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Epic Games Confirms That Playground LTM is Available to Play on All Servers in Fortnite

Published: 3/Jul/2018 2:39 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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Epic Games has officially confirmed the return of the new Playground Limited Time Mode in Fortnite.

The mode was fully reinstated into the game late in the day on July 2nd, and players across all servers now have access.

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The news was announced via a post on FortniteBR Reddit page, along with a tweet from Fortnite.

Playground LTM – Available Now!
Success! We’ve completed deploying our servers containing the improved matchmaking changes. All players can now join in on the fun in the Playground LTM.
Please remember to change your region back to “auto select” and verify you’re on your preferred region. There is the possibility that you may encounter an error, as many players are attempting to join this game mode. Just attempt to requeue until you find a match.
We’ll be releasing an in-depth and detailed postmortem in the near future to go over the obstacles that we encountered during the process of trying to enable this Limited Time Mode. But for now, drop in and let your imaginations run wild!

The confirmation that the LTM was back online actually came close to two hours after it had already been enabled in-game.

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Earlier on July 2nd, players connected to Asian, Oceanic, and Brazilian servers began reporting that they were able to load into the mode. This was later followed by reports that the mode was available across all servers, despite still no official word from Epic.

Many in the game’s vast player-base will be thrilled and relieved to see the Playgrounds LTM reinstated into the game after its lengthy delay.

It was briefly released as part of the v4.5 game update on June 27th but got disabled nearly two hours later, remaining that way until July 2nd. 

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The LTM was highly anticipated because it offers players the chance to play alongside their friends and do whatever they like in a private, low-pressure environment with the full Fortnite map at their disposal. 

We will keep you updated on the developments when Epic provides a full breakdown of what caused the downtime to be extended for so long.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.