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August 3, 2018

Should you buy Fortnite for PS4, or is the free version good enough?

by John_A

Fortnite is the newest Battle Royale game, but it comes with more features that you have to pay for. Is the game worth the money?

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Fortnite: Battle Royale has become a big hit this year on PlayStation 4, and most of the hype comes from it being free. However, Fortnite does have a paid version that is similar to the Battle Royale, but with entirely different gameplay.

Is the full version of Fortnite worth buying, or could it just be a waste of your money? Take a look!

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Battle Royale vs. Save the World

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Battle Royale is a fun PvP game you get for free when you download Fortnite, and it’s become a big hit across many platforms. Whether you play by yourself, with another player, or with three other people, you have to go against 100 people to become the Victory Royale. It’s very similar to PUBG with its own little twist: building forts to protect yourself from other players.

If you’re looking for another online game where you can just run around and take people down, then you’ll love the Battle Royale version of this game. However, if you’re just looking for a fun PvE game, then Save the World is definitely for you.

Save the World, the paid version of Fortnite, puts you on a team with other players as you go through and kill the zombies that are terrorizing the survivors. You have to build forts to protect certain objects and people throughout the game, as well as craft your own guns and ammo. I also like that it gives you a back story to the Battle Royale version of the game, explaining the Storm and why it is there.

Basically, the paid version of the game gives you objectives and a story that can be fairly rewarding as you sink time into it. You’re also supporting the people who actually made the game by buying Save the World, but let’s be honest — the additional gameplay is the real hook here.

Is Fortnite: Save the World worth it?

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Save the World is $40 so it’s a bit of a pricey game, and it’s still early access. There is room for improvement, but I believe the game is wonderful, especially taking into consideration that it’s not complete. If you’re looking for something that will be better than the Battle Royale mode, you won’t find it in this game, but it is just as good in my opinion.

The only downside I found to the Save the World mode is the fact that the controls are different than in Battle Royale. It’s strange to me that the controls are not universal, as they changed the way you can select materials or different guns. I find myself accidentally throwing a grenade when I just want to build a floor instead of a wall. It took some getting used to, and I hope it’s something they’ll fix when the game is fully released.

I’m glad I purchased it, because it is certainly a lot of fun, and it’s helped my performance in the Battle Royale mode quite a bit. It has a tutorial you can go through which can help when you’re building structures and trying to survive against other players. This game is definitely worth spending forty bucks on, and it can be just as fun to play alongside players as opposed to against them.

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It might be worth waiting

While Fortnite’s Save the World mode is great fun and would ordinarily be worth $40, the fact that Epic is planning to make that mode free upon the game’s full, official launch means it may be worth waiting. If you’re just curious about the mode in between rounds of Fortnite Battle Royale, we’d suggest waiting until the game goes free-to-play at some point later this year. If your interest goes a bit beyond curiosity, then, by all means, pay your ticket for a fresh take on the zombie defense genre.

Will you be purchasing Fortnite?

Let us know in the comments below if you will be getting your hands on Fortnite: Save the World!

Upated July 2018: We’ve clarified that Save the World will be free-to-play at some point down the line.

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