It’s common knowledge that encountering other players in Fortnite lobbies can sometimes make completing challenges more difficult than necessary. However, there is a way to ensure that you only face bot players who pose little to no threat. Here’s a guide on how to consistently join bot lobbies in Fortnite.
What Are Fortnite Bot Lobbies?
We’ve all encountered bots while playing Fortnite. These are players with names composed of two random words followed by numbers, such as HappyMelon50. They make up only a fraction of the opponents you’ll face, but there is a method to guarantee that you get matched with bots. In simple terms, Fortnite bot lobbies are matches where every single player, other than you, is an AI-controlled bot. This means that you should be able to achieve a Victory Royale or explore the map with minimal interference. While it’s still possible to be eliminated by bots, it’s difficult for them to achieve.
How to Enter Bot Lobbies in Fortnite
- Install the Epic Games App
- Download Fortnite
- Load the Game
The first step is to have a smartphone capable of running Fortnite. The easiest way is to have an Android phone capable of downloading the Epic Games app. You may need to adjust your settings to allow unknown apps from the browser you use on your phone.
In the Epic Games app, select Fortnite to begin the download. After the download is complete, create a new Epic Games account when launching the game for the first time. If you have an iOS device, you can use Xbox Cloud Gaming to play Fortnite. However, you will need to create a new Xbox account or use one that has never played Fortnite before. An Epic Games account is not necessary for this method.
Load up Fortnite on your primary platform and have the phone account invite your main account to a lobby. Ensure that the phone account is the lobby leader and consider adding each account as friends for easier access. Choose any game mode you prefer, although Duos is recommended. If you want more opportunities for kills, consider selecting “no-fill” in Squads. Once the starting area is loaded, have the phone account quit, and you can play the match as normal. The key is to constantly load in with a new account. Keep in mind that after reaching account level five, real players will start appearing in lobbies due to skill-based matchmaking, but they will generally be unskilled.
Benefits of Bot Lobbies
As mentioned earlier, it can be frustrating to complete simple tasks or visit specific locations while constantly being ambushed by opponents. In bot lobbies, this is much less of an issue. While bots may cause some damage, they lack the accuracy and skill required to defeat you, even if you are alone against multiple teams. Bot lobbies provide a place to complete challenges or quests with minimal competition. Additionally, the XP earned from consistently winning and getting 10+ kills adds up and helps progress through the battle pass. It’s also an easy way to achieve your first win of a season and earn the associated Victory Umbrella.
Possible Punishments for Joining Bot Lobbies
If you’re concerned about facing consequences for joining bot lobbies, rest assured that there is no punishment for doing so. Epic Games is aware that players utilize this method, and there have been no reports of bans or punishments for participating in bot lobbies. This has remained true up to Chapter 4 Season 5 and is unlikely to change unless it significantly affects the game’s balance.
Limitations of Bot Lobbies
The only thing you cannot do in a bot lobby is earn a Victory Crown. Regardless of how many times you win in these lobbies, you will not receive one. This is likely to preserve the legitimacy of Crowned Victory Emote stats. It used to be the case that earning a Victory Crown in a normal battle royale game and then joining a bot lobby would erase the crown. However, this has since changed, and the crown will remain until you play a normal lobby again. If you’ve been struggling to complete challenges in a season, we hope that this information will help you take advantage of Fortnite’s bot lobbies. For more content about the game, be sure to check out the related articles below. Stay tuned to Twinfinite for coverage of all the latest releases.
About the Author
Cameron Waldrop is a freelance writer for Twinfinite, specializing in battle royale games like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He has been writing for Twinfinite since late 2019 and has reviewed numerous great games. While he enjoys a good shooter, his true passion lies in JRPGs.