Game News · August 18, 2021 0

Fortnite Finally Leaving Early Access Nearly Three Years After Launch

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Fornite, one of the most popular battle royale games today, is finally coming out of Early Access.

Epic Games said on Tuesday that battle royale game Fornite, as well as Creative and Save the World game modes, are all leaving Early Access. Fornite was released on July 25, 2017 and has received regular updates with new features, skins, and characters. It also reached more than 250 million players.

Epic also said that Save the World, a much less popular PvE mode than Battle Royale, will remain a prospective purchase option rather than making it free-to-play.

The company said the main storyline of Save the World is now “complete” and will slow down new content development for the game mode.

Epic Games has said in recent years that Save the World will be made free-to-play in 2018. However, at the end of 2018, Epic made a sudden decision to require players to pay $40 for the Fornite Founder’s Pack to play the mode.

To quell criticism from players expecting the mode to become free on Tuesday, Epic Games said that anyone who purchases the Founder’s Pack will be automatically upgraded and all rewards unlocked for free.

Also, Epic said it’s working on a new Fornite feature called Ventures. The company will have more details to share as development continues, but Ventures said there will be “season-long excursions” that include a variety of challenges players must overcome to find new weapons and earn rewards. Also, no release date related to the new feature has been announced.