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Is skill-based matchmaking coming to Fortnite?

Published: 9/Mar/2019 15:16 Updated: 9/Mar/2019 16:42

by Marcus Banks

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Epic Games could be set to introduce a skill-based matchmaking system to Fortnite in Season 8.

Many players have noticed a considerable increase in player skill following the release of the new season leading to suggestions that Fortnite may have secretly implemented a system to match players based on their skill level.

Back in January, Counter Logic Gaming’s ‘Wish’ posted on Twitter that skill-based matchmaking had been added to the game with every solo game ‘ending like a scrim’.

Despite the claims, there has been no announcement from Epic Games and nothing in the patch notes to suggest that matchmaking has been altered – popular Twitch streamer Ninja feels
that players are simply improving hence the increase in competition.

TWITCH/NINJANinja feels that skill-based matchmaking hasn’t been added to Fortnite despite various claims from streamers

Nevertheless, Epic could be set to implement the feature in the future with users receiving surveys to gauge their opinion on the matter.

Epic asked whether they feel the matches should separate new and experienced players when joining games in Fortnite:

RedditReddit u/bflet48 received a survey questioning whether skill-based matchmaking should be added to Fortnite

If the response is positive from the player base, a skill-based matchmaking system may be added before the end of the current season.

Skill-based matchmaking is a feature that seems to divide players. Indeed, it’s extremely difficult for new players to gain a foothold in a game which is dominated by users who has mastered the art of building.

However, matching players based on skill could cause massive queue times which is an issue that has plagued pop-up cups since they were introduced back in November 2018.

Epic GamesSkill-based matchmaking is a system that needs to be treated with caution

There could also be an issue with ‘smurfing’ if Fortnite did decide to implement the system – high skilled players could simply make new accounts in order to be matched with users well below their level.

Adding a separate ranked mode for those who want to compete in the game at the highest level seems like an ideal solution, however, Epic have so far been unwilling to adhere to the demands of many pro players.

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Fortnite leak reveals size of upcoming Venom skin and it’s scary

Published: 30/Oct/2020 14:43

by Connor Bennett

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A Fortnite leak has revealed the size of the upcoming Venom skin, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty big.

Over the course of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, some of the most well-known and much loved Marvel character have been available to purchase as a skin, or have had their abilities be playable in-game.

That includes the likes of Iron Man, Thor, and Groot, but there are still some characters that have been rumored, and even leaked, to be coming to the battle royale that still haven’t made an appearance. 

Venom, the adversary of Spider-Man, has been teased as a new skin given that his abilities have been seen in-game through the Marvel limited-time mode. Though, a first-look hasn’t been leaked just yet. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

Well, while leakers haven’t been able to show off the new skin just yet, they have been able to reveal just how big it’ll look in-game. 

“Venom is confirmed to be a skin and it’s supposed to be large like Brutus,” reliable leaker HYPEX tweeted on October 29. As anyone who has played the last few seasons of Fortnite knows, Brutus is one of the game’s bigger and bulky characters. 

So, it looks like Venom will be coming in his bigger than usual form – rather than fitting into a usually tiny frame like Jonesy or the other defaults. Though, some fans would also like to see a normal Eddie Brock skin, similar to how there’s also a Tony Stark skin. 

On top of the Venom confirmation, HYPEX also noted that fellow leaker intercelluar uncovered two other skins with the code names ‘PinkRaptor’ and ‘LunchBox’.

Given that Epic Games love to hide their skin behind these cryptic names, there’s no telling for sure as to what they could be, and we’ll just have to wait until a leaker manages to make them public.