From our time with Fortnite we learned that we really suck at this game. Parachuting out of the bus on land just to get killed by some 10-year old in a matter of minutes was not our cup of tea. However, the new update to the game might fix that and make Fortnite more accessible to newcomers. Epic Games announced that the company is making changes to matchmaking and adding A.I. controlled opponents for you to shoot at.
The post on Fortnite’s website reads:
“Since Battle Royale launched, the matchmaking strategy for our core modes has remained mostly unchanged. Over the past two years, however, the range of player skill has grown considerably. In Arena, we use Hype-based matchmaking to ensure players are matched evenly across platforms.
In the v10.40 update, we’re introducing improved matchmaking logic to Battle Royale core modes to create fairer matches. What does this mean? You will be more likely to match with players of similar skill, and as you get better, so should your opponents. We will slowly roll this out to all regions across Battle Royale core modes as we test and monitor how it performs.”
However, that’s not all. Epic Games concluded the post with the heads-up message about bots being added to the game. According to the company, bots will behave similarly to normal players and will help provide a better path for players to grow in skill. However, bots will work in conjunction with the new matchmaking system, so as your skill improves, you’ll face fewer Bots.
Of course, bots will not be present in Competitive matchmaking, so pro-wannabes will still be able to enjoy some good old noob ass-whooping. However, for casual players, it’s a nice addition to the game if they wish to get better at it before trying to fight against real players.