Epic Games Explains New Matchmaking And Bot Systems

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor October 4, 2019
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Epic Games has been making a few changes to Fortnite and, as we all know, not everyone enjoys change -- especially if they feel it could have a negative impact on their gameplay. So, of course, when Epic decided to make changes to the matchmaking system that will now pair players across all platforms, players were concerned.

The big worry is that players on different platforms may have an unfair advantage. According to Epic, the new system takes this into account, weighing skill level across the various platforms and inputs used to match players appropriately.

They note that "where similar skill exists, players may be paired against opponents from ALL platforms." It doesn't matter what kind of input is being used. However, they are monitoring everything to be sure the system is working properly.

The post addressing these concerns also goes on to offer a small FAQ on how bots will work once they're added to the game. Such questions as to whether or not players can team with bots (they can't) or if bots can use vehicles have been answered. For the most part, the answers to the questions are either "No", or "It's in the works." For example, bots will not be available in Creative.

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About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (1)

BigChang 2 years ago
This game is losing players rapidly , their changes are just stupid... Robots ? Planes ? Useless items? Ur killing ur own game Epic games!


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