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Fortnite Players Who Use Keyboard and Mouse on Console Will Soon Start Matching Up Against Each Other

Published: 8/Aug/2018 1:17 Updated: 8/Aug/2018 1:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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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.

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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:

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Hi!
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.

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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.

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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.

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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