Party Royale will, reportedly, be Fortnite’s first non-combat game mode. Select members of the Fortnite media received an email from Epic Games explaining as much.
This mode will focus on chilling and having fun with your friends. Building and the use of weapons are, reportedly, turned off. This is all of the information Epic released to the public.
Of course, data miners got their hands on the game files and found out a whole lot more about what will be coming. Here’s what to expect.
According to the Fortnite leaks, the Party Royale mode will include a new map. This will be smaller than the base map for fewer players.
We don’t know exactly how many players will join each Party Royale mode. It seems likely that Epic will expand their player count from the 16-cap in Creative.
Part of the Party Royale experience will be several minigames scattered around the map. As you can see from the image above, there will be several markers where you can find minigames to play alone or with friends.
We’ve seen twelve unique markers leaked, so far, as well as a Deadpool/Peely minigame that appears to play as an 8-bit video game.
Exclusive items & emotes
Epic have also provided us with some exclusive items and emotes to use in Party Royale. According to @iFireMonkey, these emotes will only be available for use in Party Royale.
We can assume that these will be used in the same way as the event emotes during the Astronomical concert. They’ll likely appear on your front wheel for easy access.
We’ll also be getting some exclusive items and weapons in Party Royale. Instead of killing one another, these items will focus on moving around and splashing friends with paint.
So far, we’ve seen the Paint Launcher, Plunger Bow, Tomato Grenade, and many other items linked to Party Royale. We’ll also, reportedly, be able to use the Quad Crasher, Boat, and Choppa.
According to the Epic Games press release, they’ll start testing Party Royale this Friday at 9:00 PM EST. There’s no better time for a virtual party than right now, after all.
We can probably expect this mode to be another longstanding Fortnite game mode, similar to Battle Lab and Team Rumble. Epic may even host some of their events, here.
It’s exciting to see Fortnite take further steps into becoming a social landing spot rather than a strict Battle Royale game. With the addition of Party Royale and Creative Mode, we now have countless ways to enjoy Fortnite without even having to play the base game.