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‘Fortnite: Save the World’ Won’t be Free Until Next Year

Fortnite: Save the World will not be free in 2018.

Fortnite: Battle Royale is currently free for all, but Save the World is a version of the game that requires people to pay, and comes before the Battle Royale mode of the game.

Epic Games has previously said it wanted to make the PvE version free in 2018, but the developers announced Monday that it’s not going to happen.

“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 Halloween event was also teased recently, and will be called Fortnitemares Event. Here’s how it will work in Save The World.

“You’ll head to Hexsylvania to revisit last year’s Vlad Moon Rising questline. If you played the event last year you may notice a few changes… and even more Vlad than before. New visitors to Hexsylvania will deliver some spooky world saving, as Ray and company confront history’s evil-est Vlad.”

All Save The World founders who enter the game will get the Skull Ranger Ramirez and Brainiac Jonesy unlockables for free.

If you were hoping to get your hands on the free-to-play version, you may have to wait until next year, although, there is a promotion running now that discounts it.

The Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder’s packs can be purchased half-off starting this week.

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