Playgrounds and Replay mode disabled in Fortnite ahead of Marshmello concert - Dexerto

Playgrounds and Replay mode disabled in Fortnite ahead of Marshmello concert

Published: 2/Feb/2019 17:23 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 20:53

by Calum Patterson


Update, February 2, 3:10PM EST – With the Marshmello concert now complete, Playgrounds and Replay mode have now been re-enabled.

If you’re wondering why you can no longer jump into Playgrounds or use Replay mode in Fortnite, don’t panic, you’re not the only one.

Epic Games disabled both modes temporarily, presumably for for the Marshmello concert even which is to took place in-game at 2pm EST on Saturday, February 2.

Replay mode was already disabled earlier in the same week, after players discovered it was possible to hear the music from the concert while watching replays.

This time around though, Epic did not say that there are any issues with the modes, so presumably this was just a precautionary move.

Along with the Marshmello event, a special LTM (Limited Time Mode) was also mde available, aptly named ‘Party in Pleasant Park’.

The mode will had respawn enabled, meaning that you don’t have to be worried about missing the show because an opponent tries to spoil the fun.

Epic GamesThe stage for the concert is now ready.

Thankfully, any matches you play during the downtime will still be saved, and will be watchable once the replay mode is enabled again.

If you missed any of the Marshmello concert, you can watch it in full here.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.