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Leaked skin reveals how Fortnite’s literal bots will look in-game

Published: 5/Oct/2019 13:23 Updated: 5/Oct/2019 14:08

by Calum Patterson

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Epic Games confirmed in September that bots would be coming to Fortnite, in an effort to improve the matchmaking experience, and new leaked skins have given us a first look at these AI opponents.

Because the skill levels in Fortnite have changed drastically since it’s launch in late 2017, Epic is looking at improving how players are matched against others to ensure everyone gets a more enjoyable experience.

Though controversial, this skill-based matchmaking system should hopefully prevent Epic from adding in items and vehicles designed to help less-skilled players get easy kills (i.e. the BRUTE mechs).

Epic GamesA total different kind of robot is coming to Fortnite in Season 11.

As part of this new system, Epic revealed that actual bots (computer-controlled enemies) would be added, mainly to be used in matches of lower skill groups to help newer players get off to a better start. 

However, in order to ensure players are able to easily discern what is a real opponent and what is actually a bot, it appears that these bots will wear a specific, unique skin.

According to leaker ShiinaBR, the skin is a style of the ‘A.I.M’ outfit, which was found in a so-far unused game file.

The purpose of this is fairly simple – real players will be able to tell if it’s an actual opponent or not immediately. 

More importantly, keeping it unique to the bots will prevent any players rather cheekily using the skin to pretend they’re a bot themselves.

These bots will be added in Season 11, which is set to go live on October 14, following the leaked ‘The End’ event, rumored to take place on October 13.

There is some apprehension about these bots being added, with some players arguing that it could cause more problems than it will solve, but we’ll have to wait until Season 11 begins to know for sure.

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Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.