Are there bots in Fortnite Chapter 2?

Addressing whether bots are present in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Fortnite Chapter 2 has been praised for its improvements, though one thing that has gamers a bit confused is whether bots are present. Back in September, Epic Games touched upon plans to add bots to Fortnite, though less has been discussed now that Fortnite Chapter 2 is live. To clear everything up, we’ve put together a quick feature addressing whether there are bots in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Are there bots in Fortnite Chapter 2?

Are there bots in Fortnite Chapter 2
With the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, many players were left wondering whether there are bots present. 
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  • Yes, bots are present in Fortnite Chapter 2.
  • Bots won't be present in Competitive playlists.
  • You’ll encounter fewer bots as your level increases in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Yes, there are bots in Fortnite Chapter 2. As mentioned above, Epic Games teased the introduction of bots back in September prior to the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2. With Fortnite Chapter 2 now available, you’ll notice the bot system teased in September has been fully integrated into the game. Many players have been quick to spot these bots while exploring the new map in Fortnite Chapter 2 as they behave… well, like bots.

The bots in Fortnite Chapter 2 are far from intelligent, though they’re great if you’re looking to rack up a few easy kills. However, it’s best not to get complacent as you’ll encounter plenty of real players in Fortnite Chapter 2. As for “why” bots are now present in Fortnite Chapter 2, it seems like Epic Games wants to make Fortnite easier for new players. As your level increases in Fortnite Chapter 2, you’ll spot fewer and fewer bots.

“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,” Epic Games explained.

Bots are being paired with skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite Chapter 2. Not only will you encounter fewer bots as your level increases, you’ll also encounter players closer to your skill level. If you’re looking to play without bots, Epic confirmed that bots will not be present in Competitive playlists.

Now that you know whether there are bots in Fortnite Chapter 2, be sure to read through some of our other helpful guides including what Medals are for in Fortnite Chapter 2, how to fish in Fortnite Chapter 2, and where to find boats in Fortnite Chapter 2.

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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