Fornite‘s PlayStation fans aren’t best pleased with PS4 gamers who choose to play the game using their keyboard and mouse rather than a console controller.
A thread started on the Epic Games official website back in 2017 has reached five pages of people complaining about the unfair balance of the game if some users are opting for a keyboard and mouse over the traditional DualShock4 controller.
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The posts originally started around this time last year, when a user by the name of Eckerrr wrote: ”Hello, just wondering: what is this game doing to balance controller use vs. use of keyboard & mouse on PlayStation 4?
“Seems pretty unfair/unbalanced to me to play with a controller against players who use a keyboard and a mouse?”
The comment has sparked a huge debate in the community, where KB+M fans are going head-to-head with traditional gamepad users to discuss the various limitations of either option.
One user added: “People are complaining for a reason. There are some physical limitations with controllers. The most obvious ones are rotation speed and editing (you have to press and wait to open edit menu). Also crouch peaking, left-right/up-down flickering, weapon select and others.”
The same user went on to say: “Most of the people who play with KBM are not good players for PC. They play on PS4 instead of PC because they can’t keep up with the PC hype and defeat players.”
Whether you’re for or against KB+M on PS4, it seems like Epic Games is finally going to introduce a balancing system to ensure fair play for all.
According to the r/FortniteBR subreddit, an Epic community manager going by the name of JustMooney1 has stated: “We’re actually working on some matchmaking tech, on the way, that’ll pair you against folks based on your choice of peripherals. More info on this coming next week, but tl;dr if you’re on KB+M you’ll be against KB+M.”
Fortnite fans are pretty pleased with the news, as it should help to ease some of the high tensions in the game, and allow for a better and more rounded experience for all.
I guess we’ll have to wait a few more days for full details, but maybe this a good step forward for Fortnite?