Beginning on April 30, players in Fortnite Battle Royale are able to group up in parties of up to 16 and jump into any game mode that supports more than 4-player squads.
For modes like 50v50 or the recent Avengers: Endgame crossover, you might find yourself wanting the ability to drop into the mode with more than just your three closest friends.
With this larger party feature, Epic Games has added the ability to join games with up to 16 players meaning none of your friends will be left behind when you want to try out a large-scale LTM again.
How does it work?
Next time you log into Fortnite, you'll notice a new tab at the bottom called 'Squad Formation' where you'll be able to see the normal 4-man squad called Llama Squad. There are three other squads too - Crab Squad needs five members, Bear Squad needs nine and Dragon Squad needs at least 13.
The Large Party format works pretty much exactly how you'd expect it to - just keep inviting friends until the limit is reached. The squad names don't really matter but they do sound cool.
Keep in mind that, while you can create these large parties, if you try to go into a mode like Duos or Squads with more than the usual number of players you will be blocked from doing so.
Large Party Support is here. Starting today, April 30, you can now have (up to 16) players in your party in any game modes or Limited Time Modes that support more than 4-player squads. This includes Creative Mode.
Drop into the party now!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 30, 2019
Your main menu screen will get pretty busy with 16 players in it and we imagine it could get very chaotic if voice chat is active at the same time.
Fortnite runs some pretty hectic LTMs quite often so this new feature will probably get a lot of use if you're on to check everything out.
— Fortnite News (@FNBRHQ) April 30, 2019
What LTMs support Large Party?
Any LTM that allows you to have more than a 4-player squad will support this new Large Party format.
This means that presumably, these will be the LTMs that support the feature:
- Final Fight
- Teams of 20
- Infinity Gauntlet/Endgame
- Team Rumble
- Soaring 50's
- Food Fight
- Disco Domination
Some of these LTMs are probably retired for good so don't expect to try the Large Party mode on all of them.
Epic Games likes to add new LTMs into Fortnite on a regular basis so it's possible we'll see an even larger mode in the near future that takes advantage of this new feature.