Fortnite to match keyboard-and-mouse console players with PC opponents

Fortnite: Epic Games Addresses Matchmaking Concerns Regarding Consoles Using Mouse and Keyboard

Fortnite: Epic Games Addresses Matchmaking Concerns Regarding Consoles Using Mouse and Keyboard

The biggest roadblock concerning crossplay, at least among the gamers themselves, is the controversy as to whether or not the ability to use a mouse and keyboard was unfairly advantageous when put in a match with traditional console controller users. That means you may end up in a competitive game with mouse-based players who may have an aiming advantage.

These peripherals are so popular, in fact, that Fortnite developer Epic recently tweeted about fixing mouse functionality on PS4 after this week's Fortnite patch v5.20 had initially broken them. This will be detailed next week, but the idea is that keyboard and mouse players will be matched against fellow keyboard and mouse players.

We're actually working on some matchmaking tech, on the way, that'll pair you against folks based on your choice of peripherals.

This sent players into a bit of tizzy on the game's Reddit forum, demanding Epic remove support for mouse altogether.

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"Tl;dr if you're on KB+M you'll be against KB+M".

The primary reason behind Sweeney's decision not to make Fortnite available via the Play Store is mostly a financial one; developers who wish to make their apps available via Google's Play Store are required to pay a 30% distribution fee for every in-app purchase made.

Fortnite's availability for Android is just around the corner, but fans won't be finding the game on the Google Play Store.

Epic says more information will be coming next week.

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