Fortnite Will Match Players Using Keyboard-Mouse on Consoles with PC Gamers

Fortnite is probably the biggest sensation in the world of gaming right now. The battle royale game has taken the world by storm and is available on every major gaming platform out there. However, anyone who has played the game on a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One can probably attest to the fact that playing Fortnite with a controller is a lot more difficult than playing with a keyboard and mouse.

Fortunately, PS4 players could always plug in a keyboard and mouse into their consoles to play in a more PC-like way on their consoles, and Epic always considered that fair play, and gave players the free will to play however they want. But, if you’re playing on a console and someone steals that Victory Royale from under your nose because they were playing with a mouse and keyboard, well, it can be quite a difficult thing to digest, and it seems Epic is finally realizing that.

In its ‘State of Development‘ blog post, the company has announced a bunch of things it’s working on including weapon balancing, fixing sensitivity issues, frame drops and more. However, one of the things the company mentions inside it’s section on ‘Controls’ could mean console players will soon have more challenges ahead of them.

“In an upcoming release we’ll be implementing input based matchmaking, which will pair you against players who are using the same peripherals (e.g. controller vs controller, KB+M vs KB+M),” says the blog post.

This, by the way, also applies if you yourself aren’t using a keyboard and mouse, but someone on your party is. In that case too you will be paired up with PC players, or other players that are playing with a keyboard and mouse.

Fortnite is heading towards Season 6, and the story is getting even more mysterious as a new, weird CUBE appeared on the game map during last week’s Summer Skirmish tournament and now everyone is going insane trying to figure out where it’s headed… because the CUBE has been rolling around. My bet is on Salty Springs, but what do I know. Epic fooled us all with thinking that Tilted would be hit by the meteor.

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