Are there bots in Fortnite now is the question that a lot of players have been asking since Chapter 2 Season 1 (or Season 11, if you will) launched. Not only that, but even the potential of bots existing in Fortnite have been upsetting players, who have made it very clearly known on various forums. But there’s a good reason for the existence of bots. In our Are There Bots in Fortnite Now article, we’re gonna answer this question, and, more importantly, explain why there are bots in Fortnite Chapter 2 at all.
Are There Bots in Fortnite Chapter 2?
The simplest answer to this question is: yes, absolutely there are. As we covered some weeks ago, Epic has indeed decided to add bots to Fortnite. If you’ve missed the news, then you might be wondering why exactly they’ve done this? Doesn’t this kinda upset the balance of the game? Well, not really, despite what some people have been saying on Reddit; that the game is much easier now and that’s unfair to good players and whatnot. Relax. Let’s explain what’s going on and put your mind at ease, shall we?
Basically, the bots work in tandem with the new matchmaking system. Epic has tweaked the matchmaking to ensure that people of similar skill levels play together. And thank the heavens for that. I’m terrible at Fortnite, and it always sucked when some beast sniped me from across the monkey-fighting map. The bots serve as training wheels in this system; if your a relatively new player, or aren’t very good, you’ll face a higher number of bots. The better you get, the less bots and more players you’re gonna encounter. Needless to say, things are gonna get way hairier from there.
Now, of course, there will be no bots whatsoever in Competitive play, because that would kinda be unfair. If you have any other questions about bots in Fortnite Chapter 2, I recommend our other articles on the subject: Was the first Fortnite Chapter 2 match all bots and How to Tell If Someone Is a Bot.