Epic Games has announced that it is working on matchmaking tech that will pair up players based on their choice of peripherals in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
This means that players who use keyboard and mouse on console will soon be matching up against each other.
This news became apparent after someone posted an image on Reddit suggesting that players should not be allowed to use keyboard and mouse on console.
After the post started gaining some traction, an Epic Games representative named ‘JustMooney1’ commented with this new information:
We’re actually working on some matchmaking tech, on the way, that’ll pair you against folks based on your choice of peripherals. More info on this coming next week, but tl;dr if you’re on KB+M you’ll be against KB+M.
Another Reddit user commented on the post, asking whether this new matchmaking tech will be only for consoles or other platforms, to which Epic rep ‘MrPopoTFS’ had this response:
More information will become available next week which should hopefully clear up some commonly asked questions around this.
Although the Fortnite community will have to wait for more information, many should be thrilled by the implications of this announcement from Epic.
Despite the fact that Epic have publicly stated that the use of keyboard and mouse on consoles is fully allowed and legitimate, many in the community feel that those players have a significant advantage over those who use a controller.
Interestingly enough, Epic has previously held a staunch position regarding this issue, so this new development could be yet another sign that the developers are prioritizing community feedback over their own visions for the game.