When is Fortnite Playground v2 released and what is new?

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Fortnite Playground is making a return this week and it will include various updates and changes.

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In the game mode players can play a game on their own or with a squad of friends for an hour and they are able to be creative and experiment within the game.

Despite some early problems that saw the initial release of the limited-time mode delayed, it became popular with players and many have been asking for its return ever since it went a few weeks ago.

Epic Games announced earlier this week that a new version would soon be released, so when can we expect to see it and what has been changed?

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When is the Fortnite Playground v2 release date?

The new version of the Playground LTM will be released today on Wednesday 25 July.

Epic Games hasn’t revealed that exact time that players can expect to see the game mode become available, but it should be some time this afternoon.

The best way to keep up-to-date on when Playground will be released is to follow the Fortnite Twitter account.

What are the changes for Playground v2?

As usual players can still play with a squad of friends and friendly fire is active, with players respawning immediately after they die.

All chests and ammo in the game spawn 100% of the time and resources that you can gather are ten times the usual amount.

The newer items that have been added since the last Playground will be added to the new version including the ATK golf carts.

Supply drops and traps have also been increased and players can now switch teams while in the game if they want to face off against each other.

Playground v2 changes

  • Players can now switch teams in-game. Join the same team to work together creatively, join separate teams to practice fighting each other! (Note: Voice chat will remain on across all teams, future iterations of the mode will offer more customization.)
  • Aim assist will work when using a gamepad against players on an opposing team.
  • Matches will no longer end if one player leaves the server.
  • Golf carts have been added and spawn 100% of the time.
  • Ammo cans spawn 10x the amount of ammo.
  • Removed grey vending machines, increased the chances of higher-tier machines spawning.
  • Increased launch & bounce pads spawn likelihood.
  • Lowered forced glider deploy height, so players can get back into the action more quickly.
  • Increased max rocket ammo cap to 60.
  • Increased rocket ammo drop rates.
  • Added 100 Supply Drops.
  • Chests now spawn 3 weapons and more ammo & consumables than normal.
  • Floor loot now spawns 3 items.
  • Increased Chug Jug and Slurp Juice spawn chances, decreased Bandages.
  • Added Chug Jugs to floor loot.
  • Respawn timer lowered from 10s to 3s.

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