Top streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff is most known for playing battle royale games and has weighed in on the aim assist debate, saying Warzone’s aim assist is stronger than Fortnite’s.
Since crossplay became commonplace in online FPS games, predominantly battle royales, the power of aim assist has been debated. The joysticks of a controller don’t provide the same level of precision as a mouse, so games balance it out by offering aim assist.
NICKMERCS has long been a top esports competitor using a controller. Having used a controller competitively since the Gears of War days, his aim has continued to pave the way for success in both competitive Fortnite and Warzone.
“I think aim assist is stronger in Call of Duty,” he said. “It used to be stronger on Fortnite but they made so many changes to aim assist on Fortnite over the years to the point that now, I believe it’s stronger on Call of Duty. I play on both and aim assist on CoD is crazy.”
However, NICKMERCS explained why although weaker, Fortnite’s aim assist is more reliable.
“The issue with aim assist on Call of Duty though, that you don’t really face on Fortnite, is that on Call of Duty, aim assist just goes away,” Nick explained. “You’ll be in the middle of a fight in the middle of nowhere and you’ll just lose aim assist.
On [Fortnite], it’s consistent the whole way through so you don’t really got to worry about that, know what I mean? It’s not just top Super, it’s all these weird pockets of no aim assist. It’s so odd.”
NICKMERCS concluded by saying that he believes aim assist is “stronger on Call of Duty but it’s also less consistent.”
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