Fortnite’s Playground Mode is Imminent
The Battle Royale phenomenon Fortnite will receive a significant update in the form of the new Playground mode that will allow players to roam around freely in a creative setting, rather than the standard 1 vs 100 fight to the death.
The mode was initially teased by Epic a few weeks ago in a blog post, and could arguably be the start of the biggest change the game has seen since the introduction of the Battle Royale mode that made the game popular. Playground is a creative mode that will ditch the usual focus of securing a Victory Royale, instead it will allow players to practice strategies, build at their hearts content, play casually with friends, and immediately respawn after death, taking away all of the pressures present in the main game.
Epic Games said on their blog post:
“The Playground LTM will load you into the Battle Royale Map with some adjusted settings.
Battle and build to your heart’s content with an extended period of time to roam around the map as well as increased resource generation. All treasure chests and ammo crates will be spawned, try droppin’ in different spots and scope out the loot. Friendly fire is on so you can scrimmage with your squad (up to 4 friends per match), but fear not you’ll respawn immediately.”
This will be the perfect mode for newcomers to the game on the Nintendo Switch; without the Save the World mode available on other platforms, the Switch version of the game currently has no way for players to practice or learn what the game’s all about without battling experienced players first. This new mode will be the perfect way for new players to get used to the controls and see what’s possible before battling on the main mode.
A limited-time version of the mode has appeared in-game on Fortnite’s news board, hinting that it’s “coming soon”; when an announcement is made here, players usually see the new content arrive during the next scheduled update (which should be tomorrow, 26th June). This limited-time trial is expected to act as a demo while players wait the release of the full version, potentially becoming a major, permanent feature of the game.