Fortnite Battle Royale has been about more than just surviving for quite a while now, but the game’s new Food Fight mode taking objective-based multiplayer to a whole new level.
Food Fight, which was just added in Fortnite patch v6.30, is a little like a cross between capture the flag and a protect-the-VIP game mode. Two teams of 12 face off, with each starting on opposite sides of a giant barrier. Each team gas has to protect either the Durr Burger mascot or the Tomato Head mascot from the enemy. The barrier prevents either team from entering the other’s territory for the first several minutes of the match, during which teams can fortify the area around their mascot.
This turns the mode into, basically, a two-fort mode. Each team spends the first five or so minutes constructing the biggest most elaborate base they can. Then the two teams fight it out, each attempting to infiltrate the enemy base and destroy their mascot.
While the mode may still take place within Fortnite Battle Royale, it feels a lot more like traditional competitive multiplayer. Players respawn seven seconds after they die, and even keep their entire inventory. In fact, this is more or less the mode that many players first thought of when they heard that Fortnite was getting PvP multiplayer: two sides each laying siege to giant, player-built fortresses while trying to protect their own.
Fortnite’s Food Fight mode is only available for a limited time, and will likely end sometime in the next two weeks. But if fans enjoy the mode enough, it will probably come back pretty soon.