Playground Mode Finally Returns to Fortnite After the Highly Anticipated Launch Ended With it Being Disabled - Dexerto
Fortnite Battle Royale

Playground Mode Finally Returns to Fortnite After the Highly Anticipated Launch Ended With it Being Disabled

Published: 28/Jun/2018 13:40

by Ross Deason


Epic Games has finally re-enabled the Playground Limited Time Mode after it was removed just hours after it was launched.

The Playground Mode was originally announced in May but it didn’t go live until June 27th as part of the V4.5 patch that also added the Dual Pistols.

Although not a fully customizable mode, the Playground LTM is the first step towards a mode that allows players to practice as a solo or a team with more resource generation, more time to explore the map, and instant respawns.

Friendly fire is also enabled and every single treasure chest and ammo crate is spawned for every game so you’ll never be short of weapons.

Unfortunately, just hours after it was released, the Playground Mode was disabled by Epic Games due to the need to “investigate some issues with out matchmaking services.”

The news was greeted with a great deal of disappointment and the downtime continued overnight and throughout the following day. Finally, on June 29th, the developers announced that is back online and ready to play:

The Playground Mode was a massive hit for the few hours at that it was live and now the players that missed out on it on June 27th will get the chance to try it out for themselves.

Fans of the game will be hoping that the issue has been fixed correctly and that there isn’t a repeat of the Shopping Cart saga that saw the metal trolleys disabled and re-enabled numerous times before they were finally fixed.

If you want to know more about the Playground Limited Time Mode, check out our guide which bullet points all of the confirmed features.


How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.


fortnite season 3 map
Epic Games
Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!


As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.


how to open fortnite fortilla vault
Epic Games
The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.