"Fortnite Save the World" will still be pay-to-play through 2018, Epic Games announced Monday via its State of Development update. "Scaling up for the legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight is key to providing an excellent experience".
Save the World, the single-player/co-op counterpart to Battle Royale, won't be launching into its full, free-to-play form this year after all. We're reorganizing menu options to make them easier to find and converting some old UI tutorial quests to use a new callout system.More news: Here's how you can watch President Trump's rally in Houston
Epic Games has been putting out cryptic tweets in recent days, that all appear to be pointing toward a special Halloween-themed event in their popular battle royale hit, Fortnite. Epic noted that Fortnite: Save the World had seen "unprecedented growth" since its launch, and a number of improvements are planned.
To thank players for their support, any player logging in during the Fortnitemares Event will receive two heroes for free: Brainiac and Skull Ranger Ramirez.More news: Broncos Open To Demaryius Thomas Trade Offers; Teams Interested
Speaking of which, Fortnitemares is back! That's at least what some players think might be happening, though there's always the chance that it's just part of the aesthetic for the skin that's being teased and isn't actually returning. You'll have a total of six Hero slots to manage up from the previous three.
While Epic hasn't revealed specific details on Fortnitemares as of yet, some mysterious tweets from the official Fortnite account have a lot to hint at. After picking your main Hero, the additional five will dictate your perks and traits.More news: Navy Sails 2 Ships Through Taiwan Strait in Defiance of China
"We're working on a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling we believe are needed to go free-to-play", it said. "Upon launch it will be an opt-in process, we will flag the item that has been re-balanced and you choose to de-level if you wish". Epic Games has confirmed that this is no longer the case.