Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen

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We want to inform you that the Playground LTM will remain closed for repairs for the night.

Along with the sandbox-style Playground mode (which now remains offline while Epic irons out issues that cropped up shortly after it launched), this week's Fortnite: Battle Royale update marked the start of another limited-time event, Final Fight Teams of 12. "Once we have confirmed that our testing was successful we will begin gradually rolling servers out to all regions and platforms until it's available to all players".

50v50 was scheduled to enter the rotation today, June 29, at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET; however, Epic announced on Twitter that it discovered "a few issues" with the mode and won't be enabling it just yet.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and iOS. We'll find out in a couple of hours.

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Ronaldo's Portugal and Messi's Argentina are just a win away from setting up a tantalising quarter-final clash. Messi has endured a hard World Cup, failing to shine in their opening two games against Iceland and Croatia .

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Simeone meanwhile was scathing of error-prone goalkeeper Willy Caballero, whose howler led to Croatia's opening goal. However Simeone said Argentina needed to rediscover their fighting spirit to have any chance of progressing.

Unfortunately, Playground was only live for a short time before Epic had to take it offline. This weekend would be a great time to roll some of that out as there will likely be an influx of players eager to get some extra XP.

"We've since separated the Playground matchmaker from the one that affects the default modes and made large improvements to assist with the number of players".

Why is Fortnite Playground down?

"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.

"This strained the system, which affected matchmaking times for regular game modes too". You also get unlimited respawns until the last five minutes, when the storm starts to close in.

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