It wasn’t announced by Epic Games but it appears that testing may have started on PS4 and Xbox One for Fortnite custom matchmaking games.
There have been reports that the Fortnite Matchmaking button is now live on consoles, giving players the chance to set their own parameters.
While it doesn’t appear that Fortnite Custom games are currently available to play publicly, there’s the chance that codes for it have been made available to some players.
For those who want access to the feature, they will be prompted to put in a code, something that hasn’t been revealed by Epic Games.
It’s likely that Twitch streamers and YouTube players will have first dibs on the new feature for console players.
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.
“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.”
Fans will likely hear more about the returning feature soon, especially if Epic Games are expanding who has access to it.
As the name suggests, Fortnite Custom Matches give players more controls over the rules and options of the game.
It also stops people being dropped into random games, and gives them the more power over who they play against.
The Custom matchmaking button started appearing after the recent launch of the new Fortnite update.
Battle Royale and Save the World update 3.51 went live earlier today on PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS devices.
The new update fixes issues with the new Replay system, and also makes some animation improvements.
It also fixes an issue where players could fire weapons before the equip animation had finished. This was happening when players were sprinting.
Another handy feature is the ability for PC users to assign the ‘Building Edit’ hotkey to keys other than ‘G’.
Save the World updates include a change to the way event tickets are converted.
“We’ve changed the way we convert event tickets,” Epic explains. “Players get 1 event Llama per 1000 tickets and 1 Llama for any tickets left over.”
More updates are expected to arrive over the coming weeks, with fans still waiting for the launch of the new Jetpack item promised by Epic Games earlier in 2018.