'Fortnite' Save the World Update: Free-to-Play Delayed and Fortnitemares

Epic Games has released a new state of development blog post with fresh details about Fortnite Save the World and Battle Royale. Fans have been waiting for the PVE zombie-crunching game mode attached to the wildly successful battle royale to finally go free-to-play. Epic Games has promised that the mode will eventually be available to all players, whether or not they paid for a Founder's Pack.

Fans are going to have to wait until 2019 for Save the World to go free-to-play. Epic said it is "working on a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling we believe are needed to go free-to-play." Having the mode come eventually is better than not at all. Logging in during the Fortnitemare event will grant you a Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for Save the World.


Over the weekend, Epic dropped a new teaser for the Fortnitemares Halloween event.

Costumes and dancing,
Partner up, be wise.
They could be friendly,
Or a ghoul in disguise. #Fortnitemares pic.twitter.com/vOasjQEj1k

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 20, 2018

We still don't know when the event is going to begin, but the latest blog post mentions the return of last year's Vlad Moon Rising questline. "New visitors to Hexsylvania will deliver some spooky world saving, as Ray and company confront history's evil-est Vlad," the post said.

Sadly, this update is for Save the World, not battle royale. We will have to keep waiting to see where the giant cube island glides next to learn what's coming for the Battle Bus and company.