Fortnite's Playground mode is finally available

After almost a week of waiting, Fortnite's Playground limited-time mode has returned to the game. The mode originally made its debut in last Wednesday's v4.5 content update, but it was quickly taken offline after a slew of matchmaking problems surfaced. Since then, fans have been waiting – not necessarily patiently in all cases, but waiting nonetheless – for its return, and late last night, Epic was finally able to deliver.

In a technical update posted to the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit, Epic announced the return of Playground mode. "Success! We've completed deploying our servers containing the improved matchmaking changes," the update reads. "All players can now join in on the fun in the Playground LTM."

Epic notes that players should change their in-game region back to "auto select" to confirm that they're queuing in their preferred region. It also said that some players still might encounter errors when trying to queue into a Playground match, due to the sheer number of users who are trying to play the mode. Those who receive errors when trying to join a Playground game should simply requeue until it works.

Playground mode is clearly an exciting addition for a lot of players. It's essentially a private server for solo play and groups up to four, meaning that you can use it to practice building or explore the map without the threat of encountering other players. Since you can queue into Playground mode as a group, you can also use it to scrimmage with a team, as friendly fire is turned on and players will respawn when they die.

There's no telling how long Playground mode will be available, but its LTM branding suggests that it'll be going away at some point in the future. If you've been meaning to practice your Fortnite skills, then, you'll definitely want to check this out while you can.