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If you're looking for a fun way to cap off the weekend, you might want to try logging into Fortnite: Battle Royale. Epic's popular free-for-all shooter is currently running two special play modes, including Infinity Gauntlet and the latest iteration of 50v50.
As Gamespot points out, this has been a pretty unusual weekend for Fortntite: Battle Royale. If the standard game is accompanied by a unique mode, there's usually only one of them. From the fast-moving Blitz mode to a mode where four teams of 25 players compete on the same map, there's usually only room for one alternative on top of the standard mode. Epic changed that this weekend, though, by bringing back the popular 50v50 mode. What makes that surprising is that the insanely popular Infinity Gauntlet mode is still ongoing, meaning there are currently three ways to play the game.
Considering how many people are playing Fortnite across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and mobile, I don't think Epic needs to worry about fragmenting their player base all that much. In other words, we're sure they can have a handful of modes and they'll all have zero trouble filling rosters with a quickness. What's great for players is that this adds an unexpected bit of variety. If you want to change things up a bit, you've at least temporarily got more options.
This weekend's 50v50 works exactly like the most recent iteration of the mode. Two teams of 50 approach the island in their own buses and the final circle for the map is visible from the very beginning. Loot drops are upped, giving players a chance to stock up as quickly as possible before making their way to the site of the final showdown. This mode usually results in much more impressive forts getting built on the map as teams battle for supremacy in the final zone.
The Infinity Gauntlet mode, on the other hand, started early last week and starts off as a standard version of Battle Royale. A crossover event with Marvel, the whole ordeal changes once the Infinity Gauntlet crashes down onto the map, giving one player the ability to turn into the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. Grabbing the gauntlet makes you look like Thanos, gives your health and shield a big boost, and also grants a few new abilities. As Thanos, you can shoot a powerful beam of energy at your enemies, you can punch hard enough to pulverize other players and parts of structures, and you can leap into the air to gain a better view of the battlefield. Even better, once airborne, you can come crashing down to earth at a desired location or even fire your weapon while hovering for a while. The mode received a pair of patches already to make Thanos a little less OP, and people seem to really be enjoying the mode.