The hit video game Fortnite is to get a Creative mode – allowing players to design and play on their own islands.
In a major addition to the title the new mode lets players fly freely around the environment placing scenic elements – then designing their own mini-games to play with friends.
Developer Epic Games is launching the new option – named Fortnite Creative on 6 December.
Best known for its free online multiplayer mode Battle Royale in which 100 players land on an island and shoot each other until only one remains – Fortnite has become one of the most successful video games of the last decade.
With more than 200 million players worldwide the game makes around $300m a month for its developer – most of that from in-game purchases of skins and emotes.
Set to be available from the main Fortnite menu in addition to the current modes Save the World and Battle Royale – Creative gives players a choice of island shapes before giving them access to their own private landscape – using a simple drag and drop interface they can populate the landscape with a variety of pre-made buildings and scenic objects.
It’s then possible to set up a range of mini-games – such as deathmatch shoot-outs and obstacle courses – to play with friends who have been invited on to the player’s server.