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Fortnite's 50v50 mode is back, Playground is hopefully coming soon

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The bad news is that the Fortnite Playground limited time mode that was rolled out a couple of days ago and then very quickly taken down is still down. Epic said in its most recent update on Reddit that it is continuing to test required improvements, and promised to post another update "shortly." Of course, that's basically what it said yesterday and the day before, so as timelines go it's not the most carved-in-stone you'll ever encounter. 

But there is good news, too.

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The 50v50 mode was meant to be enabled this morning to take the place of the Final Fight LTM, which "isn't quite in a state where we want it to be" just yet. But that plan fell apart too, when Epic "discovered a few issues" with the mode and delayed the rollout. Hopefully it will stick this time, but we'll let you know if not. (And when the Playground is back, too.)

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.