Epic Games surprised Fortnite fans today by announcing the return of the popular 50 v 50 V2 mode in Fortnite Battle Royale. Players can queue up to play the two-squad game mode starting today, May 11. This mode is only available for a limited time, so if you’ve been itching for more large-scale team battles in Fortnite, then now is the time.
To join 50 v 50 V2, simply load up Fortnite Battle Royale and change the game mode to 50 v 50 V2 in the game mode selection tab. In 50 v 50 V2, two teams of 50 face off against one another to achieve victory in Fortnite Battle Royale. Players are grouped into smaller squads that are then placed on one of the two teams. As the second version of 50 v 50 mode, a few adjustments have been made since 50 v 50 was first introduced back in December 2017.
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It’s worth noting that the limited-time Infinity Gauntlet mode is still available as well, making this the first time that two Limited Time Modes have been available simultaneously in Fortnite Battle Royale. Players who have had their fill playing as Thanos in solo queue can switch it up by joining a squad for 50 v 50 V2, or even alternate between the two modes.
The two teams each arrive in their own Battle Bus, and players can see the location of the storm circle right from the start. The two teams are given 10 minutes to loot for weapons and resources before unleashing on the enemy team. Ammo spawns and resource drop rates are increased to help compensate for the larger team sizes.
There’s no word as to how long the Infinity Gauntlet mode or 50 v 50 V2 will be around, so make sure to put your time in on these modes before they expire. While you’re at it, be sure to finish up your Season 4 weekly challenges, including searching for letters in each letter location and dancing in front of film cameras, so that you can rank up your Battle Pass and eventually unlock the coveted Omega skin in Fortnite.