Fortnite Battle Royale’s sandboxy Playground mode will be taken offline next week, on Thursday, 12th July.
But – never fear – the mode will return in the future, and offer a raft of improvements, too.
Playground is Fortnite’s mode which focuses on building. It’s a creation orientated offering, with hour-long sessions not really designed for fighting.
Already, people have been using it to build impressive structures such as Fortnite’s own version of a Mario Kart track with shopping trolleys.
Epic has set no timeframe for when Playground mode will return, but when it does the developer is hoping to include a few new options. Here’s the list of proposed changes:
- 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
Even then, Playground will be far from finished. Epic describes it as only a “first step into what a full creative mode looks like in Fortnite” – so expect far more detailed Mario Kart tracks in the future. How about a Blue Shell option?