We're taking a look at how to get full bot lobbies in Fortnite! This doesn't mean bad players added to the game, this means you will get a full lobby of all bots, which are controlled by AI and not by a human being. Why would you want to do this? Well, it's pretty good practice if you're just looking to get a bit of real world experience, and it's a really good way to gain experience and even complete your challenges for a season.
This is the exact same process in Chapter 2 Season 4! However, if you had an extra account you used last season then you might need to create another one for it to work. Also, if you were using an Apple device as your secondary account, you can no longer do this because you can't update it to the new patch. You will have to use a different phone, tablet, or console to make it work!
Fortnitemares Removes Bot Lobbies
Bot Lobbies appear to be working, I've tested it now myself. I'm not sure why it was being reported so often that they weren't, but you should be able to use them in Fortnitemares.
What are Bots?
Bots are AI controlled players that will sometimes be added to your game. They play at a pretty low skill level, so they give newer players a chance to get some practice in without getting trounced initially. Fortnite is a pretty skill heavy game, which means if you've never played you are going to likely get dominated in the early stages of your development. The bots seek to make things a bit more fair early on.
Why Were Bots Added?
The first reason is to give newer players a chance at getting an elimination and practicing in a more real world scenario. The second reason is that they've basically added them in as filler for matches. Epic has introduced skill-based matchmaking which puts players of similar skill levels together. This can lead to some holes for some players when they queue up, so bots will help fill this gap when necessary.
Bot Lobbies Guide
To play against bots, you will need to create a new account and have it invite you to a squad match! I'm going to go through details of what is required to make this happen in the information below.
Do this at your own risk! I wouldn't think you could banned for this, but it isn't exactly how you're intended to play so there's always a slight possibility something could happen. It's more likely they patch it out of the game then ban your account.
Step 1: Create a New Account
You are going to need to create a new account to do this. Don't worry, it's not a big deal and you won't actually be playing on it. You just need it to get your main account into a lobby that is full of bots. Just click this link to create the account.
Step 2: Login to The New Account on a Different Device
You're going to need to now login to that account via another device that you aren't playing with your main account. This would usually be your mobile device, and you would either be playing on PC or a console. If you're main device is mobile, there might not be much you can do if you don't have an alternative platform to put Fortnite on.
Step 3: Invite Your Main Account to a Party
Now that you're into your second account, you just need to invite your main account to a party. You can do this through the social tab, send them a friend request, accept it on your main account, then join up with them in a party.
Step 4: Start a No Fill Squad Game on Your Second Account
Make sure the secondary account is the host and then have it queue up for a Squad game.
Step 5: Make Your Secondary Account Leave the Game
Once you've gotten into the game, make sure to leave the game with your alternate account. You don't want them to gain ANY experience, because then you will no longer get bot only lobbies if you do! You should now be in a game with all bots and no human players!
That's everything you need to do face a lobby that is full of bots! This is a great way to jump in and either loot it all up for experience, or go on a rampage to practice against AI players. You shouldn't worry about facing real players with this method, it should all be AI, so don't feel too bad about tearing them up!