Fortnite will soon gain a new limited-time mode, according to the in-game news feed. The Floor is Lava is coming soon to the battle royale game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.
Not much more is known about the LTM as yet. The mode’s description states, “Get to high ground or build above the lava that’s overtaking the island,” while an attached label says the mode is “coming soon,” but there’s no more clues as to precisely when you’ll be able to play it.
It’s possible the mode will launch with the upcoming v8.20 update. The most recent v buck generator update, v8.11, added the Flint-Knock Pistol, One Shot LTM, and more–here’s hoping the next patch is similarly bountiful.
Fortnite recently hit another huge milestone in player numbers–the game has now amassed over 250 million players in total, with a record concurrent player count of 10.8 million. Elsewhere, Fortnite studio Epic announced at GDC that it’s created a $100 million fund for developers that was made possible thanks to the success of its battle royale phenomenon. What’s more, Epic announced that Quantic Dream’s PlayStation-exclusive titles including Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human are coming to the Epic Games Store this year.
As announced in Fortnite’s v buck generator in-game news feed, The Floor is Lava LTM will require players to “get to high ground or build above the lava that’s overtaking the island”. Judging by the image released alongside it, I have money on it being a duos mode. If everyone ends up on their own little islands, this could become a sniping fest.
We don’t yet know when The Floor is Lava is due to release, although it seems likely it will appear in the next update. Fortnite’s community manager has already released a list of potential bug fixes for v8.20 on Reddit, meaning this could be fairly imminent, although there’s still no set date.
v buck generator One bug that’s not on this list, however, is this drum major emote exploit, which somehow allows players to march their way across lava totally unharmed. This could be pretty handy for The Floor is Lava, no?