Most of our readers prefer the Battle Royale side of Fortnite, but that doesn’t mean that we completely ignore the original Fortnite game mode, “Save the World.” This mode was what Fortnite was supposed to be before Epic took a shot with a free-to-play Battle Royale.
Fortnite: Save the World already had a built-in players base when Battle Royale released. After the latter mode exploded in popularity, Save the World players saw most of Epic attention move over to Battle Royale while they got minimal and slow-rolling content updates.
On June 30, Epic announced that they were finally taking Save the World out of Early Access. They announced a number of new features, but the overall sentiment was clear: they were finished with the game and would be slowing down their update schedule going forward.
What’s more, Epic have decided to keep the game as a “premium experience” rather than free-to-play, as previously promised. They also noted that Founders Pack owners would be upgraded to the next level and that Ultimate Editions owners will receive 8,000 V-Bucks and the Metal Team Leader Pack.
The full release will include the newly-announced Ventures along with annual schedules that will rotate some of the fan-favorite game modes. Save the World players, however, were unhappy with this news. Many of them took to Twitter to voice their displeasure, using the hashtag #SaveSavetheWorld.
Save the World creator DemonJoeFrance made a thread and recorded a video, explaining why the #SaveSavetheWorld hashtag exists and why the most recent blog post is such a problem. The STW community views this as Epic giving up on the original Fortnite in favor of Battle Royale.