Did Epic reduce the number of bots in Fortnite or adjust them to make them better? Some players think Fortnite bots are acting differently after recent updates.

The lack of Fortnite patch notes opens the door to all kinds of speculation. Is coin-flip still in the game? Are bots still in all game modes? Did Epic reduce the spawn rates of shields? The list goes on and on.

Today, we’re discussing the middle questions: are bots still in Fortnite? It appears as though Epic did some tweaking behind the scenes and adjusted the mechanics of Fortnite bots without telling anyone.

No one knows for sure, but it certainly feels like there are fewer bots in Fortnite. A lot of players have been feeling this way, even if there’s no proof to back it up.

You could make the argument that, as you improve, fewer bots appear in your games. Someone made this point in the comments, to which the original poster replied, “I am 33 with 4 kids and a full-time job. I don’t play enough to get better at this point.”

I saw this post a few days ago, but it seemed more like one person’s opinion more than anything else. Since then, though, I’ve noticed fewer bots in my games as well – if any at all.

Did Epic adjust the settings to take bots out of mid to high-level games? Was the MMR (matchmaking rating) system learning from the past few months of matches? Did Epic adjust the bots to perform better?

If you disagree, think about the last time you saw a running, wall-hitting, no-building bot in your game. For me, it was at least a week or two ago. Since then my games have been bot-free.

The skill-based matchmaking of Chapter 2 has caused my overall stats to be lower than they had been in the past. Why, then, would Epic take me out of the bot-lobbies?

It’s clear that something has been adjusted, but we can’t know exactly what it is without communication from Epic. How have your lobbies been? Have you noticed a reduction in bots? Let us know in the comments.

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Jimmy is a passionate gamer and lover/hater of all things Fortnite. Good comms on Twitter @JimmyDangus.