Fortnite has been quite the rage in recent years. No surprise there as it is an interesting game and fun to play. But sometimes we do need to check guides and tips to help us cross a level, right? Players like you needed some help to turn off the skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite. We present you with the guide on how to disable the skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite. Interested? Do read on.
I need a new Fortnite-type game to release. I can’t do another year of SBMM.
— CLG Marksman (@Marksman) December 24, 2020
What Is Skill-Based Matchmaking And Why Is It Disappointing?
Fortnite released in 2017, and it is available in three distinctive game mode versions. Becoming a cultural phenomenon rapidly, it garnered about 250 million players in less than a year. Epic Games has a lot of success with Fortnite, particularly with Fortnite Battle Royale.
Winning numerous awards soon after it was launched, this doesn’t mean the game has not got places to improve on. Skill-based matchmaking or cross-based has disappointed a lot of players. Mainly the complaints have been about how the SBMM(skill-based matchmaking) has only suitable in certain devices, and it is becoming impossible to keep up with the game due to these features.
Skill-based matchmaking or bot lobbies in Fortnite has a bone of contention among Fortnite players. While some tend to enjoy it, many other’s don’t. When you are playing on Xbox, you don’t want to get involved in playing with Switch, iPhone or PS4 players.
How to turn off the skill-based matchmaking in Fortnite
(This is the guide on how to disable it on Xbox One and PS4)
- For Xbox Players: Go to Settings > Account > Privacy & Online Safety > Xbox Live Privacy > View Details and Customize > Block Matchmaking Outside Xbox Live
- For PS4 Players: Go to Settings > Control Options > Scroll down to Allow Cross-Platform Parties.
Remember, it is just a temporary fix and only works for solo playlists. Here’s a video reference if you want to check out;
Players have recently also witnessed that SBMM feature is gone in some of their consoles. But no reports of any official change or announcement have reached us from Epic Games or Fortnite’s social media pages or website. Fortnite is available on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Fortnite next generation is expected to release in PS5 and Xbox X/S consoles.
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