With over 45 million players and 2 million concurrent users, Fortnite continues to rival PUBG’s success and climb to new heights. Now developers Epic Games have announced they are beginning to test private matchmaking servers for Fortnite Battle Royale.
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Developers Epic Games revealed on Twitter they are currently trying out private servers as part of custom matchmaking tests.
Today we're doing something special to test our Custom Matchmaking feature. For a limited time, some of the Community will be spinning up private servers. Tune in to join in & watch the madness unfold!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 30, 2018
Currently private matchmaking is not available for Fortnite Battle Royale, though it is possible to pair or squad up with friends. As the tweet is just a teaser, we can’t be sure what private matches will involve but it is probable that a new smaller version of the map will be made to accommodate for less players.
Until February 2, Fortnite is running a special event called Sniper Shootout which sees all gun drops being replaced by only sniper rifles and revolvers.
Fortnite Battle Royale is free to download for PC from Epic Games’ own client.