Epic Games has announced that The Save the World mode of Fortnite, the one which is not Battle Royale, will no longer be free to play in 2018. As it entered early access development in the year 2017, Save the World has been only available to all those who were willing to purchase a special campaign pack, starting at around £32.99. Initially, it was expected to go free-to-play at some time in the year 2018. However Epic Games, in their latest post on the State of Development, explained that they will postpone the move away from paid early access. They will work upon a wide set of features, reworks and backend system scaling, which they believe, are required to go free-to-play.
The developer said that Save the World has grown at a consistent basis since their launch in July 2017. On an overall basis, Fortnite has experienced unprecedented growth. The developer even believes that scaling up for the legions of player heroes, who will join the fight, is key towards providing an excellent experience. This is applicable to all of their players, both old and new, so they are taking some time out to get things right.
Epic Games has also revealed their plan to thank their founders, both old and new. For that, they will be giving away Hallowe’en-y Skull Ranger Ramirez and Brainiac Jonesy heroes to any individual, who logs into Save the World during the upcoming event of Fortnite Mares. Epic has not yet announced when their spooky festivities will start off. Still, judging by their recent tweets, the festivities will commence very soon. In addition to all these, anyone who is curious about sampling Save the World, while it stays in paid early access, there is an offer for them. They will receive a discount of 50 percent on the game’s Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Limited Founder’s packs, which are starting off later this week.