Skill-based matchmaking has arrived in Fortnite and Epic pooled every platform together into the same lobbies with it, but players are finding ways around this by disabling it.
Fortnite Chapter 2 represents a new beginning for the game as it introduced a brand-new map as well as a host of new mechanics.
However, many players have issues with the implementation of cross-play between all platforms as it has created an unfair advantage for some.
For example, players on the Switch play at 30 FPS, with it often dropping below that, but they’re in the same lobby as PC players so they are at an extreme disadvantage.
If you’re on the Switch, you’re out of luck, but if you’re on Xbox One or PS4 you can actually turn off cross-platform play.
Reddit user ohKeithMC explained the steps you’ll have to take to disable cross-play on each platform, but says it will only work for the Solos playlist.
- Xbox Players: Settings > Account > Privacy & Online Safety > Xbox Live Privacy > View Details and Customize > Block Matchmaking Outside Xbox Live
- PS4 Players: Settings > Control Options > Scroll down to Allow Cross Platform Parties.
Sadly, this will leave those on other platforms left in the dust, but if you’re on PC you won’t really care if there’s cross-play or not.
It’s a temporary fix to the problem but if enough players keep up the complaints, it’s possible we could see the platforms separated again.
For example, mobile and Switch players used to be separated into their own lobbies so the playing field was leveled.
It’s possible it’s too soon in the season for the effects of SBMM to be felt, but the early returns have been pretty mixed.
How do you feel about the implementation of SBMM and the mixed lobbies so far? Let us know your thoughts so far in the comments below.