The mode's introduction made sense, considering the influx of new players after the game's Switch version launched, but apparently the servers just couldn't quite handle all the interest in training mode access.
Fortnite Playground mode was meant to be the big Battle Royale release this week but the LTM was taken offline soon after launch.
3pm has rolled around, and it seems Epic hasn't released an update about the state of the Playground LTM mode.
While Epic hasn't formally announced what will happen this Saturday, something else has been taking place on the island in recent days, and many Fortnite players suspect that the two are related. Now, Fortnite's developers have offered a minor update via Reddit.
"We need to continue testing our matchmaking improvements before opening the Playground LTM", an official tweet from the company explained in the early hours of the morning. This marks the first time Epic Games will be using a one-time only live event.
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And their latest update about when is Playground mode coming back to Fortnite has raised hopes the LTM could be re-enabled today. "We've got multiple teams working to get this mode back into your hands so you can let your imaginations run wild", said Epic on Reddit.
"We plan to push these changes and improvements live later today to bring the Playground LTM back online". "We'll have more information available tomorrow". Epic claims the matchmaking problems are over, although we're still experiencing issues on PS4 and Xbox One.
Why is Fortnite Playground down?
"When you make matches for every 1-4 people, it requires between 25x and 100x as many matches as normal per 100 people depending on their party size", the statement reads.