How To Create a Custom Match in Fortnite

If you want to build battle your friends without random players in Fortnite you’ll want to check out how to create a custom match in Fortnite!
How To Create a Custom Match in Fortnite




We’ve never had as much fun in gaming as the old days of hopping into private match split screen games like Halo 2. These days popular games like Apex Legends, Halo Infinite, and Modern Warfare have custom matchmaking, which allows us to relive the days of split screen custom matches back in the day. If you want to hop into a Fortnite private match stick around and we’ll show you how to access Fortnite custom matchmaking.

How To Create a Custom Match in Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Games allows Fortnite players to access custom matchmaking in any popular game mode, including Fortnite Battle Royale or Fortnite Creative. Also, creating Fortnite private lobbies is easy! Let’s check out how to create a custom game in Fortnite Battle Royale:

  1. Make sure everyone is in the same matchmaking region. You will get an error if anyone is not in the same matchmaking region. 
  2. Select your desired Fortnite Battle Royale game mode (Solos, Duos, Trios, or Squads).
  3. In the Fortnite game mode selection menu select Custom Key in the bottom right.
  4. Create a Fortnite Custom Matchmaking Key.
  5. Give your Fortnite friends your custom matchmaking code, and start your game!

Like a creator code, the custom matchmaking key is between 4 and 16 characters long, and it can not include any custom characters.

Fortnite Custom Key

Content creators or streamers, you’ll want to make sure you hide your custom matchmaking keys from your viewers, so they don’t intrude your custom matchmaking Fortnite experience.

Hosting a game with the custom matchmaking feature is a popular method for tournament organizers to host a private Fortnite battle royale game in pro scrims.

Fortnite World Cup

To host a private Fortnite tournament you just need to follow the steps above and send all tournament participants the custom matchmaking key, and everyone can join the tournament hosts game! Now you can host your own Fortnite World Cup.

How To Join a Custom Match in Fortnite Battle Royale

If your friends are the ones to make the custom games, you’ll need to join their lobby. Thankfully, Epic Games has made this process even easier than creating private matches! Here is how to join custom games in Fortnite Battle Royale:

  1. Open the game mode selection menu in Epic Games’ Fortnite.
  2. Select Custom Key in the bottom right corner of the match selection key.
  3. Enter your friend's private game key to join their game!

I need to note that custom games do not support joining in progress, so make sure you join your friend’s game before they start their private match.

Enter Custom Matchmaking Key

There are plenty of custom options for your custom lobby from Fortnite tournaments, to competitive players scrims, or just messing around with your Fortnite buddies for fun! Custom games have been our favorite way to mess about in Fortnite Chapter 3, or any of the Best Fortnite Seasons for that matter.

How To Create a Custom Match in Fortnite Creative

Epic Games also allows players to make custom matches in Fortnite Creative, which widely increases the amount of custom options you have in the game. Here is how to create a custom Fortnite Creative match:

  1. Invite your friends to join your Fortnite lobby.
  2. Enter your favorite Fortnite Creative Code, or you can jump into your own Creative Island.
  3. Switch your lobby to Don’t Fill and select Start Match.

Now you can hop into your Favorite Aim Maps or 1v1 Maps with your friends in Fortnite Creative!

Now that you can play custom matches with your friends across platforms like Xbox One and PlayStation 5. If you’re going to be playing custom matches against your friends you’ll want to show off with your knowledge of the Best Fortnite Weapons and also make sure you nail down your Building Structures. Also, for more custom Fortnite antics check out How To Make Custom Crosshair Fortnite.



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