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Epic Games released a bombshell State of Development blog which outlined their future plans for Save The World

Fortnite’s Save The World, also known as “the forgotten child,” was the precursor to a game that many of us know and enjoy. Both Save The World and Battle Royale enjoy the same cartoonish characters and textures, but the story diverges there

While Battle Royale is a fun multiplayer game that can be digested in small bite sized pieces, Save The World is a quest-based lore game that requires substantial time investment to gain access to the best parts

After Battle Royale was released in later 2017 and became an instant hit, Epic was forced to permanently deprioritize Save The World as the numbers were nowhere near as impressive. Fair play to them - but it ultimately left Save The World’s core players feeling like Cinderella (before the dance)

Today, the Save The World community must endure another hit as Epic releases a gloomy forecast for their beloved game

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It’s a pretty long read so let me break down the core points for you guys

  • STW will never turn into a free-to-play game, a stark change in plans to what was previously reported

  • STW will exit “Early Access” which will entail less content updates. Less than the already sparse amount of updates the STW community already gets

  • Anyone who paid for STW will receive an upgrade to the next level. Ultimate Edition owners will get 8,000 VBucks and the new Metal Team Leader Pack which can also be utilized in the BR game

  • Over the next few months, cosmetics available in the BR item shop will no longer be supported in STW. The existing library will continue to be cross-compatible

  • New seasonal restructuring means that “Ventures” will be an annual seasonal rotation

OK - Now that you’re all caught up, let’s talk about what it means. If you play STW, prepare for your in-game experiences to feel recycled and unoriginal

Avid Save The World player DemonJoeFance had this to say on the matter:

He went on to call out Epic for not wrapping up the storyline properly when they had claimed “the main story is complete.” For content that was begging to evolve through Twine and Biome, being told via blog that it would never come to fruition is tough

Finally, for all you Battle Royale players out there… You will no longer be able to use STW as a VBuck farm. With the one-time payment of 8,000 VBucks to the top STW account holders, they’re depreciating this functionality entirely in the near future


While this is a sad development for the original STW audience, we already saw this coming from a mile away. Hopefully Epic can make up for this by providing some killer BR updates in the near future

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.

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