New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on January 20, 2022) follows:

Developed and published by Epic Games, Fortnite is one of the most successful Battle Royale titles to date. But unlike other games that focus on realism, Fortnite combines shooting with construction elements.

With more than 30 million daily active players, it looks like Fortnite is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Having said that, Fortnite is currently in Chapter Season 1.


In case you don’t know, every Chapter in Fortnite brings in significant changes to the gameplay and refreshes the map.

Following the launch of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 last month, Epic Games decided to nerf the aim assist on controllers since many were complaining that it was overpowered.

Players said that the developers had nerfed it to the ground. This, along with the forced crossplay feature had left many frustrated since those using keyboard and mouse were having an unfair advantage.


And now, it looks like Fortnite players who play on the Nintendo Switch are facing an issue with aim assist when playing using motion controls. Many say that they feel like aim assist is not working at all.

With reports dating back to December, it looks like the feature is broken for at least a month. Since crossplay is forced now, Switch players are saying that it is really hard for them to land any shots now.


Fr but just one thing is off they should as well fix aim assist on motion controls for nintendo switch its ass

Aim assist on the Switch has been broken for a while. Epic doesn’t care.
And yet… forced cross play is a thing.

Thankfully, Epic Games has acknowledged the fact that the Fortnite aim assist is indeed not working when using motion controls on the Nintendo Switch.

We are aware of and investigating an issue with aim assist while using motion controls on Nintendo Switch. We will update you when we have more information.

The developers have also added the issue to their Trello board, saying that it is currently investigating the issue.

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We hope Epic Games is able to find out the root cause of the issue and fix the problem in the coming days so players can enjoy the game once again.

And as always, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space when Epic fixes the aim assist on Switch so make sure you stay tuned.

In the meantime, make sure to check out our dedicated Fortnite bug tracker to see which bugs are currently affecting users.

Update 1 (January 21)

02:39 pm (IST): Fortnite Status on Twitter confirmed that the aim assist issue while using motion control on Nintendo Switch is now fixed.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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