Fortnite's new mode is like prop hunt meets red light, green light

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Fortnite's newest LTM, Junkyard Juke, is arguably one of its most fun in months, and it's coming straight from the Fortnite Creative World Cup.

The whole mode pits four teams against one another. One team takes a turn transforming themselves into props of varying sizes and trying to sneak their way into an incinerator at the center of the map. The other teams will stand atop a tower trying to shoot those mysterious gnomes, trash bins, and water heaters. All the while, the shooting team periodically has their sight blocked by a giant black screen, and the props on the ground can see a literal red light and green light indicating when they're safe to move.

Bigger objects score you more points, but they're bigger and easier to hit, which makes sense. There's also a bunch of difficult-to-spot tires that bounce you into the air and ruin your stealth. Of course, the team with the most points wins, and the other three take an L.

It's the most fun I've had with an LTM in Fortnite in some time, and part of that is probably because it's well-designed enough to be featured in the Fortnite World Cup. The routes you can exit the spawning area provide players enough options to sneak around, and the overall design feels sharp, like you won't get unfairly caught on architecture, which isn't always the case with some custom modes. The only major downside I've seen thus far is that players will leave early if you're losing, which kind of sucks.

If you're in need of some help wading through all the Fortnite content out there, allow us. We've got our favorite creative codes for players wanting to escape the drudgery of battle royale. If you're diving back into battle royale with the new season, make sure to check out our Season 10 map and loot guide since some significant changes have gone down. And if you just need a good catching up, here's the Season 10 patch notes. We've got every crane, fountain, and vending machine location to boot.

Joseph Knoop

Joseph Knoop is a freelance writer specializing in all things Fortnite at PC Gamer. Master of Creative Codes and Fortnite's weekly missions, Joe's always ready with a scoop on Boba Fett or John Wick or whoever the hell is coming to Fortnite this week. It's with a mix of relief and disappointment that he hasn't yet become a Fortnite skin himself. There's always next season...