In a recent Fortnite Battle Royale State of Development, Epic games have outlined some changes, features and improvements coming to it’s most popular game mode. There have been many issues with service stability the past couple of weeks, and Epic have prioritized this issue and have changed their release plans in order to improve the quality of future releases.

One of the improvements Epic want to implement is reducing the time in between matches by working on load time improvements to make the in-game experience as smooth as possible. Furthermore, they are getting closer to being able to test significant optimzation to their networking code which will allow them to run the servers at 20 Hz, even in the beginning of a match.

Another improvement is having 60 FPS on consoles including PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X. Epic states that this will be fine tuned for each specific console in order to minimize the loss of visual quality, whilst maximizing the frame rate. This is expected to be launched later this month.

Epic also briefly touched on matchmaking improvements by saying they are working on changes to match make according to skill.

There’ll be new weapons and consumables that will be coming to the game in future updates with the addition of different items being introduced into the game, which won’t be weapons or consumables. We think that this could be what was hinted at in an interview with Eric Williamson last month when asked if there would be vehicles being introduced to the game and his response was, “So if we do add them, it will be for fun and unique situational strategies.”

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Some other imporvements coming are the much requested improved building controls on console, communicating with your team outside of voice chat, ability to get into a new game at the death screen, large map with zoom, and the ability to swap the weapons bars with the building bar with more ease.

Let us know in the comments section below what you’re looking forward to most out of all these changes.

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Jacob
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Jacob

Please do not do skilled matchmaking

Trenton
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Trenton

No skilled matching please

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I would like the skill matchmaking. Meaby you need to make ranks. Every body gets a rank and with that rank you Will put in a game. With players, with the same rank. The rank discioun you can make with the places you end in a game.

The cars I need that in the game because that can save you out the strom. Many friends of me want that to. Or put more lunch pads because I don’t get them to Many.

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rollothedog

skillbased matchmaking sounds great. for the most part i want to play against people that are somewhere around my own level, because those fights are the most fun. i dont want to get freekills from beginners / casuals, and i dont want to get completely slaughtered by the super hardcore players.

Sonofherc
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Sonofherc

But with sbmm it focuses less on connection therefore more lag. They need to do a combo of the two and it strictly rely on one

wflare
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wflare

This would only work in solos because your partner or partners could be higher rank so in duo or squad it wouldn’t work.

Jorstar02
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Jorstar02

No plz no skilled matchmaking. It would be bad.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Please make custom march making

Ricky
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Ricky

U should make a game mode for 3 on 3 because sometimes ppl don’t have a 4 for squad n we can’t do a random cause they weak

A Psycho Fairy
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A Psycho Fairy

That’s what the “no fill” option is for. You don’t have to worry about randoms. My boyfriend and I go in as a duo in Squads when we don’t want randoms.

Chase
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Chase

I like the idea of skilled matchmaking but to an extent. If possible I think the best scenario would be for the players to choose

Robert
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Robert

Skill based match making and vehicles is AIDS!!!!! You are fortnite NOT PUB G. Get your head out your ass epic.

someone
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someone

pls remove double pumping its gay

esrow
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esrow

Dont be like other games!
Fortnite should be a fun game and not a game where you have to sweat to your rank or whatever.
I wont play the game anymore if there will be skilled Matchmaking.

Guy
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Guy

But thats what makes it fun for the people that want a challenge. They should add an option to turn sbmm on or off

Rhys Evans
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Rhys Evans

Skill based matchmaking would be horrible, it caused huge problems in call of duty, don’t let it ruin fortnite. Maybe adding a competitive game mode with skill based matchmaking, and leaving solo, duo and squads untouched would be better

Mijo Pintaric
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Mijo Pintaric

I agree with you

Bilal
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Bilal

I think it would be amazing if u added skilled matchmaking ,, i think the vehicle idea is not that good.. and ya please do custom matchmaking and thanks <3

Berry mcdiciner
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Berry mcdiciner

Please don’t ruin the game with sbmm

Victor
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Victor

Where is the Xbox One South American server ? Why arent’ any news on that ?

Bob
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Bob

DONT ADD SBMM OR VECHICLES. It will ruin the game

Joshua
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Joshua

No sbmm

iCrushYourCookie
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iCrushYourCookie

No please do not add weapons one that will make the game too much like pub g and it will be so much more stupid please please dont

JHANIZ
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JHANIZ

You should add so you are able to sell your items that you have already bought for v bucks. But like 200 less than it normally costs. Thanks

Guy
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Guy

Yes sbmm will be a great idea for the players that want more of a challenge but then again will it touch on connection? And no vehicles that will completely ruin the game

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Every time you win a match u should get like 50vbucks so that people won’t get tired of winning and stop playing

Mijo Pintaric
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Mijo Pintaric

Pls add cars they can be slow but just it will help as get from haunted to loot lake quicker pls ,add split screen for multiplayer so we can play on one tv or pc add more things in free pass ,make a loot lake deeper so we can swim, also you can put a small cave behind waterfall near the loot lake, you can add (if we play squad or duo ) kill stats near our names ,add cross play all platforms add a poison bomb but only works on enemys ,fix a bug were is a grass in… Read more »

Thewicho2_killer
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Thewicho2_killer

Epic make fortnite look better on console i have all my settings up and my unframe cap on and its still not good i want good grapichs and good gameplay on my ps4 and game plz just improve the quality like on pc or close make everything smoother and nice to play also theres a place in maps where you get glitch and stuck and fix colors 60 fps would be awsome i agree thank you for havimg such a good game

hcmjgarcia
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hcmjgarcia

Skill based matchmaking would be a wonderful idea. However, I think it should be an entirely separate playlist from standard matchmaking we have now

David
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David

Everything sounds amazing except the skilled match making