Remember that whole BRUTE mech debacle from Fortnite Season 10? Those were some times, weren’t they? Epic’s blunder may have caused them to lose some face, but they’re working on gaining their faces back. The execution may have been off, but at least the intention was noble: Epic simply wanted less experienced players to have a shot.
They still have this as a goal, they’re just changing strategies, and their latest idea sounds much better for everyone involved: bots. Epic detailed their plans in a new blog post today. Bot players will be added to some modes beginning with Season 11. Newbies to the game can use the bots to “git gud” and then play real Fortnite pros once they know what they’re doing….instead of climbing into a giant robot and wreaking havoc.
In the next Season, we are adding Bots to Fortnite. They will behave similarly to normal players and will help provide a better path for players to grow in skill. Bots will work in conjunction with the new matchmaking system, and as your skill improves, you’ll face fewer Bots. Bots will not be present in Competitive playlists. This is another system that we will continue to update and iterate.
Oh yeah….the matchmaking system. This is another thing that will be adjusted, says Epic.
In the v10.40 update, we’re introducing improved matchmaking logic to Battle Royale core modes to create fairer matches. What does this mean? You will be more likely to match with players of similar skill, and as you get better, so should your opponents. We will slowly roll this out to all regions across Battle Royale core modes as we test and monitor how it performs.
Epic will be rolling the new algorithms out slowly across all regions Fortnite is available in, to cautiously test how it performs. If all goes well, it will be a permanent part of Season 11.