While not many expected the newly added Bots in Fortnite Chapter 2 to be any good, they’ve turned out to be a lot worse than what everyone was anticipating.
The launch of the highly anticipated Chapter 2 in Fortnite Battle Royale has added a tremendous amount of new content, including a brand new map.
Slightly lost in all of the fanfare has been the fact that Epic Games have added Bots to the casual playlists, which they announced several weeks prior to the new season.
While Epic haven’t came out and said it outright, many are convinced that these Bots were added to give lesser skilled players an easy way to get kills, which is why the higher you go up the skill-based matchmaking chain, the less Bots there are in matches.
And while the developers themselves did confirm that these AI players would not have any advanced abilities, such as being able to do 90s or drive vehicles, not a lot of people could have imagined them to be as bad as they actually are.
A video published on Reddit by user ‘ganjabliss420‘ showed him coming across a Bot and stopping short of shooting it down when he realized that it wasn’t even attempting to put up a fight
Instead, the Bot simply continued breaking down walls and farming materials, occasionally looking over at the player, but never attempting to fire its weapon at him.
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About a minute after their first came across each other, it finally realized there was a player near it and began engaging in battle, even building a wall to protect itself, before the player decided enough was enough and mowed it down effortlessly.
“As it turns out, the AI bots are actually quite good!” the Reddit user wrote sarcastically. “It seems as though they are capable of putting up a decent fight!”
At the end of the day, this is obviously better than the alternative, since having Bots who could actually play decently would probably throw off the balance of the game.
Furthermore, these AI players aren’t exactly a total waste of space, as one Reddit user suggested, they can be used as bait or be eliminated and looted for all of the resources they apparently love to mine.