Epic responds to feedback about Fortnite’s skill-based matchmaking

Epic Games has offered an update on Fortnite’s new skill-based matchmaking system in response to player feedback.

The developer recently introduced skill-based matchmaking to Solos in an attempt to create fairer matches. However, it turned out that this new matchmaking system pools together players from all platforms and input devices. Players were not happy after learning about this, as the difference between FPS and input devices can offer unfair matchups, even if players are of an equal skill level.

In response, Epic has said that the system “accounts for various skill levels across different platforms and control inputs, and groups players of similar skill levels together.”

“Our goal with the new matchmaking system is to create fairer matches for all of our players, which includes special considerations for each platform,” the developer added. “This means that where similar skill exists, players may be paired against opponents from ALL platforms — whether they’re using mouse + keyboard, a controller, or touch input. We are closely monitoring match analytics and your feedback, and we’ll make adjustments to ensure everyone is playing a fair match.”

Epic also shared a few more details about the Bots that it will be adding to Fortnite matches with the release of Season 11. According to the developer, players cannot party up with Bots, Bots cannot use vehicles, and if a Bot defeats the last remaining human player, the match will end. Bots are being introduced to low skill-level games to help ease new players in.

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