For Fortnite Season 7, developer Epic Games has seen fit to introduce a new game mode known as Fortnite Creative. Although it was revealed a few days prior to the launch of season 7, thanks to the patch notes for update v7.00, more has been revealed as to how the new mode will work.
Fortnite Creative in early release, so Fortnite players could experience any number of issues with this latest mode. It is worth mentioning that season 7 Battle Pass owners will get access first, but all players will gain access on December 13, 2018. Still, it is likely to be popular, as the Creative Hub gives players their own island. In fact, all players will start with 4 islands for different creations and have the ability to invite friends to their server, with a given server active for up to 4 hours at a time.
Island owners will be able to set edit and build permissions as well, with the My Island menu accessible through the main menu while on the island. This Fortnite mode gives players a phone that will be the primary tool to edit, copy, and manipulate props and devices throughout the island. Players will also have the ability to fly across the island for quick edits and changes.
The Fortnite Creative Inventory allows players to spawn everything from prefabs and devices to weapon and consumables. Prefabs are pre-made structures that are essentially throwables, and Devices help players create games. This inventory will also allow players to create chests and llamas for the island.
Prefabs include 8 obstacle courses, 25 buildings from the Fortnite Battle Royale mode, and 34 galleries of tiles and props. Devices include items such as an ice block, damage rails, speed boosts, timers, scoreboard, player spawns, and a number of familiar battle royale traps.
All in all, hopefully this new Fortnite feature proves to be as popular as the Playground mode, and the bugs remain at a minimum. While some comparisons to Minecraft are inevitable, it is quality-of-life improvements like this that makes Fortnite a stand-out in the gaming industry.
Fortnite is available now for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.
Source: Epic Games