It’s been a long while since we’ve had a larger news post about the PvE segment of Fortnite, but developments laid out in the Fortnite October dev blog certainly bear reporting. Among these developments are a shift in the game’s ultimate free to play launch and other adjustments due in the coming weeks.
The blog opens with confirmation that F2P will not be happening this year, citing the game’s overall growth and the devs’ desire to make sure the mass of players joining in have a great launch. “We’re taking the time to get this right,” promises the post.
As recompense for those who bought into a PvE game and not a worldwide PvP obsession, players will get two Fortnitemares heroes for free by playing. Founder’s Packs will also be offered at a 50% discount starting next week if you’re not among those who bought in.
The dev blog goes on to elaborate on a number of improvements lined up for Save the World. Players can expect a variety of front-end UI improvements such as new callout systems and added polish. There will also be updates to the Hero system that let players have six Hero slots instead of three, which will subsequently change your perks and traits. For those who’ve invested lots of materials into their current upgrades, an opt-in refund system will be in place once updates go live.
Finally, the blog closes out with confirmation of the return of the Fortnitemares Halloween event, which will bring back Hexsylvania and the Vlad Moon Rising questline, though with a few tweaks.
All of these updates have no hard timelines for release yet, but the blog promises new details as the development stars align.
It will be interesting to learn more about these UI and Hero changes and how they’ll effect the PvE side of Fortnite overall. Adjustments are good to know about, but we suspect players will need more hard information before knowing how to react.
Source: official siteRelated: Dev Blog, Fortnite, Fortnite Save the World, News, Online Multiplayer, Update