Coming with Fortnite’s v3.5 Content Update tomorrow, 50v50 v2 aims to overhaul the first mode to make it more similar to the original vision seen in the trailer:

From last week’s Patch Notes, here’s what we should expect with 50v50 v2:

  • Two teams of 50 fight to the finish!
    • Due to this being a “large squad” mode, Profile Stats will not be tracked. Daily & Weekly challenges will still work, with the exception of the Squad-based challenges (‘Place Top 6 in Squads’, etc.).
  • Storm & Map
    • Each team has a bus, approaching the island from opposite directions. On the map, the friendly bus has a blue outline, enemy has red.
    • Final storm circle visible on minimap at start.
    • Players have 10 minutes to loot the map as the storm closes in on the circle, then 5 minutes to fight, and another 5 minutes as the storm shrinks to the end.
    • Supply drops come in batches of 3-6, fall every two minutes, and only land in the final storm circle.
    • Added dotted line to map, which indicates the “battle lines” between the two teams. Crossing the line will make running into enemies more likely.
  • Loot
    • Farming resources increased 75% over default.
    • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15%.
    • Floor Loot spawns double ammo.
    • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
    • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
    • Supply drops spawn double ammo, and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.
  • Bug Fixes + Mode Improvements
    • Fixed a bug that created uneven teams where one side could have more than 50 players.
    • Downed players lose health more quickly than normal (10 health per tick).

Content Update v3.5 is currently planned to go live at 4AM EST/8AM GMT on April 19 and also features the new Light Machine Gun weapon.