Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
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Fortnite Gets Ready for Halloween With Event, Skins, Weapons

Fortnite Gets Ready for Halloween With Event, Skins, Weapons

Unfortunately for those hoping to play Fortnite Save The World without spending a dime, Epic Games has now announced that it is pushing back the proposed free to play changeover. "Scaling up for the legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight is key to providing an excellent experience". They've delayed Fortnite: Save The World's F2P launch as they want more time to make sure it's proper good and stable for the hordes of potential players expected to flood in when it switches. The delay is in order to to provide more time for the team to "get this right" and to improve a number of systems and features. But Fortnite's original Save the World mode will also eventually transition to a free-to-play model.

"We made a decision to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year".

To thank players for their support, any player logging in during the Fortnitemares Event will receive two heroes for free: Brainiac and Skull Ranger Ramirez.

If you just can't wait for it to go free-to-play, Epic is hosting a 50% off sale for the Standard, Deluxe, Standard Deluxe, and Limited Founder's Packs starting later this week.

Fortnite players are waiting to see if the Ghoul Trooper outfit returns to the item stop. Epic promises to divulge more information about these changes "in the coming weeks". The new system has been redesigned "to offer a more flexible approach to customizing your loadout with more options and room for creativity". You'll have a total of six Hero slots to manage up from the previous three. After picking your main Hero, the additional five will dictate your perks and traits. The developers require more time to work on the features and especially backend scaling. "Upon launch it will be an opt-in process, we will flag the item that has been re-balanced and you choose to de-level if you wish". Even with a new multiplayer season centered around a haunted castle, invisibility-granting Shadow Stones, and "corrupted areas", Epic Games appears to be upping the ante with an upcoming event straight-up called "Fortnitemares".

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