Plans are subject to change in video games, and that’s what happened Tuesday when the regularly scheduled update for Fortnite didn’t happen. Epic Games did eventually give an update and a clue of what’s coming to the game.
Updates to Fortnite typically occur at 4 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, but that was not the case for this week. There was no reasoning provided by Epic on why the update didn’t happen at the regularly scheduled time, however, the developer did tweet it will schedule a downtime for Wednesday morning to apply patch v4.5. The company also gave a subtle hint of what’s to come.
“Play in the v4.5 update tomorrow, June 27. Be the first to get your boots on the Ground,” it tweeted. “Downtime begins at 4 a.m. Eastern Time (0800 GMT).” The important words in here are “Play” and “Ground,” which is a clear sign that Playground Limited Time Mode will finally be released.
Originally announced back in May, Playground will be a new mode to let players develop their Fortnite: Battle Royale skills without worrying about other competitors. It will also be a way for squads and partners to develop their own strategies together on an island to themselves.
However, getting better at the game is not the only intention Epic has with the new Playground mode as evident with this tweet from Tuesday.
It appears that Epic wants players to not only get better at Fortnite, but also get more creative. “ You have no idea how excited we all are to see the amazing things folks do with this mode,” an Epic representative said on Reddit Sunday. Could Epic attempt to get more of people playing Fortnite so they can get their Minecraft fix?
Players will have their chance to be creative or improved their skill when Epic updates Fortnite on Wednesday starting at 4 a.m. Eastern.
One reason for Tuesday’s delay by Epic could be its continuous effort to bring back Shopping Carts to Fortnite: Battle Royale, which it successfully did.