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!

100 comments

  • Meystro

    First ily Gronky pin this ❤

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  • F.lippyy ;:

    Gronky has been a great fornite mentor,without him many people wouldn’t been one pumping me all the time😂💜

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  • Weston

    lovely stuff

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  • adnanFN

    He do be supporting console tho…

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  • Little sam

    0:15 you play too much search and destroy Jk

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  • dpl4yz

    Go and subscribe for me if you love gronky

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  • arctic fox

    4.5-6.5 it really depends on the day you catch me lol

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  • yung Burnt out

    4.5

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  • BubbaOfTheZew

    I can't use shotguns on legacy… It just doesn't track well enough for me. My shotgun is perfect on linear, but my ar is inconsistent. Legacy, the ar is broken, but I feel like my shotgun pulls on players I'm not aiming at when several people are close together. The trade-off…

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  • xex fishy

    hi

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  • SC 64

    I fractured my left thumb I don't even think I'll be able to play

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  • Aaron Craig

    So what’s the code for the first mode

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  • Father4x

    How did he not die in the thumbnail he got hit for 220

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  • Minki

    Boxfight tips pls

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  • Does it Matter Bruh

    SND is the perfect warm up game mode

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  • Terminati 76

    Small youtuber trying to grow 😓

    If you could sub to me that would make my day 🙏

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  • Sergio Flores

    Is the pump good now?

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  • Skeet

    How to improve aim

    Upgrade your pump

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  • Cursed

    Lol I read the whole description as he talked this time and he barely missed a word 🤣

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  • ILL Killz

    The thumbnail bothers me. The non heavy pump can't hit for 220. Blue pump does 180

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  • TheBlaise123

    They need to buffed you basically forced to flick shot or your dead.

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  • JayGotGameBruh

    on normal days my shotgun aim is 3/10, some lucky days i play with like 9/10, but usually 3, so i really appreciate this video

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  • SupremeWolf36

    My shotgun aim is about 6.5/10 i dont usually do shotgun fights that much in battle royal but i usually hit my shots pretty good when i do

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  • Its ipuxc

    Your videos are so consestant unlike a lot of other fortnite content creators. Stay amazing bro!

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  • Ogwilliams

    Aye first 100

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  • Steven Harris

    if your a 7 im a 3 lol

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  • Rip Dingers

    I always start these videos ready to learn but 45 seconds in I get distracted by the gameplay and end up zoning out until the end.

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  • Martique Johnson

    Great video Gronky, the problem with this game is it’s literally only about shotguns now, mainly the Tac. Pretty sure this game is dead especially if you have to go to team rumble just to avoid sweaty players.

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  • TheDgreezyFan

    im a clean 5/10 with the shotty lol

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  • DarkJera

    I rate my Shotgun aims 5/10. Needs more work.

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  • The Lemon Gamer

    My shotgun aim is about 5, I can hit weird flicks but in terms of overall consistency it's bad.

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  • Ghost

    I'm a 2

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  • Vision Flurp2k

    Bro you got aim assist just touch your thumbstick and u drop 20 bomb

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  • Ransom

    If you're a 7, im a 6 cause I switched to linear and made my sence high💔😭

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  • Hyper Flickz

    Fist pin by gronky

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  • Ducksauce 88

    Gronky are you using elite v2?

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  • Benji chase

    6/10

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  • Divyesh

    I never hit one pumps even with aim assist

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  • Booty Clan PapiDoms

    how to aim better in fortnite (Bloom: THIS GUY HAS JOKES)

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  • stealth Trac3

    I can recommend 1v1s with friends to

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  • Cole

    I have watched your videos for around a year now and I went from a 3/10 player to more like a 7.5/10 player

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  • Charles Pierre

    I’m a 4/10 cos I can’t find the right sensitivity

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  • devilboykillz

    they should lock people ip and make them only play tournaments in one system. no fair pros are joining a tournament ment for console players. None of you pros play on console so you should not be aloud to join it just to ruin it for us console players that never get to place in yalls tournaments. Again no pro play on console and should be banned from this tournament unless you only play on console.

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  • BH Wix

    In his gameplay he has aimbot

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  • S B

    You’re the man, GronK. I’m probably 3-4 with shotguns :/ thanks for the codes

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  • KillieExile _YT

    Always love watching your vids, have you got one on taking walls? My fingers ain't as fast as they used to be

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  • Ryan Wallace

    When it comes to hitting the shot like 7/8 but I can’t hit very hard to save my life

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  • VaxWtf

    tru

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  • Boston Dangler13

    5.1

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  • Name Here

    Simple but effective tip. Always try aim in then shoot. Even if your on linear, still aim in. If helped me

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  • Monty Joiner

    Like your videos.

    My own ranking: just slightly above bad. Lol

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  • Arjanit Peci

    Im on 5 cuz im on console

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  • Ju and Lim Productions

    i was realllyyyy bad at shotgun aim until i switched to linear. I put all the boosts down and my sensitivity was 50% for x and 50% for y. It took a few days to get used to but my shotgun aim is literallly soo much better now thanks to linear.

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  • theyoungazn

    If you’re 7/8 then I’m 4/5 because I cannot hit high hit I can hit.

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  • ChangingCrisis

    If you’re 7.5 then I’m 2

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  • シOso

    I just changed my deadzone and everything was fixed

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  • Teangelo Ewing

    Settings vid plz

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  • DR LUXXX

    tracking Hip fire SMG is the hardest for me

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  • Splinter

    Why do you pc guys gotta jump in and ruin the console cup this weekend… stick to your pc

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  • GameRiinx _YT

    Why is gronky always lvl 100

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  • Sawyer Perry

    5 to a 6

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  • PASTO Play's

    I strive everyday tryhard shit to be as unique as player as you although plenty people that watch your videos would proabaly say they same

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  • JonespeaceTV

    Thanks Gronky always helpful tips

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  • Hemraj Arjoon

    Bro why all the pc kids switching back to console? My nigga let us earn some of that bread. Y'all make mad bread and are still going to switch back to take that opportunity away from us

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  • David Morales

    I’m a -5

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  • Dummwavy

    was there always music in the background? usually watch on my tv so i guess i never noticed

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  • Brian Bernal

    Gronky still stream?? Never see him on twitch anymore

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  • Landon Byrne

    Easily the best tips and tricks YouTuber for fortnite

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  • Goat OfTech

    6/10

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  • Rip kobe

    I’ll say for console a good 9 there’s delay everything which can’t get me to 10 also playing on 60 ping with a pretty much movie theater screen but getting a 5k$ oc Saturday

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  • ZoomOnCrac

    I had to see this finally didn't abuse the 10min ad revenew😅🤣

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  • Icyabeast Lol

    #gronkythegoat

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  • Real Nayn

    Hey gronky, What settings do u personally use ? Expo , Linear or Legacy?

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  • Seahawk 114

    4

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  • Darth Vapor Saje

    you strange . but i keep coming back. mad love homie keep it up

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  • xArcane1122x

    Gronky entering the celebration cup might give a few of his students the chance to play against him

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  • RNG Maggee

    I really needed this video, since my shotgun aim is probably 3 or 4/10. I always either miss or hit a THICC BOI shot

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  • Michael Leason

    Great video! Very helpful

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  • NinjXBL

    anyone else notice gronky is always level 100?

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  • FZN CLAN

    Gronky is definitely not a 7 or 8 he has to be at least 9 or 10 and I am probably a 8 or 9

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  • Username

    how many times are you going to upload the same fucking video on a dead game

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  • icy_nerd neck

    I find it hard to edit shoot and rest when fighting someone because of aim assist Edit – (I’m to lazy to explain but if you know what I mean you just know what I mean)

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  • ron price

    I’m a 3 with a shotty

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  • icy_nerd neck

    I find it hard to edit shoot and reset because of aim assist I can’t really explain it but if your controller player you probably know what I mean

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  • Bot Kong

    I knew it was clickbait when I saw a blue pump hitting for 220

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  • Austin Taschuk

    4-5

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  • Ceasar Garcia

    💘 you keep it up

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  • RyanTinTin

    play video at 1.5 playback speed, way better

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  • Fresh_Storm Gaming

    Shot got aim scale of 5

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  • Nathan Nelson

    My shotgun aim is a 8/10

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  • max y

    Honestly I’m like a9.5

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  • Cut2Commercial

    @GronKy how does your level never go up pass 100, im more confused about that then why Ericc5 isn't running squads with you.

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  • Fe4RLess Fan

    Hey

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  • IDK kenan

    I think 8.1

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  • Devin Ryder

    My shotgun aim is a 2-4 on bad days and a 6-9 on good days. When I'm on a roll I hit 200s multiple times in a row

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  • FaZe Ben

    Don't forget Switch

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  • game lazer

    I really don't now why I'm watching this I switched to mouse and keyboard like a weak ago

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  • YouRage2Much

    Anybody know gronky sensitivities and stuff?

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  • YouRage2Much

    Also how how are you still abusing aim assist with ar cuz it don't work for me

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  • JAJAJA JAJA

    Thank you for this map like really

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