15 new sky structures have appeared in the Playground mode in Fortnite - Pirate Ships, Battle Arenas and more - Dexerto

15 new sky structures have appeared in the Playground mode in Fortnite – Pirate Ships, Battle Arenas and more

Published: 1/Nov/2018 20:37 Updated: 1/Nov/2018 20:38

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have added several new arenas to the sandbox-style Playground mode of Fortnite Battle Royale.

The Playground mode now features 15 brand new structures in the sky, including four Pirate Ships, a Parkour Course, new Spiky Stadium, four Battle Arenas, Trap Arena, three Build Templates, and an unknown Time Trial station.

This massive set of new additions appeared in Playground after the v6.21 patch update went live early on November 1.

Interestingly enough, there was no mention of these new structures in the v6.21 patch notes, and Epic did not announce or make any comments about them prior to the release of the update.

Regardless, these new arenas offer players a multitude of new activities they can engage in the Playground mode, which has now been expanded considerably since it was first added to Fortnite. 

The following video, courtesy of Fortnite news and leaks outlet @LootLakeBR, gives a tour of all of the new structures in the Playground sky. 

Here are all of the structures, in order of appearance in the video above, that can be found and interacted with in the sky above the map. 

  • Pirate Ship – Seems to be a simple build showoff without much functionality; great for cinematics and build inspiration.
  • Parkour Course – Right after the first Pirate Ship there seems to be some sort of parkour course where players can test and practice their movement skills.
  • Pirate Ship – Same as the first Pirate Ship, good for team-based mini-games.
  • Spiky Stadium – Connected via a sky bridge is a Spiky Stadium, eliminating the need for players to go look for a Red Supply Drops in order to play. 
  • Battle Arenas – Located across from the Spiky Stadium are four arenas which each feature four Vending Machines, a Freeze Trap, and a hole in the center.
  • Trap Arena – Next to the Spiky Stadium is an Arena constructed with Freeze and Spike Traps which could make some great mini-games. A Time Trail pickup can be found here.
  • Build Templates – Three templates demonstrate to players how to build a Llama, a double Staircase, and 1-1 builds.
  • Unknown – An odd-looking structure with a Time Trial pickup can be found near the Llama build template.
  • Pirate Ships – The set of structures finishes off with two more Pirate Ships, similar to the ones at the beginning.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.