Epic Games’ free-to-play Fortnite: Battle Royale first received a limited time 50-versus-50 mode back in December last year. The mode seems to have been a success as Epic has recently revealed that it will introduce more limited time modes (LTM) for the game in the near future.
In a post regarding the matter, the developer said:
“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”).”
In the coming months, Epic plans to introduce the following modes to the game:
- Blitz Mode (shorter matches!)
- Drop into the first circle
- Generally less time between circles
- Team sizes in between 50v50 and squads
- 50v50 v2
- Closer to the 50v50 Trailer experience
- Split to start
- Converge on Battle
- Bus for each team
- See all your squadmates on the map
- More supply drops
In addition to the upcoming limited time modes, the blog post revealed that the developer is currently testing a custom matches for the game. As of now, the developers are testing Fortnite Friendlies for testing the private match functionality and identifying any bugs. However, the developers have not announced a definite release timeline for the custom mode.
Since its release, Fortnite: Battle Royale has been an instant hit, gathering a large player-base due to its free-to-play nature. Earlier this month, streaming platform Twitch.tv released statistics for 2017, with Fortnite: Battle Royale taking the second spot as the most popular game on the platform. Unsurprisingly, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds took the first spot on the list, with Destiny 2, FIFA 18, and For Honor also making an appearance in the same order.