Epic adding bots to Fortnite

It will be easier for new players to build up their skill level in Fortnite.

Bots are being added to Fortnite alongside a host of matchmaking improvements via the upcoming v10.40 patch. When the patch goes live, Fortnite players can expect a smoother, skill-based matchmaking experience along with the addition of bots whose presence will help fill gaps.

Epic adding bots to Fortnite

Epic adding bots to Fortnite
With the v10.40 update, Epic Games will add bots and skill-based matchmaking to Fortnite.
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Addressing the upcoming changes to matchmaking in a blog post, Epic Games touched upon their vision to even the playing field and make things feel more fair. This will come as welcome news to many, particularly newcomers who’ve struggled to learn the ropes amidst seasoned players. With the v10.40 update in place, you’ll be able to match up with similarly skilled players, giving you the opportunity to grow.

As you improve, matchmaking will improve with you as it’ll remain skill-based. “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,” Epic explained.

“We will slowly roll this out to all regions across Battle Royale core modes as we test and monitor how it performs. We’re excited to get this out for everyone to play with and will continue to update the system. We’ll update you when it’s fully live across all regions to get your feedback as you try it out.”

Epic went on to dissect the inclusion of bots in the v10.40 update and how they play into the skill-based matchmaking changes.

Once the v10.40 update is live, bots will be added to help fill gaps and give players a chance to hone their skill in Fortnite.
Once the v10.40 update is live, bots will be added to help fill gaps in Fortnite.
© Epic Games

“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.”

Overall, it seems like Epic Games is looking to welcome even more players to Fortnite. With skill-based matchmaking, new players won’t have to worry about facing pros as they master the controls and mechanics of the game. Meanwhile, bots will also be around as part of the learning process, and to reduce gaps.

If you’re someone who’s played a lot of Fortnite, we want to hear your take on the upcoming v10.40 update. Are you excited for improved, skill-based matchmaking? Do you think the addition of bots is something that’s long overdue? Let us know down in the comments below!

For more on Fortnite, be sure to read through some of our previous articles including what the Party Hub is in Fortnite, how to complete the Gothic Challenges in Fortnite, and Epic’s decision to keep the B.R.U.T.E. Mech in Fortnite

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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