A huge new ‘Fortnite’ mode focused on creating was just announced — here’s what we know

‘Fortnite’ includes two modes: ‘Save the World’ and ‘Battle Royale.’ A new mode is on the way, called ‘Creative.’ Epic Games
  • The world’s biggest game, “Fortnite,” is getting a new mode named “Creative.”
  • The new mode focuses on creation without limitations – it’s similar to the creative mode in “Minecraft.”
  • Players can create minigames in the new mode, or simply use it to build worlds. It’s scheduled to launch on December 13.

“Fortnite” is getting a new “Creative” mode, and it’s scheduled to arrive on December 13.

Like the name implies, Creative mode allows players to create custom islands within the trappings of “Fortnite.”

Think of it like an infinite version of the building system that’s already a crucial component of “Fortnite.” You can fly through the air, pick up existing objects and copy/move them, and create from nothing – no need to collect resources!

If that sounds a lot like the creative mode in “Minecraft,” that’s because it’s very similar.

Fortnite Creative
You use a smartphone in Creative mode to build stuff. Epic Games

Along those lines, friends are able to join up with you to help create and play around on the maps. You can add various game modes to your custom levels as well – traditional stuff like Deathmatch – and revisit your custom levels to play later.

Though the new mode doesn’t arrive until December 13, anyone buying the new Battle Pass on December 6 will get a week of “early access” to “Fortnite Creative.” And if you’re in, you can invite friends who don’t have the Battle Pass to join you on your private island.

Pretty swanky!

News of the new mode first leaked overnight when popular “Fortnite” YouTuber Lachlan published a video detailing the mode – then removed the video, likely due to the fact that Epic Games had yet to officially announce the new game mode. (It’s back up now, as you can see above.)

Between Lachlan’s popularity and the internet being what it is, copies of the original video continued to circulate. During the introduction to his video, Lachlan explains that Epic Games flew him and “a bunch of creators” to the North Carolina-based headquarters of the “Fortnite” studio. He says that he spent a few days playing with the new mode, and it’s, “awesome.”

In the wake of that leak, Epic Games went live with the announcement and seemingly lifted its restrictions on YouTube producers who saw the new mode. The company even published its own introduction video and blog post.

When the new mode does go live, it appears to be headed to all versions of “Fortnite” – from smartphones to PC, and everything in between.

Check out that intro video right here: