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‘Fortnite’ 50v50 Release Date: Mode Returns With 3.5 Update

UPDATE: 50v50 will hit servers tomorrow.

Fans waiting to try Fortnite’s brand new 50v50 game mode are going to have to wait a little longer. On the game’s subreddit, Epic admin JustMooney1 wrote Saturday: “you may have seen information or even a video about the 50v50 v2 Limited Time Mode going live today. Due to the account service issues we’ve been experiencing, and in order to preserve your play experience this weekend, we will be delaying it to next week.” The game mode should release alongside the rest of the 3.5 update so that Epic’s developers can work out all the kinks.

After server issues brought the game down for a whole day, it makes sense for Epic to delay the highly-anticipated mode so it can be done right this time around. Having tens of thousands of players jump into 100-player matches every few seconds requires a lot of heavy infrastructure that can be hard to maintain. Epic Games has created one of the most popular games of the last decade and are still trying to catch up.

What is Fortnite 50v50?

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If you weren’t playing Fortnite when the last 50v50 mode was released, you might be a bit confused as to why everyone is so hyped. The first version of the mode was lackluster, with fans underwhelmed by the sheer lack of combat on the field. Finding a member of the opposing side was really hard and I personally went games without seeing another enemy soul. This time , Epic Games added a few extras to help make the game more fun to play.

In the updated 50v50 mode, each team deploys from its own bus and a dotted line will divide the map into two sides. The storm circle will be visible from the start of the game and will start to shrink after 10 minutes. Resources will farm faster, ammo will spawn faster and more items will appear throughout the map. It’s a bloodier, more hectic version of a battle royale that I can’t wait to try out.

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