Both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes for Fortnite were in Early Access, but today Epic has announced the latter of the two modes is leaving the Early Access period. On top of this, Save the World is no longer going free-to-play, a change that was originally meant to take place in 2019.
The announcement comes over on the official Fortnite website in a big developer update for the Save the World mode. With the latest update for the game (around 4GB on all platforms), Fortnite Save the World leaves Early Access with a full launch, but Epic has announced that development updates for the mode will slow down.
There's the introduction of seasonal Ventures in the new update. These are new optional skirmishes taking place in specific zones around the map, and each season you'll be able to undertake the Ventures for new rewards and levels to climb, with difficulty modifiers to freshen things up.
The final launch of Save the World introduces a new purchase pack: Metal Team Leader. This bundles together a new hero, Back Bling, weapon schematic, challenges, and unlocks Save the World at a new price point of $20.
Fortnite's Save the World mode originally launched way before the Battle Royale mode propelled it to new heights. It's a shame the updates are slowing down for the highly underrated mode, but at least it'll still be getting new content in the way of Ventures and other updates for the foreseeable future.
In other recent Fortnite news, cop cars are still absent from both Battle Royale and Save the World modes. Epic quietly removed the vehicles earlier this month, with one report claiming that the removal of the vehicles was a deliberate act from the developers to support the Black Lives Matter protests.