How To Play Fortnite Bingo Mode (Complete With Game Ideas)
Move over High Explosives, 50 vs 50, and Solid Gold because the best Fortnite game mode ever has arrived -- and it wasn't even crafted by the Epic team at all!
While waiting on Fortnite Season 5 to officially drop (which seems like will involve Vikings and a tear in the fabric of time somehow?), players decided to come up with their own custom game mode -- Fortnite bingo!
Ready to get going filling out bingo lines and using nearly every weapon found in the game against your best mates? Let's get started!
Note: Special thanks to Fortnite YouTuber Lachlan for catapulting this one into the public consciousness when he started playing rounds for 100,000 V-Bucks (check out the video below).
Fortnite Bingo Card Basic Version
Bingo Custom Mode
This special way to play bingo in Fortnite makes extensive use of the game's new Playground mode, which is currently labeled as a limited-time mode. However, the mode gives you plenty of time to find all the items on the bingo card without having to constantly drop back into the loading screen after getting killed.
To play, just pop in a Playground match and start searching the map until you or a friend fill up your inventory with five items on the bingo card.
Here's a quick tip: Before the match, decide how you want to set up the custom match's win conditions.
For example, you could go for a traditional bingo setup -- collect five items in a vertical or horizontal line. Then make players win multiple rounds over time to get a full-card winner.
Alternatively, you could instead go for the full blackout win, which could take hours with a dedicated group of players. Lastly, you could decide that players must actually net kills with the weapon in question, or deploy certain items at certain time to get the bingo segments to count.
Bingo Hard Mode
Ok, the above is the easy version of Fortnite bingo. If you're looking for more of a challenge, this is how you play hard mode.
If your group has some serious time to grind, drop into Squads mode and try to get a bingo win while playing against other players in a regular 100 player match! In this version of the game, bingo lines should stay blacked out between matches, as it's unlikely you'll hit five in a row before dying in a single game.
Alternatively, if you don't like the original bingo card setup or want to swap out items like Port-A-Fort or stink bomb for other weapons, make up your own custom Fortnite bingo card and share it with your friends!
There are plenty of other ways to play if you want to change up the difficulty while waiting for Season 5. Fill up a card with llamas to see who can get to five or 20 first. Or pop in locations like Junk Junction and Tilted Towers to see who can visit the most locations the fastest!
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Are you jumping on the bingo bandwagon? Let us know how you plan to play in the comments below, and stay tuned for full coverage on the first week of Fortnite Season 5 to arrive tomorrow!
For those who have been away in recent weeks, Season 4 brought plenty of weapon and item additions to the game. Make sure to check out the the high capacity drum gun, new dual pistols drop, and area-clearing stink bombs.
And while you're at it, make sure to head over to our Fortnite guides page for even more tips, tricks, and strategies.