Fortnite recently started experimenting with something called custom matchmaking. It is a feature that makes it easy for people to get into the same game/lobby in Fortnite Battle Royale. Without a custom matchmaking key, it is random who you are queued up with when you start a game of Battle Royale.
Custom matchmaking is intended for streamers, content creators and competitive players. Streamers can use it to have fun with viewers, while competitive players can practice in the same server.
Up until recently, custom matchmaking was only used for larger tournaments that were officially affiliated with EPIC Games and Fortnite. Then later, a select group of people from the support-a-creator program got access, and later more people from the support-a-creator program got access.
Custom games have therefore made it a lot easier for professional and competitive players to practice with their own ruleset. If you want to read more on how you can join custom scrim games, we have made a guide on Fortnite Custom Scrims and Discord servers.
How to get access to custom matchmaking keys and custom games
We only know the current requirements, these requirements might change in the future and we will try to stay updated on the news so we can update the page.
Requirements are fairly simply:
- Be an accepted creator with a support-a-creator code
- Have at least 100 people using your support-a-creator code
So let’s go a little more in-depth with the requirements
How to become part of the support-a-creator program
The official website, states that the following are eligible to participate in the support-a-creator program:
Creators (active video makers, streamers, storytellers, artists, cosplayers, musicians, and community builders) who meet the criteria below.
- Has more than 1,000 followers on at least one major social platform (for example Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, Facebook, Mixer, etc.)
- Completes the Affiliate Agreement and abides by the Creator Code of Conduct
- Is capable of receiving payment in a form that Epic supports (among others they support PayPal)
If you are accepted into the creator program, you will receive a support-a-creator code (SAC code).
This can be used to create affiliate links for various games, but specifically for Fortnite, people can also put in your creator code in the Fortnite item shop. Creators will then receive 5$ every time someone spends 10,000 V-bucks in-game with the code.
You can support ProSettings by using code GAMER in the item shop. Example of support a creator code:
When you have been accepted into the program, you need people using your code. We heard that the magic number at the moment is around 100 people using your code. You can follow your supporters and earnings via the affiliate dashboard. Please note that EPIC Games strictly forbid anyone to talk about how much they earned through the creator program.
How to use custom matchmaking keys
You have been lucky enough to be accepted into the support-a-creator program, and people are now using your code. If you have not already received an email about you got access to custom matchmaking, try to send EPIC games a support ticket.
If you want to start a custom matchmaking, you need to click on game mode and then “Custom Options” in the lower right corner of the screen. You can then fill in a code you decide on and start the game. This will open up the queue.
Everyone else can join the game in the same way you create the game, by going to “Custom Options” and type in the same code. When there are enough people, the custom host clicks on “Start Game” and everyone will be out into the same lobby.
To get into the same game, make sure that:
- You have selected the same server region in the in-game settings (EU, NA East, NA West, Oceania, Brazil, Asia).
- You have selected the correct game mode (Solo, Duo, Squad, Arena Solo, Arena Duo, or an LTM mode)
- That you have typed in the same custom matchmaking code/key.
We hope this guide has helped you in learning more about custom matchmaking.
If you are interested in competitive Fornite, you should check out our list of professional Fortnite players, their settings and gear.
Discord Servers for Fortnite Custom Games, Custom Scrims & Custom Tournaments
We made a small list of popular Discord servers which are hosting custom games, custom scrims, and custom tournaments.
|Fortnite Custom Scrims||All||EU + NA||None||+230,000||Join Discord server|
|Yo Gaming||All||All||None||+48,000||Join Discord server|
|Fornite Creative GamesNote: Creative games like Zone Wars and Turtle Wars||All||EU + NA||None||+10,000||Join Discord server|
|Fortnite Tournaments||All||All||None||+24,000||Join Discord server|
|Atlantis Scrims||All||Europe||None||+200,000||Join Discord server|
|FNPL / FN Pro League||All||NA||None||+240,000||Join Discord server|