Fortnite: Epic Addresses Keyboard & Mouse Concerns From Console Players


Fortnite has officially done it – they’ve taken over the world. Today marked the release of the super popular title on Android, making it available on all major platforms. That said, it hasn’t risen to stratospheric success without a few bumps in the road. One of those issues has to do with matchmaking, particularly with console players who use keyboard and mouse.

It has always been thought by many that those who use a keyboard and mouse have an advantage over those who use a controller. This has been a rising problem in Fortnite, with many players speaking out against the use of non-traditional console peripherals. Epic Games recently addressed this concern, stating that more is to come.

Taking to Reddit, the Epic Games community manager responded to one such player who feels there is an advantage for those who use keyboard and mouse on console. “We’re actually working on some matchmaking tech, on the way, that’ll pair you against folks based on your choice of peripherals,” they said. “More info on this coming next week, but tl;dr if you’re on KB+M you’ll be against KB+M.”

Naturally, many Fortnite players were thrilled to hear this and will patiently await word from Epic regarding the issue. It’s certainly great to see the devs staying on top of things like this, which only furthers the trust between them and the community. Whatever the fix is, we should know as soon as next week.

Fortnite is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS devices, and the beta has officially arrived on Android. You can read more about that right here. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Do you believe those who use keyboard and mouse on console have an unfair advantage? Are you glad to see Epic Games will be dealing with the matchmaking issues in Fortnite? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett1874 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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