It has been 19 days since Epic announced they were removing the Legacy control scheme from they game, and 12 days they "grace period" deadline they gave players to change, but it can now be confirmed that Legacy controls are gone - and gone for good.
The “Use Legacy Look Controls” setting has been disabled.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) March 24, 2020
Reminder: Players who had “Use Legacy Look Controls” enabled upon its removal have had their legacy sensitivities automatically converted to the new Sensitivity settings.
Players who have used the legacy controls in the past will now have their movement settings shifted over to the Exponential look scheme.
Note: Players who have “Use Legacy Look Controls” enabled when the setting is removed will have their legacy sensitivities automatically converted to the new Sensitivity settings.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) March 6, 2020
Legacy controls have long been a contentious issue in the competitive Fortnite with many feeling that the aim assist is more akin to an aimbot.
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An insertion perhaps backed up by the number of players who started using both KBM and controller sometimes switching in-game depending on the situation.
Others like Shane "EpikWhale" Cotton gave up their KBM entirely and made the decision to compete exclusively on controller because in his words: "It is definitely better in some situations".
Whether this finally ends the "L2 spam" debate is yet to be seen with the two remaining control schemes - Linear and Exponential - both have their critics.
You do realise they removed the setting which has been in the game since the start, and kept the one which has made 100s of players decent because of the broken aim assist— crr (@ohcrr) March 6, 2020