If you’ve booted up Fortnite recently, you’ll have seen the message from developer Epic Games mentioning that the new, limited time, Playground mode will be tomorrow.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 26, 2018
Playground mode isn’t like the regular Battle Royale mode, and instead focuses on taking your time as you and your squad team up to explore your own private island. Epic described exactly what you can do in update 4.5:
The Playground LTM will load you into the Battle Royale Map with some adjusted settings.
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.
What do you think of the next mode? Fortnite will go down for scheduled maintainence tomorrow and the new mode should be available after that.