This tech YouTuber gave himself the best of both worlds in Fortnite with controller aim assist and scroll-wheel reset.
The keyboard and mouse (KBM) vs. controller debate has been raging since Epic decided to make Fortnite a forced cross-platform game. Since then, other cross-platform games like Call of Duty have been infected with the aim assist debate.
KBM players complain about the power of aim assist on the controller. Controller players, on the other hand, point to the enhanced aiming potential of a mouse as a reason for the power of controller aim assist.
Pros and content creators have gone back and forth on the aim assist topic for months. It’s one of the most played-out arguments in all of gaming with no end in sight.
One of the biggest advantages of using a keyboard and mouse to play Fortnite has nothing to do with aiming, at all – it’s about the editing. Editing is far easier with a mouse, and KBM players have the advantage of the notorious scroll wheel reset feature.
What if you could have the best of both worlds? What if you could keep your controller aim assist and have scroll wheel reset on the side? This is the idea that inspired YouTuber Tech Yesterday to create the world’s first scroll wheel controller.
Tech Yesterday deconstructed a PS4 controller, took out the rumble pads, and modded it to have a scroll wheel under the righthand side.
To get this to work, Tech Yesterday set his primary input to controller and his secondary input to KBM. This allowed him to utilize all of the benefits of a controller while using the scroll wheel to reset his edits.
Such a controller would make a powerful tool in competitive Fortnite, but few players have the knowledge to pull it off. There’s only one of these in the world, right now, but this could be a product that’s worth a look.
Of course, all Epic would have to do is add a “reset edit on release” feature to combat scroll wheel reset, but that’s a topic for another day.