Epic Games Updates Fans on When Playground Mode Will Return to Fortnite But It's Not Good News - Dexerto

Epic Games Updates Fans on When Playground Mode Will Return to Fortnite But It’s Not Good News

Published: 29/Jun/2018 9:18 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:33

by Ross Deason


Epic Games has provided another update on the Playground Limited Time mode’s return to Fortnite Battle Royale and it isn’t good news for fans that were hoping for a quick fix.

The Playground Mode was one of the most highly anticipated additions to the game in recent memory as it gave players the chance to practice in a more relaxed environment and hone their skills.

With more resources, every chest spawning in for every game, and the option to play together with friends with friendly fire and unlimited respawns, Playground Mode is the closest thing to a private practice lobby that Fortnite has offered so far.

Introduced as part of the V4.5 update on June 27th, Playground Mode was an instant hit with the players that got to try it out but it was disabled after just a few hours of being live due to the need to “investigate some issues with out matchmaking services.”

Originally this downtime was expected to last just a handful of hours but Epic later announced that it would continue overnight. 24 hours later the mode was still not re-enabled but Epic stated that “We’re still testing these changes but are aiming to return this mode later today.”

Unfortunately, Epic gave another update late on June 28th and the news is, once again, not good. In a statement on Twitter, the game developer said “We need to continue testing our matchmaking improvements” and revealed that more details will be available “tomorrow”.

The extended downtime will be massive disappointment for the millions of Fortnite players worldwide, but it seems likely that Epic is trying to a repeat of the scenario that occurred with the release of the Shopping Carts.

As the first “vehicles” to be added to Fortnite, the Shopping Carts were a highly anticipated addition to the game but they were plagued by bugs and glitches after their release.

Epic attempted to fix the problems and re-enable the Carts on a number of occasions but were forced to keep disabling them until they were finally good to go.

As such, it seems likely that the developers want to avoid this situation with the Playground Mode and only have to fix it one time.


Fortnite leaker claims mods are coming soon

Published: 23/Nov/2020 11:39

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite could soon be getting support for mods if a claim from a reliable leaker is to be believed. 

Since being released over three years ago, Fortnite’s new content and changes have all come from Epic Games. The developers had added everything from new weapons to a new map, as well as unique vehicles that you won’t see anywhere else.

Though, Fortnite players have gone above and beyond with their own creations in Creative mode – using all the tools at their disposal to create wacky and huge maps that provide hours of fun. 

However, Epic Games could soon be handing players the power to use mods in Fortnite to make things a little more interesting. 

Epic Games
Epic Games have had control over all of Fortnite’s content, but that could soon change,

Reliable leaker Lucas7Yoshi made the claim on Twitter on November 23, but couldn’t explain just how far the modding capabilities would stretch. 

“Modding support will be coming to Fortnite…,” the Fortnite dataminer said, before following that up with a little bit more info amid a myriad of questions from his followers.

“Confidence for this is its 100% in the works,” he added. “To what extent you could mod the game or what you could do with it I’m not sure. But it’s definitely by definition ‘modding’.”

It could, very well, be the case that Epic makes it possible for players to use their own weapon skins in the battle royale mode, but can make bigger and bolder changes in Save the World where their mods wouldn’t influence other players as much.

The introduction of mods would certainly excite many players, but, there is a fine balance to uphold so that they don’t completely break the game.

Plus, there is also the question of whether or not they would be PC-only or work on console too. But, we’ll just have to wait and see what further info is released surrounding the possibility of mods.