Hacks in games have been used for decades now as the earliest examples of cheating date back to 1986. Over the years, hacks have only gotten better and their detection harder. Not all hacks are created equally, though. Some are created for players to have more fun, while others give you an unfair advantage over other players. One of the hacks that fall into the second category is the Soft Aim, so what is the Soft Aim in Fortnite specifically, and can you get banned because of it?
Soft Aim in Fortnite is a cheat that helps players aim better. Using the hack will result in more kills overall, but you can’t just mindlessly aim anywhere to get the kill. You still have to work for it. This is what makes the cheat harder to detect. Use of any cheat in a competitive multiplayer game will result in a ban if you get caught and such is the case with Fortnite as well.
Now that you know the answer to what soft aim is and whether it is worth getting it to win more, as a firm believer that cheats will ruin both your and other player’s experience, I want to explain what you can do to get better aim in Fortnite without cheats and get a bit more in-depth about cheats in games like Fortnite in general.
How games recognize hacks
If we’re talking about games in general, many games have anti-cheat systems in place that aim to detect cheats in a player’s system and ban them if the system detects a cheat. However, this system can often get surpassed by other software, so it’s up to the player base to detect if someone might be using a cheat and report it.
This help from the players also helps the cheat systems get better at detecting cheats. Fortnite, specifically, has two anti-cheat systems in place. They use Battle Eye and Easy Anti Cheat.
It’s said that the use of the two anti-cheat systems together has significantly helped players have fewer hackers in their games compared to other games of a similar caliber.
As I’ve said, the community plays an important role in detecting hackers Soft Aim as a hack will be much harder to detect since it doesn’t guarantee that every shot will be a hit; you still have to aim, just not as hard, so it might just be a highly skilled player playing.
Soft Aim vs. Hard Aim
As the names would suggest, Soft Aim slightly helps with aim, whereas with Hard Aim cheats, it’s blatantly obvious that you’re cheating since the AI in charge of aiming takes over completely, and your movement begins to look too robotic.
Why more and more players are using the hack
As with all competitive games, the main goal of Fortnite is to win naturally. Considering that the game has been around for quite some time, it’s only natural that there are a lot of skilled players around, and to surpass them, you need to invest a significant amount of time to make it happen.
Soft Aim is an easy way to improve your rating and overall score. It all comes down to a desire for rewards and a desire to make yourself known as a good player while unwilling or unable to invest the proper time in order to actually have the needed skills.
Most of the time, players are frustrated that they are performing badly, and instead of investing time to improve, they fall back on quick solutions to bypass skill development and achieve success immediately. It all comes down to psychology, but ultimately players use cheats to win instantly without minimal or zero effort invested.
When it comes to Soft Aim specifically, players often use it because it’s harder to detect than Hard Aim.
Getting better aim without the use of hacks
If you’ve found yourself suffering poor results in Fortnite matches, there are a few ways to improve your aim without resorting to cheating. It will take significantly more effort than just installing aimbots, but you also won’t have to be afraid of getting banned or mocked for using cheats.
The golden rule of just about any skill is a regular practice. Dedicate a portion of time each day to practice your aiming by playing, of course, and improvement is guaranteed. There will be some mean comments in the game, especially if you are particularly bad at aiming, but it’s nothing to worry about. Even the best pro players had bad days and “newbie” days. Do you think they remember every single negative and toxic comment they ever got?
Focus on the game’s base mechanics; without those, it’s unlikely you will ever advance in the game. Most players that are consistently bad skipped the tutorial and the learning part of the game and went straight to a competitive mentality, you can’t master anything without proper foundations, and this is especially true for aiming.
You should also, when you’re unable to play, watch pro players and their strategies. Watching skilled players’ streams and YouTube videos and observing their strategies, techniques, and decision-making will help you out a lot, especially if you’ve never mastered the basics of the game. They are pro players for a good reason.
Relax and forget about performance anxiety. This is the most crucial advice I can give you. You’re never going to advance in the game if you’re too anxious to make sound and rational decisions. Fortnite is a fun game, first and foremost, and keeping score is nothing to burden yourself with while you’re still learning how to play.
It might sound cliche, but if you’re consistently bad at aiming, chances are you’re not following even the most basic advice you can find online. Relax, practice, master the fundamentals, and watch other, better players, and you will 100 % improve.