Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has revealed the one feature that he believes is keeping Fortnite Battle Royale on its feet and it might not be something you would expect to hear from him.
The popular internet personality, who has been streaming on Microsoft’s Mixer platform since he announced an exclusivity deal had been reached back in August, is just one of many streamers that have stuck by the battle royale game during the course of Season 10.
The same can’t be said about some of his fellow streamers, though, with TimTheTatman and others trying out other titles due to brewing frustrations regarding the introduction of BRUTE Mech suits.
However, while many might be looking for alternatives to Fortnite for their streaming sessions, Ninja thinks he’s found something that is not only keeping it interesting for players, but will perhaps also encourage more people to return to it soon as well.
As seen in the video below, which was uploaded to YouTube by Daily Clips Central, the player decided to play devil’s advocate for a few moments.
“Maybe skill-based matchmaking low key might be the answer for people to kind of fall back in love with the game again,” Ninja said. “Do you remember how difficult it was to get wins like back in the day?”
Timestamp in the following video at 1:45.
He added: “Winning back in the day was like ‘yes! let’s go’ and that kind of went away. It was like one out of like a thousand games. The only time you would be rewarded would be when you’re playing squads and your entire team dies and you clutched it 8v1.”
For those that don’t know, skill based matchmaking pits together players who are of a similar standard in terms of their in-game ability and therefore could give them a greater chance of winning at their level.
Not everybody will agree with Ninja on this one, but in principle, there’s no doubt that it makes the Fortnite experience different to what it was before it was implemented.
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Countless times pro player such as Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and others have explained how it must be very difficult for those who aren’t high skilled – such as those first starting out – to enjoy the game with so many top builders around.
Whether or not Ninja will be proved right and skill based matchmaking will bring back some of the players that have been lost in Season 10 remains to be seen.