Fortnite: Save The World’s Switch to Free-to-Play Delayed

Fortnite: Save the World is Epic Games’ original version of Fortnite before it was a Battle Royale game. They had intended to turn it into a free-to-play title in 2018 but that has been delayed.

Fortnite: Save the World is a PvE game where you team up with up to 4 people to save the world and was how the game originally launched. Epic Games had earlier stated that they wanted to make that free-to-play as well in 2018 however, they now announced that those plans had changed.

“We decided to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year,” Epic Games said in a developer update. “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.”

While no new date is known for when it’ll go free-to-play we can only guess that it’ll be sometime in 2019.

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Darren Rodrigues
Oct 23, 2018