Fortnite Save the World Update | State of Development
Fortnite has always been in a constant state of evolution since we first began development, and so much has changed over the years as we've played and developed the game with you. As we near the three-year anniversary of Fortnite and Save the World’s release, we wanted to share an update on our development plans.
Since the launch of Save the World’s Early Access period, we've added a vast collection of unique Heroes and Schematics, an overhaul of the Front End and Hero Loadouts, a weapon recombobulation system, a climactic narrative experience, and more that has shaped Save the World into a massive-collection-RPG experience.
Today we’re bringing Save the World out of Early Access and have decided that it will remain a premium experience rather than going free-to-play. Development of new content will slow down after this official release, but the adventure doesn’t end here for Save the World.
All paid Founders will have their Founder’s Packs upgraded to the next level and unlock all the rewards included in the upgraded pack... free, courtesy of Homebase! Ultimate Edition owners will be granted the new Metal Team Leader Pack and 8,000 V-Bucks. (Note: The Metal Team Leader Pack was granted to existing Ultimate Edition Founders only. This includes players that purchased/upgraded to the Ultimate Edition before June 2020. Players who were upgraded from Limited to the Ultimate Edition will not receive the Metal Team Leader Pack.)
The legacy Early Access label will also be removed from Battle Royale and Creative game modes, a holdover from our initial Save the World launch. Over the coming months Save the World will no longer be able to support all upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale cosmetic purchases, but your existing library of cosmetics will continue to function in both modes. We’ll let everyone know via the Homebase Status Report when this change will take place.
Introducing Ventures!Long term replayability is the key motivation behind our next major feature, Ventures. Ventures is a new season-long excursion that takes place in a seasonal zone with new and unique modifiers to tackle. Each Venture season brings in a path of continued progression and fresh seasonal levels to climb.
Conquering the challenges in Ventures will earn you seasonal experience which impacts the level of difficulty you encounter, weapons you find, and the seasonal rewards that you earn. Reaching higher seasonal Ventures levels unlocks Supercharger materials that can raise the level of items in your main collection -- beyond their current cap.
We’re hard at work on this new feature and will share a deeper dive as we close in on its release.
Until then, there are more great updates to look forward to as the Pirates have invaded Homebase! Along with them comes a brand new tropical biome, an all new narrative questline, and one of Homebase’s own to join your team!
Save the World Seasonal Structure ChangesAs we roll out Ventures, we’re shifting to an annual recurring seasonal schedule where existing in-game narratives and events, such as Frostnite and Dungeons, will continue on a seasonal rotation unique to Save the World and separate from Battle Royale.
Save the World’s massive library of existing Heroes, Schematics, and Questlines will rotate in throughout each season, with a handful of new quests and Heroes coming in at a slower pace.
This will happen by way of quest rewards, Event Llamas, or within the Event Store. Homebase will continue squashing bugs and balance issues over the course of each Season.
New Save the World PacksStarting Thursday, we’re introducing a new Save the World pack series that benefits Commanders both new and old. Today, we’re happy to announce the first pack of the series: The Metal Team Leader Pack.
The Metal Team Leader Pack introduces a new Hero, the Papa Bear weapon schematic, Warning Bow Back Bling, the Metal Team leader Challenges, and entry to Save the World at a new $20 price point. These exclusive Save the World challenges will earn you 1,000 V-Bucks, 500 X-Ray Tickets, and a Legendary Troll Stash Llama.
The Cosmetic items of this pack will be shared through Battle Royale, Save the World and Creative game modes. Don’t worry, founding Commanders! This new pack series will have no impact on existing Founder daily login rewards or their V-Bucks earned, which is now exclusive to early access Founders. The current Founder’s packs and their rewards will be retired once this new pack series becomes available.
The Adventure ContinuesWhile 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.
We hope that Save the World and the upcoming Ventures update will inspire you to continue your adventure and share your stories with us along the way.
- The Fortnite Team