How to Play 50v50 in Fortnite Battle Royale

Learn how to start playing the epic limited-time 50v50 Fortnite Battle Royale event with the help of this guide.

Learn how to start playing the epic limited-time 50v50 Fortnite Battle Royale event with the help of this guide.
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Fortnite Battle Royale has received a new limited-time event — a 50v50 co-operative battle mode. You can play the event either in solo mode or with up to three friends. The Fortnite 50 vs 50 event will last until December 17, so be sure to try it out as soon as possible. 

There are several special rules applied by Epic Games to this new mode, so before jumping right into it, prepare by reading this short guide on how to play the Fortnite 50v50 event.

How to Start Playing Fortnite 50v50

The 50 vs 50 mode is only available in Battle Royale, so go to the BR lobby and select the 50v50 playlist. Wait for the matchmaking to begin, and then wait some more for all the players to join the game.

Once enough players have joined, the Battle Bus will get you flying over the map. You will not be able to see where the enemy players land, just as they will not be able to see where your team lands.

Things to Keep in Mind

Right after you touch the ground, the friendly fire will be automatically disabled, so you can’t hit your teammates. However, if a squadmate wears a bush, it will be removed if you hit it.

You can also communicate through voice chat only with your squadmates. All friendly players will have green arrows above their heads, so this is is an easy way to identify them.

Reviving friendly teammates is available as well, so try to get together with as many friendly players as soon as possible. This will make your team far more resistant to enemy attacks.

How to Join as a Friend

At the launch phase of the event, the squad play was disabled due to server overloads. This meant that you could only play in solo mode. However, the issue has been fixed since then, so now you can easily join your buddies for a matchup in 50v50 mode.

All you need to do is go to the Battle Royale lobby and choose 50v50 under the Match Type. If the problem still persists, then try to restart the game. If restarting doesn’t help either, then you can try to set the Party Privacy to Private.

Hopefully, this quick guide helped you join the epic 50v50 limited-time mode in Battle Royale. For all the other, latest Fornite info at GameSkinny, check out our guides below:

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.