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Epic Games has offered more details on its bold initiative to divide players by their peripheral choice in Fortnite Battle Royale, mitigating the unfair advantage keyboard-and-mouse users can have over those wielding game pads.

The developer first revealed its plans for peripheral-based matchmaking earlier this month, and in a recent post to the game’s official website, Epic further explained how the system will work. According to the post, the next update will implement the input-based matchmaking. Primarily, if anyone in a party is using a keyboard and mouse on console, that party will be matched into a PC lobby, as if the party had PC players in it. Overall, the new system will aim to only pair people together that are using the same peripherals.

Later in the year, the developer intends to introduce vastly more extensive controller mapping options, giving console users better control over their survival. For now, players can look forward to the new input-based matchmaking dropping soon. Other changes coming in Fortnite Battle Royale’s next update include an adjustment to the Pump Shotgun equip time, changes to building effectiveness, general performance tweaks, and more.

Source: Epic Games

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Fortnite reveals more on its plans to split up mouse and controller users

Fortnite Battle Royale will soon divide players based on which control option they're bringing into the fight.

By Nick Plessas | 08/27/2018 11:00 AM PT

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Epic Games has offered more details on its bold initiative to divide players by their peripheral choice in Fortnite Battle Royale, mitigating the unfair advantage keyboard-and-mouse users can have over those wielding game pads.

The developer first revealed its plans for peripheral-based matchmaking earlier this month, and in a recent post to the game’s official website, Epic further explained how the system will work. According to the post, the next update will implement the input-based matchmaking. Primarily, if anyone in a party is using a keyboard and mouse on console, that party will be matched into a PC lobby, as if the party had PC players in it. Overall, the new system will aim to only pair people together that are using the same peripherals.

Later in the year, the developer intends to introduce vastly more extensive controller mapping options, giving console users better control over their survival. For now, players can look forward to the new input-based matchmaking dropping soon. Other changes coming in Fortnite Battle Royale’s next update include an adjustment to the Pump Shotgun equip time, changes to building effectiveness, general performance tweaks, and more.

Source: Epic Games

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808