“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 revamp (Epic’s word) will include improvements to the front-end UI, menu tweaks, polish, and a brand-new hero system that allows players to manage a main here and five additional heroes to manage. Yes, there will be a refund system in place if the changes wreck your existing loadout. Founders are getting some sorry-about-the-delay goodies, and the game is half off right now.
Meanwhile, over the weekend Epic began teasing “Fortnitemares,” its Halloween shenanigans:
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 20, 2018
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 21, 2018
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 22, 2018