Have Epic Games secretly added skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite? - Dexerto
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Have Epic Games secretly added skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite?

Published: 9/Jan/2019 23:43

by Albert Petrosyan

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Skill-based matchmaking is something that technically does not exist in Fortnite Battle Royale, but some are thinking that developers Epic Games have secretly added it via the latest update.

CounterLogic Gaming pro Fortnite player ‘Wish’ tweeted out his suspicions that the latest patch has added a hidden matchmaking system that matches players based on their skill level.

“There’s been a hidden matchmaking update in the latest patch,” he tweeted. “Every solo I play today has been a scrim lobby.”

Of course, there was no mention of anything related to matchmaking in the latest update, which was the third v7.10 update that went live on January 8.

In fact, there has never been a mention of SBMM in virtually any of the updates in Fortnite ever, mainly because Epic Games have shied away from adding such a system in their core default modes. 

Looking at Wish’s tweet above, he makes a statement about another company adding hidden SBMM in their game and “killing it,” and he is clearly referring to Bungie doing so with Destiny.

At the time, players were rampantly speculating that Bungie had added such a system without letting the public know, citing how the PvP matches had become a lot more competitive and laggy after a certain update.

This eventually led to a massive downfall in the popularity of Destiny, especially after Bungie came out and publicly admitted to “stealth implementing” skill-based matchmaking. 

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TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

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TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.