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Fortnite X Halo is here, with Master Chief, a new cosmetic bundle, and a Blood Gulch Capture the Flag LTM. Here’s how to play the new game mode.

If you thought Fortnite Season 4 was crossover-heavy, then you haven’t seen anything yet. The first week of Season 5 has included a Mandalorian Battle Pass skin along with crossovers with God of War and Halo – and this is only the beginning.

Unlike God of War, Halo’s multiplayer focus lent itself to a Fortnite LTM – the Creative Mode recreation of the iconic Blood Gulch Capture the Flag.

There is matchmaking available for this mode, but it isn’t as intuitive as you might expect. At the time of writing, there’s no way to directly queue into this game from the lobby, leaving players wondering whether or not it’s working.

What’s more, even loading into Creative Mode might not make this LTM available. The Creative “Fill” Mode doesn’t appear to show Blood Gulch as a featured island. Xbox players can’t even queue into matchmaking from these portals, anyway – at least, for now.

Once you know what to do, finding Blood Gulch is simple. Follow these steps:

  • Load into a private Creative Mode
  • Walk up too the Blood Gulch featured island and begin matchmaking

Players on Xbox One – or anyone in a Creative Fill lobby – can search for a match this way:

  • Put in island code: 9677-6974-5646
  • Enter the island after it loads
  • Enter the matchmaking portal within the island.
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As for the map itself, it’s a stunning recreation of one of the most iconic maps in the history of the Halo franchise.

In our short sample size, we didn’t find the game as competitive as we would’ve liked. Players on each team left before the end, and capturing the flag…