Fortnite’s ‘Close Encounters’ Limited Time Mode Now Live, Bring On The Jetpacks!

After a massive technical difficulty abruptly pulled the new mode from Epic Games’ Fortnite, many who have been waiting for those beloved jetpacks were left wanting. Nearly 12 hours later, it seems like all is well and the new close-quarters event is now live and ready to be enjoyed!

As described by Epic Games:

Limited Time Mode: Close Encounters

  • Close quarters combat with Shotguns & Jetpacks!
  • The only guns in this mode are the various types of Shotguns.
    • Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns can be found in Chests & Supply Drops.
    • Other Shotgun types are spawned as Floor Loot.
  • The storm moves in more quickly than normal mid to late game.
  • Typical match length is about 15 minutes.
  • Stats are enabled for this mode.

The addition of jetpacks is HUGE and one that just adds another layer of fun to a title that really just doesn’t take itself too seriously! And that’s not a bad thing, it’s part of the game’s charm! Fun, exciting – vibrant! All the while still providing a challenging experience, one that is enjoyable with friends. Even more so given that it is crossplay compatible, even with its mobile counterpart! Not too shabby, Epic Games, not too shabby.

As the name suggests, the Limited Time Mode is only available for just that: a limited time. Make sure to get in on the action quick before it’s too late!

Fortnite is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and iOS devices. Still no confirmation on a Nintendo Switch release, though its seeming more and more likely by the day! We’re also still waiting for an official Android announcement, though the developers promise one is on the way “soon.”

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Matt Ruppert715 Posts

Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.

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