Epic Games has released a new roadmap for Fortnite‘s Save the World that reveals a number of new additions coming to the mode over the next couple of months.
Kicking things off is the thing that players have been looking forward to the most: the continuation of the game’s main story. Shortly after the release of version 5.0, Epic will deliver the first half of the Canny Valley campaign alongside a new Arid biome for the zone based on the one found in the Canny Valley SSD missions.
“The story will answer many questions – was Dr. Vinderman a hero or a villain? What happened to him? Who is “the real Ray”, and where is she? What really is the Storm, and why did it happen? You’ll also see Lars and his band, ‘Steel Wool’, Dennis, Penny and all the other characters you love, along with iconic locations and enemies,” Epic teases.
The developer also announced two new features for the Collection Book. The first is the option to recruit and research specific heroes and schematics in exchange for training manuals and flux, giving players a new way to unlock heroes, weapon schematics, and trap schematics without having to open Llamas. While the second is the ability to unslot items that have been placed in the Collection Book in exchange for just 20 V-Bucks. Both of these features will be included in this week’s 4.5 update.
Other changes on the horizon include Builder Pro controller support, two new enemy types, and a special anniversary Llama to celebrate the game’s first birthday.
Finally, Epic announced that Challenge the Horde will return in version 5.0. This mode was first introduced last year and drops players into a map with a pre-built base to defend against waves of enemies. The catch is that players will have limited time and resources to craft weapons, build structures, and lay traps. This upgraded version of the mode features a reworked difficulty progression, reworked combat, mini bosses, and new rewards.
“We have a lot of exciting things in store for Save the World this year, including many we’ve not covered yet,” the developer added. “We’ll be working to bring mission and enemy variety, such as the new Super Shielder enemy, as well as refining the core game experience. The game and player base continues to grow, far exceeding our initial expectations back when we started this crazy journey, and we can’t wait for the adventure ahead!”
Fortnite‘s Save the World mode is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Epic Games