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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

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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.

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Tfue finally reveals why he quit Fortnite after 2 years of “crankin 90s”

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:50

by Alan Bernal

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One of the biggest Fortnite streamers ever, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, revealed why he quit the game that amassed him millions of followers and a lucrative streaming career.

Since Fortnite’s battle royale component was released, the 22-year-old has been one of the most consistent content creators around the title. As for skill, at one time he was hailed as the best player, which only skyrocketed his popularity on Twitch.

But after years of speaking out against design decisions and the subsequent release of Warzone, Tfue left behind his main source of content – sporadically popping back into Fortnite since.

Only lightly talking about his Fortnite absence in the past, Tfue opened up about why he left on the ‘Brand Risk Podcast’ and how he’s expanded from the game since making the decision.

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Tfue was a huge figure in the Fortnite scene. He’s pictured here making an appearance at the Fortnite World Cup.

“Two years of cranking 90s was just too much,” Tfue said. “I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

When he first started uploading YouTube videos on Fortnite, he called it one of the “easiest and most polished” battle royales in the market at the time. That was largely true, as audiences from all age and skill groups eagerly hopped on to try it out.

But as his popularity slowly grew on Twitch, he saw that Fortnite started to become a job instead of the title that consumed his gaming life.

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“I got to the point where the only reason I was playing it was for viewers and for my career,” he explained. “I just stopped caring about that and felt like I milked Fortnite for all that was worth, considering I was blowing up at the peak of it.”

Tfue feels Fortnite “will die down, but (never) actually die,” and he’s already deep into games like Warzone to hold him over. Other bigtime streamers like DrLupo, CouRage, and Myth have also been separating from Epic Games’ battle royale, something we’re seeing more and more.

While he made a name for himself on the Fortnite island, Tfue has been exploring greener pastures to take his streaming career to the next phase.