fortnite playground mode

After a rocky start, Fortnite Playground LTM (short for Limited Time Mode) is open to the public. There’s a lot to love about this new mode, from instant respawns to extra building resources (you’ll lick up 10 times the amount of wood, brick, or metal your normally would). But for me, there’s one reason above all else to love Fortnite Playground mode, and it’s not the one you might expect.

It’s the loot.

Beyond the promise of a “private island” to explore with three other friends, Playground mode also comes packed with way more loot (weapons and other special items) than you’ll find in a usual game. The special Fornite mode pulls this off with two key changes.

First, chests and ammo boxes spawn 100% of the time in every possible location, instead of only a fraction of those locations like they do a normal game. And second, there are 100 loot-packed Lammas scattered across the map, which feels like a lot more than you usually find.

As a result, it’s easy to rack up some of Fortnite’s coolest items in Playground mode, even if you’re sharing the island with a few other friends. When I jumped into a private game the other day I was able to quickly get my hands on new weapons like the Drum Gun and Dual Pistols (both just as awesome as I expected). I also managed to grab some bounce pads, making it possible to build a wacky pinball table-inspired structure to bounce around in.

Best of all, if you do die (either from drop damage or friendly fire) you can just go pick up your weapons again once you respawn — assuming one of your friends doesn’t swipe them while you’re parachuting back down.

Playground LTM is available no in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

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