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Everything We Know About Fortnite Battle Royale’s Highly Anticipated Playground Mode – Confirmed Features and Leaks

Published: 25/Jun/2018 10:04 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:16

by Ross Deason

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It looks like Fortnite Battle Royale’s first take on custom games, called “Playground Mode”, is finally going to be released. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

A full month after they originally announced that they were working on a Limited Time Mode called “Playground Mode”, the Fortnite developers finally provided an update in the June 24th daily news section to say it is “coming soon”.

While this doesn’t give us an exact date for the release, form would suggest that it will be part of the next patch, or update, which is expected to be released on Tuesday, June 26th.

Fans of the game initially hoped that Playground Mode would allow them to fully customize private matches but Epic Games employee JShredz later stated on Reddit that this would not be the case due to communication with the servers being “central to how the game is run”.

However, it sounds like this could potentially have changed as the June 24th announcement clearly states “Let your creativity run wild on your own private island!”.

While some of the information that we have about the new Limited Time Mode comes from leaks and datamined game files, Epic Games has confirmed a few key ingredients. Below you can find everything that we know for sure so far.

Playground Mode Features:

  • Will load you into the Battle Royale Map with some adjusted settings – Confirmed
  • Increased resource generation – Confirmed
  • Extended period of time to roam around the map – Confirmed
  • All treasure chests and ammo crates will be spawned – Confirmed
  • Friendly Fire will be enabled – Confirmed
  • Playing or practicing as a full squad will be allowed – Confirmed
  • Players will respawn instantly when eliminated – Confirmed
  • Increased Llama Spawns – Confirmed

If you’re interested in the leaked information, the most important one came from Slenderguy2005 on Reddit and included some potential new items.

Among these new items are “Airstrike Grenades”, “Beehive Grenades”, “Chili Peppers”, and even something called “Durrable” (potentially linked to Durr Burger) that affects both health and movement speed.

The leaked files, and what the new items will supposedly do, can be found below.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.