Fortnite Season 7 is well underway and Epic Games has just introduced something new for players to mess around with: Creative mode!
If you haven’t kept up, Fortnite’s Creative lets players build their own private islands for deathmatches, race modes, or free play — among other things. The feature was originally limited to just Battle Pass users during the season’s first week, but as of Dec. 13 anyone can hop on in and try it.
If you’d like to see it Creative mode in action, check out Epic’s introductory video below for a quick look. Otherwise, here’s everything you need to know about Creative.
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What can you do in Creative Mode?
Creative mode is Fortnite’s sandbox option. It lets players build their own levels, modes, and multiplayer scenarios with an unlimited number of materials and a wide range of pre-built structures. The game features four different islands for players to build on, and, after building, the game saves players’ work to their accounts. Island data transfers from platform to platform, too, so you can start work on an island on PC and continue building on mobile.
Creative mode starts by spawning players into an in-game selection menu called the “Creative hub.” This portal lets users edit their island, visit featured levels, or input a custom 12-digit island code to enter another user’s map.
Alongside letting players check out others’ creations, Creative features an extensive editing system that gives players the ability to spawn weapons, vehicles, items, chests, traps, and more in their world. This gives players plenty of freedom to do as they please in Fortnite — from kart racing to deathmatch battles.
Not to mention, Creative also works as a makeshift training ground. Through players’ islands, Fortnite lets users experiment with new weapons, try out vehicles, or just familiarize themselves with the game’s various consumables. Many new players might also be glad to hear that it lets you practice building. Granted, Fortnite’s Creative feature isn’t designed as a dedicated training mode. But it’s still a great way to experiment with all the new goodies added in Season 7.
How do I access Creative mode?
There are two ways to join the fun. When you boot up Fortnite, head over to Creative mode straight from the main menu. Alternatively, you can choose Creative from Fortnite: Battle Royale’s multiplayer game selection option.
Creative mode itself functions a lot like Battle Royale in terms of controls, weapons, and items. So if you’re familiar with Fortnite’s PvP multiplayer component, you should be good to go.
Can I use my cosmetics in Creative mode?
Yes! From outfits to emotes, all of your cosmetics transfer over to Fortnite’s Creative mode. That includes Battle Pass unlocks.
What in-game items can you use in Creative mode?
Fortnite’s Creative section features all non-vaulted vehicles, consumables, and weapons available in the game’s Battle Royale multiplayer mode. This includes Season 7’s new X-4 Stormwing. Several recently-vaulted weapons and items are available too, including the Double Barrel Shotgun, Shockwave Grenade, Clinger, and Port-a-Fort.
Not all vaulted items and weapons can be used in Creative, though, and it’s still unclear if more will appear in the near future. In the meantime, players can access Creative mode’s items by heading to the inventory section and entering the “Creative” tab on the top.
How do I spawn vehicles?
All vehicles are spawned through trap utilities. That means you need to build a floor or staircase first in order to access a vehicle.
First, head on over to your island and enter build mode. After adding either a floor or stairs, press your inventory key and visit the “Devices” tab under the “Creative” section. Find the vehicle you’d like to spawn and press “Equip.” This will replace your current trap item with a vehicle spawner.
Next, simply apply the trap to your floor or staircase and a vehicle will immediately appear. This includes the X-4 Stormwing as well as the All-Terrain Kart and Shopping Cart, which you can use while still in the Creative mode’s building section.
Can I customize my island’s multiplayer game mode and player settings?
To a certain extent, yes. Epic provides a relatively lengthy list of options that island owners can access. These include players’ starting health, fall damage, infinite ammunition, gravity settings, team modes, spawn locations, and the game modes “free play” and “elimination.”
To change your island’s game mode and spawn settings, head to the in-game main menu and click the “My Island” button. This will open up a lengthy list of options for island owners interested in changing their island’s multiplayer capabilities.
What’s the deal with The Block?
Chances are you’ve noticed a strange, fifth island available to build on, simply called The Block. This isn’t a normal private island; it’s actually a dedicated space connected to Fortnite: Battle Royale.
As Epic explained in a blog post, The Block is a 25×25 tile area that players can use to build original and unique designs. The “most exciting and imaginative” islands built on The Block will surface directly in Fortnite: Battle Royale’s own iteration of The Block, too. Epic will choose candidates by keeping an eye out for posts on the #FortniteBlockParty tag.
In other words: build an interesting design and your hard work might feature in the Battle Royale mode itself.
“If you’re featured on The Block, you’ll be highlighted on the Fortnite social channels and will get an in-game shoutout,” Epic revealed.
It’s a pretty nifty feature, albeit totally optional. But if you’d like to put your building skills to the test, The Block is a great way to become Fortnite-famous.
And that’s the gist of the new Fortnite Creative mode! Be sure to check out more of our guides and thoughts about the game, as well as this feature in the future. In the meantime, take care and have fun.