Epic Games shared its plans for Fortnite Battle Royale in its latest State of Development blog post.
The most interesting piece of information to come out of this State of Development is that the developer is currently finalizing a new limited-time game mode called “Playground.” This is Epic’s first iteration of a creative mode for the game that will allow players to load into their own map, either solo or with up to three friends, with increased resource generation and all loot chests and ammo crates available.
“Battle and build to your heart’s content with an extended period of time to roam around the map as well as increased resource generation,” the developer explains. “All treasure chests and ammo crates will be spawned, try droppin’ in different spots and scope out the loot. Friendly fire is on so you can scrimmage with your squad (up to 4 friends per match), but fear not you’ll respawn immediately. This represents our initial step into what a creative mode looks like in Fortnite. Practice, strategize and enjoy yourself. We can’t wait to see what you do!”
Alongside this new mode, Epic is working on a number of improvements for controllers, including the option to turn off aim assist when building, Turbo Building speed improvements, and the option to rebind buttons.
Another area that Epic Games is focusing on is overall quality of life. The improvements being made in this area include in-match pop-ups to track challenge progress, the ability to place markers in the game world, an overhauled Victory Royale screen, a higher reolsution mini-map, audio enhancements, and spectator UI changes.
Finally, a number of changes are being made to the Replay system in preparation for the Pro-Am tournament at E3. According to Epic, new camera features will let players orbit around any point on the map and have the camera automatically track the action by focusing on a group of players, rather than just one person. Other changes include bullet trajectories and x-ray outlines for when players enter buildings.
Fortnite Battle Royale is available now as a free download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile.