AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a series of programmed opponents, allies and other characters in Fortnite: Battle Royale. AI is a very broad term for Non-Player Characters, but the first instance of an AI opponent dates back to Season X.

Overview

AI can refer to a large number of non-player characters within Battle Royale, and they come in three basic categories:

  • Bots, which take the appearance of regular human controlled opponents.
  • AI Opponents, who exist to be neutral or hostile towards the player.
  • AI Allies, who exist to aid the player in a match.

As such the term AI can refer to characters who exist solely to aid the matchmaking process, or as enemies that have a different function or ability, compared to the player.

Different AI Types

Bots

Bots are an informal name for the AI that are used in place of a human player during a match. Bots will use a set number of cosmetics, ranging from Recruit Outfits to sometimes even Unreleased Cosmetics. They also have randomly generated names, often alluding to existing concepts of place names in Battle Royale (Such as names including Apollo island).

Bots are identified by their Usernames, Cosmetic Items and especially their movement and gameplay. Bots are designed to act like low skilled players, but some aspects of their function make them identifiable. Such actions include:

  • Attacking Players at long range (Often with an Automatic Weapon) and frequently missing shots.
  • Rarely building and as such only constructing a single Wooden Wall or Ramp Structure.
  • Never interacting with Characters, using Vehicles or using items beyond a weapon.
  • General low skilled gameplay.

Bots are most commonly found when matchmaking on or with a user who is on Android or Nintendo Switch (iOS too, but the game version is outdated), as the game considers them low skilled and fills lobbies with excess Bots. On top of this, areas which may experience low player counts, such as Oceania servers, can have matched filled with Bots. As a rule of thumb, lower skilled players are more likely to match-make with bots.

Bots are also able to be spawned via Bot Grenades in Battle Lab. You can spawn friendly and enemy bots with the respective grenades. The bots will act very similar to bots found in Battle Royale playlists, but will only use Recruit Outfits. They appear to have more accurate aim than regular Bots.

Monsters

Monsters come in two variants, Cube and Ice.

Cube Monsters were introduced for Fortnitemares, and act very similar to the Husks in Fortnite: Save the World. They come in several variants, and walk slowly towards the player, attacking them with melee attacks. When eliminated, Monsters drop varying loot. Monsters will spawn indefinitely until their Monster Spawner is destroyed.

Ice Legion monsters were introduced in Season 7 for the Ice Storm event. They functioned almost identical to the Cube Monsters, besides having a ranged monster, and being ice-themed.

Name Image
Cube Fiend
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Elite Cube Fiend
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Cube Brute
Cube Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
Elite Cube Brute
Elite Cube Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
Mega Cube Brute (Golden Brute)
Mega Cube Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png
Ice Fiend
Ice Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
Ranged Ice Fiend
Ranged Ice Fiend - Creatures - Fortnite.png
Ice Brute
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Golden Ice Brute
Golden Ice Brute - Creatures - Fortnite.png

Henchmen

Henchmen were introduced in Chapter 2, as a form of AI that will be a guaranteed spawn at certain map locations. Henchmen encompass a variety of opponents and factions, existing as a cross between an AI opponent, and a player. They will spawn at locations, rather than needing to deploy from the Battle Bus and have varying Health, often very different from the player. Henchmen can be knocked, eliminated, shaken down and revived by fellow henchmen.

Henchmen will only become hostile to you if you attack them, or they look at you for an extended period of time. Henchmen will not attack you if you use a Phone Booth which disguises you as the player faction. Henchmen may also spawn with gear that cannot be obtained by the player without first eliminating them.

Name Image
First Order Stormtroopers
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GHOST Henchmen
GHOST Beach Brawler - Outfit - Fortnite.png
SHADOW Henchmen
SHADOW Beach Brawler - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rig Henchmen
Rig Henchman.png
Grotto Henchmen
Sledge (Arctic Enforcer) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Shark Henchmen
Heist (Island) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Kit Henchmen
Kitbash (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Doom Henchmen
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Bosses

Bosses are like an advanced form of Henchmen who will have very high amounts of Health. Bosses are often identified by their unique outfit and gear. When eliminated, Bosses will often drop Mythic, Legendary, Epic or Rare gear (Exotic in addition in the Mando's Bounty LTM), and depending on the Boss, a keycard.

Name Image Loot
Midas
Mythic Midas' Drum Gun

Agency Keycard

TNTina
Mythic TNTina's Ka-Boom Bow

The Rig Keycard

Brutus
Mythic Brutus' Minigun (Formerly)

Grotto Keycard (Formerly)

Meowscles
Mythic Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle

Yacht Keycard

Skye
Mythic Skye's Assault Rifle

Mythic Skye's Grappler

Shark Keycard

Deadpool
Deadpool - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Deadpool's Dual Hand Cannons

Yacht Keycard

Kit
Kit - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Kit's Shockwave Launcher (Formerly)

Mythic Kit's Charge Shotgun (Formerly)

Catty Corner Keycard (Formerly)

Ocean
Ocean - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle

Mythic Ocean's Bottomless Chug Jug

Fortilla Keycard

Jules
Mythic Jules' Drum Gun (Formerly)

Mythic Jules' Glider Gun (Formerly)

Authority Keycard (Formerly)

Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Doctor Doom's Arcane Gauntlets

Mythic Doctor Doom's Mystical Bomb

Dr. Doom Keycard

Iron Man
Tony Stark (Iron Man) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Iron Man's Repulsor Gauntlets

Mythic Iron Man's Unibeam

Iron Man Keycard

Wolverine
Wolverine - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Wolverine's Claws
Shadow Midas
Shadow Midas - Boss - Fortnite.png
Mythic Shadow Midas' Drum Gun
Mandalorian
Mythic Amban Sniper Rifle

Mythic The Mandalorian's Jetpack

Ruckus
Epic Rocket Launcher

Legendary Heavy Assault Rifle

Predator
Mythic Predator's Cloaking Device
Raptor
Raptor (Chapter 2) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal SMG

Common Grenades x3

Uncommon Bandages x3

Blackheart
Blackheart - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal Shotgun

Uncommon Small Shield Potion x3

Zenith
Zenith (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Epic Assault Riffle
Hyde
The Good Doctor (Hyde) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Rare Primal Shotgun

Uncommon Medkit

Spire Assassin
Spire Guardian (B) - AI - Fortnite.png
Mythic Spire Assassin Recycler (Update v16.20)

Mythic Spire Assassin's Primal Shotgun (Update v16.00)

Uncommon Makeshift Rifle

Uncommon Medkit

Spire Guardians
Spire Guardian - AI - Fortnite.png

Runestone x1

Epic Primal Rifle

Healing Item

Glyph Master Raz
Raz (Glyph Master) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Raz's Explosive Bow

Bars x30

Orelia
Orelia - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Mythic Spire Guardian's Primal Assault Rifle

Legendary Assault Rifle

Roaming Henchmen

Roaming Henchmen are a type of AI opponent that functions identically to a henchman, but has a random spawn location, and will either roam the area, or actively chase down the player once they identify them. Roaming henchmen come in two types: Marauders and IO Guards.

Marauders are spawned during a match in progress, from a meteor in the sky, which lands on the map. Marauders have different types, but are of the same faction. What differentiates Marauders from regular henchmen is that they will make rudimentary structures, similar to Bots. These structures will be marked with a unique white paint job across the center of their Wooden structures.

IO Guards spawn at Elevators. They will attack the player once they identify them. They will always spawn in a set of three.

Name Image
Assault Marauder
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Heavy Marauder
Heavy Marauder - AI - Fortnite.png
Deadeye Marauder
Deadeye Marauder - AI - Fortnite.png
IO Guard
I.O. Guard - AI - Fortnite.png

Stark Robots

Stark Robots are very similar to Henchmen, the only difference being that they do not have the ability to be shaken down. Instead, they can be hacked, allowing up to three Stark Robots to become your ally until their death, or the end of the match. They are found at Stark Industries and Quinjet Patrol Sites.

Name Image
Stark Robot


Gorgers and Gatherers

Gorgers and Gatherers are both AI opponents that will spawn in a similar frequency to Marauders. Gorgers are large hostile drones which can only be attacked in certain places on their body, for certain periods of time. When eliminated, they will destroy all Gatherers in the area, and explode. They will then drop a large amount of various loot.

Gatherers are smaller drones which can be attacked normally. When eliminated, they will drop onto the floor, and can be used as a weapon. If they are not picked up or discarded, they will explode and deal damage.

Name Image
Gorgers
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Gatherers
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Zombie AIs

Zombies are AIs that were only in-game in Fortnitemares, they would come out of random objects when destroyed and jumpscare the players, and will attack the player.

Name Image
Burial Threat
Burial Threat - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Crypt Crosser
Crypt Crosser - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Decaying Dribbler
Decaying Dribbler - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Fatal Finisher
Fatal Finisher - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Midfield Monstrosity
Midfield Monstrosity - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Putrid Playmaker
Putrid Playmaker - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Sinister Striker
Sinister Striker - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Soulless Sweeper
Soulless Sweeper - Outfit - Fortnite.png

Animals

Animals are a subset of AIs, first introduced in Chapter 2: Season 3, and expanded upon in Chapter 2: Season 6. They roam around certain areas, and their behavior towards the player depends on the animal.

Name Image Loot
Wolf
Wolf - Animal - Fortnite.png
Animal Bones
Meat
Chicken
Chicken - Animal - Fortnite.png
Animal Bones
Meat
Boar
Boar - Animal - Fortnite.png
Animal Bones
Meat
Frog
Frog - Animal - Fortnite.png
Stink Sac
Raptor
Raptor - Animal - Fortnite.png
Animal Bones
Meat
Loot Shark
Loot Shark - Bot - Fortnite.png
Animal Bones
Meat

Varied weapons

Characters

Characters are advanced AI that have a multitude of purposes. There are 2 types of Characters :

Neutral NPC : They can be used to purchase items from, ranging from Common to Exotic (Excluding Mythic), start quests and bounties from and they can also be hired, acting like a hacked Stark Robot. Most of characters are not hostile, and will only attack the player when attacked first, or when 'challenged' for loot.

Bosses NPC : Bosses are like an advanced form of Henchmen who will have very high amounts of Health. Bosses are often identified by their unique outfit and gear. When eliminated, Bosses will often drop Mythic, Legendary, Epic or Rare gear (Exotic in addition in the Mando's Bounty LTM), and depending on the Boss, a keycard.

The Full table of Character can be found in the Character Collection Book which also includes the Bosses introduced in Chapter 2: Season 5 but not the Henchmen.

Mando's Bounty Hunters

Mando's Bounty Hunters are AIs that roam around the island and drop items in Mando's Bounty LTM, they are all AIs in the NPC Bosses category.

Name Image Loot
Meowscles
Mythic Meowscles' Peow Peow Rifle

Legendary Dual Pistols

Glimmer
Legendary Snowball Launcher

Legendary Rapid Fire SMG

Galaxy
Rare Rocket Launcher

Legendary Charge Shotgun

Eternal Knight
Legendary Tactical Submachine Gun

Epic Light Machine Gun

Diecast
Epic Heavy Assault Rifle

Rare Drum Shotgun

Agent Peely
Legendary Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Legendary Hand Cannon

Arachne
Exotic Storm Scout

Legendary Revolver

Jellie
Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle

Epic Dual Pistols

Ex
Rare Crossbow

Rare Burst SMG

Gumshoe
Legendary Suppressed Sniper Rifle

Legendary Pistol

Hothouse
Legendary Dual Pistols

Legendary Tactical Shotgun

Doggo
Rare Dual Suppressed Pistols

Rare Drum Shotgun

Payback
Epic Tactical Shotgun

Rare Rocket Launcher

Triggerfish
Legendary Revolver

Epic Rapid Fire SMG

Funk Ops
Epic Dual Pistols

Rare Drum Shotgun

Wild Card
Legendary Scoped Assault Rifle

Exotic Night Hawk

Maven
Legendary Dual Suppressed Pistols

Epic Tactical Submachine Gun

Y0ND3R
Rare Revolver

Legendary Pump Shotgun

Ragsy
Legendary Rapid Fire SMG

Rare Drum Shotgun

The Brat
Epic Tactical Submachine Gun

Legendary Revolver

Sentinel
Epic Charge Shotgun

Exotic Shadow Tracker

Komplex
Legendary Pistol

Legendary Submachine Gun

Boxer
Epic Lever Action Shotgun

Exotic Night Hawk

Rebel
Exotic Shadow Tracker

Legendary Pump Shotgun

Buccaneer
Legendary Lever Action Rifle

Epic Crossbow

Audio

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are attacking at players.

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are suspicious.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Sound Description
Music when AIs are Idle.
Music when AIs are shooting at players

Trivia

  • The Mandalorian will have a different AI level depending on playlist. In regular matches, he is fairly weak, missing shots and standing still. In Mando's Bounty however he will be very accurate and more likely to eliminate you.
    • This falls in line with Henchmen's introduction into the game, as when introduced, they would eliminate players from very long distances.
  • Two Henchmen could be found roaming the map in Chapter 2: Season 4 (One GHOST and one SHADOW.) They would only attack when provoked.
    • These Two Henchmen can sometimes be found in Elevators.
  • Note: Since Season 5 of Chapter 2, bosses are considered NPCs and not enhanced Henchmen.
  • Note: Since Season 6 of Chapter 2, bosses are divided into two categories : the first is where the bosses give mythical weapons, they are no longer visible in the NPC book, the second are bosses who do not give a mythical weapon and who once killed become neutral NPCs, they are visible in the NPC book.
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