Fortnite is Testing Out Private Matchmaking This Weekend

Epic Games will be doing a test run of Private Matchmaking for Fortnite this weekend! The thing is, this isn’t a public test–this is only going to be available at the Dreamhack event from December 1-3, though the Custom Matchmaking option will show up on PC players’ menus. If it goes well, we’ll hopefully see private matches soon!

The developers provide more information about the Fortnite private matches:

Tomorrow you may notice a new “Custom Matchmaking” button appear in-game if you’re playing on PC. Why?

We are testing a form of private matches during the Dreamhack event we’re attending this weekend (December 1 – 3). We’re using private matches at this event to see how we can provide both fun and competitive, “special” events for you in the future.

The “Custom Matchmaking” button will be disabled at the end of the event and cannot be used outside of the event. We will share more information on private matches and how you can use them in the new year.

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.

Private and Custom matchmaking is undoubtedly something players are looking forward to.

A new patch for Fornite also came out today. Take a look at the details:

Smoke Grenade – Battle Royale

This non-lethal grenade is thrown like a frag but obscures vision with a white smoke instead of splodin’ other players. This grenade can be found in all container types, and can spawn randomly as floor loot.

New Leaderboards – Battle Royale

So you say you are the best? It’s time to find out.

Introducing two new leaderboards:

  • Global Wins
    • A global leaderboard spotlighting the top 50 players for the selected match type. Measured by wins.
  • Score
    • Measured by the amount of total experience gained.

Are you looking forward to private matchmaking in Fortnite?

[Source: Fortnite Forums]