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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


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.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.