Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode

Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode

Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode

"So many of you rushed in to create and play that our matchmaking service fell over", a statement from Epic Games reveals. The live event will happen simultaneously for all gamers logged in to Fortnite this afternoon. Whatever Epic has been planning this whole time, we'll finally see the fruits of their labor on Saturday afternoon.

This means that players who log on even moments after the event probably wouldn't be able to see it happen.

It's also not known what the longer-lasting impact of the event will be on the game, and its map, though there is some speculation that Epic could do away with either the Moisty Mire or Lonely Lodge in the same way that Dusty Depot was destroyed as a result of the meteor strike.

Some of the more inventive additions to Fortnite have been causing Epic a fair bit of trouble over the last month or so, and less than 24 hours after adding the Playground limited time mode into Fortnite, Epic have now removed it to try and resolve various issues. Naturally, players and fan-blogs were eager to piece together the clues. A hologram had appeared suddenly, above what looked like a control panel.

Since then, an alarm has started blaring near the lair, seemingly confirming that a launch is imminent. Will there be aliens that invade, or will the launch somehow change the environment? Fortnite's Season 5 setup isn't coming for another two weeks, so the rocket launch probably won't do much at all other than launch into the sky, but it's going to be one of those moments you wish you were around for instead of doing other stuff all day.

Whatever the fate of the missile, hundreds of players will no doubt record the one-time launch for those of us who aren't online at the right time.

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