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