The Battle Lab Is Live With Fortnite Update 11.31

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Prepare for the Battle Lab.
Prepare for the Battle Lab. Epic Games

Fortnite announced that its Battle Lab is now available as update 11.31 goes live. Another change that arrived with this update is that Playground is now under Creative. Fortnite also revealed that they have temporarily disabled the DirectX 12 beta and developers hope to re-open those doors sometime in early 2020.

So what is Battle Lab all about? In essence, it serves as your own Battle Royale Island where you make the rules. All you need to do is to first select from a choice of LTM loot pools. After that, you can then set up combat scenarios using the new Bot Grenades. You can then create your own mode by putting in options like fall damage and gravity.

After that you can fill up your game with up to 15 friends or matchmake with default options in a public Battle Lab.

As mentioned, Playground now has a new home and can be found under the Creative tab. Get to Creative maps with others by queuing for Creative and choosing “Play” instead of “Create.”

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes introduced with v11.31 include:

  • Continued to make improvements regarding FPS drops and hitching on mobile devices.
  • The Fire/Build button on mobile devices is no longer unavailable when the Glider Redeploy button is shown.
  • Resolved an issue involving players being unable to exit the HUD Layout Tool on mobile devices.
  • Resolved an issue involving being able to see the Edit option on enemy walls.
  • The “Eliminations without aiming down sights” Dive! Challenge is now tracking progress properly.
  • Resolved an issue involving the "Join Party" option through "Joinable Parties" not working on controller.
  • The Item Shop countdown timer no longer appears out of sync for different players.
  • Resolved stability issues.

Fortnite: Creative

Speaking of Creative, just last week Creative introduced new content for everyone. This included:

  • Trick Tile
    • Use this device to make floors and walls appear and disappear at will.
  • Tracker
    • Set up quests and custom challenges for players with the new Tracker device.
  • Slurp Swamp Gallery
    • Mix in these iconic props and galleries onto your island and have your very own slurp stations.
  • Archipelago Island
    • Test the waters of a new island with unique land formations.
  • Islands
    • With the new Archipelago Island, you can now build and swim around different land formations in a tropical setting.

You can learn more about changes in Creative here.

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