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Literal bots are coming in Fortnite Season 11

Published: 23/Sep/2019 18:46 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 19:22

by Eli Becht

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Epic Games confirmed on September 23 that bots will be coming to Fortnite starting in Season 11, explaining how it’ll help matchmaking for players.

As Season 10 winds down fans are turning their attention towards what Fortnite has in store for Season 11.

Fortnite Season 10 has been arguably the most controversial season of all-time due to the implementation of the mechs, but Epic stood their ground and kept them in the game despite all the complaints.

Epic GamesMechs won’t be the only bots in town.

Now it appears that Epic will be making another change that will be sure to cause some chatter in the community.

Epic confirmed that bots will be added into regular game modes beginning with the next season, and explained this is being done to improve matchmaking for all players, especially those who are newer.

As players continue to get better, they will face fewer bots as they’ll eventually be switched out with real players, much like how the game currently operates. 

If you’re a new player in Fortnite, you’re well behind the curve in terms of skill as pretty much every long-time player knows the game inside and out so you’re at a huge disadvantage, especially if you’re not a particularly great builder.

Building on that, beginning in v10.40, a new matchmaking system is being implemented that will help players get games against players closer to their skill level. Epic explains this is a work-in-progress so keep that in mind if he doesn’t work exactly how you expect it to.

Epic GamesDefault skins won’t be the only bots.

Bots will help ease those new players in as they’ll play close to their skill level and give them a chance to learn the core mechanics of the game. Epic explains they will behave as normal players so, in an ideal world, you won’t even know the difference.

Adding bots into a battle royale title isn’t a foreign concept as PUBG Mobile did the same thing for new players as they eased into the swing of things.

For those who are concerned about how this will affect Fortnite competitively, there’s no need to worry as they will not appear in competitive formats.

Season 11 still doesn’t have a concrete start time but we do know Season 10 concludes October 6 so it won’t be that far off from there.

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IWNL wins Fortnite Streamer Bowl 2: results & recap

Published: 17/Jan/2021 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite hosted it’s Streamer Bowl II on January 16 through Twitch Rivals, and we’ve got the full rundown along with the final top 10 standings from the event.

The Streamer Bowl II cup took place from 4 PM to 7 PM EST on January 16, and featured hundreds of regular players, along with a ton of well-known streamers like Ninja and Bugha to name two of the biggest names.

There were even a few NFL stars in the mix, including Tampa Bay Bucs Wideout Mike Evans, Carolina Panthers Running Back Christian McCaffrey, and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray to name a few.

It was a tough battle at the top of the bracket, but eventually, a winner was proclaimed, so let’s take a look at who came out as the winner of Streamer Bowl II.

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II results & final standings

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IWNL managed to grab first place after just 9 rounds.

Coming in first with 3 wins out of 9 total matches played, Fortnite esports player IWNL was eventually crowned the champion with 129 points. But, fellow Fortnite comp player Nevify was actually tied with the same amount of points, but fewer average elims, and total matches played at just 8.

Below are the top 10 placements of the Fortnite Streamer Bowl II on Twitch Rivals:

Place Player Points Total Matches (wins) Avg. Elims Avg. Place
1 IWNL 129 9 (3) 5.44 29.00
2 Nevify 129 8 (3) 3.88 13.25
3 DnSpecFN 120 10 (2) 4.60 23.00
4 crazyggs 120 8 (2) 4.38 14.13
5 32wanted 115 10 (2) 4.20 36.60
6 zadic on 90fps 112 10 (2) 4.20 35.90
7 prevalesrr 112 8 (1) 5.00 30.38
8 darbzy 112 8 (1) 4.88 18.13
9 CommittedG 112 9 (1) 4.78 24.11
10 Drizzy 112 10 (1) 4.70 32.20

Fortnite Streamer Bowl II rules

Fortnite Battle Bus
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Participants could only drop into 10 different matches for their total score.

The Rules for Streamer Bowl II were fairly straightforward if you’ve watched or participated in any competitive Fortnite events before. Players had 10 matches to drop into Solos games and attempt to increase their score as much as possible.

Five points were awarded per Victory Royale, with three for reaching the top two and one point from there. Kills also were worth a point each, which was of course the main focus for all of our top 10 finishers.