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

December 3, 2019

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.

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  • Reply Dionis Deni December 1, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    First pls pin me i never get pinned 😭😭

  • Reply ZelykX December 1, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Are you still in ghost?

  • Reply PDW Insomnia December 1, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Music sounds weird

  • Reply Slikk Pulla December 1, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Bro took that skin account ad off ASAP lol

  • Reply Tonic Forst December 1, 2019 at 8:53 pm


  • Reply Fury Stars December 1, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    It looks like the thumbnail says that you wish you played PS4 before Xbox

  • Reply Aaron-Joosep Sepp December 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Me when I need to pee: 0:15

  • Reply Son-Jc December 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Just found out the guy talking isn’t gronky himself..😳

  • Reply QuasiFn December 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I use linear and my aim so good aim through windows I don’t feel the no aim assist tbh

  • Reply Nightmare Jack December 1, 2019 at 9:04 pm

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

  • Reply Justin Aaron December 1, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    You're super badass

  • Reply Hone Tama December 1, 2019 at 9:12 pm

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

  • Reply GLB HakunaMatata December 1, 2019 at 9:14 pm


  • Reply Base950 December 1, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Tip number 3 was biggest help

  • Reply 50% BOT December 1, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Are you not switching to linear like the rest of the YouTube crowd GronKy? Why?

  • Reply Adeiria December 1, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    gronky let's have segs

  • Reply 1000 subscribers With no videos December 1, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Can u comment on this lol

  • Reply Andy 01 December 1, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I play on linear and have no aimassist in bushes

  • Reply DD walker December 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I havent seen Gronky streaming in awhile

  • Reply Expihellcat YT December 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I place traps with my right thumbstick

  • Reply Alexander Algar December 1, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    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

  • Reply JOOKE IOS December 1, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I’m an og from Season 3 when I started watching want to play Gronky

  • Reply Todd Anderson December 1, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    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

  • Reply sampreeth yadav December 1, 2019 at 9:59 pm

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

  • Reply Todd Anderson December 1, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    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

  • Reply Rhino December 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    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.

  • Reply Juvare Nash December 1, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    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

  • Reply Alberto Alamo December 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    So you just changed your binds and never make a vid on them?

  • Reply DEGOBEATS December 1, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    i think one of the tips he mentioned a while ago

  • Reply XxMystic SoupxX December 1, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    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

  • Reply Cheeze Jose December 1, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Heart this if U love me

  • Reply Abedalaziz December 1, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Bro I used to watch since season 5 and I am now considering my self a really good player from your vids

  • Reply trg618911 December 1, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Does the window thing also apply to edited windows?

  • Reply Cryptyx December 1, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    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

  • Reply Ace Ghost December 1, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    If u use right on the d pad to place traps it places faster and its much better

  • Reply Noble Society December 1, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Not bad at all! I love when i randomly stumble upon some good uploads! Keep it up!

  • Reply Angel Martinez December 1, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Who else wants to see Ericc5 face while talking? 😂

  • Reply Marco December 1, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    what about windows you edit yourself

  • Reply King Rico December 1, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    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

  • Reply Mythic Dragon December 2, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Ty, for the trap trick it was so annoying. I thought it was just a glitch.

  • Reply Indiazruler2 December 2, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Listen to this in 2x speed don’t waste your time

  • Reply Hayden Soper December 2, 2019 at 12:26 am

    So much harder than having your whole arm to aim

  • Reply Allister Cummins December 2, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Does the problem include edited windows in box fights GronKy?

  • Reply Dom Randolph December 2, 2019 at 12:40 am

    My parents never taught me anything about managing money..I’m tired of that ad already

  • Reply TurtleViper December 2, 2019 at 12:44 am

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

  • Reply Slayer The Gamer December 2, 2019 at 12:50 am

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

  • Reply MrGothonda December 2, 2019 at 12:56 am

    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

  • Reply Joshua Braddy December 2, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Try out strike pack

  • Reply angel lizama December 2, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Tip 3 is very helpful I wondered why my traps wouldn’t place

  • Reply CouchPotato933 December 2, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I like the music with the commentary

  • Reply Rizer December 2, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Gronky you should join Chronic!

  • Reply Vincenzo Mattera December 2, 2019 at 1:55 am

    The trap thing must be fixed…
    Pc players in arena exploit in my box everytime…

  • Reply Miyagi l l December 2, 2019 at 2:02 am

    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?

  • Reply Wanderer December 2, 2019 at 3:29 am

    You don't play with regular controller do you?

  • Reply Brendan hit the default December 2, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Bro I like the background music it gives it a better touch! ♥️

  • Reply EYECE December 2, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Unlucky for you guys, i play with aim assist off on controller sometimes to practice

  • Reply Casey Ladd December 2, 2019 at 3:44 am

    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?

  • Reply Postposterous December 2, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Subbed! I'm getting some crazy ideas. –Head of Security

  • Reply WolverineXXX21 December 2, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Always enjoy your vids just subscribed I’m ashamed lol

  • Reply wluna17 December 2, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Bruh who actually plays this shit still

  • Reply Andrew Wiggins December 2, 2019 at 6:24 am

    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💀😂

  • Reply Billy Searcy December 2, 2019 at 6:37 am

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

  • Reply MR MOOSE December 2, 2019 at 6:41 am

    @gronky you should try and go pro again. And just wondering were you released from ghost?

  • Reply Antonio s December 2, 2019 at 6:42 am

    What is your personal sensitivity?🇭🇷🇭🇷❤❤

  • Reply Tobias vdb December 2, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I love you Gronky

  • Reply RSM xXRatinho89Xx December 2, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Can you make a video with your sensitivity settings after the new updates?

  • Reply Trap Vane December 2, 2019 at 8:14 am

    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

  • Reply Fornite Trolling December 2, 2019 at 8:23 am

    For edit on release just bind the confirm button to the edit button in settings

  • Reply VicoolPls December 2, 2019 at 9:39 am

    plss can u tell me what is your settings?

  • Reply Manav Mitrani December 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

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

  • Reply - Operation_Elims - December 2, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Do u still play on legacy

  • Reply Riplikatln Loki December 2, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Use 1.25 or 1.5 if you can hear that fast

  • Reply Shadow Mage December 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    wat are the tips guys…….
    …im on a schedule!!

    ……always make time for geonky tho.

  • Reply Contentdele from Norway December 2, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Number 3 I’m always spamming trap and literally nothing happens.

  • Reply Bob B December 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Which skin is that?

  • Reply Executionerx 187 December 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm


  • Reply Tom Vaughan December 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Do you use a pro controller?

  • Reply Mastar Roshi December 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    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

  • Reply AlexVE.VO December 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Everytime i watch gronky: x1.25 speed

  • Reply Mary Franklin December 2, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Who else jumps with the right stick

  • Reply 山羊AIM December 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    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

  • Reply Alex Vresk December 2, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    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.

  • Reply Frank Vitiello December 2, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    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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  • Reply nick loffsner December 2, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Are we aloud to comment our binds for Edit or is that extra😅

  • Reply viper 7 December 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Can you please tell me your keybind of trap please?

  • Reply Maverick Versus Everything December 2, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Always great content here. Wasn't sure what this vid was gonna be.  –Mav's Rep

  • Reply WolverineXXX21 December 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    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?

  • Reply Rainingツ December 2, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Exponential doesnt get aim assist while youre in a big bush but it works fine with legacy

  • Reply Goldcalf December 2, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Where the console players at? 👀😍🐐🔥

  • Reply odil bekmirzaev December 2, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Gronky put time stamps and names of the tips in comments

  • Reply wreckzy YT December 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Account selling is banne how are u not banned

  • Reply Luis G December 2, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Gronky become on top again

  • Reply Bruh December 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Playback speed 1.25

  • Reply Chango Feo December 2, 2019 at 10:44 pm

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

  • Reply Cautiousnuxs December 3, 2019 at 12:06 am

    0:50 why did he say controlla

  • Reply SPLASH2K ! December 3, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Lick my black ass

  • Reply Rayukai December 3, 2019 at 3:59 am

    loving the background music

  • Reply Rayukai December 3, 2019 at 4:04 am

    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

  • Reply richard Hernandez December 3, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Traps….. you helped out

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