"Fortnite" Developer Epic Games Shutting Down Playground Mode

Friday, 06 Jul, 2018

Fortnite's newest limited time mode, Playground, will leave the game on Thursday, July 12, developer Epic Games has announced. Each Playground session lasts one hour before the storm takes over. This is all in line with the game's latest update, 4.5, which brought a good ol'fashioned Tommy Gun to play, ideal for writing your name in the wall, or so old gangster films have taught me.

Although that doesn't sound hopeful, they continued on to state exactly what kind of upgrades would be made."For the next version of Playground we're hoping to include functionality that would allow team selection options within the Playground itself".

Fortnite Playground essentially acts as a training mode, with the LTM letting players practice building and shooting skills away from the battlefield.

With that said, it will be returning at some point and will become a full-fledged creative sandbox mode for players to hop into and just go absolutely nuts.

In order to tweak this now Permanent Time Mode for even more enjoyment 24/7, the team over at Epic Games is making a few key improvements to the already incredibly popular feature.

"So much fun to scrim and build battle them".

However, the prospect of losing access to Playground in the near future resulted in Internet begging, with fans requesting (and demanding) that Epic leave Playground as a permanent installation.