Fortnite, the immensely popular battle royale game developed by Epic Games, has recently found itself at the center of a heated debate within its community. The return of notable streamers such as Dr. Disrespect, TimTheTatman, and Tfue has undoubtedly contributed to the game's continued success. However, one prominent figure in the community, CourageJD, has shed light on a growing concern - the proliferation of bots in Fortnite matches.
Unlike some other multiplayer games, Fortnite does not use skill-based matchmaking in unranked matches, leaving the door wide open for a significant influx of bots. CourageJD, a well-known streamer, took to Twitter to voice the complaints of many players about the high prevalence of bots in the game.
"In conversations with many OG players returning to Fortnite, I've noticed that many of them are unhappy with the number of bots in matches," Courage explained on Twitter. "With 5.5 million players online, it doesn't make sense to have so many bots. Does anyone else agree?"
The debate quickly escalated, with numerous content creators voicing their perspectives. Players lamented spending hours without encountering human opponents, while others defended the presence of bots, arguing that they made it easier for veteran players to return to the Fortnite universe.
"I'd rather have matches with AI so I can keep playing with the friends I used to play with than a lobby of 100 people who never stop playing (and trying)," one user pointed out in response to Courage. "It's a skill issue, but at least they have fun that way."
How does the community feel about this? As always, the discussion is wide open, and opinions on the presence of bots in Fortnite continue to diverge. Some see it as a necessary compromise for player retention, while others argue that it detracts from the core gameplay experience. The question remains: Should Fortnite make changes to address the influx of bots, or is it a necessary evil for the game's continued success? The voice of the community will undoubtedly shape the future direction of Fortnite, and the debate continues to rage.
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