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Fortnite’s much-desired Playground mode comes back today

Nearly a fortnight after its disappearance, the practice mode turns back up.

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Fortnite players will soon be able to drop back into the Playground mode starting Wednesday, after a short spell of downtime for upgrades.

Epic Games has said that players will be able to “set up squad battles, skirt around in an ATK and gear up with lots more loot.” No word if all the other things on Epic’s wishlist to include in this update were finished, so we’ll see once it goes live for everyone.

This release comes hot on the heels of today’s opening of Fortnite’s huge one-year anniversary event, which will bring fresh cosmetics, challenges, and birthday-themed quests.

The Battle Bus will be themed to match, and “sploder husks” will be carrying tasty surprises (not sure if cake or pinatas), so get in and join the party. Use #Fortnite1st on social media to showcase your best squad birthday rave-ups, and don’t forget the confetti! The celebration event runs until August 7th.

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The update patch went live early this morning, and as is often the case with live updates, Epic has noticed that some players can’t access the birthday challenges yet and took to Twitter to say that everyone will have access when the store refreshes at 3 pm PST / 8 pm EST.

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