Epic Games have announced the PvE Fortnite mode, Save the World, will no longer be offered free to play in the future.

In late 2018, Epic Games stated that Save the World would eventually be free to play, and players have eagerly been awaiting the day they can try out the PvE mode. Since the successful launch of Fortnite Battle Royale, Epic have concentrated on the Battle Royale mode, leaving Save the World full of bugs and unhappy players.

Fortnite Save the World

free to play plans scrapped

In a blog post today, Epic Games announced that they’re bringing Save the World out of Early Access. They also announced they will no longer be offering Save the World free in the future as they announced back in 2018 and instead it’ll remain a premium experience.

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Players seem to be upset at the change of direction with Save the World, especially as it’ll no longer go down the free-to-play route Epic had promised. Free-to-play games garner much larger audiences, and with the current player base of Fortnite Battle Royale, there would have been an influx of players looking to try out Save the World. With more players, Epic would likely release larger and more regular updates for Save the World.

Fortnite Save The World
Fortnite Save The World

Epic have also clearly stated in their blog that the development of content for Save the World will slow down after the official release. Epic have, however, stated that all paid founders will have their pack upgraded to the next level and unlock all the rewards that come with it. Ultimate Edition owners will be granted the new Metal Team Leader Pack for free along with 8,000 V-Bucks.

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The blog post also states Save the World will no longer support all new Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetics over the coming months, but your current cosmetics will still function as usual in both Battle Royale and Save the World.

The blog post goes on to introduce a new major feature, Ventures, along with outlining seasonal structure changes for the PvE mode along with new Save the World packs being released.

Metal Team Leader Pack
Metal Team Leader Pack

The hashtag save Save the World is currently trending on Twitter as players look to voice their opinion after today’s blog post. Players are unhappy with Epic reversing their decision on Save the World being free-to-play in the future, the amount of bugs in the mode, and the fact that Epic are stating the main storyline is complete when it’s clearly not. Here’s a Twitter thread on why STW players are unhappy:

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yes
yes
16 days ago

whats the price of the metal team leader pack?

FoRtNiTE
FoRtNiTE
13 days ago
Reply to  Yousef Saifi

Is that Australia dollars

Jeremy
Jeremy
16 days ago

So you mean whatever skins and cosmetics are released for BR they won’t be available for use in STW???

SidNightwalker
SidNightwalker
16 days ago

So they’ve essentially abandoned it, have hardly done any work on it in like two years anyway, and will make it so you have to buy it if you even want to try it out. Yeah, yeah that’s the gaming industry for you.

Last edited 16 days ago by SidNightwalker
Fabray
Fabray
15 days ago
Reply to  SidNightwalker

That’s not true at all, everyone complained about that constantly, but it was never true. They never finished the final zone, but there was a brand new storyline every 2-3 months like clockwork that entire time. They only just started repeating those quest chains a few months ago, and at that point you knew it was probably over. Now, all this new content they were pumping out was the same repetitive quests over and over again, but that game has arguably the best voice acting of the past ten years, so it was always entertaining to follow along. I’ve been… Read more »

SidNightwalker
SidNightwalker
14 days ago
Reply to  Fabray

Yes, it’s been rather abundantly clear that originally they wanted to have STW as the potential story mode for the game, but they weren’t planning on the battle royale or creative portions becoming so insanely popular. They cancelled the much anticipated Unreal Tournament some time ago because of the overwhelming popularity even, since they didn’t want to be competing with themselves for multiplayer gamers’ attention. But that’s how too many gaming companies do things now, just kill your potential to expand your success.

zwombie75
zwombie75
15 days ago

what happens whit you’re pirate Lammas

zwombie75
zwombie75
15 days ago

the tickets can you use them for the new ones?

zwombie75
zwombie75
15 days ago

did they convert or are they all gone ?

Alex mccabe
Alex mccabe
15 days ago

why???

Hi from California
Hi from California
15 days ago

That’s sad. I wanted to maybe try it out. Then again, when I watch videos of save the world, it’s super confusing.

peter
peter
15 days ago

i went buy it off store on ps4 and no option in game anymore , it was there two days ago . this sucks i love save world played on xbox but wanted on ps4 now cant get it because i waited 2 days. any idea and no stores have the game anymore around here to buy at like eb games

DSyko
DSyko
15 days ago

Curious. I was thinking about buying STW but it’s no longer for sale. So what happens when this starter pack comes out for $20. If I buy that will it grant me access to the game?

yeet
yeet
15 days ago

What happens if you just bought it will we get the 8000 vbucks coz i dont know if i have ultimate

Hadi Bhati
Hadi Bhati
9 days ago

If i buy it now will i get 8000 vbucks ..
And can i use the vbucks earned in save the world for purchase of skin and emotes in battle royale