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Fortnite’s matchmaking is changing and fans aren’t happy - here’s what Epic has to say

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Epic Games recently announced that it plans to make a load of changes to Fortnite Battle Royale, including reducing lobby waiting times and improving the game’s overall quality of life.

However, one change in particular caused anger among some players – the introduction of skill-based matchmaking.

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During a recent ‘state of development’ blog, Epic revealed it’s “working on changes to matchmaking that are aimed at creating matches with a more balanced distribution of skill” in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Currently, Fortnite Battle Royale’s matchmaking is random, meaning high-level players can be put into a game with a complete newbie. On the other hand, skill-based matchmaking would mean players are put in games with others of a similar ranking or skill level.

Though this could level the playing field, some players expressed concern that skill-based matchmaking could make the game more competitive and less fun.

Epic Games has now responded to fans via Twitter, saying it will take feedback over the proposed change “into careful consideration before taking any steps.” It’s not known whether this will mean the feature is scrapped or just altered.

This isn’t the first time developers have received a mixed response from fans over the introduction of skill-based matchmaking, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare received a similar response.

Epic Games has been contacted for a statement.