If we believe the leaks, EPIC works on a new mode of Fortnite Battle Royale it will feature that you and your friends take bots. According to Fortnite FireMonkey leak on Twitter, the mode is called Phoebe and will play solo, duet or team on a server filled with bots.
Interestingly, it seems that the mode allows a total gain in XP, like any standard game of Behemoth Battle Royale. The new “Phoebe” mode appears to be in the game files as a limited time mode, which means it could be linked to a future promotion in the game.
The bots were a great topic of discussion in Fortnite since the beginning of Chapter 2, as players report to face “players” showing an extremely similar behavior to that of robots. For the moment, the IA for robots does not seem particularly clever, it can go from the weapon to the destruction of a wall. Players quickly learn to identify those who are real and those who seem to be training robots.
In fact, I’m curious to see if players try to pretend to be a fight in the middle, to see if they can convince someone to stop shooting them. I imagine it will happen at some point and look forward to seeing. The community has been varied, ranging from ambivalent to the presence of robots, until most people are curious to know how all of this is played and what it means.
All signs indicate that the robots you are currently experiencing in the game test the behaviors of this mode with limited time. According to FireMonkey, the mode will not appear soon. All we can do now is to wait and see.