Save the World

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The Storm came without warning and 98% of the world's population vanished … then came the monsters. You and up to four players lead the world's remaining Heroes in a battle to save survivors and hold back the monster hordes.

Explore a large, destructible world where no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft exotic weapons, find loot and level up your Heroes.
Genre Co-Op Survival Sandbox
Developer Epic Games, People Can Fly
Publisher Epic Games, Gearbox Publishing
Platform Windows PC, macOS, PS4, Xbox One
Early Access July 25, 2017
Release TBD
Version 6.10 Patch Notes

Save the World is the co-op sandbox PVE campaign of Fortnite.

Save the World and Fortnite were at one time synonymous-- buying Fortnite meant buying Save the World. However, with the release of the PVP mode Battle Royale, Epic Games has taken to referring to Fortnite as the sum of its two component parts: Save the World is the retail PVE Campaign, and Battle Royale is the free-to-play PVP game mode.

Story[edit | edit source]

If you're out there, we need your help! The storm came, and the monsters followed. They took everything: our towns, even our families. The few of us left are in serious danger... Now it's the time to fight back! All we need is a leader. And that's you. Sure it'll be dangerous. I mean, yeah, there's monsters (a lot of monsters!) but we've got massive forts, killer traps, and piles of loots. If we stick together, they don't stand a chance. This is our world, and it's time to take it back!

- Ray (Starting Cutscene/Trailer Introduction To Save The World.)

How to Play[edit | edit source]

Main article: How to Play

In Save the World, the player takes on the role of one of numerous Heroes with the task of fighting against The Storm, rescuing Survivors, rebuilding structures, and upgrading and expanding a shield device to protect the area. Though the task is straightforward, Save the World offers multiple levels of progression for players to utilize in order to better reach their goal.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

There are currently four classes of hero in Save the World:

  • Soldier, with a focus on ranged combat and the use of grenades, minigun, and a boost to moral.
  • Constructor, with a focus on building, defending structures and crowd control for heavy situations.
  • Ninja, with a focus stealthy attacks and fast momentum.
  • Outlander, with a focus on resource collection, scouting, and distraction/crowd control methods.

In addition to the main class, each hero has a subclass which dictates the Abilities, Hero Perks and Squad Bonuses that the Hero will receive as it is upgraded and evolved. Heroes come in the form of cards and can be acquired from Loot Llamas, or as Rewards.

Players have the possibility of taking up to 3 Heroes into battle:

  • The Primary Hero is the Hero that the player controls
  • The Support Squad hero lends the Primary Hero its Support Squad Bonus
  • The Tactical Squad hero lends the Primary Hero its Tactical Squad Bonus

Weapons[edit | edit source]

There are two categories of Weapons in Save the World:

Much like Heroes, each Weapon also includes a subclass which will further dictate how the weapon performs.

Weapons are acquired and used in two steps:

  1. Weapon Schematics are acquired through Loot Llamas and Rewards. These can be upgraded and evolved.
    • Unlike Heroes, which feature fixed perks and bonuses, the perks and bonuses on Weapon Schematics are random, later on the player has the choice to upgrade and strengthen the weapon, or swap its characteristics to suit their play-style.
    • The player must own a Weapon Schematic to craft the Weapon that wished to be used.
  2. Possessing the appropriate Materials to craft a specific Weapon from a Weapon Schematic, can be crafted from the Backpack, either while in-game or in the Armory.

Weapons that have already been crafted can also be acquired by looting Treasure chests, Storm Chests, or as loot drops from killing various enemies. These weapons and their subsequent perks will always be random.

Weapons wear out over time, and as such their use will be limited by their inherent durability. Weapons can be used until they break, or recycled in order to reclaim some of the crafting materials which were used up in its creation.

Traps[edit | edit source]

Main article: Traps

There are three categories of Traps in Save the World:

Traps come in two types: Defensive, which do damage to enemies, and Utility, which perform a function such as Healing.

Traps and Trap Schematics interact in exactly the same way as Weapons and Weapon Schematics listed above.

F.O.R.T. Stats[edit | edit source]

Main article: F.O.R.T. Stats

F.O.R.T. is an acronym for the four type of statistics available to players to boost their strength in the following categories:

  • Fortitude, or health and health regen
  • Offense, or ranged and melee weapon damage
  • Resistance, or shield and shield regen
  • Tech, or trap, ability, and gadget damage, as well as healing

F.O.R.T. Stats are the sum of the bonuses awarded by Survivor Squads and Skills, and can be viewed in the Squads tab.

Survivor Squads[edit | edit source]

Main article: Survivor Squads

There are currently two types of Survivors in Save the World:

Much like Heroes, Survivors come in the form of cards that can be upgraded and evolved. They, too, come with a myriad of bonuses.

Survivors are then slotted into Survivor Squads, teams which are unlocked by purchasing nodes on the Skills tab. The accumulated stats of the Survivors slotted into the Survivor Squads affect the F.O.R.T. Stats (bonuses to Hero strengths) and the Player Level (which missions that are allowed to access). Only Lead Survivors, who determine proportionally a larger percentage of F.O.R.T. Stats, can be slotted into the Leader slot for each squad. Survivors can be acquired through Loot Llamas and as Rewards.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skills

There are currently two Trees which offer point-based progression in Save the World:

  • Skill Tree, nodes on which are purchased via Command Points that are earned by completing missions and quests.
  • Research Tree, nodes on which are purchased via Research Points that are generated over time.

Nodes not only offer direct bonuses to F.O.R.T. stats, but unlock things such as Gadgets, higher-grade Evolutions, Survivor Squad slots, and Pickaxe Upgrades.

Missions, Quests, and Events[edit | edit source]

Missions , Quests, and Events are where the player actually uses their Hero to Save the World.

  • Whenever a player enters the game world, they are always tasked with a Mission, such as rescuing survivors or building a bomb. The victory condition for each Mission must be met in order for the Mission to be considered Completed.
  • A Quest describes an additional task or set of tasks which must be completed in order to progress the Quest path. Quests might task a player with killing a certain amount of husks, the collection of certain Quest Items, or completing multiple Missions of a certain type. Every Quest provides Rewards upon completion.
  • Events describe limited-time Quest paths or Missions that offer unique rewards, such as Event Heroes or Event Weapons. Often times Events will reward players with event tickets that can be used to purchase special Event Llamas in an Event Store.

There are three ways to jump into the action:

  • Selecting "Play Now" on the Play tab places the player into a Mission queue that will satisfy the current requirement for Save the World's Main Quest path.
    • Completing the Main Quest path is the only way to reach higher-level requirement Map Locations.
  • Selecting "View Event" while on the Play tab brings up the player's current Event Quest progression. Selecting "Play Now" on this Event Quest screen places the player into a mission queue that will provide the player an opportunity to meet some or all of the current requirements for the current Event Quest path.
  • Players can navigate to a specific Map Location and see which Missions are available. Players can use this screen to choose a Mission based on its type or what rewards it offers.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Main article: Monsters

Players encounter a variety of monsters as they progress through Save the World.

  • Husks and Mist Monsters attack on sight with a variety of attacks and behaviors.
  • Mimics conceal themselves as Treasure Chests, springing themselves on the unwary Hero.
  • Trolls are notable for their treasure stashes and for hoarding BluGlo.

At higher levels, players will encounter elemental monsters:

  • Fire monsters are weak to Water weapons and do double damage to wood structures.
  • Nature monsters are weak to Fire weapons and do double damage to metal structures.
  • Water monsters are weak to Nature weapons and do double damage to stone structures.

Development Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Epic Games publishes updates regularly, usually weekly on Tuesday at 4am ET (0800 GMT) . Patch notes are supplied for each patch.

Save the World Dev Updates[edit | edit source]

Save The World Dev Updates are short YouTube videos published by Epic Games as a way of communicating with the community beyond the scope of published Patch Notes.

State of Development[edit | edit source]

Epic Games intermittently releases statements concerning development milestones and goals. They provide insight into where the game is headed.

Music/Sounds[edit | edit source]

Lobby 1 (Old)

Lobby 2 (Old)

Lobby 3 (New)

Related[edit | edit source]

Promotional Content