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Ali-A explains how skill-based matchmaking is “killing” Fortnite

Published: 9/Nov/2019 0:38 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 1:15

by Eli Becht


YouTuber Alastair ‘Fortnite is being “killed” by the implementation of skill-based matchmaking.

Near the end of Season 10, Fortnite introduced skill-based matchmaking into the mix and it has proven to be rather divisive among players.

The idea was to prevent pub stomps from the skilled players, as the newer players pretty much had no way of winning considering they don’t know how to build or hold their own with the pros.

epic gamesFortnite’s skill based matchmaking is rubbing some people the wrong way

Instead, the new players are matched up with each other so everyone has an equal chance of winning, while the good players will presumably be going again each other.

However, Ali-A thinks that the system inherently has its issues, and spoke up about them while explaining how it’s killing the game.

“Skill Based Matchmaking is the worst addition ever to Fortnite and it’s killing the game,” he began. “It’s a system that puts you with similarly skilled players in an effort to see you improve. Then when you do improve, you only go up against other players that are better.”

He explains that every game will turn into a sweat-fest with everyone trying their hardest. It’s a common complaint as it has essentially removed the casual aspect of Fortnite.

“It’s a never-ending cycling of playing sweaty games of Fortnite and I’m not a fan.”

He does make a fair point, especially for full-time content creators who make a living playing Fortnite all day. If they ever want to have a relaxing day on the stream, it becomes difficult since they will have to tryhard at nearly every moment.

Obviously, the new players are benefiting from this, but as he says, as they improve, they will continue to go against similarly skilled players, so it’ll always be a challenge.

Many players think this is what Arena mode is for and the regular lobbies should be kept casual.

Of course, Epic decided to go in a different direction and this is how things are for the time being.

At least bots are being sprinkled into matches now so not every encounter will be over-the-top difficult.

Epic said they will keep on fine-tuning the system so feedback like this from Ali-A is critical to that if they want to perfect the formula.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.