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Here Are the Best Ways to Enjoy Fortnite Creative Mode

Creative mode is now available to all players across Fortnite: Battle Royale! There’s plenty to do, see, and build throughout the new feature. So let’s take a look at the best ways to spend your time with it.

For the uninitiated, Creative mode is an open sandbox where players can experiment with Fortnite structures, weapons, vehicles, and more. Users are free to create their own islands and publish anything — from skirmishes to kart races to recreations of famous video game maps. The mode is built for multiple players to get together and play with each other. However, building on your own is amazing in its own right (and pretty powerful, too).

If you are new to Creative mode and still figuring out what to do in it, here are just a few ideas.

Practice Shooting and Building

Fortnite: Battle Royale doesn’t offer an official training mode. Creative mode gets the job done in a pinch, however. If you want to practice firing weapons, driving vehicles, or quickly building structures, head to your island and spawn the items you want to master. This is a particularly great way to experiment with new vehicles and weapons that are otherwise too difficult to try out mid-game

Players join their island with an unlimited amount of materials, too. That means you can build forts with as much wood, brick, and metal as you like. Meanwhile, you can spawn weapons and consumables from the inventory section. For vehicles, simply build a floor or staircase and add a vehicle spawner. From All-Terrain Karts to X-4 Stormwings, players can take practically any vehicle for a spin across the island. You can even use them in combat against other players, too!

Aim Deagle, one popular map recreating a Counter-Strike level.

Check Out Fortnite Community Creations

Fortnite’s Creative mode works a lot like Minecraft. Epic Games even offers a similar system to share islands. Just like the Minecraft‘s “seeds,” Fortnite lets players pass around Island Codes to check out other players’ creations.

Island codes are 12-digit strings that players can input into rifts in the Creative mode hub. Like seeds, these codes let players check out a given creator’s island at any time. They’re a great way to share enormous undertakings with other players. And after using a code, the game saves it in the Island Code selection menu, letting players return to their favorite levels as they please.

There are a couple ways to get your hands on other players’ Island Codes. There’s the r/FortniteCreative subreddit, for one, where players regularly show off their latest creations. Fortnite Tracker’s Fortnite Creative Database is a pretty thorough collection that lets users upload their Island Codes. They can even upvote their favorites. Last but not least, YouTube is filled with videos of Creative mode islands, too. Merely searching for Fortnite Island Code” yields plenty of solid choices if you want a new level to check out.

Race Your Friends

One of the easiest ways to enjoy the Fortnite Creative mode is to build a race track together with your friends. Then, when it’s ready, go head-to-head for the finish line. Simply invite your friends into your island and build a race track together — either from scratch or with different prefabs from the inventory section. Remember, to add vehicles into the game, simply build a floor or staircase and apply an All-Terrain Kart or Quadcrasher spawn to the structure.

After you build your track, you can visit the “My Island” tab from the in-game menu to set the island’s rules. This includes players’ spawn location, the time limit, gravity, and the ability to build during play. Epic doesn’t have a pre-made script to track laps quite yet. However, building a race is pretty easy and a great way to kill a late night with friends.

Fortnite Creative Mode

Revisit Your Favorite Video Games

Fortnite has always attracted players with a knack for engineering impressive structures, but Creative mode gives users a whole new avenue to show their expressive side. Case in point, several players have already used Creative mode to recreate some of their favorite levels from other video games.

Falconstrike1998’s Rainbow Road race track mirrors the original course from Super Mario Kart (its Island Code is 2668-3299-2351). Meanwhile, VariousPurple recreated Dust II from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive through Creative mode. It’s a pretty spot-on remake for team deathmatch (that Island Code is 8335-1484-3001). In fact, there are a ton of popular first-person shooter levels turned into Fortnite maps. Many are highly detailed. For example, WSG-Jordan’s Fortnite version of Rust from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (1932-2773-3421) shows meticulous care — and looks ridiculously fun, too.

Fortnite’s Creative mode is powerful, but it isn’t magic. Don’t expect to churn out an authentic Counter-Strike or Mario Kart remake in an afternoon. You can always start small by rebuilding famous structures, locations, or miniature maps from popular games bit by bit. Just uses a mixture of your build mode and prefabs until you rebuild an entire level from scratch!

Build Something Incredible in the Block

Once you spend a fair amount of time fooling around with Creative mode’s player islands, you’ll probably stumble across The Block in the Creative Hub. It’s an odd addition, but it’s there for a reason. The Block is Epic Games’ Creative mode showcase. It’s an opportunity for particularly skilled creators to submit their work directly into Fortnite.

Players can build anything within a 25×25 flat area, as long as they “create something new” and keep memory to less than 50,000. Then creators can share their hard work via the #FortniteBlockParty hashtag on social media. If Epic likes your design, it will be included on The Block during Fortnite: Battle Royale matches. You’ll also get an in-game shoutout and a social bump from Epic.

Granted, The Block is purely optional. But if you really want to put your Creative mode skills to the test, competing to enter Fortnite: Battle Royale’s map is the endgame. Just make sure your final design follows Creative mode’s Code of Conduct!

About the Author

Ana Valens

Ana Valens is a freelance games journalist. Her work has been published on Dot Esports, The Daily Dot, Waypoint, Glixel, and Kill Screen. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she shares an apartment with a gaming PC, a PlayStation 4, and a Nintendo Switch.