The Floor is … golden lava?!

The fan-favorite "Floor is Lava" Fortnite limited-time mode (LTM) has returned triumphantly following the v29.01 update. This game mode, which first debuted in Chapter 1 Season 8, progressively raises the lava beginning five minutes into the match. Chaos unfolds shortly after that, as players eliminate each other while building upwards until only one team remains. This article explains how to play the Floor is Lava Fortnite LTM and what you can expect.

How to play Floor is Lava in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

Players can head to the "Play" tab in Fortnite's main lobby to play the LTM. Once there, scroll down until you locate the "By Epic" category. This section includes the more popular game modes, such as Battle Royale, Zero Build, Party Royale, Team Rumble, and more.

You can also find the Floor is Lava Fortnite LTM in this category. After you find it, click on the game mode followed by "Select." This action will return you to the lobby, where you can choose whether to queue into the game mode by yourself, with friends, or with random teammates. Make sure you turn on "Fill" if you would like to join a group of random players.

Here is a quick step-by-step recap:

  1. Load into the Fortnite lobby or head to the "Play" tab.
  1. Scroll down until you find the "By Epic" category.
  1. The Floor is Lava Fortnite LTM should be the first icon that you see.
  1. Select the game mode and return to the lobby.
  1. Select "Fill" or "No Fill" and queue into a match.

What is different about this version of the LTM?

Image Credit: Epic Games
Image Credit: Epic Games

The Chapter 5 Season 2 version, dubbed "Midas Presents: Floor is Lava," features an updated loot pool relevant to the current Fortnite season. You can enjoy weapons such as the Gatekeeper Shotgun, Harbinger SMG, Huntress DMR, Warforged Assault Rifle, and more. Additionally, Midas created a pool of golden lava instead of regular lava.

Floor is Lava will remain in Fortnite until the Rise of Midas event concludes on April 2 at 9 a.m. ET. Be sure to check it out before it's too late!

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