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Fortnite Now Keeping (Almost) All Mouse+Keyboard Players Separate From Controller Users

An upcoming update on Fortnite will ensure, for the most part, that players are only competing with and against those using the same peripherals.

Fortnite is currently dominating the video game world. The free-to-play battle royale mode has been around for less than a year yet already boasts tens of millions of players. That number will only continue to grow now that Fortnite is available on Android. In fact, Fortnite's developers, Epic believe that as many as 250 million people will download the game on Android.

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One of the many keys to Fortnite's success is that the game is available across pretty much all gaming platforms at this points. Consoles, PCs, and now all mobile devices. As you can imagine, and have likely experienced with Fortnite or other games in your lifetimes, getting used to completely different control setups on different platforms is a pretty hard skill to master, especially if you are skipping between two or more.

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Some Fortnite players use controllers, others a keyboard and mouse, while those on mobile have a different setup again. That doesn't exactly make for an even playing field. It could be argued that those using a controller have an advantage over people who are not since that piece of equipment has been designed and has evolved specifically for gaming. PCs and phones, on the other hand, are designed for multiple reasons.

As always though, Epic has us covered. Fortnite's developers revealed via their website that a new upgrade to the game's matchmaking logic will pair players up based on what peripherals they are using. That means if you're using a controller you will only battle against other controller users, and the same goes for those using a keyboard and mouse. Epic quite rightly pointed out that the upgrade "will allow for a more even playing field."

The new upgrade will not work 100% of the time, however. The current crossplay rules that are in place will still apply, which means if you party up with a PC player then you will be placed in a PC pool, and input type will have no effect on who you go up against no matter what they happen to be using. Nevertheless, the new matchmaking upgrade will make the Fortnite playing field more even than it was before.

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