Yes, Fortnite is one of several multiplayer games which features skill-based matchmaking, commonly known as SBMM. SBMM was first launched into Fortnite via the v10.40 update on September 25, 2019. This is the same update in which Epic Games introduced bots into the game.

We’re introducing improved matchmaking logic to Battle Royale core modes to create fairer matches. We will slowly roll this out to all regions across Battle Royale core modes as we test and monitor how it performs.

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For those unaware of the skill-based matchmaking concept, it is an in-game system that evaluates, examines, and matches players based on overlapping skill levels. Simply put, SBMM creates a game lobby with players of similar skill. The concept attempts to make the gameplay experience fairer for every player.

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However, it doesn’t always work in a good way. For example, Call of Duty Warzone’s skill-based matchmaking is evidently despised by most players. As we know, CoD has always been a casual gaming experience, but Activision’s disregard of the hot topic indicates that SBMM is here to stay.

Other games, like Apex Legends, have separate ranked and public playlists. Apex Legends Ranked Leagues features SBMM similar to Fortnite Arena.

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