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How to Join a Fortnite Custom Matchmaking Lobby

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

Play in Fortnite Private Matches, Tournaments, and Other Custom Games like Battle Royale and Team Rumble live on Twitch with Fortnite Creator, MELOGRAPHICS. Continue reading to get all the settings and info to jump in queue.

To join a custom match with MELOGRAPHICS or other creators and streamers hosting an open lobby you'll need the Custom Matchmaking Regions, Custom Matchmaking Key, and Game Mode. Depending on the Game Mode, you will also be able to choose Fill (vacant spots on your team will be filled by other players in the queue looking for teammates) or Not Fill (vacant spots on your team will not be filled). If you are playing Battle Royale Duos, Trios, or Squads, and have a teammate in mind make sure you add them to your party before you ready up in the custom lobby. All party members must use the correct custom settings to join the match together. Don't have Fortnite yet? Click here to download it for free from the Epic Games Store.

Joining a Private Match in Fortnite


  • To Join Melo's private lobby during special Twitch live streams, #MeloMonday, or private Fortnite Battle Royale Tournaments you must be in the same matchmaking region. MELOGRAPHICS uses NA-West (unless otherwise stated):


  • You’ll receive an error message if you’re in the wrong server region, and you won’t be able to join a game. After playing in the custom match(es), you can change your custom matchmaking region back to auto or whichever setting you were using previously.


What is a Fortnite Custom Key?
  • MELOGRAPHICS, a mod, or the lobby host will provide the Custom Matchmaking Key to connect to the private match.

  • Do not share the Custom Matchmaking Key with anyone (e.g. DO NOT share via social, read aloud on stream, or show on your screen). While MELOGRAPHICS is in the Lobby waiting for players the Custom Key will be either posted in the MELO SPACE Discord, or provided during the MELOGRAPHICS1 Twitch Stream chat/screen.

  • Select Custom Key from the bottom right of the GAME MODE MENU.

  • Enter the Custom Matchmaking Key exactly as provided (case-sensitive).

  • Hit ACCEPT

  • IMPORTANT: After the custom match(es), before returning to regular public matching or creative delete/clear the custom key. Otherwise, you will not be able to play any public online games.


  • Visit the Game Mode Menu and select the game mode that Melo is hosting (e.g. Battle Royale (Solos, Duos, Trios, Squads) or Team Rumble.


Joining a Private Match with a Party
  • If you have a party you want to join Melo's custom lobby with, all party members must use Melo's Custom Lobby Settings (Region, Custom Key, and Game Mode) and be ready in your party before you hit PLAY

  • No friends? No Problem! Pick the "Fill" option under PLAY to meet someone new who's also looking for a friend in the queue.

Fill vs. Don't Fill in Matchmaking
  • Fill: If you're playing in Duos, Trios, or Squads and want to have random people also in queue join your team; choose FILL.

  • Don't Fill: If you do not want anyone else to join your team choose Don't FILL.


  • Now that you have the required settings all set to join a custom game with MELOGRAPHICS, press PLAY!

Support-A-Creator: MELOGRAPHICS

The Epic Games Support-A-Creator Program enables MELOGRAPHICS the ability to host Private Matches and Custom Tournaments for Twitch followers, the Melo Crew (subs) on #MeloMonday, and the gaming community.

  • Please use Support-A-Creator Code: MELOGRAPHICS for all purchases in the Epic Games Store, in-game Fortnite Shop, and Rocket League Item Shop. Your support is critical to keeping it Melo and creating cool content with chill vibes.

  • Don't forget to double-check you have the Support-A-Creator Code: MELOGRAPHICS on your profile before purchasing since it resets every 14 days.

  • #EpicPartner #MeloCrew #Fortnite #TwitchStreamer

Thank you so much for all that you do. If you're a Gamer or Streamer drop by the Discounts and Partners page to snag some discounts and recommended tools and resources for all things gaming, streaming, and creating. Connect with MELOGRAPHICS on and off stream. Happy Gaming!




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