Fortnite - A New Game by Epic

If you’re wanting to play with a six-year old you could try the original PVE portion of the game.

I think I clicked that and it said it was in early-release and you could only play it if you spent money?

Fortnite originally had plans to make its PvE mode go fully free to play in 2018 (after a period of letting people buy in early). I suspect those plans were derailed by the sudden popularity of Battle Royale mode. I mean, at the end of the day, it’s all about that revenue stream.

Fortnite is fun. I’m 56 and I’ve played a bunch of Battle Royale. Won 4 or 5 solo matches out of 50-60…usually in the top 10. I do more tactical stuff than a lot of people just running around willy nilly. The building is good to use to get higher, as defense, etc.

Have a good time also playing with the 13 year old. He does not listen to my instructions and usually gets us killed fairly early but it 's fun. We also play on the Playground, just him against me and that is a blast.

I’ve NEVER felt like i needed to buy anything…ever…I just play with my basic stuff and do good and enjoy it. Then I wont play for a few months, then log in and have fun again…good entertainment for Free!

Sorry. Maybe? I haven’t played in quite some time but I had heard last year that it was going F2P. From what Alan says, that might not have ever happened.

I’m surprised that you felt like it was always begging for money. There are plenty of places to spend V-bucks, but you can play the game forever without ever spending a cent and you won’t be at a disadvantage.

As for building, it’s simply required as you get out of the easy matchmaking (and likely bots) you played against at the start. You can always create your own cover, and you need to, or you will die.

You’re probably underestimating your six year old too if you let them just sit and play it for awhile. :)

For reference, my kids are now 21, 19 and 18. They were damn good at videogames at age 6. They are on a whole different level today.

I think Balasarius is referring to the PvE content, which last I checked (not recently) was still premium-access only.

They continue to charge for the part of the game that they’ve done no work on.

Resist to install this is weakening.

My 9 year old son was begging for v-bucks for the stupid triggerfish skin or whatever. We just buy him the season pass and none of this weekly skin for $10 a hit nonsense. It is interesting though, his whole posse of school buddies play together with headsets… it’s like the BBS’s of this generation.

Weird question, but I’m trying to hook up a PS4 controller to my iPhone 11 Pro Max running the latest version of iOS 13. I find that when I do so, I have an issue where the controller doesn’t recognize the R2 button for “fire”, and instead maps it to “X”. Then, when I press X, the button autofires continuously. I’ve tried searching for help, but to no avail. Any ideas?

So this is it for the Save The World portion of the game. F2P not happening.

Today we’re bringing Save the World out of Early Access and have decided that it will remain a premium experience rather than going free-to-play. Development of new content will slow down after this official release, but the adventure doesn’t end here for Save the World.

While the main story of Save the World is complete, there are still adventures to be had. Continue battling the Husks in Twine Peaks, take on each Save the World seasonal event, or evolve your collection by completing each Venture’s season… the choice is yours.

I bought in back at release for the Save the World stuff , I enjoyed it a lot but they really sidelined it when the Battle Royale part eclipsed it with 1000x more popularity. Seems Save the World is now being put out to pasture.

I haven’t played in well over a year, was the tower defense base potion of the game ever improved ? I enjoyed it, but felt like the enemy pathing was really dumb.

Apparently the story in the game isn’t even done. A user on reddit said:

I cant say its surprising that they are doing this, but the game is literally unfinished story wise. Theres a whole last area thats supposed to be volcanic and shit, with a narrative that actually ends the story. Its currently still a generic tileset with no narrative quests attached. Everything about this update is just the best way they could tell people that support has ended and the game has been put on life support.
I know STW doesn’t matter to a lot of people but I don’t understand why Epic couldn’t just let the devs wrap up the freaking story! It shouldn’t be surprise given what they did to Paragon but it kind of hurts.

One portion of their game is a huge success, while the other portion is not, so it makes sense to focus resources on the part that’s a success and abandon the other part.

I honestly didn’t even know this part of the game hadn’t been abandoned long ago.

A games company abandoning their game isn’t exactly confidence inspiring, not matter the reason.
I didn’t purchase Fortnite - I purchased Save The World, which is a co-op and or solo game.

Yep, same boat. With all the Fortnite cash they’re swimming in you’d think they could at least finish the game that their first fans bought for $40.

Difference being that the part they are abandoning is the one that people BOUGHT, the other was free, and probably in the start subsidised by those that paid for STW.

Dick move by Epic, course, they’re half owned by China so, no surprise.

Hahahaha. What a lame-ass end.

I wonder if they are leaving it a premium experience so 99% of their player base will never buy into it to see its not finished?

Look, if it wouldn’t be because of the success of the f2p BR, they would have pulled the plug two years ago. It never was a successful product.