Now that Epic has a viral hit on its hands with Fornite Battle Royale, PC Fortnite players checking out the launcher might be stumbling onto the UT pre-alpha for the first time.
Unfortunately for UT, the game isn't ready to safely capture these players and place them in an enjoyable environment. Currently "green 1's" are jumping right into high ranked matches and hitting the buzzsaw of the hardcore crowd.
To those trying UT for the first time, grab some of your Fortnite friends on the launcher and create private and/or ranked matches on a Hub. The Hub list is under the Play menu (Join a hub). Joining a hub with friends rather than Quickplay will give you more control over your match. Once you are in a hub, click on the Start a Match button and select a gametype. Once in the match, go to your friends list and invite people to join.
The hottest gametype at the moment is a community mod by Scoob called Elimination. On the Unreal Carnage hub, this gametype can be found under the Featured tab after you click the Start a Match button. In Elimination you start with all of the weapons and fight to death against the opposing team over the course of 10 rounds.
There are many old timers who think that the current UT does not have a high skill ceiling. Compared to other games, it still has a very high skill ceiling so it can take quite a while to be competitive. Take the journey with some similarly skilled friends and you will have a much more enjoyable experience.