Epic Games has announced a brand new 50-versus-50-player game mode for Fortnite: Battle Royale. The free mode will appear as a new playlist inside the unified Fortnite client on Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
The new game mode will allow players to form squads with up to four of their friends, and then merge them into a random team of 50 players. Everyone on your side will appear in-game with a green chevron over their heads. Friendly fire will be turned off, and players will be able to offer aid to those on their side who have been downed but not finished off. The game will proceed until one entire side has been eliminated.
Developers at Epic tell Polygon that they hope the new game mode will provoke new and unusual uses of Fortnite’s building mechanics. Official art shared in advance of tonight’s announcement shows one team behind a wood and brick barricade fending off waves of attackers from the other team.