When will Fortnite Save the World be free-to-play? Epic Games announce significant delay - Dexerto

When will Fortnite Save the World be free-to-play? Epic Games announce significant delay

Published: 22/Oct/2018 13:51 Updated: 22/Oct/2018 14:03

by Ross Deason


Epic Games, the developers of Fortnite, have confirmed that the ‘Save the World’ version of the game will become free-to-play in 2018, but they are committed to making it happen in the future.

Anyone hoping for the previously announced switch to a free-to-play model before 2019 will have been left disappointed by Epic’s most recent ‘Save the World State of Development’ blog post, but it certainly looks like we won’t be waiting for too much longer.

“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,” the developers state.

They went on to explain that they are taking their time in building a free-to-play model because they want to get it right: 

“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.”

Save the World players still have something to be excited about though, as Epic are giving them some free skins to enjoy: “To thank our founders, both new and old, if you log in and play during the Fortnitemares Event, you’ll receive both Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for free!”

To top things off, anyone that wants to try STW can do so now for half the price, as Epic Games are hosting a 50% off sale for the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Limited Founder’s packs.

Save the World is a co-op player versus environment (PVE) survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world where players can collect resources, build forts, construct weapons and more.

While Fortnite Battle Royale is the title that most people think of when discussing Fortnite, Save the World was actually the original mode, released in July of 2017, and costs around £35 in the UK and $40 in the US.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.