Fortnite: Save the World has technically been in early access since its release in 2017, but that is no longer the case. Epic Games made an announcement explaining that this mode has left early access, and that the development of new content will be slowing down.
Save the World is essentially Fortnite’s campaign mode, and players must pay to access it. This stands in contrast to the free Battle Royale mode, which stole the spotlight. Epic had previously announced plans to take Save the World free-to-play, but those never worked out. With this new announcement, the company confirms that Save the World “will remain a premium experience rather than going free-to-play.”
All of your your current cosmetic purchases will continue to work in both modes, but Epic says that future cosmetic items released for Battle Royale won’t be supported by Save the World. If you have more questions about Save the World content (including the upcoming Ventures feature), check out the full post below from the Fortnite team.
FORTNITE SAVE THE WORLD UPDATE | STATE OF DEVELOPMENT
Long term replayability is the key motivation behind our next major feature, Ventures. Ventures is a new season-long excursion that takes place in a seasonal zone with new and unique modifiers to tackle. Each Venture season brings in a path of continued progression and fresh seasonal levels to climb.
Conquering the challenges in Ventures will earn you seasonal experience which impacts the level of difficulty you encounter, weapons you find, and the seasonal rewards that you earn. Reaching higher seasonal Ventures levels unlocks Supercharger materials that can raise the level of items in your main collection — beyond their current cap.
We’re hard at work on this new feature and will share a deeper dive as we close in on its release.
Until then, there are more great updates to look forward to as the Pirates have invaded Homebase! Along with them comes a brand new tropical biome, an all new narrative questline, and one of Homebase’s own to join your team!
SAVE THE WORLD SEASONAL STRUCTURE CHANGES
As we roll out Ventures, we’re shifting to an annual recurring seasonal schedule where existing in-game narratives and events, such as Frostnite and Dungeons, will continue on a seasonal rotation unique to Save the World and separate from Battle Royale.
Save the World’s massive library of existing Heroes, Schematics, and Questlines will rotate in throughout each season, with a handful of new quests and Heroes coming in at a slower pace.
This will happen by way of quest rewards, Event Llamas, or within the Event Store. Homebase will continue squashing bugs and balance issues over the course of each Season.
NEW SAVE THE WORLD PACKS
Starting Thursday, we’re introducing a new Save the World pack series that benefits Commanders both new and old. Today, we’re happy to announce the first pack of the series: The Metal Team Leader Pack.
The Metal Team Leader Pack introduces a new Hero, the Papa Bear weapon schematic, Warning Bow Back Bling, the Metal Team leader Challenges, and entry to Save the World at a new $20 price point. These exclusive Save the World challenges will earn you 1,000 V-Bucks, 500 X-Ray Tickets, and a Legendary Troll Stash Llama.
The Cosmetic items of this pack will be shared through Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative game modes. Don’t worry, founding Commanders! This new pack series will have no impact on existing Founder daily login rewards or their V-Bucks earned, which is now exclusive to early access Founders. The current Founder’s packs and their rewards will be retired once this new pack series becomes available.
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES
While the main story of Save the World is complete, there are still adventures to be had. Continue battling the Husks in Twine Peaks, take on each Save the World seasonal event, or evolve your collection by completing each Venture’s season… the choice is yours.
We hope that Save the World and the upcoming Ventures update will inspire you to continue your adventure and share your stories with us along the way.
– The Fortnite Team