Although Fortnite’s cooperative multiplayer component, Save the World, doesn’t tend to get quite as much love as its little brother Battle Royale, the folks at Epic Games have announced that they’re working on some front-end updates for the game’s upcoming 6.30 update. When the update goes live, players will find a new-and-improved Homebase, which the devs hope should now be easier to navigate as well as a bit more lively.
The changes are largely cosmetic, but they also bring some improvements to the new-player experience. In lieu of the quest-driven tutorials, which the devs say “were often hard to notice and not as effective as they could be,” players will now be given “contextual, quick explanations of key features as they are unlocked.”
Moreover, the old skill and research trees have been removed, with many of their functionalities being rolled into the new Upgrades room. But if you’ve put a lot of time and resources into your upgrade and research trees, don’t fret: “When these changes go live,” the announcement says, “your account will be converted in such a way that it should be just as powerful or even more so than it currently is in terms of stats and progress.” The devs know it might take players some time to get accustomed to the changes, so they’re giving current players “a way to reset the new Upgrade room and Research Lab a couple times each while [they] figure things out.”
For all the details on all the new front-end changes and improvements, you can check out the full announcement on the game’s official site.