Epic released a new Save the World developement blog today, confirming Save the World, the paid version of Fortnite, will not become free-to-play in 2018. Here’s the statement on the decision:
“We decided to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year. 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.”
Both new and old founders will be able to receive Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for free. Save the World will also be 50% off for all editions starting next week.