Recently, it seems Epic Games is finally listening to its community and taking a lot of things on board. We have seen a lot more communication on the competitive side; patch notes are kind of back, and now they have removed SBMM (skill based matchmaking) from Fortnite Squads.
A few weeks ago, a video by SypherPK gained a lot of attention from the Fortnite player base, as he detailed all of the things that made Fortnite great, why people aren’t finding it fun and what could be changed. It is assumed that employees at Epic Games saw the video, because he also mentioned recently he’d been talking to “his guy” at Epic Games about his invite to the FNCS tournament. And ever since then, we have seen Epic step up and communicate more with their player base, something we haven’t seen much of since Chapter 2 started last October.
Now it appears SBMM has been removed and there have been many players saying that Squads definitely feels different, with many saying it’s easier. The downside, though, is that while the pro players are excited about ‘pub stomping’, they often don’t think about the players being ‘stomped’, so while they are having more fun, others may not be.
Only time will tell whether this was the right move. Will Fortnite see players come back? Or will it see lower skilled players give up?
I have yet to play it, and I don’t often play Squads, anyway, and it will be interesting to see where I stack up in a random lobby, as I am a true casual.
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