Fortnite: Battle Royale Adding Skill-Based Matchmaking And Bots
If there are two things any online multiplayer PvP game never gets right, they're balance and matchmaking. Everything I don't use is OP and why do I always get stuck in non-competitive matches against people above my skill level? But at least game publishers try, even though it's all in vain because everyone will always complain about poor game balance and bad matchmaking. Welcome to MMOBomb: Nihilist Edition.
Nevertheless, for the first time since it launched, Epic Games is trying to improve matchmaking in Fortnite: Battle Royale. "Since Battle Royale launched, the matchmaking strategy for our core modes has remained mostly unchanged" begins today's announcement, and after two years, it's apparently time for some changes.
In the v10.40 update, Epic will deploy "improved matchmaking logic," which should match you "with players of similar skill, and as you get better, so should your opponents." That is, of course, what every game developer says about matchmaking when they're trying to improve it, but hey, nice of them to make the attempt, right?
And what if the system can't find enough people of a suitable skill level to play with you? The answer, apparently, is bots. They'll arrive in the next season and will "work in conjunction with the new matchmaking system, and as your skill improves, you’ll face fewer Bots." They won't appear in competitive matches, and, like everything else in the game, is something Epic will "continue to update and iterate." If a game as big as Fortnite: Battle Royale needs Bots to fill out matches, the option should be on the table for other battle royale games with low populations.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Path Of Exile: "Lake Of Kalandra" Expansion Revealed During Live Stream, New League Launches Next Week
Overcome the challenges across the Mirrored Lake for unique rewards.By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
KOG Games Is Bringing A New Raid, Changes To Shared Bank, And More In Elsword's Upcoming Summer Update
There's quite a lot of changes and content coming to the game.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
NCSoft Q2 2022: Financial Report Reveals Drop In Revenue, Mobile Titles Decline, And Throne And Liberty Is Delayed
Guild Wars 2 seems to be doing really well, though!By Anthony Jones - 2 days ago
Destiny 2 Is Brining A Wide Range Of Changes To Exotics And Adding More Anti-Champion Mods
Lots to unpack in This Week at Bungie.By Aspen Pash - 2 days ago
Start Your Investigation: Hearthstone's "Murder At Castle Nathria" Expansion Is Now Live
Comes with 135 new collectible cards, an "Infuse" keyword, and more.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Guild Wars 2's Upcoming 10th Anniversary Will Be Celebrated At Gamecom And PAX West
Meet some devs, grab a drink or two, and vibe out in these two venues.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago