Epic Games Announce Major News About Keyboard and Mouse Matchmaking in Fortnite on Console - Dexerto

Epic Games Announce Major News About Keyboard and Mouse Matchmaking in Fortnite on Console

Published: 25/Aug/2018 1:21 Updated: 25/Aug/2018 1:23

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced that major changes are coming to matchmaking in Fortnite on console platforms.

Players who use a mouse and keyboard on console will now be matched up against others who use the same peripherals in-game.

Epic broke down this new ‘input-based matchmaking’ system in the recently released August issue of their ‘State of Development’ online post.

Input-Based Matchmaking
We have an upgrade to our matchmaking logic that will allow for a more even playing field when enjoying Fortnite with your input device of choice. In an upcoming release we’ll be implementing input based matchmaking, which will pair you against players who are using the same peripherals (e.g. controller vs controller, KB+M vs KB+M).

Let’s break that down:

– If anyone in your party uses a mouse and keyboard on console, you will be matchmade with PC players and other KB+M players (as if you partied up with a PC player).

Essentially, this establishes a system that will use cross-platform servers that are currently in place to ensure that players who match up against each other are using similar peripherals.

The post does specify that cross-play rules would still trump over this new matchmaking, as having a PC player in any party will automatically designate it to a cross-platform server.

The current crossplay rules still apply. For example, partying up with a PC player will always put you in a PC pool, regardless of your input type. 

Although this news had been hinted at in the past, this is the first time that Epic have really gotten into detail about it.

According to the post, this new matchmaking system will be implemented in an upcoming update, although a more specific time-frame is not provided.

These changes represent a major change in philosophy from Epic Games, who had previously been staunch in allowing players to use mouse and keyboard freely on console.

However, with many in community deeming the current system unfair for those who use a controller, it appears that the developers have prioritized community feedback over their own vision once again.


Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
Epic Games
The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.