Fortnite has been getting weekly updates to its battle royale mode which implements small tweaks, fixes and additions to keep the experience fresh for players. But Epic Games is constantly looking at the big picture as well. And the developers have published an update for fans to let us know about the big changes coming with Fortnite v5.
One of the big new features being implemented into the game is a Playground Limited Time Mode. It’s essentially a mode in which you can drop in and dick around with your friends. Here’s Epic’s description:
“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. 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. Oh … and Lloads of Llamas.”
Stats won’t be kept in Playground matches so that players can’t connive their way through the game’s weekly challenges. Epic is calling this v1 of the mode, so we’ll see more of it down the line.
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The replay system is getting some kinks ironed out within Fortnite v5. A new feature is being designed to allow the camera to orbit around any point of your choosing. And the camera can also be trained to focus on a group of players rather than just a single combatant. An x-ray view is being developed too so you can capture players who enter buildings.
Spectator viewing is also getting additions. Soon you’ll be able to see the inventory, ammo, crosshairs, building edits, compass and markers of whoever you’re watching. This could theoretically be an issue though for dead teammates assisting those still living. We shall see.
There will tons of little additions built into Fortnite v5 updates too. A higher resolution mini map is coming, as well as tweaks to the marker system. Better footstep and vertical audio is being worked on to help in high density areas. We’ll be getting a retooled Victory Royale screen sometime soon too.
Epic is also working on optimizing load times and working on better server performance. And controller use is being continually adjusted for the best experience possible. The developers plan to further enhance the Builder Pro setting so that everything works as swiftly and reliably as it should.
It’s clear that Epic isn’t resting on its laurels with Fortnite. And that’s one of the many reasons the title is one of the most popular in the world right now.