Fornite input-based matchmaking will soon be introduced in-game, putting a stop to keyboard & mouse versus controller games.
“We have an upgrade to our matchmaking logic that will allow for a more even playing field when enjoying Fortnite with your input device of choice,” Epic announced in a recent update. “In an upcoming release we’ll be implementing input based matchmaking, which will pair you against players who are using the same peripherals.”
This is especially important on PS4 and PC, where players can currently play using keyboard & mouse or controller. The update will mean that those on PS4 playing with a keyboard & mouse will no longer be joined to games with those playing using DualShock 4 controllers.
There’s one caveat — if you’re in a party with a combination of controllers and keyboards, your entire group will be pitted against those with keyboards. Fair’s fair, eh?
Keyboard & mouse controls are generally seen are superior to controllers in terms of aim speed, so this update looks to even the playing field in matches. And for those curious, Epic also detailed that smartphone and Switch gyro controllers are considered controllers under the scheme.
Epic also promised custom controller mapping in an upcoming update.
Fortnite is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS and Android devices.