How hard is it to switch from console to PC Watch

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I'm a competitive gamer on console, (top 0.3% fortnite) and other games, but i was wondering, would i lose all my skill if i went on PC, would it be easier to get used to and how long would it take me to get used to it.
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(Original post by haxhacks)
I'm a competitive gamer on console, (top 0.3% fortnite) and other games, but i was wondering, would i lose all my skill if i went on PC, would it be easier to get used to and how long would it take me to get used to it.
If that's the case why do you want to change?
Maybe at the beginning of switching over you'd be at a disadvantage - having to relearn the positions of controls, but you'd probably get back into it really easily and might even find aiming easier due to using a mouse. (Also you could use a control on PC if you wanted).
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(Original post by haxhacks)
I'm a competitive gamer on console, (top 0.3% fortnite) and other games, but i was wondering, would i lose all my skill if i went on PC, would it be easier to get used to and how long would it take me to get used to it.
Who says you have to completely stop gaming on the console? You can always go back to it every now and then, when you get bored with PC gaming. And yes you can also connect a controller to PCs if you prefer them to the keyboard. The Switch Pro Controller is compatible with PC.
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Not hard if you can type without looking too much at the keyboard
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A lot of "video game" skill is in addition to mechanical movement, so I wouldn't worry too much if your awareness, reaction times, mindgames, game-reading, etc. are up to scratch.

If you're decent on console, given a few hours/days of adjustment to a new control scheme, you should be competent enough to do okay. Maybe a bit longer to get to where you 'should' be. KBM has a habit of magnifying things -- so if you're good, it'll make you great and if you're bad, you'll be terrible. If you're on the 'good' end, you'll probably find you'll do even better due to KBM allowing more inputs and fat better accuracy than any pad could ever provide.
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You will lose all your leet skillz and will be forced to actually play games for fun and the experience rather than a feeling of self-worth due to a lack thereof.
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Aiming with move and moving with keyboard is quite different to two joysticks. Generally, with practice mouse aiming is better but it'll take a bit of time to learn to make full use of it. Lots of games on PC have controller support tho so it's w/e.

It is generally not worth making a big switch just to play the exact same games via a different medium.
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not very
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(Original post by haxhacks)
I'm a competitive gamer on console, (top 0.3% fortnite) and other games, but i was wondering, would i lose all my skill if i went on PC, would it be easier to get used to and how long would it take me to get used to it.
Nope, you'll just find people on PC perform much better than those on consoles. It's worth it, PC has so much more better games than what you're limited to on console.
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You'll still have a good reaction speed, which is my downfall when playing video games. It will maybe be a bit difficult to get used to at first, but as long as you're computer literate it shouldn't take too long to get used to. I really struggle using joysticks for first person shooters and find a mouse and keyboard really easy in comparison.
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Just use a controller with your PC. You'll never want to touch a console again.
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