Back in 2018, it was revealed that Fortnite's Save The World mode (separate from Battle Royale) would eventually become free-to-play, but now Epic Games has nixed those plans and decided it will remain a premium experience.
This was revealed in an official announcement on the Epic Games website, which explained that development of new content will slow down for the Save The World game, and it will no longer be able to support all upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetic purchases over the coming months.
That said, Epic is still working on new features for now, including season-long excursions called Ventures, a shift to an annual recurring seasonal schedule, and a new pack series starting Thursday.
"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."
As part of this latest announcement, Fortnite Save The World will officially leave Early Access, and all paid Founders will have their Founder’s Packs upgraded to the next level and unlock all the rewards included in the upgraded pack for free. Ultimate Edition owners will be granted the new Metal Team Leader Pack and 8,000 V-Bucks.
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