Fortnite Save the World free-to-play launch delayed to 2019

Fortnite Save the World free-to-play launch

It's probably not a stretch to say that many Fortnite Battle Royale players aren't aware that Epic Games' blockbuster started out as a PvE co-op game. In fact, this separate game mode isn't free-to-play as its competitive multiplayer counterpart – yet.

Fortnite's PvE mode Save the World won't release as free-to-play in 2018 as previously planned. Epic Games is now aiming for 2019 as the huge growth that the game has overall experienced means that the game must be ready for the “legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight.” If you want to start playing right now, there's a 50% discount on the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Limited Founder’s packs. If you already own the game and log in and play during the Fortnitemares Event, then you get the Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for free.

Fortnite Save the World free-to-play launch Jonesy

A UI revamp and a brand new hero system are in the works. Instead of three hero slots, you'll have six slots, so you can choose your main hero and the remaining five will help dictate your perks and traits. This new system should provide a means to expand the variety of loadouts. You can read more about the changes and plans for Fortnite Save the World here.

Fortnite Save the World free-to-play launch

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