Fortnite Save the World will not go free-to-play in 2018

Joanna Estrada
October 22, 2018

To compensate for the delay (Save the World free-to-play was previously scheduled to roll out this year) you can get the Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez skins (pictured below) for free during the Fortnitemares Event, as well as 50% off the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder's Packs later this week.

The game once known as 'Fortnite' will not leave paid early access and launch free-to-play this year as planned, Epic Games have said.

Fortnite Save the World's latest "State of Development" blog post can be read in full here.

We're excited to announce a brand new updated Hero System!

They also talk about plans including revamping and rearranging menus, and overhauling the Hero (character/class) system "to offer a more flexible approach to customising your loadout with more options and room for creativity". Hero slots will double from three to six, and Epic says it's "looking to expand the variety of loadouts you can create". After picking your main Hero, the additional five will dictate your perks and traits. Additionally, we're adding polish and character (s) to the menus. To find out more, head to the official Fortnite blog here. We'll release an in-depth look at all these incoming changes in the next few weeks, to prepare for the rollout in the next few months.

The ever-evolving landscape of Fortnite has seen a number of changes since it was first released last summer in order to keep the game feeling fresh and keep players coming back.

Fortnitemares begins Wednesday, October 24th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and iOS/Android devices.

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