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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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When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
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Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.

 

After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.