With more resources, every chest spawning in for every game, and the option to play together with friends with friendly fire and unlimited respawns, Playground Mode is the closest thing to a private practice lobby that Fortnite has offered so far.
Within a couple of hours of going live, Playground was taken offline, with Epic citing server strain as the issue.
The Playground is basically what it sounds like, a sandbox mode where players can get their bearings by playing around in the world of "Fortnite", without competing in any matches. It's the best way for players to enjoy a familiar mode while we wait for the hotfix to go through for Playgrounds.
Thankfully, Epic Games has been pretty transparent when it comes to updating players on the Fortnite Playground status, regularly tweeting about ongoing testing. "We're continuing testing on our matchmaking improvements and are still aiming to open the Playground LTM as soon as we're confident in our improvements, " Epic posted to the "Fortnite: Battle Royal" subreddit.
Three days later, Fortnite's Playground LTM is still AWOL.
And their latest update about when is Playground mode coming back to Fortnite has raised hopes the LTM could be re-enabled today.
"We know you're eager to get out there but due to this, we'll be unable to release this game mode tonight".
Epic explained why it was taken offline shortly after the limited time mode was taken off the game. "We'll have more information available tomorrow".
"We've been working on major matchmaking improvements over the last 24 hours, and we've also isolated Playground matchmaking to its own cluster so if it gets backed up, the worst that happens is longer Playground matchmaking times while the regular modes are unaffected".