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Following the Check over here recent Fortnite 3.5.0 update, many players are beginning to notice the "Custom Matchmaking Key" option on the game's main menu, which is tied into hosting and joining a Fortnite private match. Epic Games hasn't been very clear in explaining what the Fortnite Custom Matchmaking Key is used for, leading to a lot of confusion. Here's what you need to know about Fortnite private match support and those curious Custom Matchmaking Keys.

Fortnite Private Match: Custom Matchmaking Key

Getting into a Fortnite private match requires the use of a Custom Matchmaking Key. When a private match is hosted, a sequence of digits is used to grant access to a specific group. For example, if Epic Games was hosting a private match with livestreamer Ninja, they might use "NinjaFansOnly" as the Custom Matchmaking Key. The match would then be made private for those with the Custom Matchmaking Key, and nobody else.

Using a Fortnite Custom Matchmaking Key is a great way for players with large followings to quickly set up a round. There's no messing around with friend and game invites, or anything like that. It's just a simple code that needs to be shared and then the lobby will start filling up.

Fortnite Private Match: Can Anyone Set Up a Private Match?

Unfortunately, for those of us "normal" players who just want to host a Fortnite private match with friends, Epic Games hasn't yet opened up the ability for players to create Custom Matchmaking Keys. There have been occasions where the developer has provided a Custom Matchmaking Key to a YouTube/Twitch streamer, which results in a good bit of promotion, but regular players haven't yet had that luxury.


It's possible that Epic Games is testing out Fortnite private match support on a smaller scale before rolling it out to the masses. Here's hoping we'll all be able to create custom matchmaking keys soon!

Fortnite Battle Royale's week 8 challenges task players with dancing on three different dance floors.

Each week a new set of seven Battle Pass challenges are released by Epic Games. Fans need to complete any four of these challenges to be rewarded with 4,000 XP.

The challenges are separated into hard and regular tiers of difficulty.

The hard difficulty Fortnite challenges net players ten Battle Stars, while the regular tasks reward fans with five Battle Stars.

One of the regular tier challenges tasks players with dancing on three different dance floors.

The task is made trickier by the fact that dance floors have only just been added to the map.

One dance floor can be found in Flush Factory in the D9 portion of the map.

Another chest is located in the haunted house south-west of Pleasant Park. This is in the top part of B4 of the map.

The third dance floor location needed to complete the challenge is in the trailer park east of Retail Row, which can be found on I5/6 on the map.

Other week 8 challenges include eliminating players with rifles, searching chests in Snobby Shores and dealing damage with explosive weapons.

Perhaps surprisingly, none of the week 8 challenges involve the brand new instant fort item. Maybe next week.