‘Fortnite’ Playground mode will give players a space to strategize

best free xbox one games fortnitebrfree

In a developer update, Epic Games shared a slew of changes coming to Fortnite, which include a new limited-time variant called Playground mode.

A proper Playground mode is something fans have been clamoring for, and soon it will become a reality. As per usual, you’ll board the Battle Bus and parachute down to the map. This time, though, you don’t have to worry about getting eliminated. Each time you die, you’ll respawn. Playground was devised as a way for players to test out new strategies, and practice building and combat.

You’ll find that resources will be more plentiful, and every treasure chest and ammo crate will be live on the map at one time. You can squad up with up to three friends for this scrimmage mode. Although friendly fire will be on, it seems to be in place more to help you and your friends practice battle maneuvers.

Alternatively, this will give players a prolonged duration of play to see what kind of exciting creations they can make with Fortnite‘s building tools. It’s safe to say that crafty players will use Playground as a spot to test out their most elaborate (and probably impractical) ideas.

For those who enjoy the 50v50 squad mode, Epic said its “currently evaluating keeping a larger squad mode live at all times for those who enjoy that type of battling more.” While Epic didn’t outright say 50v50 will become a permanent fixture, it sounds like a distinct possibility.

The developer update also highlighted a range of control updates. The Builder Pro configuration and Turbo Building should now always register quick piece changes and cancellations. Also, when editing your builds, you’ll soon have the option to turn off aim assist mode, which typically draws your aim onto the closest modifiable square.

Lastly, Epic is working on custom bindings for console players. This would allow players to map inputs, giving players total control of their experience. Fortnite is much easier to control on PC right now, so it’s nice to hear that console players may soon have extensive command over the game’s controls. No timetable was given for the custom binding update.

Gaming

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ gets ‘Blackout’ beta on all platforms next month

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will hold a beta for its battle royale Blackout mode in September, and it will be available first to those who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4. The game releases October 12.
Gaming

New 'Fortnite' challenge is among the most difficult yet, but we know the solution

Where are the Stone Heads looking? That's the challenge posed by Fortnite's sixth week of season five. It's an easy challenge in concept, but difficult to manage in execution. If you don't want a hassle, no sweat. We've found the solution.
Mobile

How to get ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ on an Android device

'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is one of the biggest games in the world right now, and it's finally on Android, even if getting set up is a bit long-winded. Here's how to play 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' on an Android device.
Gaming

The ‘Fortnite’ sky rift is closing and rumored to disappear next week

Fortnite's giant sky rift that has lit up the sky for the entirety of season 5 is slowly closing and is rumored to completely disappear next week. Find out what's happening and why it is here.
Home Theater

They’re not just for gaming: Watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

While the Xbox One S and Xbox One X boost the visuals of your games, they also can pull double-duty as Blu-ray players, but there's a bit of set up needed. Need help? Here's our guide on how to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and X.
Deals

Relive the glory days of arcade games with hot deals on Arcade1Up cabinets

Looking for a way to enjoy classic arcade games the right way? The new Arcade1Up machines have you covered. They're surprisingly affordable, too, with an MSRP of $400, but if you pre-order now, you can score one for only $300.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: inflatable backpacks and robotic submarines

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Gaming

The N64 was an all-star console with a line-up of all-star games. These were the best.

The Nintendo 64 introduced a long list of top-tier games, but which were the iconic platform's best? From Mario Party to Ocarina of Time to NFL Blitz, check out our picks for the best N64 games.
Computing

Here’s how to watch Nvidia’s GeForce event at Gamescom

Today is August 20, and that means Nvidia may showcase its GeForce RTX 20 Series of add-in graphics cards for gamers. We’re sticking with that name rather than the previous GTX 11 Series brand due to today’s date.
Gaming

‘Hitman 2’ will include enhanced versions of all of the previous game’s missions

Hitman 2 will give players the option to replay the first game's missions, complete with gameplay enhancements, and they'll be free to anyone who already purchased the original game.
Gaming

Want to use Steam's library for all your games? Here's how to add any program

Steam is a useful portal for buying games, but it also keeps all your PC games organized. Here's how you can add non-steam video games to Valve's online portal, to keep all your games in one place.
Computing

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20 Series starts at $500 and features real-time ray tracing

Nvidia revealed its new GeForce RTX 2000 Series of add-in desktop graphics cards for gamers during its pre-show Gamescom press event. The new family is based on Nvidia’s new “Turing” architecture focusing on real-time ray tracing.
Computing

Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs are coming to Alienware and Predator gaming desktops

Dell and Acer have both announced support for Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2000 graphics cards in refreshed gaming desktops, including Predator Orion series systems and Alienware desktops.
Gaming

‘Battlefield V’ beta with new multiplayer experience kicks off September 6

Battlefield V's open beta comes to consoles and PC on September 6. If you pre-order the game, you'll get a two-day head start on September 4 to try out the story-driven multiplayer experience Grand Operations.