Fortnite’s PvE mode “Save the World” has been delayed into 2019, Epic Games has confirmed. The mode, which is currently available to gamers who’ve purchased one of the paid version of Fortnite, was expected to go free-to-play this year, but has now been pushed back.
Forenite first started as a PvE game before the release of it’s hugely popular Battle Royale PvP mode was released. Epic Games will delay the free-to-play launch to focus on new features and scaling the backend to support the demand needed by making a game free-to-play.
The announcement from Epic Games reads:
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.
To thank our founders, both new and old, if you log in and play during the Fortnitemares Event, you’ll receive both Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for free!
For those of you who want to start playing right now, we’ve got you. Starting this week, we’ll be hosting a 50% off sale for the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Limited Founder’s packs.
Fortnite’s Save the World mode is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms only.