Fortnite to introduce skill-based matchmaking

Fortnite is a highly competitive game. In order to make it more fun for more players Epic Games is introducing skill-based matchmaking.

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Epic is making a big change to the way matchmaking works in Fortnite. With the game's next major update, v10.40, the developer will be introducing skill-based matchmaking to the battle royale. "Since battle royale launched, the matchmaking strategy for our core modes has remained mostly unchanged," Epic explained in a blog post published today. "Over the past two years, however, the range of player skill has grown considerably."

It's not clear exactly how this will work, but Epic says it is "introducing improved matchmaking logic to battle royale core modes to create fairer matches." According to the developer, this means that "you will be more likely to match with players of similar skill, and as you get better, so should your opponents." The new matchmaking system is expected to slowly roll out across all regions.