What is custom matchmaking in ‘Fortnite?’ The Custom Matchmaking button has been live on PC for several months, but just recently appeared on PS4 and Xbox One with the release of the 3.5.1 update. As its name implies, Custom Matchmaking allows you to set up your own games and parameters with your friends. Unlike traditional matchmaking, your Squad won’t be tossed into any random lobby that becomes available When in use, all players enter a short password to begin Custom Matchmaking. We’ll do our best to keep you posted if anything changes. Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS. The Custom Matchmaking option should be available on all platforms excluding iOS, but it’s not available to the public.
EPIC Fortnite custom matchmaking keys EXPLAINED: How do you get a custom match on PS4 and Xbox? Fortnite has seen custom matchmaking keys go live on PS4 and Xbox One over the weekend - but a lot of players are still in the dark about what they are and what they do. Epic Games has not formally announced the arrival of these keys via its usual channels, but it looks like custom matchmaking has at least entered its test phase on consoles. Players are seeing the Matchmaking button appear in their games since last week's update.
When accessed, this mode lets players set their own parameters in Fortnite Battle Royale games, giving them much more control over the sort of experiences they can have. Though Fortnite Custom games are currently available to play publicly, it seems codes are being made to some players.
It's likely that press, Twitch streamers and influencers are going to get keys before the general public, since Epic has not yet formally announced how they'll be distributed. The last time Epic Games opened up Custom Matchmaking in a big way was during the Dreamhack event in December 2017. “The “Custom Matchmaking” button will be disabled at the end of the event and cannot be used outside of the event,” Epic Games wrote at the time.
This could suggest we might even see another custom event drop soon - we'll keep you updated as we learn more. “We will share more information on private matches and how you can use them in the new year," Epic continued at the time. “In the meantime, we know that you know there are lots of uses for private matches. Let us know how you would like to see private matches used.” As the name infers, Fortnite Custom Matches give players more control over the rules and options of the games they play - allowing them to alter rulesets and so on.
It also stops people being dropped into random lobbies, and gives them more power over who they play against. Battle Royale and Save the World update 3.51 went live last week on PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS devices, when the custom matchmaking button started appearing.
This comes after Fortnite Battle Royale's next weekly challenges have leaked ahead of time, which will surely interest fans who are intent on filling up their Season 3 Battle Pass.
Typically Epic Games release new challenges every Thursday, but for the last few weeks, dataminers have managed to get their hands on the intel early. Once again, has revealed the upcoming Battle Pass challenges for Week 9 of Season 3.
The same site that had previously revealed the week 7 and 8 challenges ahead of time. You can find the new Week 9 Challenges in the list below as well as the gallery. • Deal damage to opponents structures (5000) • Search Chests in Haunted Hills (7) • Build Structures (250) • (3) • Follow the treasure map found in Moisty Mire (1) ( HARD) • Shotgun Eliminations (4) ( HARD) • Eliminate opponents in Lucky Landing (3) ( HARD) The only thing to note is that this week's challenges include the same 'Taco Shops' task that turned out to be false last week.
It's possible that knowing their challenges are leaking ahead of time that Epic Games are performing an elaborate bait and switch, with the Taco Shop challenge acting as a sort of placeholder for another challenge that's being kept secret until the day of release. You can read more about that . Related articles • • •