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Fortnite Lego Islands bring piratey platforming to PS5 and Xbox

Fortnite’s Lego Island collection has kicked off with two shiny new experiences that will test your platforming prowess on PS5 and Xbox.

Fortnite Lego Islands: a lego pirate with a hook and black hat next to a wooden raft with two characters on

Lego has amped up the family-friendly factor in Fortnite, introducing two brand-new experiences that you and your loved ones can play right now on PS5 and Xbox. Lego Raft Survival and Lego Obby Fun are the inaugural installments in ‘Lego Islands’ – a new collection of Lego minigames that will be built upon “throughout 2024 and beyond.”

According to a press release, “Lego Islands can be enjoyed solo or with up to four friends online” – a big win for co-op game fans everywhere. Though Raft Survival and Obby Fun have no clear endpoint for completion, Lego says that the intention is to “offer plenty of fun and different action-packed challenges every time they’re played.” They may be intended for a younger audience, but there’s clearly scope for friendly competition here between even the most fervent players of Fortnite’s battle royale game mode.

So what do these experiences entail? As per the presser, Raft Survival “combines frenetic multiplayer problem solving with the classic Lego Pirates theme, as the infamous Blackbeard challenges players and their friends to stay afloat on a raft in unfriendly waters.” By picking up resources as you scurry about your raft, you’ll be able to continue extending your flotilla while being bombarded by the Barracuda ship. From what we’ve seen, it looks to be a charming survival game mode that will get real chaotic, real quick.

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Meanwhile, Obby Fun is the first Lego-themed obstacle course to hit one of the best multiplayer games out there. Offering “a Lego-inspired take on climbing and problem-solving through brick-built platforms,” the mode looks to offer up a solid challenge, though don’t expect anything on the same level as Getting Over It or Only Up! With that being said, we’d love to see a more unforgiving vertical Lego course eventually make its way to Fortnite.

Speaking on Lego Islands, Lego Game’s head of play and creator growth, Kari Vinther Nielsen, says that the team is “thrilled to introduce players to the first of our creative and fun Lego Islands series of play experiences within Fortnite.”

With plenty more Lego Fortnite goodness promised this year and in the future, it’s great to see support for one of 2023’s most pleasant surprises continue to expand. The core Lego Fortnite experience – a surprisingly in-depth co-op survival game – has been met with huge popularity, and Epic has undertaken a huge effort to create unique Lego versions of the game’s most popular skins. Given that popularity, it makes perfect sense to see more Lego modes and experiences appear.

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