Fortnite has released an update on its state of development and it involves major changes in preparation for Save the World free-to-play.
Epic Games has decided to move its Fortnite Save the World free-to-play launch out of this year. By doing this, the team will have more time to focus on features, reworks, and the backend system scaling needed for the game mode.
“Save the World has grown consistently since our launch in July 2017 and Fortnite overall has experienced unprecedented growth,” the Fortnite team stated. “Scaling up for the legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight is key to providing an excellent experience.”
Epic games also wants to thank all of its players and founders for their continuous support ever since the launch of Fortnite Save the World last year. When players log in and play the game during the Fortnitemares Event, they will get Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for free. Fortnitemares involves the return of old heroes along with new faces who get to confront Vlad once again in the Vlad Moon Rising questline.
This week, fans can also get their hands on the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder’s packs at 50 per cent off.
Fortnite is also getting some front end user interface improvements. It is going to be more integrated into the game itself with reorganized menu options and the addition of characters to the menus. These changes are scheduled for release in the next few months.
A new Hero System has been announced as well, and it has been redesigned to highlight loadout customization options. Instead of having three slots, for example, players will get a total of six.
“We’re looking to expand the variety of loadouts you can create – putting the tools in your hands to make meaningful new decisions. We’ll put together a comprehensive blog to run you through the system when we finalize all the details,” the Fortnite team stated.
As for Fortnite players who are concerned about invested mats, the team is currently working on an investment refund feature. This feature will activate whenever big changes are made to heroes, schematics, defends, survivors, and other upgraded items.
“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. We will not automatically de-level your items,” the blog post clarified. “For this first version, we will be rolling out the “re-balance flag” to only Heroes adjusted by the new system, while we investigate how to grant back other materials in edge case scenarios.”
Until these exciting updates, Fortnite players can take on the Canny Valley questline and enjoy the features in the game’s latest patch.
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