Fortnite Devs Respond to Skill-based Matchmaking Concerns

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Fortnite’s devs have responded to the concerns from some players stemming from a recent announcement that changes to the game’s matchmaking system were being explored to create more balanced matches.

Following up on the feedback from players regarding the potential change, the Fortnite account on Twitter recently tweeted that the concerns about the matchmaking discussion were noted and that there would be “careful consideration” involved in any decision that was made.


Amid other announcements like a 60 FPS Battle Royale mode on consoles and ping improvements with the addition of new servers, the post with various Fortnite announcements included a small section that mentioned the potential matchmaking changes.

“We are working on changes to matchmaking that are aimed at creating matches with a more balanced distribution of skill,” the Fortnite update read.

This announcement didn’t offer many specifics on what the plans were for changing the matchmaking system, but that didn’t stop players from expressing concerns over any changes. The matchmaking changes suggest that Epic Games may be considering adopting a skill-based matchmaking system that would pair players with others who were around their skill level. This is nowhere near a new idea in competitive games and makes sense for most matchmaking systems, but it does mean that games might get a bit tougher since opponents will be around the same skill level as players.

While finding equally skilled opponents is still possible in any game, the changes would guarantee that it always happens and may lessen the casual feeling that some players enjoy. There are ways around this though, such as the addition of different playlists that separate competitive players from the more casual group, but no additional information has been released regarding exactly what the plans are for the future of Fortnite matches.

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NinjaPosted:

Craig
Mike This would suck for people who are good if this comes out


Well, it would make it a fairer fight. But SBMM never works in any implementation ever, so I wouldn't worry.


Most the competitive players already are playing tournaments on public ganes. It's annoying for us newbs.

CraigPosted:

Mike This would suck for people who are good if this comes out


Well, it would make it a fairer fight. But SBMM never works in any implementation ever, so I wouldn't worry.

MikePosted:

This would suck for people who are good if this comes out

2018Posted:

Tom
2018
Tom Wait, so was skillbased in the game or is it being added? I wouldnt care for either, as long as I can get a few kills im good, I just dont want to be joining a game with Ninja or someone with those skills that can taking me out in 2 shots.


I think they are trying to add it. I hope they dont. They meed to add a casual play and then a ranked play section for all the sweaty pros can play ranked. So us n00bs dont get into games with them as well.


its a terrible idea if they do. Hopefully they can make a separate playlist for those who want to be against players at their own skills.


True. Like I said before, they should have ranked and casual. Ranked for the sweats and casual for noobs like me xD

not skill based because then reverse boosting will occur like AW

TomPosted:

2018
Tom Wait, so was skillbased in the game or is it being added? I wouldnt care for either, as long as I can get a few kills im good, I just dont want to be joining a game with Ninja or someone with those skills that can taking me out in 2 shots.


I think they are trying to add it. I hope they dont. They meed to add a casual play and then a ranked play section for all the sweaty pros can play ranked. So us n00bs dont get into games with them as well.


its a terrible idea if they do. Hopefully they can make a separate playlist for those who want to be against players at their own skills.

2018Posted:

Tom Wait, so was skillbased in the game or is it being added? I wouldnt care for either, as long as I can get a few kills im good, I just dont want to be joining a game with Ninja or someone with those skills that can taking me out in 2 shots.


I think they are trying to add it. I hope they dont. They meed to add a casual play and then a ranked play section for all the sweaty pros can play ranked. So us n00bs dont get into games with them as well.

2018Posted:

Chat
2018
KyloCrux Skill based queues is a bad idea. Never works in any game.


Exactly.. People will start making themselves lose to get into games with lower skill playerss.. it would be horrible.


this I can agree on and understand, but that's why I think there should be ranked / league placements & regular ques ( non skill based ) alot of people want it and a lot of people do not, do both.


exactly.. If you want to play with highly skilled players they should add a ranked mode where the pros can play and n00bs like me can play casual lmao

TomPosted:

Wait, so was skillbased in the game or is it being added? I wouldnt care for either, as long as I can get a few kills im good, I just dont want to be joining a game with Ninja or someone with those skills that can taking me out in 2 shots.

dahPosted:

Please dont let this happen had enough of that system on Advanced Warfare. I know it's not the same but you get my point.

ChatPosted:

2018
KyloCrux Skill based queues is a bad idea. Never works in any game.


Exactly.. People will start making themselves lose to get into games with lower skill playerss.. it would be horrible.


this I can agree on and understand, but that's why I think there should be ranked / league placements & regular ques ( non skill based ) alot of people want it and a lot of people do not, do both.