There’s no doubt at this point that Epic Games and People Can Fly’s free-to-play Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the most popular games out there, as it recently beat a concurrent player record originally set by PUBG. Now, the companies are set to continue bringing even more content into the sandbox survival title in a bid to keep growing its fan base, with the publisher and developer having recently stated the intentions to incorporate even more sets of limited-time game modes in the future.
For those unaware, Fortnite Battle Royale’s first limited-time mode was 50v50, with Epic Games and People Can Fly changing up the formula from a last-man-standing format to a mode that divided players into teams to work together on a much larger scale. The survival sandbox title’s community seemed to have enjoyed the mode and those that followed it, because the publisher and developer has said it will create more limited-time modes (LTMs) like them to be rotated out on a regular basis.
“We’ve been using multiple data points (including your feedback) to iterate our existing LTM’s and to build brand new LTM’s. We are planning to quickly spin up a dozen or so LTMs, some of [which] may be more straightforward (e.g. along the lines of Sniper Shootout, Sneaky Silencer etc.).
“From there, we want to make internal improvements so we can introduce more involved LTMs (e.g. “floor is lava”).”
With Epic Games and People Can Fly planning to offer more conceptual LTMs like the potential “floor is lava” mode mentioned above, it looks as if the developers want to have Fortnite Battle Royale continue to stand out among the competition by highlighting its hybrid building mechanics even more so than before. There’s no doubt that a fresh mode forcing players to survive without being able to touch the ground would make them rely more heavily on constructing platforms and custom bunkers, which would add yet another level of strategy.
While new modes will certainly be welcome, fans of Fortnite Battle Royale’s preexisting LTMs will be surely glad to see them returning in original or slightly refined forms. Speaking of which, Epic is planning to add a revised take on 50v50 to make the mode look and play closer to its original in-engine trailer. With any luck, these modes hopefully won’t lead to any more server issues in the future.
Fortnite Battle Royale is available now in early access on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Epic Games