Are there bots in Splitgate?

Everything you need to know about Splitgate bots

We all know the feeling: you’ve gone 17-2 in your latest match, you’re creating top-notch portals left, right, and centre, and the opposition can’t seem to get anywhere near your level. In fact, they don’t even really seem human. Then a thought enters your mind: are there bots in Splitgate?

This Halo and Portal inspired free-to-play shooter has been around since early 2019, but it wasn’t until the launch of the console beta in August 2021 that 1047 Games started to see the game’s full potential.

To keep the games going, the developer used AI players – or bots – to make sure lobbies were full at all times. Now though, things are a little bit different depending what mode you play and who with. If you’re lucky enough, your kill-death ratio is down to your raw skill and not your farming ability.

So here’s everything we know about Splitgate bots, including whether Splitgate still uses bots today.

What are Splitgate bots?

Bots are AI-controlled players that basically help fill lobbies and keep games competitive. They’re often programmed to behave like players, but their skill level isn’t as high as a real-life player. As such, they can be relatively easy to identify and kill online.

Does Splitgate have bots?

Yes, Splitgate still has bots and you’ll probably come across them more often than you realise.

In your first game, you’ll be pitted against bots – and bots alone – so don’t get too excited if you boot up the game and laser everyone in sight. Bots are also prevalent in custom games, so if you’re looking to get some practice in before going toe to toe online with others via Splitgate cross-play, this is the best place to start.

You will also occasionally find bots in casual modes, but given how popular the game is right now, it’s unlikely. The same can also be said for Splitgate ranks games, but it is believed 1047 is due to change the parameters for this in the near future.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about Splitgate bots.