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Essentially serving as the game's practice arena, "Playground" would be a limited-time sandbox-style mode that allows players to take a break from the fast-paced battle-royale formula by roaming through the island with up to three of their friends, without any opponents to shoot at or hide from.

After less than two hours online, Epic took the Playground mode offline as it began maintenance. The company plans to have an update today on the feature, when and if it will return, but now we're left in the dark.

The mode was initially launched Wednesday morning with the game's regular weekly update, but was taken offline by developers at Epic Games shortly afterwards, along with all other Fortnite modes, when the influx of players caused a crash in the game's matchmaking software.

In a tweet, the developer says: "We're continuing to test improvements that are needed to enable the Playground LTM". In a situation mirroring the ongoing difficulties in resurrecting Fortnite Playground mode and its promise of nigh-unlimited building, Epic Games announced earlier today that it would disable Final Fight ("the mode isn't quite where we want it to be") and re-enable trusty old 50v50 in its place... until it encountered some unexpected problems, resulting in a delay. This marks the first time Epic Games will be using a one-time only live event.

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"We know you're eager to get out there but due to this, we'll be unable to release this game mode tonight. We'll have more information available tomorrow".

The development team have now confirmed that fans will have to wait until later today (June 29) to hear more on when the popular LTM will be coming back on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch and iOS.

You'll have one hour to create, play and train as you wish. "We're still testing these changes but are aiming to return this mode later today".

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