Fortnite Getting Mouse and Keyboard Support On Xbox One
The debate between controller mouse/keyboard has been going strong among gamers for quite some time. Many find those who use the PC-based peripherals to have an advantage over console players, especially when it comes to shooters. This is likely why Microsoft has announced that mouse and keyboard support is coming to Xbox One, with Fortnite being among the first games to receive the feature.
During the first day of the X018 event in Mexico City, Microsoft revealed that mouse and keyboard support is on the way. Fortnite and 13 other titles will be the first group to take advantage of the feature, however, some of the games listed are not yet released. Here they are:
- Bomber Crew
- Children of Morta
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Strange Brigade
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2
- X Morph: Defense
It’s worth noting that it is up to the developers to implement keyboard and mouse support to their games if they want Xbox One players to use the peripherals. We already knew that Microsoft was working on the functionality, but this will mark the first time that we actually know when it’s coming: November 14th.
In regards to Fortnite, Epic Games has already informed everyone that matchmaking will depend on players’ choice of keyboard and mouse or controller. This is sure to alleviate any sort of disadvantages that some might feel. 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:
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What say you, gamers? Do you think those who use keyboard and mouse have an advantage over controller players? Which do you prefer? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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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.