There’s still plenty of new content planned for Epic Games’ original Fortnite mode.
Having seen the Battle Royale spinoff become one of the biggest games on the planet, that now gets a lot of development attention.
A huge team helps to keep Fortnite BR ticking over, worrying some Fortnite Save the World fans that their game is being left behind.
The good news is that Epic Games has confirmed that they have a longterm plan for STW.
They share new roadmaps every month, the latest confirming small content drops are planning for the next few weeks.
The week of August 20 will see the release of a new Blunderbuss Flintlock Assault Rifle, as well as Week 3 of the Weekly Horde Challenges.
Epic Games has also revealed plans to make Save the World free-to-play, a big change that could create a huge boost for it.
However, while support continues for Fortnite STW, performance issues are currently affecting it.
Reddit is full of comments confirming ongoing issues playing the game, something that Epic Games say they are working on.
One of the most recent changes made has been the disabling of Global and Founder’s Chat options.
This was done earlier in the week due to it causing problems with the current build of the game.
“We will be disabling Global and Founder’s Chat while we work on improvements to their functionality,” the message from Epic Games reads.
“Global Chat and Founder’s Chat was introduced to be used as a group oriented tool to engage and cooperate with fellow players. It has not accomplished these goals and has begun to affect performance.
“The team is heads down working towards making major improvements to this system and we will enable Global and Founder’s Chat when this work is complete.
“Thanks for sticking with us while we work out these issues.”
Epic Games announced that STW will be following in the footsteps of its Battle Royale counterpart in one significant way – adopting the free-to-play model.
Free codes are scheduled to drop sometime in 2018, although no set month has been confirmed.
This will mean massive changes for Save the World, which has built a dedicated community since its launch.
Going free-to-play will include some significant boosts for fans hoping to carry on playing it as their main Fortnite experience.
More players will mean an easier time of starting games, but it will also come with a few drawbacks.
Save the World allow players to earn V-Bucks, and use them in Battle Royale.
And one thing STW fans are hoping to avoid is more players who are just there to farm for Battle Royale skins.
There have also been rumours that something could be announced during Season 5 of the game.
Midway through Fortnite season 4 one leaker made some bold claims about Fortnite season 5.
They claimed that Save The World would be free by the time that Fortnite season 5 ends.
However, they also made claims about other events happening around season 5 that hasn’t occurred.
So at the moment this rumour remains just speculation and should be taken with a big pinch of salt.
That still gives the team until around September 20 to release news on STW going free-to-play.
But regardless of the latest rumours, fans will want to hear more about what the longterm plans for the game are.
Roadmaps have been provided monthly, but something bigger will be needed in the coming months to avoid any lingering frustrations with Save the World’s dedicated fanbase.