The Future of Fortnite may be outside of the base game entirely. Epic Games have called for players to take full advantage of the Creative Mode tools to make brand-new video games.
For a long time, Epic Games have been subtly promoting Creative Mode as the game’s future.
This is particularly ironic because many players who left the game cite Creative as one of the reasons they did so. In their view, the practice it provided made the average player too good.
Creative Mode isn’t only for Realistic 1v1s and Boxfighting. We already see some fan-made creations expand outside of the base Fortnite game. The best example is the “Spy Within” mode, a player-created Among Us clone in Fortnite.
In a blog post released on December 17, Epic called out creators in the Fortnite community to put the Creative Mode tools to work. They specifically mentioned that they wanted to see survival, open-world RPG, social simulation, action-adventure, and many more game modes come to Fortnite.
Submissions for these modes will be open until January 18. You can take a look at the full list of details here.
Such game modes mirror the lifecycle of Arma 3 – a game that modders made into a completely different experience. For those who don’t know, DayZ and PUBG began as Arma 3 mods.
We could see something similar happen to Fortnite in the coming years, especially with support from Epic Games.
Fortnite may not last forever, but its Creative tools give players the ability to develop entirely new games without ever leaving. Who knows, we may see the next big survival game come out of Fortnite – fleshed-out into a standalone title.
Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion
Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.
Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.
Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.
Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.
Fortnite Creative beta
Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.
A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.
After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.
Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.
The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.
Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.
Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.
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How to earn free 100 Thieves merch in Fortnite Creative Contest
Fortnite and 100 Thieves have partnered-up, offering players thousands of dollars worth of free merch and gear.
Fortnite is partnering with esports organization and lifestyle brand, 100 Thieves, to offer players free merch from the recently-announced “Jam” line.
Are you a fan of the organization and want a chance to earn free merch? Here’s how.
How to earn 100 Thieves merch in Fortnite
The 100 Thieves Creative takeover has begun and will be running until Season 4 ends on December 1. This new promotion gives Fortnite players and Creative Warriors a chance to earn free 100T “Jam” apparel drops before they’re available to the public.
It also looks like this collaboration will grant players some “custom Fortnite gear,” although there’s no word on exactly what that will be. Here’s how to earn the drops, straight from Epic Games:
- Jump into Fortnite Creative and explore the 100T Featured Hub
- Take a screenshot or shoot a video of your favorite Fortnite character in the 100T Featured Hub.
- Share the screenshot or video on social, tagging @100Thieves and @FNCreate on Twitter. Make sure to include #100TCreative in your submission.
- Submit by December 1 at 10:00am ET
There’s a scoring system at play here, although it’s entirely subjective. Players will need to keep their submissions family-friendly and copyright-free. Here’s the scoring system and parameters, as outlined by Epic Games:
- 50 Points – Creativity
- Include a unique and interesting screenshot or video in your submission.
- Include a witty, humorous, and fun caption in your social post.
- 10 Points – Party Up
- Entry includes one or more of your friends on Fortnite
- 10 Points – Fortnite Video Chat
- Entry includes a video of you and your friends experiencing the Hub while using the new Fortnite Video Chat feature
It would be best to look at the full rules before submitting, as the many restrictions could disqualify your submission.
100 Thieves fans will love the prizes for this event. First place will be able to grab almost the entire line of new 100T merch, including a new Astro Headset for the PS5.
Here’s a look at all of the prizes for the top-5 finishers:
- 1st Place: One (1) custom leather bag; one (1) DO NOT DISTURB sign; one (1) Decals Customization Kit; one (1) Premium Day One Pin; one (1) Branded Astro Headset (PS5); two (2) Nice Slurp Juice Cups; one (1) 100 Thieves hoodie, one (1) 100 Thieves t-shirt, one (1) 100 Thieves hat, and one (1) 100 Thieves keychain.
- 2nd – 3rd Place: One (1) Decals Customization Kit; (1) DO NOT DISTURB sign; one (1) Premium Day One Pin; one (1) Branded Astro Headset (PS5); two (2) Nice Slurp Juice Cups; one (1) 100 Thieves hoodie and one (1) 100 Thieves t-shirt.
- 4th – 5th Place: One (1) 100 Thieves hoodie and one (1) 100 Thieves t-shirt.
- 6th – 10th Place: One (1) 100 Thieves t-shirt and one (1) 100 Thieves hat.
- 11th – 15th Place: One (1) 100 Thieves hat and one (1) 100 Thieves keychain.
Good luck to everyone who is submitting an entry for this contest. It will be quite subjective and competitive, but we’ll make sure to take a look at the required hashtag and share some of the best submissions we see.
Fortnite update 14.60 patch notes: Venom Skin, Creative changes & more
Venom joins the fight in Fortnite Battle Royale, and there are lots of changes in Creative in the 14.60 update. There’s still no official patch notes from Epic Games, but we’ve brought together everything you need to know here.
Despite being the final update of Season 4, it looks like the bulk of the new content will be coming at the start of the new season instead.
Although there’s no complete patch notes, we can still put together all the changes here, along with the email sent out to content creators with the main features.
Venom is the highlight of this update. You can play for a chance to earn his skin the Venom cup.
The skin pack includes a Venom emote, symbiote slasher pickaxe, and tendril tote back bling. Check out the skin in-game:
XP Xtravaganza Part Two
XP Xtravaganza Part 2 starts this week: “Get the whole squad together and take on these party-wise challenges to finish out the Battle Pass in style,” Epic explain.
Houseparty x Fortnite video chat
Fortnite has teamed up with Houseparty to bring a brand new video chat feature.
Houseparty video chat will be available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Players will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the Houseparty app installed. With the app installed, connect your Houseparty account to your Epic Games account to get started.”
Taken from an official blog post to the Fortnite website, Epic Games detailed specific changes for Creative mode.
- You can now hide the Elimination Feed and mute Elimination Audio to encourage sneaky sniping!
- Updated the Hub Island portal layout to accommodate the recent updates to hub creator guidelines.
ISLANDS BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where the time of day lighting appeared differently on featured islands and personal islands.
- Added a new option to My Island > Settings
- Player Elimination Audio: Off, On (Default: On) – causes eliminated players to be despawned silently.
- Added new options to My Island > UI
- Hide Elimination Feed: Yes, No (Default: No) – completely hides the elimination feed during the game.
- Hide Party Eliminations: Yes, No (Default: No) – hides the number of eliminations for each party member in the Party UI during the game.
GAMEPLAY BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where an eliminated player could spectate a player on the enemy team.
- Fixed an issue where Team Size did not limit the number of players when Join in Progress was set to ‘Spawn Next Round’.
- Fixed an issue where the sky would flicker on PS4.
WEAPONS AND ITEMS BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing was de-synced after player interaction.
- Fixed an issue where husks did not fall off edges to follow players.
CREATIVE TOOLS AND PHONE BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where players could not open the Creative Inventory after cutting and pasting a device.
- Fixed an issue where the Creative Inventory appeared distorted when customizing a device.
PREFABS AND GALLERIES BUG FIXES
- Fixed a collision issue with the pillar wall asset from the Princess Castle Wall galleries.
- Fixed an issue with the bush from Winter Variant Foliage Gallery A having a yellow glow.
- Fixed an issue with a bridge girder asset from the Steel Bridge galleries being difficult to place with the phone.
- Fixed an issue with some of the Steel Bridge prefabs & galleries placing outside of the preview boundary.
- Fixed an issue with the bridge street asset from the Steel Bridge set having a misaligned grid snap box.
- Fixed an issue with assets from the Swamp Cliff Gallery displaying the wrong texture.
- Added new options to the Class Selector device.
- Activation Audio: On, Off (Default: On) – allows the audio effect played when a player changes class to be muted.
- Zone Audio: On,Off (Default: On) – allows the ambient audio effect for the zone and the audio effects for players entering and leaving the zone to be muted.
- Added new options to the Mutator Zone device.
- Selected Team: None, 1-16 (Default: None)
- Affects Team: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
- These two options replace the old Safe Team option to allow the zone to affect all teams (Selected Team = None), just the Selected Team, or every team except the Selected Team.
- Selected Class: None, Any, 1-16 (Default: None)
- Affects Class: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
- These two options replace the old Safe Class option to allow the zone to affect all classes (Selected Class = Any), players without a class (Selected Class = None), just the Selected Class, or every class except the Selected Class.
- Update Selected Team When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Team on the device to be the same team as the player who instigated the signal.
- Update Selected Class When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Class on the device to be the same class as the player who instigated the signal.
DEVICES BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue with the Player Spawn Pad’s lighting being too bright on PS5 during mixed island filters.
- Fixed an issue where the Mutator Zone Class Selected option was offset by 1.
Fortnite 14.60 bug fixes
As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch actually only has a few fixes included but will cover the battle royale, Creative mode, and even Save the World.
Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v14.60:
- Disabled voice chat cannot be re-enabled on Xbox Series X/S.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb disabled in competitive playlists.
- Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.
Save the World
- Wild West Llama not granting Steampunk weapon.
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