Fortnite Just Made a Big Change to Battle Royale Matchmaking

Fortnite Just Made a Big Change to Battle Royale Matchmaking

Fortnite Just Made a Big Change to Battle Royale Matchmaking

One of the things about Fortnite that made it so accessible was its cross-platform accessibility. It also has cross-play functionality, letting players on different platforms compete directly. Battle Royale players received a new vehicle in the form of the hamster ball-like Baller, vending machines that dispense single items free of charge, cross-play matchmaking between Xbox One and PS4 players (Switch players are no longer matched here), and a new The Getaway Limited Time Mode. Additionally, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will also be pooled together.

Combined Xbox One and PS4 pools. Of course, there is nothing stopping anyone from teaming up with a friend on another platform, but solo queues could take some getting used to. Opt out of cross-play, and you'll only have access to Creative Mode and Playgrounds.

Combined Mobile and Switch pools.

Verizon's 5G network to launch April 11 in two United States cities
And network access will initially work with just one phone, Motorola's Moto Z3 , with a special 5G attachment. That means a single Above Unlimited line with 5G access will cost $105 a month with a $5 Auto Pay discount.

"We expect an on-average better per-game experience for both mobile and Switch players", the notes stated.

"Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations", Epic writes.

Some Switch players may have felt at a disadvantage stacked up against players on other consoles or PC.

Urban Meyer's back on TV, as FOX challenges 'College GameDay'
Meyer left his job as the head coach at Florida after the 2010 season but stayed around the game in 2011 as an analyst for ESPN . Each week, it travels to the site of the college football's marquee game, providing a unique on-campus setting.

It's a move that makes a lot of sense from a hardware perspective.

What do you think about this adjustment? Sound off in the comment section below, or hit me up over on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy. Epic has stated they "neither want to add friction for players nor do we want to benefit from accidental purchases or players regretting a purchase", hence the new system. Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode!

Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by high court
Under the new order, if a defendant passes before their appeal, the conviction stands without any affirmation or nullification. The district attorney whose office prosecuted Hernandez's case applauded the court's decision.

Related news