It’s time to celebration in Fortnite. Epic simply launched a brand new, violence-free mode for the sport, dubbed “celebration royale,” which removes two of the most important components from the expertise: weapons and buildings. The mode introduces a brand new, smaller map, and Epic describes it as an “experimental and evolving area.”
The mode is playable proper now, and the brand new island is already fairly stuffed with issues to do. On the middle is a small city-esque area stuffed with quick meals joints, with different areas spreading out from there. That features cliffs and a beachfront, which function a sequence of vehicle-based challenges that contain piloting a ship or ATV throughout perilous terrain. And whereas commonplace weapons aren’t on this mode, there are merchandising machines across the island that offer you nonlethal gear, like paint weapons and autos. There are additionally different interactive areas, like a soccer area, and you may even change your look at any level through telephone cubicles.
Elsewhere, there’s an extremely trippy outside dance membership, with mats to bounce off of and many vibrant lights. There’s additionally what seems to be a holographic movie show. These places specifically recommend occasions will likely be coming to celebration royale. In spite of everything, it makes much more sense to debut, say, a Quibi present within a violence-free mode like this, somewhat than the principle winner-takes-all shootout.
Whereas the last-man-standing battle royale mode has lengthy been the principle draw for Fortnite, Epic has gone to nice lengths to supply totally different sorts of experiences. That features the sport’s artistic mode, which launched in 2018 and lets gamers create their very own mini-games and worlds inside Fortnite. This additionally extends to in-game occasions: final weekend’s “Astronomical” occasion, an in-game live performance tour by rapper Travis Scott, was a equally violence-free expertise that additionally turned out to be the most important occasion in Fortnite’s historical past. celebration royale seems to be the subsequent step on this evolution.