you guys a short little
clip of that right now, but with a sentry robot simulating a player. So if you’re just spamming your trap place
button and your crosshair happens to travel across and enemies body even for just a second
or 2, it could totally mess up everything. So what you want to do to avoid this is always
aim for the top half of walls when placing traps, since that’ll be well above head level
of any enemy. The 2nd trap placement tip that’s specific
to controller, is that when you press the actual place button, if you hold it for anything
more than like a fraction of a second, the trap for some reason just won’t place. It’s a pretty ridiculous feature that makes
an already buggy mechanic feel 10x worse. I mean, just imagine if a single shot weapon
like a shotgun didn’t shoot if you did anything more than barely tapping your trigger, that’s
pretty much how traps work. So, especially in situations where you’re
quickly spamming traps, you need to make sure you’re only tapping whatever your place button
is, and nothing more. The final tip in this video is more of an
advanced/cool one than a super practical one, but I’ve seen a few people ask me about it
so I think it fits here. Ever since confirm edit on release was added
to fortnite at the beginning of chapter 2, people have been asking for a similar setting
that would be reset edit on release. And even though that feature hasn’t been added
yet and may never be, there is technically a bootleg way to reset edits on release. So let me just transition into creative mode
real quick, and let’s use this wall as an example since it already has an edit in it,
and let’s pretend you wanna reset it. And before we do this, you need to know that
my select squares button is RT/R2 and my reset edit button is LT/L2. So the first thing I’m gonna do here is press
my edit button to open the editing menu. From there I’m going to press and hold RT/R2,
which in this example will select a square, but that doesn’t matter and it isn’t necessary. Then as I’m still holding RT/R2, I’m gonna
tap LT/L2 to reset, and then as soon as I do that let go of RT/R2. And as soon as you let go of RT/R2, the edit
resets just like if this were reset on release. You actually can do this pretty fast as I’ll
showcase right now, but I’ll admit the timing of it is a little weird, and at the end of
the day it’s the same amount of button clicks as just regularly pressing reset and then
the confirm button. So maybe if you practice it a lot you’ll prefer
it over regular reseting, but like I said it’s probably more of just a cool thing to
show to your friends.

100 Comments on "4 Advanced Controller Fortnite Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier! (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox Tips)"


  1. The new settings doesn’t have any aim assist lmao doesn’t matter if you’re in a window or not

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  2. Your content is low key diminishing. Start doing vod reviews of pros or your fan base. That’ll be way more helpful

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  3. please gronky. i know youve made a video where console players have it impossible to play. but cant u do more like a specific video where u show how impossible it is to play on console while facing people with mouse and keyboard. for example you show a guy thats on xbox or ps4 and facing a guy thats on 240 hz and on m&kb in arena. like its litterly impossible to play this game while ur on console and facing people thats on pc with more fps then u. we cant play arena. we cant play competetive and we cant kill a decent guy thats on pc!! i really hope epic fix so we match against other console players so we can practice in arena for future tournaments. right now no one can practice for the platformcup because everyone on console is getting sht on by pc players. so basically the only thing we can play is the platform cup. Please gronky make a more serious video about this

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  4. I play on Xb1 and I've been getting multiple trap glitches where it doesnt allow me to place the traps…??? Anyone else having same issues?? And I'm talking on bots that don't even build so its 100% my wall. The game just wont place and bots just full spray until they run out if ammo…. wtf EPIC

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  5. Building is so bugged in creative. All the zone wars are fucked up. Middle East needs alot of fix

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  6. Oic lol you addressed the traps…I see that might be the trap issue. But I know I few times I was looking in the opposite direction of the enemy

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  7. Gronky there is aim assist thru windows with linear/expo. It doesn’t lock on like legacy aim assist buddy. It’s a tracking aim assist, and the player in the clip wasn’t moving. That means it won’t activate unless that player starts to strafe. I know bc I use linear and definitely get aim assist thru windows.

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  8. I didn’t know anything about the trap tip so thanks a lot because I actually died to the trap bug last night with only 5 ppl left

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  9. Can someone please help I use to be getting around 20 ping a couple of months ago but now I'm getting 300 to 400 nothing has changed in my xbox or Internet/WiFi so please help thanks in advance

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  10. i think you should do ur intro first and then put the loading screen. it'll look like fortnite when you ready up and then put you into the game

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  11. I've been watching gronky for a long time. Ive watched all his tip videos and im a beast but ps4 input delay is holding good console players back

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  12. Gronky, I am finally switching to keyboard and mouse on pc, thank you so much for helping me on my journey on console 🙏

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  13. Can you please make a new video showing your updated sensitivity settings and if you play on linear or legacy

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  14. Gronky IMPORTANT reminder about the new setting with aim assist through windows… you actually have too keep the aiming towards the player… if you just don’t move the thumbstick that’s where no aim assist happens

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  15. Gronky? Playing on console would you recommend freesync on or of and variable refresh on and off? Also i play 1080p but would switching to monitor settings 1:1 ration aka box screen stretch the res?

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  16. Can you explain to me how to place pyramids in Fortnite because when I go and place it sometimes to block an enemy it never places and I have no idea why?

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  17. My nigga gronky, I’ve been following you for a hot minute, but plz my dude, don’t put music in the background of your video ever again my g💀😂

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  18. Grimly has become a joke. I’ve been watching for 2 years and now it’s all about getting that 10:01 EVERY video

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  19. Traps are also awful when loot is in the box as you will be pressing the same button to pick it up as placing a trap

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  20. The trap tip is also useful for mobile players too
    I had problems with placing traps but you tip helped me ♥️

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  21. Fortnite is becoming unplayable for console. So many times my game lags while somebody's shooting through my walls like they ain't even there

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  22. I recently switched to keyboard and mouse on console and I feel like I have a huge advantage against my controller friends it’s so much better having full control of my character never picked my controller back up if y’all havnt trie keyboard and mouse I suggest make the switch try it out even if your on console like me

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  23. Turn playback speed at 1.25 and he sounds normal lol. Hey kid we all know you wanna hit the ten minute mark but try adding more content instead of talking slowly.

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  24. Love your vids Gronky but not a big fan of the background music. Probably bc I already get distracted with the god tier gameplay, my mind just can't handle anything else 😉

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  25. I USE SWITCH MODE AS MY Y BUTTON AND PICKAXE AS B BUT IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN SWITCH THE BUTTON TO PICKUP DOWNED OPPONENTS EVERYTIME I PLAY SQUADS/DUOS IM FUCKED WHEN I DOWN SOMEONE AND TRY TO BUILD CAUSE IT JUST SPAMS PICKUP PLAYER

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  26. I recently switched to linear to try out the settings and it’s weird editing is crisp but aiming is 💩 my reticle jumps for no reason is there a reason for this?

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  27. Gronky did you know that with the pump you do the same damage ads and not ads. Uplshall made a video on that

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  28. the problem with the trap tip is that with the newer aim assist strength, your aim is just GLUED onto the enemy preventing you from placing down a trap

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