Some bad news for Fortnite fans. The free-to-play launch of Save the World, Fortnite’s FvE mode, is not going to happen this year. The developer Epic Games has confirmed that this mode’s free-to-play launch will now not happen until 2019. It says that the need for “features, reworks, and backend system scaling” has caused this delay. So it will launch next year.
Epic believes that those changes are required to go free-to-play. So it is taking the time to do things right. So the mode’s free-to-play launch will not happen later this year as was previously promised. It happens, but at least it will be quality. That’s what matters.
“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,” it said in a blog post.
Epic is offering players a 50 percent discount on Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder’s packs to make up for it. Epic is also building an investment refund feature that will activate when it makes significant changes to schematics, heroes, survivors, defenders, and any other items that players have upgraded. It will be opt-in at launch. Epic will flag the item that has been re-balanced and players will be able to choose to de-level if they want.
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