In what is quickly becoming a trend for the dominant battle royale title and is uncannily similar to something out of cult classic Groundhog Day, Fortnite released the brand new creative Playground limited time mode yesterday only to pull it several hours later. This comes following last week’s debacle surrounding the re-re-removal of shopping carts due to a map glitching exploit allowing players to get below the map causing all kinds of chaos.
The mode promising uncapped building galore and squad training was pushed as part of Fortnite
Epic Games later authored a brief post on reddit
To compound matters, players are experiencing matchmaking problems, where it seems only solo matches remain unaffected. Epic later tweeted ‘ Matchmaking has returned to a healthy state and we are continuing work to get the Playgrounds LTM re-enabled’. Though players are still complaining of issues finding games, notably on console.
However, this wasn’t the end to Fortnite’s woes as the game also experienced performance issues due to a memory leak wired into update 4.5. A PC patch was swiftly pushed out and Epic Games seem satisfied the issue has been resolved.
The silver lining, if you can call it that, is shopping carts have been reintroduced. Only time will tell if this is for good or simply the prelude to another reinstate and remove see-saw.