It has been rumored for a while that Epic Games’s Fortnite Save the World will be going Free To Play. Recently Epic has revealed that although they still plan to make the game free to play, it won’t be happening in 2018.
The reason for the delay is to “work on new features, reworks, and backend system scaling” they believe are necessary for a successful FTP launch. They’re also launching a new Front-End user interface as well as a brand new hero system.
To “thank” the founders, both old and new, they’ve decided to give away both Brainiac Jonesy and Skull Ranger Ramirez for free to everyone who logs in and plays during the Fortnitemares Event.
You can find out more about the state of Fortnite Save The World from this State of Development post.