How to Make a Custom Match in Fortnite

It can be a bit tricky to make a custom match in Fortnite. Here's a quick rundown of how hosting private games work.

There are tons of different game modes that players can choose from in Fortnite, whether it be solos, duos, a LTM, or even a custom match, the options are seemingly endless. If you’re preparing to host a Fortnite tournament or something of the sorts, you’ll want to know how to make a custom match in Fortnite. Unfortunately, this option isn’t available to everyone, but access can be given in special circumstances. Here’s what you need to know. 

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How to Make a Custom Match in Fortnite

To make a custom match in Fortnite, you’ll need to receive permission from Epic by sending an email requesting access or submitting a support ticket. It seems custom match access is usually given to those with popular support-a-creator codes, but if you’re not a creator and are planning a tournament, you may still be given access. If your request is approved, you can create a custom match lobby by following the steps below:

  1. Enable Two Factor Authentication 
  2. Open the Game Mode menu,
  3. Select “Custom Match” in the bottom corner
  4. Enter the password you want the participants to use
  5. Click Accept and hit Play

There you have it, it’s as simple as that! As the host, you’ll be able to see when the lobby is full and you can begin the game. On the flip side of things, if you’re trying to join a custom match, simply select the “Custom Match” option in the game mode menu and enter the password provided by your host and wait for them to begin the game. 

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It’s also worth noting that you’ll need to make sure you are matching for the same server as the host. So if they have it set to a specific region, you’ll need to head into your settings and make sure you’re matching with other players in that region. So if you’re following the steps above and not finding the custom match, then you’ll want to check this out before you go looking for other solutions.

Epic recently announced that it would be dropping the “Early Access” label from its popular battle royale game, meaning that one of the biggest and most successful games in history will finally be fully launched. Further, developers are planning to bring some major updates to Save the World in the near future, which has been neglected due to the success of the battle royale mode. 

While you’re waiting for those updates, be sure to check out some of our Fortnite coverage on our website. The game is currently in the middle of Chapter 2: Season 3 and has tons of new features for players to try out. In the links below, you’ll find some of our recent coverage. 

Now that you know how to make a custom match in Fortnite, you should be all set to host some tournaments or play with your community. Be sure to send us some pictures on our Twitter or Facebook page!

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