In a world of fleeting experiences and LTMs, it's no surprise that players approach new game modes with a hint of scepticism. Epic Games recently dropped a number of game modes that players can play, for free, within Fortnite. These consist of Rocket Racing, Fortnite Festival, and LEGO Fortnite.
These new game modes take players away from the classic Battle Royale format that has become synonymous with Fortnite, offering up new experiences and gameplay for its expansive player base to enjoy. But fans, while enjoying these new offerings, have been worried that they're just temporary limited-time modes (LTMs).
Thankfully, Epic Games has been quick to quell these fears. In a new post to the Fortnite X account, the studio said, "Seeing some chatter around our newly launched games and people worried that they may not stick around. To clarify: these are brand new games entirely—not LTM’s."
While this is good news for fans, some have pointed out that we've been down this road before. Fortnite's Among Us-inspired mode "Imposters" was seemingly meant to stick around, only to be removed a year after launch. That said, if the initial numbers are anything to go by, it seems players are certainly more on board with the likes of LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racers, and Fortnite Festival.
These new game modes helped Fortnite to once again break its own player count record with over 7 million concurrent players. This surpasses the player count peak we saw with Fortnite OG, at over 6.1 million concurrent players.