The highly anticipated Playground limited time mode in Fornite has been disabled just hours after its launch on Wednesday, June 27th.
Allowing four players on the same team to roam around a loot rich map without a storm or enemies sounds like the perfect environment for practice, and initial reports suggested it delivered.
However much like many of the new features that Epic Games have attempted to implement, such as adding and removing Shopping Carts three times, there appears to have been some issues.
Rather than a glitch, in this instance with Playground LTM, it appears to be something to do with the servers.
Just under three hours after going live, the official Fortnite account Tweeted it out it had been disabled.
The Playground is closed for repairs while we investigate some issues with our matchmaking services.https://t.co/8xBpgCayKZ— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 27, 2018
Just a couple of hours later they provided another update, but unfortunately, nothing yet.
Matchmaking has returned to a healthy state and we are continuing work to get the Playgrounds LTM re-enabled. Thank you for your patience while we resolve these issues.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 27, 2018
As expected there was plenty of hostile responses to the news, with many complaining that this happens on a far too regular basis with new content.
everytime— crybby🌩 (@hypza_domen) June 27, 2018
Well that lasted long— l.molyneux9 (@LewDargg) June 27, 2018
Go home kids the playgrounds closed— Mo Walji (@wxlji) June 27, 2018
We'll keep you updated about when it comes back online.