With Fortnite Playground Issues Continuing, Epic Replaces Another Limited-Time Mode

Fortnite players meeting at ‘the rocket’ for tomorrow’s first real time mystery event

A handful of streamers and YouTubers were able to record their Playground sessions before the mode was taken offline, so at least we can all watch other people have fun while we wait.

For Fortnite fans in the United Kingdom, it means the Fortnite rocket launch will take place at 6.30pm.

"We are holding the release until next week to continue hammering away this weekend", the company said.

"An update will come closer to 10am Eastern Time today, June 29th". Not long after Fortnite version 4.5 had been applied, Epic started experiencing problems with matchmaking that forced it to remove Playground mode from the game.

We'll update you with any additional information on Monday, July 2.

If you're invested in the game, it sounds like you won't want to miss this.

The Final Fight game mode forced teams to travel to a third and final circle, where the storm was halted and a countdown clock began.

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. It's been trying to get the mode back up and running over the past few days, but now it won't be playable until next week.

You'll have one hour to create, play and train as you wish.

Epic developers took to reddit to explain what Fornite's latest LTM needs, and why it's proved such a strain on the server.

"This strained the system, which affected matchmaking times for regular game modes too".

"When you make matches for every 1-4 people, it requires between 25x and 100x as many matches as normal per 100 people depending on their party size", the statement reads.

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