Thinking about going pro in Fortnite on the PS4 or Xbox One? The good news is that it is still possible, despite what other people may say.
Many individuals think that professional gaming, especially for shooter games like Fortnite, requires a mouse and keyboard for you to be able to compete at a high level.
Whilst it is true that a mouse will give you more precision and accuracy than a controller, there’s nothing stopping you from playing Fortnite competitively with a controller if that is what you are comfortable with.
To go pro in Fortnite, the easiest route is to build a strong following on YouTube or Twitch first. Live streamers are the first to get invited to Fortnite events these days. Once you’re invited, you’ll get recognition and the chance to fight for prize money just for working on your personality and stream quality.
Obviously, it’s not going to be an easy journey. Building up a stream big enough to gain the attention of Epic Games or other tournament providers like KEEMSTAR will take months, if not years of dedication.
The great thing about building a Fortnite streaming career is that you can do it around your lifestyle. If you can fit in 10-20 hours in regular intervals throughout the week, all you need to do is set a consistent schedule. With setting specific stream times, any viewers you get will hopefully come back the next time you stream.
If you want a leg up on your opponents you can also consider purchasing a Fortnite catered Controller from our team here at Evil Controllers. Our Evil SHIFT Fortnite Edition controller includes Fortnite Features that will give you an incredible advantage. Our 2 core features are "Fast Build" and "Weapon Hotkey."
Fast Build will allow you to build structures on the fly. Each paddle on the back of the controller is mapped to a specific structure. Pressing a paddle will enter you into build mode, build a structure and then exit build mode. Holding a paddle will do the same, but if you keep holding the paddle, the controller will continue to build that structure for you, over and over again. A great tool for players that struggle to build through Fortnite's complex inputs.
For Fortnite players that are already experts, we recommend the controller's Weapon Hotkey mode. In Weapon Hotkey mode, 2 paddles are weapon hotkeys and 2 paddles are standard remappable inputs. Using Builder Pro you can build with the shoulder buttons, so with Weapon Hotkeys you can move and aim with the thumbsticks and use the rest of your fingers for building, changing weapons, jumping and entering build mode. All of which can be done without leaving your thumbs from the thumbsticks. Truly the ultimate controller for Fortnite.
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