Epic is still try­ing to resolve the issues that are plagu­ing the Play­ground LTM. It appears they know exact­ly what’s caus­ing the delay and are work­ing fever­ish­ly to get it resolved. This lim­it­ed time mode was sup­posed to launch along­side the v4.5 title update, but hasn’t made an appear­ance since. 

In a Red­dit post, Epic gave insight as to what tech­ni­cal prob­lems there sys­tems are fac­ing. It’s stat­ed they are work­ing on a few “data anom­alies”, which they need to under­stand before relaunch­ing. Aside from doing scale tests, the team is also test­ing oth­er sce­nar­ios:

  • Exhaust­ing serv­er capac­i­ty,
  • Match­mak­ing queue back-pres­sure spe­cif­ic to the LTM,
  • Recov­er­ing when new capac­i­ty is added, etc

Epic also stat­ed “It’s hard to know whether we’ll have to make any addi­tion­al sys­tem changes in order to meet our test goals right now. We won’t know that for sure until after we com­plete our cur­rent test­ing phase, which will be done in a few hours.”

In the same Red­dit post, Epic also shared two tech updates, the first was put up four days ago, while the sec­ond was two days ago.

Source: Red­dit