Fortnite‘s first major content update, Survive the Storm, is coming soon according to the Early Access game’s official Twitter account. Just over two weeks have gone by since Fortnite became available for purchase, and Epic is showing its dedication to continued development. Patches 1.4, 1.4.1, and 1.4.2 were released in less than a full week to quash early bugs, improve stability, and iterate on the UI and other core game features. But focusing on the future is an important part of keeping a player-base excited too, so enter Survive the Storm.
Epic isn’t willing to break open this llama pinata just yet. No specific details regarding Survive the Storm have been shared. All that Epic is saying is that Survive the Storm is tentatively planned for release in late August or early September and that players can expect new content within such as a whole new mode, new weapons, and “new threats.” Hopefully Epic has some exciting surprises in store for Fortnite players.
The Survive The Storm update is coming in late Aug. / early Sept.
New mode. New weapons. New threats. Same scared llamas. pic.twitter.com/3RA9pg2qP7
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 10, 2017
Keep in mind that Fortnite remains an Early Access title. The game costs a premium now to play the game while Epic is still developing and iterating on what it has created, but come some as yet unannounced date in 2018, it will go entirely free-to-play. So while Survive the Storm is going to be advertised like another game’s expansion, it’s just as much content fans should expect to bring Fortnite closer to becoming a final product.
Because of Fortnite‘s Early Access state, fans are closely watching to see whether Epic will address the major criticisms of the game already being said in previews and impression pieces – namely, the game’s overly complicated microtransaction systems that are intertwined with gameplay in myriad ways. A new mode, new weapons, etc. are fine, but it’s rare to hear criticism regarding the lack of such content already in-game. This first content patch isn’t just about Epic showing its dedication to continued to support, but is also about whether Epic is listening to the community.
Fortnite is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: FortniteGame – Twitter