Epic Games is updating its terms and conditions to grant special permission to those recreating in-game versions of the original Fortnite Battle Royale map.

Earlier this week, Epic finally released Fortnite Creative 2.0, which enables large-scale player creations like maps, modes, and more. Recreating copyrighted intellectual property, such as previous versions of Fortnite, is not permitted by the game’s terms and conditions, but special permission is granted by Epic to fans recreating the Battle map Original royal.

“We’re just as excited as you are to relive the experiences we shared on the original Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 1 map, so we’re granting a special and specific exception to allow creators to release their own new versions of maps from the chapter. 1. Epic Announced (opens in a new tab) read Epic reaffirms that this is the only exception they will make for Unreal Editor creations.

Epic is making this exemption because fan teams have already recreated the original Fortnite Battle Royale map in Unreal Editor. A team, called Reboot Royale, recently put their game into beta, which is why Epic Games was quick to announce the change in their policy.

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It’s great that Epic is making this change and it’s an incredible win for the preservation of the game. There’s never been a way to revisit Fortnite’s past, but now we finally have a way to do a little time travel to the origins of the battle royale mode, which first appeared over five years ago at this point.

However, it’s still important to remember that Epic will not allow any further Fortnite recreations based on the existing IP. So don’t get too excited about Half-Life or other recreations appearing in Epic’s game, as they’ll disappear before you can load them.

Take a look at our Fortnite Character Locations guide if you have trouble locating someone in season 2.

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