What’s going to happen when two teams of 50 players are dropped into an open field and told to blow each other away? People are finding out right now as a new Fortnite Battle Royale mode is available to the game in a 50v50 battle to the digital death.
The 50v50 mode is part of a new playlist that will be live in Fortnite BR between now and Sunday, December 17th. Players can queue up either solo or in teams of three and will have communication and friendly indicators much like players would see in any duo or squad match.
For 50v50, friendly fire will be disengaged (thankfully) and VoIP will be limited to your team to better let you hear insults from your companions instead of your enemies. Non-squad teammates will not be visible until you land and even then visibility of them will be limited.
50v50 is the first of several planned special event/unique match types that are due to come to Fortnite Battle Royale in the future. For now, though, you can look at a very staged assumption of how this new mode could work in the trailer below.
All snark about how large teams coordinate aside, 50v50 does seem like an interesting twist to what is otherwise a pretty basic gameplay formula. We hope that fans of Fortnite Battle Royale have a good time and we are certainly curious what other limited-time events are planned for the game. Now, how about that Save the World mode, huh? Is that still a thing?
Source: official site