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Tfue explains why Fortnite’s skill-based matchmaking is ruining solos

Published: 6/Mar/2020 9:53 Updated: 6/Mar/2020 18:05

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has hit out at the game’s skill-based matchmaking system, claiming that there is no reason to play regular solo matches because of it. 

Since Season 10, the v10.40 update to be exact, Fortnite players have been able to experience skill-based matchmaking outside of the arena mode and in regular solo, duos, and squads. In theory, SBMM is supposed to match you up with players of a similar skill – or bots, if you’re just starting out.

However, for one reason or another, players have found that it doesn’t quite work as intended and that if they’re not waiting a long time to get into a game, once they finally make it in, the lobby isn’t exactly full to the brim of players who are on your level. That can, obviously, be pretty infuriating.

An image of Tfue taking part in an interview during a Fortnite tournament.
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Tfue is one of the biggest names in Fortnite.

That was the case for Tfue during his March 5 stream, as he complained about the system after he was eliminated from a match. Prior to being finished, the streaming star was nailed with an incredibly hail of bullets before jumping into a close-quarters fight.

As he had no shields, he was a pretty soft target and was taken down by a player with one pump of their shotgun. That, as some players might expect, set Tfue off. “He one pumped me, sick. I didn’t have any more shield man. What the f**k are these games bro? Skill-based matchmaking is f**king beat,” he called out before ramping his frustrations up a notch. 

“Like, who the f**k wants to play this dog s**t? These kids are literally hiding. It’s like what the f**k am I even playing? There’s no reason to even play regular solos anymore. These kids are legit hiding.” 

Of course, Tfue isn’t the only Fortnite player in history to experience issues with SBMM, and he certainly won’t be the last either.

Whether or not Epic Games decides to tweak things in the future still remains to be seen but players have been calling for changes for a while and it appears things haven’t gotten all that better.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!