Everyone who has played Fortnite Chapter 2 already will know there are a number of bots to be found in pretty much every game, but a famous Youtuber called Alastair Ali A Aiken has revealed a really helpful way to count how many are appearing in matches.
The developer of Fortnite called Epic Games confirmed ahead of the latest major update of that game that bots would be added, which sparked a number of different reactions from the community at the time, but they have no doubt helped fill up games a lot faster than they would before.
With that being said, it is something not clear as to whether or not you are facing up against literal bots or have been matched up in games with players with a lower skill level. So, here are methods from Ali A that should really come in handy for working that out.
Ali A, the popular internet personality who is also known for his viral Youtube videos playing Pokemon GO, Call of Duty, and many other ones, uploaded a video to his channel on October 23 tackling the problem of bots in Fortnite.
He stood around just staring at other characters for a few moments, before exiting back out to the pre-game lobby. From this point, he went to Replay Mode and used the drone camera to look around. He explained to boot up your replay file as it is easiest to see on respawn island because everyone is in one place. Then, go onto camera options and if you go across to nameplates, turn that on. He added that once that is on, you are able to then go into drone free, turn on the heads up display and this is where you are going to start doing some testing. If you see a name above the skin of someone, this player is a human and if you do not see a name above the head of someone, they are a robot. The method is 100% confirmed.
The method allows you to see, once you have zoomed up, just how any bots are starting up in each game. This one will give you a greater idea of the proportion between people playing and robots. Using this method, Ali A found that those proportions are usually quite random. For instance, a match he had a significant amount of bots included, while the second one is a solo match involving no bots at all.
Then, once he had chosen an account that he has not played on as much as his main account, the Youtuber noticed that the number of bots being matched with him was significantly higher, which suggests that the more you play, the fewer robots you are going to see show up in your games. The player would not have even known that without this handy trick.
What do you think about the trick by Ali A to count how many bots in Fortnite? Feel free to try the method and see if that works for you.