Epic has waded into the discussions around whether Fortnite’s new skill-based matchmaking system is balanced, saying the goal is to create “fairer matches.”
The new matchmaking process disregards what platform you’re playing on, and instead attempts to drop you in with players of similar skill. It means you could be playing on a map with mobile and PC players together.
“With the rollout, we’ve seen a lot of discussion about potentially unfair competitive advantages from pooling players together across platforms and input devices,” Epic wrote in a blog post. “The new matchmaking system, however, accounts for various skill levels across different platforms and control inputs, and groups players of similar skill levels together.