Fortnite's new Creative mode is Epic's answer to Minecraft

Fortnite is getting a new mode.

Players will reportedly be able to drop into different islands and create their own maps, game modes and more. Earlier this year we saw Epic bucking trends by releasing the Android version of Fortnite on its own website, instead of on the Play Store.

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All Fortnite players will be able to access Creative from December 13, but Season 7 Battle Pass owners will get to give it a spin early on December 6 when the latest Season goes live. It may be added to the game alongside the Fortnite Season 7 update.

Lachlan's video which detailed the entire mode has since been pulled, but not before the entire internet grabbed screenshots and video mirrors (thanks, FortniteIntel). It was, apparently, supposed to be revealed at The Game Awards, which are held on 6 December in Los Angeles and have promised a wealth of new game reveals.

Developers get control of their games pages and newsfeed and interestingly Epic says that there will be "no store-placed ads or cross-marketing of competing games on your page, and no paid ads in search results".

And in the case of both posters, we can assume that the figures who are showing will be some form of skin for the games upcoming Season 7 Battle Pass. Epic state that the mode is "new and exciting, but not final", though they aren't putting any kind of beta or alpha label on it. Players can host limited time servers or even leave them up for others to join. If you look closely, you'll see a someone on skies heading down his crown, so we can expect skis or snowboards to feature in Season 7.

Fortnite Creative also hearkens back to Minecraft. The same reason Fortnite is not available through the official Play Store.

The mode provides an extension to the popular Battle Royale Playground option, which allowed players to land on an island with friends and mess about, making their own objectives.

Vanessa Coleman