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Epic Games Removes Playground Mode from Fortnite

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Fortnite’s Playground mode is disappearing just as quickly as it appeared.

Epic Games added a post on Reddit first announcing the change. According to the post, this update comes so that the developers can revise the next version of Playground mode.

In addition to improved functionality, the next version of Playground mode will most likely include team selection options, 1v1s and 2v2s, and controller aim assist. It will also allow players the ability to edit other structures, damage enemies with a pickaxe, highlight team members on the map, and create more effective traps.

Playground mode has been a popular feature with fans since it debuted on July 3rd. The relaxed mode gives players one hour on the island to practice building, mastering new weapons,  before they’ll need to take shelter from the storm. Playground mode also lets players loot every gold chest while exploring the island with up to three other friends. Although friendly fire is enabled, players respawn instantly from the battle bus with the chance to drop down anywhere on the island.

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Although Epic has not confirmed if the Playground feature will be available again soon, the team did confirm that they’re working on a permanent “creative mode” for the game. Based on the developer feedback, fans might be able to expect a mode similar to Minecraft in the future.

Playground mode will be available until July 12th.

 

Have you tried Playground mode? What do you think the developers should include in the next version? Tell us in the comments!

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Success Shatters Franchise Record

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Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 the new Fortnite?

The game has now sold more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release as the total number of players climbed from last year. Through its first three days of release, Black Ops 4 set a new Call of Duty franchise record for most combined players, average hours per player and total number of hours played, on current generation consoles. The combined number of Black Ops 4 players across its three modes of play during those first three days tops both last year’s Call of Duty: WWII, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (single player, multiplayer and zombies), respectively, for the same period of time.

The first Call of Duty release on Blizzard Battle.net, Black Ops 4 on PC continues to be significantly above last year, as the number of players is more than double year over year through its first three days.

Additionally, based on minutes watched, the title delivered the highest level of viewership through launch weekend on Twitch in franchise history.

Black Ops 4 is off to a blockbuster start. Our player counts and hours played are up year over year, our viewership on Twitch has set new standards and is showing just how fun Blackout is to play and to watch, and the weekend results yet again put Call of Duty at that highest tier of entertainment. Our digital sales results have been record-breaking across all platforms, and the overall performance strong. We’re really excited about Black Ops 4’s momentum. There’s much more to come, we’re just getting started.” – Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty

Following its launch last Friday, Black Ops 4 already established a new day one record on PlayStation for digital full game sales on PlayStation Store, globally; and also became the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one, globally. Through its first three days, PC digital sales and active players are up significantly from last year.

Sell-through sales figures include Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 retail and digital unit sales, including Black Ops 4 season pass sales, for the opening three-days following initial launch. Sales figures based on retail customer sell-through information, Gfk Chart-Track data, and internal Activision estimates. Total players, hours per player, total hours played, and Twitch viewership based on Activision data.

Have you played Black Ops 4 yet? Do you think it’s the best game from the Call of Duty franchise? Tell us in the comments!

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Over 2 Million People Played Forza Horizon 4 in First Week

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Playground Games’ latest entry to the Forza Horizon series has now seen more than two million players driving around Britain.

According to the NPD, GroupForza Horizon 4 is now the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of the current generation and the best-selling racing franchise in the console generation.

The game continues to break records after seeing more than 4.6 million hours of Forza Horizon 4 gameplay watched across Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook as of October 9th.

The players have also logged in more than 822.7 million times, purchased more than 4.1 million properties, and owned more than 74.4 million cars.

Playground Games isn’t planning on just setting on its laurels and waiting for the next game to be released to make improvements. The company is also launching a new Route Creator feature on October 25th.

The new route creator is a fan requested feature that allows players to create new courses using real landscapes inside of the Forza Horizon 4 game.

The new feature allows players to draw lines for the route using the player controlled car, dropping checkpoints, exploring anywhere across the Forza landscape, and creating new and exciting racing experiences.

Forza Horizon 4 is now available with Xbox Game Pass and globally on Xbox One and Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass members can start playing Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition on Xbox One and Windows 10 as part of their monthly membership.

Are you excited by the upcoming developments and current achievements of Forza Horizon 4? Let us know in the comments!

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