Fortnite’s Playground Limited Time Mode is available for just that: a limited time. Developer Epic Games, however, might make an exception for this popular new mode.
A comment made on the Fortnite Twitch channel Thursday gave hope to fans of the new Playground mode. A user on Reddit posted an image of the developer’s comment from the stream chat to the Fortnite subreddit. The comment mentions how Epic is working to make a version of the mode to keep it around.
On Thursday, an Epic representative also posted on the subreddit details of what’s in the future for Playground. The developer’s plan for the next version of Playground includes a variety of features that will allow players to practice and develop their Fortnite skills.
The planned changes are:
- 1v1s and 2v2s
- Aim assist for controllers
- Editing other player’s structures
- Traps affecting teammates/enemies correctly
- Highlighting teammates on the map
- Damaging enemies with your pickaxe
As of right now, Playground lets players practice on an island by themselves or bring a squad of up to four people. These new changes for the next version of the mode will allow for individuals to improve their tactics against opponents. This is essential for being a better Fortnite player, especially when it comes to a “build off,” which is when two players quickly build a large structure to gain the advantage on the other.
Fortnite’s Playground LTM will close down once again on July 12, but at least this time it won’t be for any errors. The Epic representative did not provide a date of when it will return, but they did advise players that Playground replays will be available until the release of the v5.0 update, which is coming up fast.
That point about replays is an important one to remember for those Fortnite players who are creating huge structures in Playground and don’t want their efforts deleted when Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 5 starts.