The battle royale mode is obviously Fortnite’s main attraction, but as its dedicate playerbase would tell you, the PvE mode Save the World is no slouch either. Where Battle Royale is free to play, though, Save the World isn’t, which is something that was about to change this year. That, however, is no longer the case.
In an update posted on their blog, Epic Games have confirmed that the free to play launch of Save the World will no longer be happening this year, as was originally intended, as they continue to work on “a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling” that they feel are necessary for the mode to make the switch to free to play. A new release window wasn’t provided by Epic.
“We decided to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year,” the update reads. “We’re working on a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling we believe are needed to go free-to-play. Save the World has grown consistently since our launch in July 2017 and Fortnite overall has experienced unprecedented growth. Scaling up for the legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight is key to providing an excellent experience. This applies to all of our players, old and new, so we’re taking the time to get this right.”
That said, Epic are making a few concessions. Any founder who logs in to play during the Fortnitemares Event will get both Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez. Additionally, starting this week, Epic will also be hosting a half-off sale on the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder’s packs.