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Fortnite - Creative Announcement

Fortnite - Creative Announcement

Fortnite Creative is a new game mode for Fortnite: Battle Royale where players can control the creation of their own private islands for others to experience. All the features and tweaks players put into the island can be saved for later use. This became available to all players starting December 13th, 2018.

Battle Pass owners had access to the private island for the first week of Battle Pass Season 7. During this early access week Battle Pass owners could invite their friends to play on their island.

Details

  • Creative Hub provides access to your own island, the islands of other friends who have joined on the server, or featured islands selected from the community.
  • Player Islands are your creative space that automatically saves.
  • Players will be able to keep a server active for up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Battle Pass owners will start with 4 islands to allow for different creations. On December 13, all players will receive 4 islands. Seasonal events may bring additional islands, such as Winter, that brought 4 more items thatt were winter-themed.
  • Friends can visit your island and island owners can set permissions to determine if your friends can edit/build while visiting.
    • The My Island menu is accessible through the Main Menu in-game while on your island.

Gameplay

  • Phone
    • This is the in-game tool your character holds that’s used to edit, copy, and manipulate props in the world. Experiment with its features to discover all the things it can do.
  • Fly mode allows players to quickly travel around their island and create in mid-air.
    • Double jump to start flying.
    • Can switch to Fly while your Glider is deployed by double-tapping the Jump button.
    • Holding down the Jump button will consistently fly upwards, even on a keyboard.
  • My Island menu
    • The “Game” tab starts and stops player-created games. When a game is stopped your island reverts to its pre-game state.
      • You may experience functionality issues with this feature as we continue to make improvements.
    • The “Game Settings” tab sets health, fall damage, spawn location, etc and can be changed at any time through the My Island menu.
    • The “Island Tools” tab resets your island back to its original state and sets who can build on your island.

Tools

  • Accessed from the inventory menu.
  • Inventory allows you to spawn prefabs, devices, weapons, or consumables.
  • Use Inventory to create your own chests or llamas for your island filled with items you select.
  • Prefabs are pre-made structures the player can place on their island with throwables.
    • 8 obstacle courses
    • 25 buildings from Battle Royale
    • 34 galleries of building tiles and props
    • Obstacle Course
      • The Obstacle Course gallery is split into four separate gallery Prefabs: Floors, Walls, Roofs & Stairs and Parts.
      • Props were added to the Parts gallery.
    • Indestructible Gallery
      • This gallery contains props that cannot be destroyed by weapons.
      • Indestructible props and building tiles were added to this gallery Prefab.
  • Devices are placeable items that allow you to create games.
    • New Devices: Ice Block, Damage Rails, Speed Boost, Timer, Scoreboard
      • Player Spawn - can be customized to spawn only players on a specific team number. The team number is displayed on the plate (except when in the game is in progress.) Can be set to be an Island Start instead of a game start. This can be used to set where players arrive when they visit your island when not in Play mode.
        • Option to hide the Player Spawner during Game.
        • Option to prioritize which Player Spawn to use when there are multiple to choose from.
        • Option to allow spawning for both Island and Game.
      • Item Spawner - Drop any item on this device to have it spawn one item at a time during games.
        • Option to hide the Item Spawner during Game.
        • Option to customize the rate that items are spawned.
      • Player Checkpoint Plate - Run across the checkpoint during a game and the next time you die you’ll respawn there.
      • Gunner - Stands and shoots at any player within a 2 tile radius. Choose between Pistol, Shotgun, Assault Rifle, or Rocket Launcher.
    • From Battle Royale: Spikes, Chiller, Bouncer, Launch Pad, Mounted Turret, Cozy Campfire

Featured

  • Featured Islands
    • There are four featured island Rifts. Featured islands will be changed over time as Epic Games features the community's creations. Featured maps can be played the rules are set by the creator. Also, use the featured rifts to enter codes from other creators.
  • Island Codes system
    • Use codes to load creations that have been shared with the Island Code system.
    • Initially, only a limited number of players in the Support a Creator program will have access to this feature.
    • Over time we will expand the number of players that can publish islands as we polish this feature.
    • To use a code, go to a Feature Rift and select “Enter Code” and follow the instructions.

The Block

The most exciting and imaginative islands built in Creative will be featured on the “The Block” in the Battle Royale map. Below are a few guidelines:

  • 25x25 tile area on a flat section of your island. It’s very important that your creations can fit nicely on The Block.
  • Originality matters. Create something new, don’t copy other people’s ideas.
  • Try to keep your ‘Memory Used’ less than 50,000. Efficiency is just as important as creativity!
  • There’s no height requirement, but please try to scale your creations to be a similar to other POIs in the Battle Royale map.
  • You can use any component available.
  • Chests, floor loot and vehicle spawns will be determined by Epic. No need to include these.