This week’s Fortnite patch will bring with it the Playground limited-time mode.
Fortnite’s message of the day these past few days – Epic’s way of highlighting upcoming additions – has revealed that the Playground limited-time mode is “coming soon”.
Usually, this means whatever Epic is teasing will arrive with the following week’s patch. So expect the Playground LTM to be made available today, June 26, from 9am BST when you will have to update your game.
The mode’s description reads, “Let your creativity run wild on your own private island!” This is actually not the first time we’ve heard of the Playground mode.
In a development update from about a month ago, Epic explained that Playground will feature extended match times, and increased resource generation for squads of four players.
The idea is to allow players to experiment with the building tool while also having enough time to explore the map. All of the game’s treasure chests and ammo crates will spawn at a much more prolific rate. Interestingly, the mode is one of those rare occasions when friendly fire will be on, but it will also have instant respawn.
The updated description shown in the news bulletin doesn’t quite match the old pitch, so we’ll have to wait for the patch notes to find out for sure what the big details are.