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Version Two of Playground LTM is Live in Fortnite, But There Are Some Major Bugs

by Albert Petrosyan

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The highly anticipated second version of the Playground Limited Time Mode has gone live in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

As promised, Epic Games has brought back the popular mode on July 25, fitted with a series of major changes and adjustments.

Epic announced the return of Playground in a post on the official Fortnite Twitter page.

#FortnitePlayground is back for a limited time
Hop in, check out the updates, and let us know what you think!

For a full list of updates read our patch notes: http://epic.gm/60yd 

Interestingly enough, the tweet emphasizes that the LTM is back for a limited time, despite Epic having announced that it will be a permanent mode.

This suggests that the developers have plans on improving the mode down the line and releasing newer versions.

Version two of Playground features a variety of differences from the first, with the major ones being that players can now switch to different teams and aim assist added to those using a controller.

Unfortunately, players have reported on social media that there are some major bugs in this second version.

According to Fortnite Tracker, there is a glitch involving team switching and usernames.

FNBRLeaks has pointed out that players who are not in a lobby can somehow merge into others' Playground sessions.

The Fortnite community will hope that these issues and glitches can be fixed without a lengthy delay; the first version of Fortnite was disabled for nearly a week for maintenance just hours after being released.

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The full list of changes made to the Playground LTM were provided in the v5.1.0 Patch Notes, and can be viewed in its entirety below:

What’s New?

  • Players can now switch teams in-game. Join the same team to work together creatively, join separate teams to practice fighting each other!
    • Note: Voice chat will remain on across all teams, future iterations of the mode will offer more customization. 
  • Aim assist will work when using a gamepad against players on an opposing team.
  • Matches will no longer end if one player leaves the server.
  • Golf carts have been added and spawn 100% of the time.
  • Ammo cans spawn 10x the amount of ammo.
  • Removed grey vending machines, increased the chances of higher-tier machines spawning.
  • Increased launch & bounce pads spawn likelihood.
  • Lowered forced glider deploy height, so players can get back into the action more quickly.
  • Increased max rocket ammo cap to 60.
  • Increased rocket ammo drop rates.
  • Added 100 Supply Drops.
  • Chests now spawn 3 weapons and more ammo & consumables than normal.
  • Floor loot now spawns 3 items.
  • Increased Chug Jug and Slurp Juice spawn chances, decreased Bandages.
  • Added Chug Jugs to floor loot.
  • Respawn timer lowered from 10s to 3s.

Mode Details

  • Drop into the Battle Royale map alone or with up to a full squad for an hour.
  • Players respawn immediately unless eliminated by the Storm.
  • The Storm doesn't start closing in for 55 minutes and takes 5 minutes to close in.
  • Resources gained from harvesting increased by ten times the normal amount.
  • 100 Llamas will be spawned on the map.
  • Chests & ammo boxes spawn 100% of the time.