Fortnite Battle Royale wasn't always meant to be free-to-play

Alicia Guzman
March 26, 2018

According to a report from Game Informer, it looks like Epic will be bringing live record and replay features to Unreal Engine 4 which in turn will be applied to Fortnite Battle Royale.

When Battle Royale launched, after a short, two-month development cycle that began largely when Fortnite's Save the World PvE mode debuted on July 25, 2017, Epic believed it "need [ed] to be more hardcore" in presenting its competitive mode. The Fortnite Twitch Prime Pack is available on all platforms, including PS4.

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If you're a Battle Pass holder in Fortnite, the weekly challenges provide you with a bunch of extra fun and plenty of extra rewards to boot.

The King of Battle Royale - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - has been rolling on piles of cash having moved more than 30 million copies since going into Steam Early Access around this time past year. At least not yet, but we know it's coming sometime later this year.

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Speaking to Glixel about the success of the game, Epic founder Tim Sweeney confirmed that the "majority" of the 700-person team at Epic is working on managing the breakout success, and that the situation certainly isn't the norm. "We're very agile. I doubt any major publisher could have pulled this off in the way we did it", said Epic. Battle Royale has over 45 million players, and the iPhone version was #1 in the iOS charts in over 13 countries just 12 hours after launch. The decision to spin it off into its own, free-to-play game came only two weeks before launch. "A lot of players just won't play Save the World", they admitted.

On the Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit, Epic announced it will adjust the abundance of building resources in Blitz mode with a hotfix update released on March 20.

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