The SAD Truth About Console Fortnite… (Controller Fortnite – PS4 + Xbox)

The SAD Truth About Console Fortnite… (Controller Fortnite – PS4 + Xbox)

Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be talking about console Fortnite, and more specifically my experience playing
console Fortnite for the last week or so. That’s right, as I briefly mentioned in a
video I made about a week ago, I decided to play the Winter Royale this weekend on console. And even though the Winter Royale isn’t we’re
gonna be talking about, I just wanna say that I thought it was incredibly fun to play, and
a lot of people made a good amount of money off it which is just really great to see. And before we move forward with this video,
if you played the winter royale comment down below right now letting me know how you did. So I played console Frotnite pretty much all
day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the tournament, and I also played a few hours each day in
the 3-4 days leading up to the weekend as an attempt to try to get used to playing on
console. And let me just establish this right now,
when you play Fortnite on PC for a prolonged period of time and then go back to console,
I really can’t even put into words how big of a difference it truly is. So what I wanna do in this video today is
discuss the most noticeable differences between playing on the 2 platforms,,, so that you
console players can really understand the disadvantage that you’re at. So, without further ado, let’s get right into. So when I initially decided to play the Winter
Royale on console here’s basically what I expected. I know for a fact that the game as a whole
was going to feel a lot less smooth since my FPS was going to basically be divided by
3-4, and then I also expected my aim to suffer a lot. But other than that, I thought it was more
or less gonna be similar to my experience with Fortnite on PC. So let me take you through what happened when
I first hopped back on console and started playing actual games for the first time in
at least a year. Like I said this was maybe Monday or Tuesday
of last week, and I thought the best way to really get a feel for everything was to play
some Zone Wars with my friends. And my goodness, withing about 30 seconds
of that game I realized that I was in for a bit of a rough experience. If I had to sum up how playing that first
game on console felt, it would be “delayed.” I know this probably sounds crazy and I’ve
never really hear anybody else say this so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but it really
did feel like there was suddenly this input delay on all my actions, and everything in
general just felt so much less responsive. And this didn’t just effect my aim like I
initially expected, it effected just about every aspect of my game. The most blatant example I can think of is
how it effected my waterfalling, which in case you don’t know, is the building technique
where you fall down while spamming walls and then a ramp/floor so you don’t take any fall
damage. So the friends that I was playing with in
this zone wars game don’t really grind Fortnite so therefore they aren’t very good. And because of this, I was able to get high
ground pretty much every round, which in zone wars is usually the easiest way to win. However out of the maybe 30-40 rounds we played
total, I probably had something like 6 or 7 deaths because I would try to waterfall
down, and then 1 of the walls or my floor wouldn’t place, and because of that I’d die
to fall damage. On PC, I can literally waterfall with my eyes
closed, I mean I probably haven’t messed up a waterfall in months unless I was out of
materials or something. So it was just so crazy to me that such a
simple building technique could become such a struggle simply because of a platform switch. I mean if I saw those clips of me building
in that first zone wars game without any context, I seriously would’ve guessed it was a gameplay
from maybe season 4 or 5. And the craziest thing about that is, this
building and editing delay-feeling was super apparent at 60 FPS, so therefore it was probably
2-3 times worse in those competitive end games during winter royale. Tunneling on controller is already hard enough
on great FPS, so it’s darn near impossible on controller when you have to do it at 30-40
FPS. And boy do you hit 30-40 FPS a lot during
those end games. It really makes you feel like you’re playing
Fortnite in slow motion, there’s a lot of hitching, just a really unsmooth experience
as a whole. Now moving past that, even though I was expecting
my aim to be effected before I even started playing, it was even worse than I anticipated. It’s kinda crazy, because a few months ago
I uploaded a video that showcased pretty convincing proof that aim assist wasn’t effected by FPS
anymore. And even though I saw that proof with my own
eyes, all I had to do was play a few games on console to really question it. The snap-on that I was getting with legacy
was just so much weaker than what I was used to. And this really showed up in the games I played
of winter royale. There were so many times me and my duo would
have high ground in end game, and I would have all these great opportunities to beam
people who were exposed while rotating with a SCAR or an AUG, but I’d just struggle to
string together enough hits to get a knock. And as bad as that was, the lack of aim assist
is probably even more noticeable in shotgun fights, especially with the tac. Since I’m a legacy player tapping L2/LT right
before you fire with a tac is such a powerful strategy, but the amount of pull that I got
felt so much lower on console compared to PC. It resulted in me losing a lot of those early
game 50/50 shotgun fights where everybody has low mats, so it pretty much just comes
down to who has the better raw aim. And another aspect regarding aim on console
that I underestimated, was how different the sensitivity feels. Throughout the 3-4 days before the winter
royale, I probably changed my sensitivity 5 different times. I’ve tried to mention it in every sensitivity
video I’ve ever made, but playing on a higher FPS makes higher sensitivities feel a lot
more manageable. And even though I don’t remember the sensitivity
I used off the top of my head right now, I honestly may make a video in the near future
about the best sensitivity for console players specifically, because I experienced first
hand that just copying my PC sensitivity probably isn’t the best idea. Another thing that I found really annoying
was the fact that xbox still doesn’t have the foot controller setting. When I play on PC I use legacy with foot controller
enabled, and as I’ve talked about before, that basically gives you the godly aim assist
of legacy, with some of the smoothness of linear, definitely not as smooth, but a nice
boost. So I was stuck in this kinda sticky situation
where I was even considering switching to linear just so I could have that smoothness. But luckily, that’s when I remembered that
I could mess with my xbox elite controller settings like I showed you guys a few weeks
ago, and I don’t think that was exactly as good as foot controller would’ve been, but
it definitely helped a lot. Now one thing I wanna point out that I was
actually pleasantly surprised by, is how little of an issue the graphical settings on console
were. I was expecting things like shadows and the
general duller colors on console to be a really big problem that would singlehandidly get
me killed every once in a while, but that really wasn’t the case. The only thing I would say that seemed slightly
different, was that whenever I would make a quick turn, my screen would look kinda blurry,
as if I had motion blur enabled when in reality I made sure to have it off. But at the end of the day even that specific
problem was only a very minor issue. Maybe I just got lucky with all that, but
I didn’t wanna make this video entirely negative so I decided why not end it by talking about
a positive. So overall even though I had a ton of fun
playing winter royale on console, and overtime I did start to get more used to the disadvantages
of it, I’m really happy to be going back to PC now. However if console gets more equal prize pool
tournaments like the winter royale in the future, I could definitely see myself coming
back. Except this time around I’ll definitely make
the switch to get used to it a lot earlier than just 3-4 days before. And for all you console players out there,
and I know there are a lot of you, I have the uptmost respect for you guys after experiencing
playing on console first hand. So, I hope you guys enjoyed this video and
if you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment
section down below. If you’re a console player how do you feel
about all of the disadvantages of the platform that I discussed in this video? Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment,
subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want, and I, will catch
you guys next time.

Comments (100)

  1. Noti squad!!! Gronky wont pin this 🙁

  2. And playing wit pc players is cancer

  3. I didn't get what winter royale was, just looked like arena when I saw it in the main menu.

  4. I love when my FPS drops


  5. Too many hitches, low frames, its almost unplayable

  6. Everyone who plays console and wants epic to get rid of forced cross play, please send them feedback in the game asking to do so! If enough of us keep saying it they might listen!

  7. played in the wr, was the first time i played competitively and got a bag!!

  8. Epic might as well just tell every console player to buy a pc. I have a pc as well as a console and I do agree with you. Aim assist is twice as good on pc no doubt about it. Still haven’t played the game in ages due to forced cross play ??‍♂️

  9. Console does have insane input lag.. it's not just low fps

  10. And it doesn’t make sense why pc players are paired with console players in regular pubs epic games Is full of idiots

  11. can you fucking talk little faster

  12. It’s a real shame now, I’ve gone past the point of trying to be the best at this game and just want to enjoy it but you physically can’t anymore

  13. You are not exaggerating any of this. Honestly, I dont think epic can do much about it either until maybe next gen consoles roll around in a year or two.
    Btw awesome you made this video
    Most people truly dont think the advantage pc has over console is that much. But when you die because you literally can't waterfall. Delay is an understatement in some endgames as well.
    Great video!

  14. My cousin thinks if we have our own southern Africa server we will be able to have better gameplay.Thank you for this informative video

  15. Your the best Gronky in explaination.

  16. I hate skill based matchmaking in casual games pc players are very frustrating to go against

  17. Yes well adressed. The main console problem is input lag

  18. Never played on PC but I always feel the input delay on console as if I've always played on PC. Idk if anyone experiences this issues on console but the game doesn't fully render immediately at the beginning of a game. My inventory won't show what guns I've picked up and sometimes it won't even let me place a trap for the easy trap kill. Super frustrating Epic.

  19. Maybe you have an old console? A lot of these things don’t seem to be relatable to me, but maybe I’m just used to it

  20. There is an input delay on console you arent exaggerating

  21. 2nd WR scoreboard was bugging we would play way more comfortable if we knew it was just bugged 97 points my ign: S_tony – duo partner 32 Casper

  22. Flea talked about the input delay and yes it is the worst part of playing on console

  23. Yo Gronky the secret is using Exponential on console its OP trust me!

  24. How do people like gronky, who dont place ads on there vids make money? JUst Curious?

  25. I first started playing fortnite on the Xbox one. Didn’t think it was that bad. Got a decent gaming pc and boy was I wrong. No lag, higher FPS. More stable ping(for me). Had to sell my pc for funds and now I’m back with an xbox one x and even though it is an upgrade from the original Xbox one it still doesn’t compare to gaming on my old pc.

  26. I got 400 dollar on Oceania

  27. They need to add a console only cross platform option.

  28. So it's true, pc controller doggett better aim assist then us console players? Interesting.

  29. Playing end game with 20 people makes me have 30 FPS

  30. but the question is: did you make money?

  31. No idiot creative is bugged

  32. Not just that but everytime i play arenas it stutters bad and fps drops, is it just me experiencing this?

  33. Sooo, what are the minimum specs for pc to run fortnite smoothly? Guess I'll have to switch

  34. And here are pc players get rid of the aim assist or something like that

  35. They need to allow for us to change our graphics settings as it is too laggy in end games

  36. I play console my sensitivity on the new settings are at 50% X/Y 11% ads and 1.6x build/edit

  37. R.I.P fortnite who has a spare $3000 to spend on a top range pc it’s a clear disadvantage to console players but has been getting worse with the updates

  38. Groky, great video. I had a question for you. I’m a pretty good Consol player but I have exhausted all options on why I cannot take walls. I constantly have under 20 ping and cannot steal walls if my life depended on it. Not only that, I’ve noticed more and more playing against PC players on cross platform that they take my wall the first time. This is showcased heavily in zone wars as I’ve noticed. Is there anything that I can do to retake walls on console? My skill-based matchmaking is pretty high and I find myself playing against more and more PC players. Does FPS affect the ability to take a wall or hold a wall? This is extremely frustrating and putting me at a huge disadvantage. Any input would help. I have also sad and creative with another person and try to take his wall 30 times in a row and only took it two times. Epic says it is a coin flip but it does not seem to be working for me. I am very confident my Internet is good

  39. My friend plays pc and got on console for one day and it was absolute aids. He kept saying he couldn’t even look around because of the input delay. And he’s amazing on pc. So this got me thinking. If I could play pc I would be amazing. GRONKY LITERALLY SAID L2 IS BETTER ON PC. I use legacy too. My aim is amazing rn. Im literally aim bot with an ar. Not a self promo but I’m an above average player. I’ve placed in platform cups. I just want epic to help out console. Instead of helping pc and shit. Console is their most played platform. They need to add foot controller settings to Xbox.

  40. It's funny how everyone that plays PC and comes back to console say they have so much respect for those of us who play console …

    Makes you wonder how bad it actually is

  41. Finally someone who can actually speak about the truth of console playing and real controller play. Aim assist on controller is not OP, aim assist on PC with controller maybe. But most controller players play on console! Not impressed with the likes of bugha and all these “great” fortnite players, I wanna see them do what they do on console!

  42. Pls settings vid for console

  43. U was in my game one time

  44. Lol i notice them but not much can do ill either suck it up get a pc or wait for the new consoles to hit my next level in fortnite im ight but xbox can only be so good see you pros one day aha

  45. Yall still playing fornite? Yikes LOL

  46. I clicked on the tree in the winter fest cabin and searched it and got the skin

  47. Crossplat is so unfair gronky even with a wired connection on 60 fps it still delayed and laggy 🙁

  48. Yeah it's screwed,,, I'm console player, Been around since the very beginning,, spent thousands on this damn game and im done.. it Just ain't fair… I'm part of pro guides,, grind creative minimum 30 minutes every day..,, always know when i run into a PC player,, cause all of a sudden it's like I've never played the game ever.. running circles around me… fuck fortnite..

  49. im sad 8 points off from $200.

  50. The input delay is not overexaggeration your right im a console player (xbox)

  51. Off replays . They make from 30-40 to 50-60

  52. My friend and I only got to play 3 games but we popped off so we got 53 points

  53. Bruh u killed me in retail??

  54. It's sad to think that people are restricted just because they don't have the optimal platform.

  55. Seasons before chapter 2 there was so much less delay on console old what happened

  56. Could u help me with settings I play on ps4 and with new settings I am lost on what to use.

  57. I play keyboard on console its annoying cause u get input lag

  58. It's bad enough that I want to switch to PC

  59. I literally think I’m gonna quit Fortnite if I don’t get a pc. I avg 40 FPS in pubs

  60. Gronky you hit the nail on the head! I also normally play on pc and didn't know u couldn't play cross platform till my duo on PS4 and I tried to ready up. An hour and a half of updated on my dusty PS4 and now late to the tourney we still managed to place in the money but no thanks to me on day 1 my duo slayed out and everything u discribed input delay affecting aim waterfalling it was so hard to go back! We ended up winning 1300$ over the three days but would love for u to post some of your console settings!

  61. Me and my buddy made $400 in the console WR ?? hopefully they keep up the platform cups in the future!

  62. I can’t even run on ps4

  63. not fair but i ofc don’t notice it because it’s my everyday fortnite and i never did or will touch a pc so

  64. Sometimes I snipe people and get only a hit marker.

    Sometimes I see people snipe me. I hear the impact and see the bullet hit me but I take no damage.

    Morpheus: What is real? How do you DEFINE real? If youre talking about what you can hear, taste, and see then REAL is simply… electrical signals interpreted by your inferior console.

  65. Can gronky go one video without "console" on the title

  66. How did u play winter royale on console. My partner and I couldnt play because it said he wasnt eligable since he wasnt on pc

  67. Skilled based match making ruined fortnite. I cant play a normal pub game withought having to sweat my ass off. I play controller on pc and im good enough to constantly get into pro lvl lobbies but then i gotta try my absolute hardest if i wanna get decent kill games.

  68. I’ve played console for about a year and after getting to experience playing on my buddy’s PC and getting 144fps, I am now in the process of building a 2500 dollar PC. It’s completely unfair to pair PC players with console. The best description I have is if you placed a person driving a Honda Civic with a person driving a (insert your favorite fast sports car) and told them to race. The advantage depending on the PC players set up could be like racing a mustang, all the way up to a Ferrari (240fps) and it’s just not fair at all. Not to mention the extra couple milliseconds of input lag for your actions to even occur. Console players should only ever play against console.

  69. This man sounds like a goat

  70. I didn’t know it was that bad dang

  71. I played WR and made $900

  72. When I try to play arena I get edited on and walls taken so fast it’s unfair

  73. There's alot of input delay on console compared to pc

  74. Razorx plays console and he's a god so shut up

  75. Please make a sensitivity for console

  76. You're such a bitch, You talk like that and drag your words out to get to 10 minutes, You never use to talk that way at all.

  77. I play console on a tv and it’s bad. Right before you die or if you are in a buildfight it stutters and the FPS drops to about 30-40

  78. Now take that noticable frame rate drop and devide it in half again, and you'll see what us switch players deal with

  79. in my opinion console is better

  80. Let me sum it up by saying shadows. And crossplay.

  81. Stfu. Do anything for views…

  82. I’ve watched a lot of your videos and I have noticed something that NO ONE is seeing

    1. I stopped playing in season 7

    2. each controller is DIFFERENT my “Gold” controller is “lighter” and have better responds with inputs my “blue” controller ??‍♂️ I cant aim for shit

    3. Controller settings DEPEND on how the controller is “like when customer controllers were the craze”

    4. So dead zone and sensitivity settings ALL DEPEND on the STYLE of controller you have…play station doesn’t make a universal controller in regards to “weight” and “play use” some special edition controllers are also different

    5. Aim assist isn’t a real thing ? it doesn’t SNAP on to shit ? NOR does it AUTO follow IF YOU DONT MOVE with it

    6. Legacy is I guess what I used to play with SO I use LEGACY MIXED WITH LINEAR ? kind of killing the point of all your videos

    7. HIGH sensitivity is STUPID

    8. Custom binds can make or break everything

    9. Build edit speed now separate is genius ?

  83. Flea plays on pc controller use to play on console he has a good video on this playing on different fps

  84. I was 1 point away from winning 400?

  85. I really appreciate that you did this because people could maybe understand what we are going through, most people when they kill us on pc simply say, "just get better" when it's almost physically impossible for most us to get better. PC players who say that really piss me off cause we have more disadvantages and their excuse is only "Aim assist"

  86. I get 60fps all the time and when it does drop it only dips as far as 56 fps , so your exaggerating because I use mobile hotspot meaning my mobile phones data and I've no issues

  87. I'm trash on controller PC man, aiming is harder than building, 90 ping 60hz 5ms, pros are going to kill us, just because 1% of controller players can be gods.

  88. Honestly they should allow us to play on low quality settings withou shadows or anything

  89. Low quality video settings would fix a little but of the fps issues bot completely but would help.Mobile players mostly play on low settings wich allows it to playable so we ps4 and xbox should have that option

  90. I’m not saying he is exaggerating a lot but I don’t find anything wrong with it just be grateful u even have a console

  91. It’s bs we shouldn’t be forced to play with pc players bcc we have such a disadvantage

  92. I play on console and i completely give up solo. im just playing rumble nowadays, barely playing fortnite anymore tho so

  93. The disadvantages are the reason I stopped playing and got another job. Haven’t played fortnite in weeks but I will when I buy better hardware and if the gameplay gets significantly better.

  94. Take it at 1,25x speed

  95. I think you nailed it bro….I'm a console only player but I've seen my nephew on his PC and it blew my mind away how smooth and fast the game was the FPS differential made me want to take the computer and smash it … Why do they not have a platform setting? Or something to that extent… I hate playing against PC players … I dont blame them though I blame epic….games just about FINITO for me….JEFFBANANABOYS88…..

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