Last year Epic promised to release Fortnite Save the world for free to play to all in 2018. Looks like Epic can’t keep their promise. They are indefinitely postponing the Free to Play launch according to their official blog.
According to their Blog post;
“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.”
The main reason for Epic to postpone this is their exponential increase of player base from battle royale mode, they are not ready to support both in technical and gameplay aspects to this huge player base. Fortnite Save the World is expected to be free by the end of 2019.
If you want to get started with Save The World it’s not a bad idea to get it now because there is a 50% discount going on Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder’s packs.
Epic is working on major changes to prepare for free to play and continuing to add to Save the World. They made a new UI design for Save the World They announced a new mode called Fortnitemares. Read more about all the new updates at Fortnite Official Blog.