Fortnite: Save the World has finally left early access, but the developers have promised to continue development of the game. Here’s a quick look at what Save the World has to offer and where it seems to be going.
Fortnite: Save the World or Battle Royale?
When it comes to Fortnite, there is no question about which mode is more popular. Fortnite: Battle Royale is one of the most popular games in the world at the moment, while Save the World is frequently forgotten, ignored, and any discussion of it must inevitably specify which Fortnite you mean. However, Battle Royale wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for the work done on Save the World, and development for one does not necessarily exclude development for the other.
Changes with Leaving Early Access
As Fortnite: Save the World leaves early access Epic announced a few changes to their initial plans for the game. Firstly, Epic announced that Save the World would not be going free-to-play, opting instead to have it remain a “premium experience.” This change will bring with it an upgrade for any current owners of Save the World.
The second major announcement is Ventures. Epic describes Ventures as “season-long excursions that take place in a seasonal zone,” an experience that will bring a little variety to Save the World’s basic gameplay loop. Epic is also promising to continue the story of Save the World.
Fans of Save the World React
With Save the World having such dramatic changes paired with its release, some fans are upset about what this could mean for the future of the game. Many have taken to Twitter using the hashtag "SaveSaveTheWorld" in order to voice their distress and attempt to convince Epic to continue meaningful development of the game, rather than simply recycle content.
Should I pick up Save the World?
If you are a long-term fan of Fortnite: Battle Royale or Creative modes then you might enjoy Save the World’s curated experience. However, if the PvP aspects of Fortnite are what keeps you coming back, you could find Save the World a little bland, slow, and not terribly engaging for you. It might be a decent enough way to relax a bit, but it won’t scratch the same itch as Battle Royale.
Watch some videos of Save the World’s gameplay if you want to decide for yourself. Save the World could definitely benefit from the added player base, but it's up to you to decide.