The Operation game modes have been the hallmark of Chapter 2 Season 3. Instead of regularly changing the LTM offerings, Epic have added a few Operation modes to fill our time.
We started with Operation: Dropzone before Knockout was introduced. With v12.50, we saw Operation: Payload come into the game for the first time – an escort-style game mode similar to that of Overwatch.
There was a fourth Operation mode added to the Fortnite game files in the v12.50 update. This will be called Operation: Grotto and – you guessed it – it will take place at The Grotto.
We don’t know much about the new Operation mode apart from the name. According to data miner @FortTory, the hatch of The Grotto will be closed during the match.
Whether we’ll be fighting to get out of The Grotto or fighting to get in is unclear. It’s safe to assume that there will be five rounds, as is the case with all of the Operation modes.
It will be interesting to see what kind of game mode this turns out to be. Our best guess is something like King of the Hill or Hardpoint – an objective-based game mode that we haven’t seen in Fortnite.
We’ll keep you posted when more news about this mode becomes available. Until then, keep grinding your spy tech!
How to play Halo Blood Gulch LTM in Fortnite
The Blood Gulch Capture the Flag LTM is live in Fortnite. Here’s how to find and play it in Creative Mode.
Fortnite X Halo is here, with Master Chief, a new cosmetic bundle, and a Blood Gulch Capture the Flag LTM. Here’s how to play the new game mode.
If you thought Fortnite Season 4 was crossover-heavy, then you haven’t seen anything yet. The first week of Season 5 has included a Mandalorian Battle Pass skin along with crossovers with God of War and Halo – and this is only the beginning.
Unlike God of War, Halo’s multiplayer focus lent itself to a Fortnite LTM – the Creative Mode recreation of the iconic Blood Gulch Capture the Flag.
There is matchmaking available for this mode, but it isn’t as intuitive as you might expect. At the time of writing, there’s no way to directly queue into this game from the lobby, leaving players wondering whether or not it’s working.
What’s more, even loading into Creative Mode might not make this LTM available. The Creative “Fill” Mode doesn’t appear to show Blood Gulch as a featured island. Xbox players can’t even queue into matchmaking from these portals, anyway – at least, for now.
Once you know what to do, finding Blood Gulch is simple. Follow these steps:
- Load into a private Creative Mode
- Walk up too the Blood Gulch featured island and begin matchmaking
Players on Xbox One – or anyone in a Creative Fill lobby – can search for a match this way:
- Put in island code: 9677-6974-5646
- Enter the island after it loads
- Enter the matchmaking portal within the island.
As for the map itself, it’s a stunning recreation of one of the most iconic maps in the history of the Halo franchise.
In our short sample size, we didn’t find the game as competitive as we would’ve liked. Players on each team left before the end, and capturing the flag seemed impossible without proper teamwork.
Hop in and try it out for yourself! Your experience with the LTM could be vastly different than ours.
Fortnite leaks reveal new car-based LTMs for Season 4
Fortnite leaks give us more details about the upcoming “Nitrogen” and “Rally Royale” LTMs
The introduction of cars into Fortnite changed the entire landscape of the game. Cars offered a fun, silly, and sometimes epic mode of transportation to Fortnite – something that’s been missing for a while. You haven’t lived until you’ve been caught in a hot pursuit, had a tire shot out, and flipped until you get second-hand motion sickness from your character.
Fortnite gets a lot of heat for being too “sweaty,” but cars helped to change that. Now, it’s common to see players become Gas Station attendants. Be careful, though, some are killers using the Gas Station as a ruse.
The addition of cars in Fortnite also opened the door to a host of new possibilities in the LTM department. Races, death-matches, and a lot more creative ideas are now possible with these cars. That’s what we have with the new “Nitrogen” and “Rally Royale” LTMs.
According to the leaks from data miner, iFireMonkey, Rally Royale seems to be a race around the map to collect Golden Tickets from Supply Drops. We can assume that this will feature a ton of vehicle combat as players try to get enough tickets to win.
In Nitrogen, car combat looks to be the primary focus – giving players the chance to play as a crazed taxi driver – ushering NPCs to their location, killing players, hitting stuff, and a lot more.
Season 3 is set to end next week, so we can expect these LTMs to hit Fortnite a couple of weeks after Season 4 comes out – barring any Season 3 extension. These LTMs also suggest that cars will be in Fortnite for the long-haul, which is good news to most players.
We’ll let you know when we learn more about these car-based LTMs. For now, you can practice your driving in public Fortnite matches. Try aim training your roadkill on the Marauders.
Fortnite leaks point to the return of Getaway LTM & more
Fan-favorite Fortnite LTMs from Chapter 1 are rolling back in!
The Fortnite LTM rotation was the subject of some harsh criticism for the first two seasons of Chapter 2. LTMs were virtually nonexistent for months. Epic tried something new with the Spy Games modes in Season 2, but fans never took to them as they did to some of the older game modes.
When Epic announced the Summer Smash event, however, they told players that LTMs would be returning. Most of these modes were smash-hits – particularly, the Unvaulted LTM, which reminded players how fun these silly items and weapons are to use.
There are still some unique LTMs missing from the lineup. Fan-favorites like ‘Floor is Lava’ and ‘Getaway’ were never added to Fortnite Chapter 2. Well, that may change in the near future.
Fortnite data miner, VastBlast, found threads of several LTMs that received hotfixes in the live Fortnite client. These LTMs include a couple of new modes like ‘Rags to Riches’ and ‘Tank Battle’ along with one of the most beloved Fortnite LTM in existence: ‘The Getaway.’
We don’t know when any of these LTMs are coming to Fortnite – if at all. At the same time, any change to these modes signifies that they’re probably returning soon. We could be seeing The Getaway come back to Fortnite for the first time since Chapter 1 Season 8.
Fans were delighted to hear that ‘The Getaway’ could be coming back. It’s one of the only unique Fortnite modes that doesn’t seem isolated to Chapter 1. We may never see games like ‘Air Royale’ or ‘Floor is Lava’ again, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason that Epic can’t release ‘The Getaway.’
We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the release date of this long-awaited LTM. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss out on any Fortnite news.
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