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Fortnite Skill-Based Matchmaking – What is It?

Skilled-based matchmaking is coming to Fortnite, and we have everything you need to know about it covered.
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The high-profile title of Fortnite Battle Royale will soon be shaken up in a significant way when the v10.40 update launches. This v10.40 update will be introducing skill-based matchmaking to Fortnite to help players find fairer matches when they are playing. However, there are multiple areas of this new skill-based matchmaking feature that players should make sure they are aware of going forward. We have gathered together all of the must-know information about Fortnite skill-based matchmaking below for you to make sure you are ready when the v10.40 update goes live. 

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Fortnite Skill-Based Matchmaking

Fortnite Skill Based Matchmaking

Skill-based matchmaking will see Fortnite players matched up with players of similar skill when they join a match. This means novice players will be facing off against other novices when more advanced players will be going up against equally talented players in their games. As a player gets better, the tougher their competition will become. This feature is being introduced to help stop the issue newer players face of being matched up with players who are higher skilled who defeat the new players with ease. The feature is intended to allow players to hone their skills in a much more beneficial way through the battle royale game’s regular playlists. 

This skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite will then see a significant change when Season 11 launches. The reasoning for this change in Season 11 is that Epic Games will be adding bots to the lower levels of the system. Low skilled players will face off against bots (AI controlled characters). Players will face off against fewer bots in their matches the more experienced they become. 

Epic Games is hoping the introduction of this feature will provide new players a much better route for improving in an environment where the average talent of a player is much higher than it has been in the past. 

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Nicholas Barth
Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]