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Fortnite OG is getting rid of a divisive feature

Embrace a new challenge in Fortnite OG Reload!

Have you ever joined a game that just felt a little too easy? The enemy was missing every shot, crouching down as they walked and only building a simple wall and stairs in front of them. Well, that may be because you joined a bot lobby. Whether intentional or not, with Fortnite OG Reload, we'll say goodbye to bot lobbies for good.

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Funnily enough, bot lobbies have become less of a nuisance and more of a clutch for some players, allowing them to earn XP quickly and easily. In fact, they even go out of their way to force bot lobbies to happen in their BR modes for this very reason. If you were hoping for some easy wins against bots in the new OG Reload, you'll be sadly disappointed. It's been confirmed by reliable leak source iFireMonkey on Twitter, that bot lobbies will not be supported in this new mode.

This means that players will no longer be able to join bot-exclusive lobbies when queueing for Fortnite Reload. However, this doesn't mean that all bots will be removed entirely. Bots can still appear in the Reload mode as additional players to fill the lobby, just like usual. You just won't be able to create a bot lobby even if you're using the usual bot lobby cheese method.

In a way, this is for the best since OG Fortnite didn't feature level-up methods as we see in Fortnite today. This will force players to be met with more of a challenge since lowering reboot cooldowns in Reload will rely heavily on the eliminations you get. Bot lobbies would be way too easy, even easier than regular ones. If you want to continue using your bot lobbies, you can still do so on the regular modes (at your own discretion), or join some bot lobby creative maps.

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