Epic Games details Fortnite Save the World update 6.30 improvements

Before the shift to free-to-play, check out the UI facelift on the way to Fortnite Save the World.


As we get one step closer to a major format change for Epic Games' PvE shooter, an upcoming update is making the UI more welcoming. Fortnite Save the World is getting a massive facelift with update 6.30 and Epic has shared the pertinent details.

In the interview above, Epic Games' Nick Chester mentioned the plans to take Fortnite Save The World to a free-to-play format. When saying this in early 2018, the company may have been hoping to get this done before the year ended, but they've confirmed Fortnite Save the World won't go free-to-play before 2018 ends. Part of that potential delay is likely the company taking the time to improve the game mode.

One of the most significant changes on the way is the Homebase. Instead of a mundane scattering of menu options, the Fortnite Save the World UI will be built around interactions with characters that players encounter during the campaign. This change is an effort to make the UI easier to understand and navigate.

The characters that you encounter will handle specific elements of your Save the World experience. For instance, The Major will help you manage your heroes, The Director is on hand for squad and survivor details, and Clip is the young lady handling all armory concerns. If you head over to the official Fortnite Save the World update blog post, you can read details for all of the following:

  • Homebase
  • The Command Center
  • Heroes
  • Survivors
  • Upgrades
  • Research
  • Armory
  • Quests
  • New-Player Experience

Epic Games closed out the upcoming updates by detailed how this affects players' accounts from the skill tree to defender squads. "More impactful gameplay choices" are moving into the Upgrades room and the ability to unlock survivor slots, evolve, and such will be tied into campaign progress and interaction with Homebase characters.

In a future update beyond 6.30, max level players will infinitely earn an additional reward at the times they'd typically level up. Progress around update 6.30 will be tracked so the team can retroactively reward players as well. This next paragraph most thoroughly sums up what to expect with the upcoming changes:

When these changes go live, your account will be converted in such a way that it should be just as powerful or even more so than it currently is in terms of stats and progress. You will automatically and retroactively be granted any rewards you would have been granted for leveling up and any features you previously unlocked should remain unlocked, even if you're not up to where they now become available within the campaign. You'll have an equivalent amount of research already stored up in Lars' Research Lab based on your existing research progress as well.

Fortnite Save the World is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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