How To EASILY Improve Your Controller Shotgun Aim! (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox Shotgun Tips)

How To EASILY Improve Your Controller Shotgun Aim! (Fortnite PS4 + Xbox Shotgun Tips)


Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be going over the best ways to practice and improve your shotgun aim in Fortnite.
I’d thinks it’s pretty widely agreed on that shotgun aim is hands down the single most
important aspect of aiming in Fortnite. If you miss a few AR or SMG shots it definitely
isn’t a good thing, but it also isn’t the end of the world in most fights. However,
if you miss 1 or 2 shotguns shots, you’re missing out of hundreds of potential damage,
and a lot of times that’s gonna the difference between getting a kill or dying. Unfortunately
one of the main reasons shotgun aim is so important is because it’s a pretty difficult
skill to learn. Sure there are definitely some tips ranging from basic to advanced that
will help you, but much like every other aspect of aiming, a lot of skill simply comes down
to practicing and continuing to improve. Unfortunately, even though playing regular battle royale
matches will help you a bit, it’s nowhere near the best way to improve a mechanic like
shotgun aim. In a full 20-25 minute match, if you’re lucky you’ll get into maybe 4-5
different shotgun fights specifically and that’s not very many at all honestly. So the
point of this video is to showcase the better methods of training that will help you improve
your shotgun aim much faster, and without further ado let’s get right into it. Alright so I wanna break this video down into
2 sections pretty much, the first will be the best ways to practice your shotgun aim
when you’re playing alone, and the 2nd will be the best ways to practice your shotgun
aim with friends. So starting off with the options while playing alone, a few days ago
I found an absolutely incredibly shotgun aim training course that I think is easily one
of the best ways to improve your aim. And since I’ve been playing on console the last
few days preparing for the celebration cup, this is the main way I’ve been trying to get
my shotgun aim back up to par compared to how it is on PC. So, the course is by a guy
named richytoons and I’ll include the code somewhere on the screen right now. So there’s
3 different kinda minigames in this course but I really only use 2 of them. The first
one is relatively simple, you’ll be placed in a squared off area with a wall in front
of you, to your left, and to your right. Once you start the minigame a sentry will spawn
behind one of the walls at random, so you’ll have to preform an edit then shoot it. And
each time you kill one of them it will respawn again behind any of the 3 walls. There’s a
few different things I really like about this. First off, unlike a lot of aiming courses,
this sentry is gonna be bouncing around all over the place which is really good training
for the movement techniques that players will use in a real game. Second, if you do this
exercise properly you’ll be working on a very important aspect of shotgun aim that doesn’t
really get enough attention, shooting after editing. Especially nowadays with the boxfighting-heavy
building meta we have, I’d guess about half of my shotgun shots come immediately after
I make some kind of edit, so definitely an important thing to try to learn. Finally and
maybe most important for controller players, these sentrys are probably the only prop in
the entire game that give off realistic aim assist. A lot of different aim training maps
that claim to be “aim assist friendly” use props that either give way stronger aim assist
than normal or way weaker. Luckily that isn’t the case with these sentries so if you’re
on controller this is perfect. The next section of this course that I really like is this
kinda reaction-based flick shotting section. Again you’ll be placed into an area with a
wall in front of you, to your left, and to your right, and on all 3 walls there will
be little circular buttons that light can up. And once you start the minigame a random
button will start to glow red for about 1-2 seconds before a different button starts to
glow, and your goal is obviously to shoot it before the light turns off. Now obviously
unlike the last minigame, these small buttons aren’t going to give you aim assist. However,
this drill is more about building reaction time and getting a feel for flick shotting,
and since flick shotting enemies gives you very little aim assist anyway, I don’t think
not having it here is that big of a deal. And even if you’re not specifically trying
to improve shotgun aim, I’d still recommend doing this drill for even as short as 2-5
minutes before you play just to kinda get your brain and fingers going. The other option
that I would recommend if you’re alone is playing team rumble. There’s not too much
I can say about this so I’ll keep it short and simple, team rumble gives you an opportunity
to get into about 10-20 times the amount of gunfights compared to a regular solos, duos,
or squads game. Also since players typically run around with a low amount of materials,
you won’t see too many over-builders so you can more so focus on pure aim practice. Plus
it’s actually a surprisingly fun change of pace from playing regular battle royale since
you can kinda chill and not be forced to go super try hard, so definitely a nice option
for playing alone. Now let’s get into the best ways to practice
and improve your shotgun aim if you have a friend with you. The first thing I’d suggest
is something called “shotgun edit dueling” that I actually first saw online by a user
named “Grandwhish.” The basics of this little game are pretty simple but it’s also really
effective, and you only need 1 other person willing to play for it to work. So basically
both players will have only a shotgun in their inventory and player number 1 will build a
1×1 around player number 2 who will be forced to stay inside of it. From there, player number
1 who has ownership of all the walls that make up the box will make edits and try to
hit shots on and hopefully eliminate player number 2. Now obviously being player number
1 here with edit control over all 4 walls is an absolutely massive advantage, so you
wanna frequently switch roles to make this more fair. So I think this is a good way to
practice shotgun aim for a a variety of reasons. Much like the moving bots game I showed at
the beginning of the video, shotgun edit dueling puts a major emphasis on shooting after editing.
And since you’re facing a real player that has the potential to do a lot of damage back,
you’re gonna have to be more smart with the edits you choose and how you use your movement
to navigate around them, which are also very important skills for shotgun fights. Also
I like the fact that this exercise puts you in a position if you’re player number 2 where
you’re forced to try to win a fight where your enemy is going to have a major advantage,
because they’ll be able to make edits while you can’t. No matter how smart of a player
you are, there are gonna times where you’re gonna find yourself in terrible positions
like this, it’s simply unavoidable. Maybe your enemy is able to place a cone or ramp
inside your box before you can, so now there’s really nothing you can do but take the 50/50
shotgun fight and try to win it. Definitely another important skill to learn and this
is going to help you practice. Another option to train pure shotgun aim when playing with
a friend is something I showed in a video maybe a month ago called aim dueling. There
are plenty on different maps out there for this but I prefer to use Kroaders version
of it. And the premise of aim dueling is very simple, you and your friend edit down into
a fully boxed in 1×1 are that you can’t escape from, you both have either 1000 or 2000 health
depending on the map, and you shoot each with the same weapon until 1 player gets eliminated.
Now players more commonly aim-duel with SMGs, but if you’re trying to practice your shotgun
aim it works just as well with a pump or a tac instead of a P90. Out of all the methods
of practice I’ve showed in the video, this one is definitely the best for pure aim training.
You don’t have to worry about building, editing, or even reloading, it’s just constant movement
and trying to hit high damage shots on your friend who is doing the same thing. And the
final suggestion I’ll make even though it’s noting revolutionary at all is playing box
fights/zone wars. I mentioned in the beginning of this video that regular battle royale isn’t
great for improving shotgun aim, but box fights/zone wars on the other hand are much better. Sure
you’re gonna have to deal with way more editing and building compared to something like an
aim training course or pure aim duel, but it’s good to do that every once in a while
to see how your improved aim translates into a much more realistic in-game scenario. Also
I think we all can admit that playing box fights/ or zone wars with friends is more
fun than shooting at robots, so doing a combination of both of those things is probably your best
bet in the long run. 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 below. I want you to rate your own personal skill when it comes to shotgun aim
out of 10. I would personally say I’m about a 7.5-8 and I’m interested in hearing about
you guys. 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!

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