Custom Games for Fortnite Won't Be Here Anytime Soon as Epic Games Provides an Update on Playground Mode - Dexerto
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Custom Games for Fortnite Won’t Be Here Anytime Soon as Epic Games Provides an Update on Playground Mode

Published: 5/Jun/2018 11:04 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 16:57

by Ross Deason

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An Epic Games employee has responded to questions about custom games coming to Fortnite Battle Royale, confirming that the development team is still working on “Playground Mode” and that it won’t be the custom feature that everyone was hoping for.

The Fortnite Battle Royale development team announced that they were working on a LTM named “Playground Mode” in their “State of Development” press release on May 24th.

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While there is very little information about what Playground Mode will actually do, the developers confirmed that it is their “initial step into what a creative mode looks like in Fortnite” and that it can be used to “practice, strategize, and enjoy yourself”.

For competitive players, or just casual players that want to practice and hone their skills, the lack of custom games or party games means that it can be difficult to make the most of their time and the announcement of Playground Mode was met with excitement.

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Some players were hoping that Playground Mode would go live in the V4.3 patch on May 25th, and then again in the June 5th V4.3 Content Update, but it looks like we will be waiting for a while longer.

Epic Games employee JShredz responded to a question on Reddit on June 4th to say that the development team are “still working on it” but that they needed to make “significant necessary back-end improvements” first.

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He also confirmed, and explained the current reasoning for, Playground Mode not being available to play offline and used as a practice tool on private servers.

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Apparently interaction and communication with the servers are “central to how the game is run” which means that the mode won’t run properly if you cut things off from the server.

With these bombshells it looks like we could be waiting for a good while longer before fully customizable/private matches are available.

This is once again a knock on the ever-growing competitive Fortnite community as tournament organizers, players, and teams continue to have to find work-arounds.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.