‘Casual Fortnite is Dead’- Disgruntled Fan Calls out the Game’s SBMM for Making Matches Sweaty for All Players

Published 09/05/2021, 12:45 PM EDT


Fortnite’s SBMM has made players, casual and pro, struggle their way through the gameplay. This outcry is very clear from a Reddit post from a disgruntled fan ranting about the SBMM in Fortnite.

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A Reddit user rants about the Skill Based Matchmaking system of Fortnite in a post titled ‘Casual Fortnite is Dead’. The user speaks about their experience playing creative mode and in public servers, describing the experience to be very absurd and draining. Several other Reddit users joined in to comment on this post, sharing their own experiences as well.

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Previous SBMM updates on Fortnite

As early as June 2021, Fortnite had announced that they were expunging the SBMM system for Squads in the Battle Royale. However, SBMM still remained in Duos and Solos.

 

SBMM was problematic at the start of Chapter 2 Season 1 and had flaws from the start. In order to avoid dissatisfaction, skill-based matching came into the picture as an improvement mechanism, pitting players with similar abilities against one other. In fact, it had the opposite effect. The alternative approach annoyed most Fortnite players, which made it more difficult to find matches, to where it seemed like a genuine competitive mode.

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Reddit users have reacted to the aforementioned post and shared similar experiences as the Original Post. One user talked about how ‘Creative Gods’ were trying to kill them in their lobby.

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Another user complained about the SBMM algorithm in the following comment.

 

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Unfortunately, there is no way to turn off SBMM in Fortnite. Fortnite considers the player’s win percentage and KD in order to determine skill-based opponents in the game. Users in Reddit are highly anticipatory for an immediate fix to this algorithm as Season 8 approaches.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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