Epic Games recently unveiled Fortnite Creative, a new mode that will let players edit their own maps and invent their own game types.
Fortnite Creative is basically a map editor similar to Halo’s Forge or Far Cry 5‘s Arcade mode—or Fortnite‘s own Playground Mode. Every Creative lobby can host up to sixteen players in a hub center. From there, players can enter a golden rift where they can load one of four different islands to edit before opening the island up to other players for them to join. Edits made to each island will save every 90 seconds, and while there’s a four-hour time-limit to each editing session, changes made will carry over from session to session.
In terms of what you can build, Creative offers a host of editing options. Players can build their own structures with walls, floors, and so on, or they can drop in prefabricated assets if they don’t feel like constructing an entire building piece by piece. Structures unique to Creative, like bouncy obstacle courses, will also be available. The only thing you can’t do is terraform the base island map.
All of this is done using a tool new to Fortnite—the smartphone. Creative is a little different from other map editors in that your cursor is your actual Fortnite character. You can either freely move around the map like a floating Fortnite deity, or you can come back down to earth and walk around your creation like a normal person. Your character’s smartphone will let them call in structures, weapons, and other tools like chests, llamas, and consumables, and place them around the map. Sticking with the game’s internal logic, every structure you call in is placed with what’s essentially a Port-a-Fort. The smartphone can also copy different assets and paste them throughout the world.
Right now, the only two modes that you can play once you finish building your dream map are Free Play and Deathmatch, but you can still determine some of the rules, such as whether it’s team-based or free-for-all. Epic has reportedly stated that more predetermined game modes will come to Creative down the line.
Fortnite Creative launches on December 6th for players that own the season 7 Battle Pass and a week later for everyone else. Best of all, it’s free. If you want to see the new mode in action, Epic’s official announcement links to a bunch of Fortnite content creators that have shown off the mode.
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