Fortnite Battle Royale has been the most popular video game for a few months now. However, its PvE version, Save the World, is also very interesting and has a dedicated playerbase. Fortnite’s PvE mode has been in development for over seven years, and it appears that Epic Games is not done with it yet.
At the moment, gamers can pay for Fortnite: Save the World and test the game in its early access phase. Furthermore, by paying for the PvE mode, players get some exclusive items they can use in Fortnite Battle Royale. Unfortunately, Save the World mode won’t be released for free in 2018, which was the original plan.
When will Fortnite: Save the World become free to play?
Epic Games has originally planned to make Fortnite: Save the World free by the end of 2018. However, it turns out that the game developer has more work to do on the game, and its free-to-play release will be postponed.
“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,” is what Epic Games wrote in the recent state of development post.
Fortnite players have been dealing with lag issues lately. Because of this, the mode most likely won’t come out until the developer figures out how to scale the system. By making Fortnite: Save the World free, Epic Games would get millions of new players. Handling all of them would not be an easy task, which is why the mode won’t be released this year.
Fortunately, Fortnite founders will get many new features soon. The game developer will release front-end improvements and a new hero system. Additionally, players who log in during the Fortnitemares event will get two exclusive skins for free!