'Fortnite' Playground Mode Still Delayed, But 2 New Modes May Arrive Soon
Tuesday was another patch day for Fortnite: Battle Royale, but there is still no sign of the practice mode, better known as Playground Mode, in the v4.4 Content Update. Nevertheless, data miners continue to find new modes coming down the pipe within the game’s code.
Data miner @TwoEpicBuddies shared the new info about two new modes that have yet to come to Fortnite: Battle Royale:
- Tactics Showdown will limit the amount of ammo players have in a match to see who can come up with the best strategy to last the longest.
- Score Royale, a mode all about exploring the island, was leaked last week, but there is some additional info regarding this new kind of match.
The description for Tactics Showdown tweeted by @TwoEpicBuddies reads:
“Focus on the fight. Winning in Tactics Showdown requires careful aim and thoughtful use of building materials. The cap on how much ammo can be carried is lower in this mode – make every shot count.”
Now, how limited the ammo will be is unknown, but this mode could mean weapons like shotguns and sniper rifles can dominate as they can drop opponents with a minimal amount of shots, unlike the assault rifle. This will be especially interesting with weapons like the LMG and Minigun, which typically require a spray-and-pray strategy.
Score Royale, on the other hand, will be a new mode where players earn points for looting instead of trying to eliminate opponents. The new addition to the description for the mode reads:
“Win by Exploring. Rare loot containers like Llamas and Supply Drops give out the most points! Win by Surviving! The longer player alive, the more points they will ear. Win by Fighting. Sometimes, enemy players just HAVE to be sent back to the lobby.
It appears Score Royale will require taking out other players, but that would put a player at risk since scoring points by finding loot is the key to winning.
There is no telling when Tactics Showdown or Score Royale will be added to Fortnite: Battle Royale. Sometimes these leaks show up within the next week, but as evident with Playground Mode, it can take much longer.
What did show up in Tuesday’s v4.4 Content Update was a new Final Fight: Teams of 20 limited time mode. Unlike traditional matches, this mode keeps the Storm circles from closing all the way in and when it stops closing in, a countdown timer will begin. Once it reaches zero, the team with the most players wins, which also means there could be a tie.