Epic Games finally respond to Fortnite cross-platform matchmaking fury - Dexerto

Epic Games finally respond to Fortnite cross-platform matchmaking fury

Published: 4/Oct/2019 15:26 Updated: 4/Oct/2019 15:54

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have finally addressed the anger among fans of their popular battle royale game Fortnite, after the developers introduced cross-platform skill-based matchmaking to the game. 

Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world, with fans jumping into the Battle Bus on a variety of different platforms, including PC, consoles, and mobile devices.

Players were furious when Epic Games enabled cross-platform matchmaking, which placed them into matches based on a skill rank, instead of the peripherals they were using, which meant that mobile players were finding themselves in lobbies with those on keyboard and mouse, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.

Epic GamesFortnite players can face extreme disadvantages in the new system.

Following the complaints from their player base, Epic Games finally responded to the criticisms aimed at them in a blog post released on October 3, explaining why they decided to implement the feature, and providing an update on any possible changes that may take place.

“We’ve seen a lot of discussion about potentially unfair competitive advantages from pooling players together across platforms and input devices,” the post reads. “The new matchmaking system, however, accounts for various skill levels across different platforms and control inputs, and groups players of similar skill levels together.

“Our goal with the new matchmaking system is to create fairer matches for all of our players, which includes special considerations for each platform. This means that where similar skill exists, players may be paired against opponents from all platforms – whether they’re using mouse and keyboard, a controller, or touch input.”

Epic GamesEpic Games say they believe the system will create “fairer matches.”

As for changes to the system, Epic Games say they are “closely monitoring match analytics and feedback,” and will “make adjustments to ensure everyone is playing a fair match,” but refrained from mentioning any possibility of a rollback.

The developers also released new information about the literal bots which are coming to Fortnite in Season 11, giving a look at what they will and won’t be able to do in-game, and more information about their purpose.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
Epic Games
Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

Timestamp of 3:48

Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.