Fortnite Save the World free code latest as Epic Games release season 6 news
FORTNITE SAVE the World will be going free-to-play sometime in 2018 and probably during season 6. But before that happens, Epic Games have released some big changes for the game.
Fortnite Save the World just saw another big patch released, although there are still massive question marks over when the game’s biggest update will be launched.
Players want to know when STW will be going free-to-play and how Epic Games plans to support the game going forward.
This isn’t something that was answered by the release of season 6 and it’s been some time since the development shared a roadmap for the game.
The patch notes for update 6.0 were crammed with bug fixes, although not all the changes were revealed.
Epic Games has confirmed that they forgot to post one crucial season 6 change in the notes, the tweaking of the Decoy functionality.
“We want to apologize for omitting the change for Decoy not affecting Mist Monsters or Mini Bosses from the release notes, we messed up here,” the message from Epic Games reads.
“The goal behind the change was to investigate a way to reduce the end-game effectiveness against enemies.
“We love the functionality of the ability, but felt specifically Horde mode highlighted the negative nature of chaining Decoys – there should be multiple options for end-game strategies and should not be limited to singular abilities/strategies.
“We explored a few options, but felt this was the best change to make for the sake of in-game clarity. It’s very much a feature we’re still testing to see how it feels.
“We’d like you to let us know how it plays in the coming weeks and appreciate your feedback and support.”
And feedback has been swift, with many players complaining about the need for Decoy to do what it’s supposed to.
“It’s very disappointing honestly,” one STW player writes. “Even some implementation of temporary control immunity after being affected would be better than this.
“Like most of other games that have control classes who trivialize content or balance control effects in PvP.
“Perhaps even tie into the existing impact/knockdown system so that anything can be affected when it’s resistance to control is reduced enough.
“Then decoy could be used in conjunction with guns and other classes abilities to contribute to control rather than immediately controlling them for the entire timer. Ideally, in this use case, a tad more than 7 seconds might be in order.”
The good news is that this change is very much a work-in-progress and will likely be tweaked further by the development team.
And that wasn’t the only big news revealed for season 6 in Save the World.
It’s been confirmed that Fortnite Save the World fans will also benefit from the upcoming crossplay PS4 revolution during season 6.
The original statement from Sony on the matter seemed to reference Battle Royale, but it was hard to decipher if it also included STW too.
Here’s what it says: “Following a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third-party content.
“We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution.
“The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross-platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.
“We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.”
The reference to all the platforms Battle Royale is available on makes it clear that the free-to-play mode would benefit.
So we decided to doublecheck with Sony PlayStation to find out if this new crossplay functionality would be available on both versions of the game.
A representative from Sony PlayStation verified that both Save the World, and Battle Royale would be included in the new crossplay functionality.
But all the new changes still haven’t distracted players from asking key questions about the game’s future.
We already know that STW will not be released on either Mobile Phones or the Nintendo Switch.
Luckily, Epic Games recently reaffirmed their commitment to developing the game until it is complete, rather than abandoning it to focus solely on Battle Royale.
But that still doesn’t answer the question of when will Fortnite Save the World be free to play?
The hunt for a free code for the game is still high, based on how the V-Buck system works.
But the idea of new players joining just to farm for V-Bucks isn’t something that current players want.
So it will certainly be interesting when Epic Games does announce the release of Save the World as a free-to-play game.