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Fortnite Battle Royale • Jul 05, 2018

Epic Games Announces Major Changes Coming to the Next Version of the Playground LTM in Fortnite

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Epic Games Announces Major Changes Coming to the Next Version of the Playground LTM in Fortnite

The new Playground mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale has received widespread positive reviews from the game's vast player-base.

As a result, not only has it been changed from a Limited Time Mode to a permanent one, Epic Games has also announced that it will be making some major changes to the next version.

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Having gone through the feedback they've received from the community, Epic announced on July 5th that a second version of the Playground LTM will be releasing on July 12th, following a brief downtime.

The biggest change coming to the next version is that a team selection option will be implemented within the mode, allowing players to spawn in as opponents rather than teammates if they so choose.

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This feature will have several in-game effects that come along with it, which include the following:

  • 1v1s and 2v2s
  • Aim assist for controllers
  • Editing other player’s structures
  • Traps affecting teammates/enemies correctly
  • Highlighting teammates on the map
  • Damaging enemies with your pickaxe

Epic also announced that Playground LTM replays will eventually become accessible, but not until the release of the v5.0 game update, which is expected to launch sometime next week.

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Most, if not all of the changes on that list have been concepts and ideas heavily discussed by the Fortnite community since the mode was released.

These incoming changes are yet another example of how quickly Epic reacts when receiving feedback, particularly when it concerns keeping the gaming experience fresh, fun, and best tailored to the needs and wants of the players.

The entirety of Epic's announcement can be read below, or on the FortniteBR Reddit page:

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Heya folks,
 
We appreciate all of the awesome feedback we’ve received and are beginning work on the next version of Playground. We’ll be turning off the Playground LTM on Thursday, July 12th as we take it back under construction for the next version.
 
For the next version of Playground we’re hoping to include functionality that would allow team selection options within the Playground itself. Here’s a few things you would gain with the ability to select teams:
 

  • 1v1s and 2v2s
  • Aim assist for controllers
  • Editing other player’s structures
  • Traps affecting teammates/enemies correctly
  • Highlighting teammates on the map
  • Damaging enemies with your pickaxe

 
The Playground LTM represents our first step into what a full creative mode looks like in Fortnite. And remember, you will have until the release of v5.0 to access your Playground LTM replays.

 
Thank you and let us know what else you’d love to see in a future version!

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