Fortnite dataminers have revealed a new map that's coming to the game. The Party Royale map won't allow combat and will instead focus on creating an organic hangout space for you and your buddies.
Prominent Fortnite dataminer @Lucas7yoshi revealed news of the upcoming playlist's existence via a tweet earlier today. Lucas7yoshi also released a purported image of what the Party Royale map will look like. The map is scattered with icons that look like they're probably race challenges, both on foot and via hang-glider. There's also a soccer ball icon that could indicate a sporting challenge of some kind. Given Party Royale's non-combat focus, it would make sense to pepper the map with challenges like this.
What exactly is Fortnite's Party Royale mode?
In addition to revealing what the map looks like, Lucas7yoshi also tweeted the LTM's description. It invites players to "leave [their] weapons and mats behind" and just hang out with their party. You'll be able to play games, "perfect your skydive" and more. Sounds like you won't be able to fight other players or craft any fort elements. Instead, Party Royale will be a totally pacifist mode in which you're hanging out with your buddies, playing games, and taking on ambient non-combat-oriented challenges.
It's worth noting here that this mode hasn't officially been announced yet, although Lucas7yoshi's details seem a little too accurate to be fake. We don't know what form Party Royale will actually take when it launches, nor do we know what any of the challenges on this map will actually constitute. Chances are that if this is real, Epic will want to announce it officially pretty soon, so it's not likely you'll have long to wait if you're hanging on for an announcement. We'll bring you more on Fortnite's Party Royale mode as and when we get it. Fortnite is available to play right now for free on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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