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Cooperative PvE Adventure!
— In-Game Description

Save The World is a Player versus Environment (PvE) action-building cooperative campaign. You and your friends battle to hold back the monster hordes and explore a vast, destructible world where no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft weapons, find loot and level up your heroes. Originally, Save the World was accessible through multiple Founder's Packs until its full release. Save the World can now be purchased in Limited Time Offers in the Battle Royale Item Shop. The current Limited Time Offer is the Mecha-Pop Pack.


See also Lore (Save the World)
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 loot. 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/Introduction Trailer to Save the World.)

One day, 98% of Earth's human population suddenly disappeared, and the remaining humans found the skies covered in dense clouds, creating chaotic storms that dropped husks: humanoid zombie-like creatures that attacked the living. The survivors found ways to construct "storm shields", a field that cleared the storm clouds from immediately overhead and reduced the attacks from husks, and used these to set up survivor bases across the globe. The player is a Commander of one of these bases, charged with going out of the Storm Shield to find resources, survivors, and other allies to help expand their storm shield and find a way to return Earth to its normal state.


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You and up to four players lead the world's remaining Heroes in a battle to save survivors and hold back the monster hordes.

In Save the World, the player takes on the role of a Hero, with the task of fighting against The Storm, rescuing Survivors, building structures, and upgrading and expanding a Storm Shield to protect the area. The tasks are straightforward as they mostly are made up of building around a structure and defending it. Although, multiple levels of progression are given for players to utilize in order to better reach their goal. Players can play the missions solo or join with up to 3 friends.

There is also a campaign to progress through. There are 3 different regions in the story.


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Main article: Heroes

There are currently four main Hero Classes in Save the World:

  • The Soldier, with a focus on ranged combat and the all around use of Guns and Grenades.
  • The Constructor, with a focus on building, defending structures, and crowd control for heavy situations.
  • The Ninja, with a focus on melee combat and fast movement.
  • The Outlander, with a focus on resource collection, scouting, and distraction/crowd control.

Each hero has their own abilities and hero perks, and each hero class have there own set of abilities. The player is able to take 6 of these heroes into battle having 1 commander which the player controls and determines the players abilities, and then 5 support heroes which grant bonuses as perks.

Each heroes perk has a requirement that is based off of the commanders abilities and class, if the commander is a different class or has a different ability then the support heroes perk supports then that support hero will do nothing. The player is also able to select a Team Perk which grants the player a boost to the player based on the support heroes that are being used, Team Perks have different requirements which can range from hero class, hero star/level, and hero rarity.


Main article: Weaponry (Save the World)

Weapons are items in Save the World which serve as the main way to damage enemies and fall under two main categories of Ranged and Melee Weapons, and both of these categories have sub-categories which help define the type of weapon that is being used such as Assault Rifles and Hardware.

Weapons can be acquired in two different ways

  • Craft the item from a schematic:
    • The craft a weapon the player must already own the Weapons Schematic.
    • The resource cost depends on the items level, rarity, evolution, and weapon set. Higher rarity weapons will have access to higher evolutions.
      • Copper (Tier ★) is the first evolution.
      • Silver (Tier ★★) is the second evolution.
      • Malachite (Tier ★★★) is the third evolution.
      • Obsidian (Tier ★★★★) and Shadowshard (Tier ★★★★) are the fourth evolutions.
      • Brightcore (Tier ★★★★★) and Sunbeam (Tier ★★★★★) are the fifth and final evolutions.

Weapons will break after using them for a long time as they have limited durability. Weapons can be used until they break, or the player can recycle them from the players inventory to receive a very small amount of used crafting resources depending on the weapons current durability. In Ventures the players are able to fix their weapons durability by using creating materials like the ore/crystal that the weapon is made out of.


Main article: Traps (Save The World)

Traps are devices in Save the World which serve as a secondary way to damage enemies and fall under two main categories of Offensive and Utility Traps, and both of these categories have sub-categories which help to define the building piece that traps can be attached to such as walls and floors.

Traps and Trap Schematics are obtained in the same way as Weapons and Weapon Schematics, either through loot or by crafting them.


Main article: Defender

Defenders are characters in Save the World which can be placed during Missions using "Defender Pads" and once placed and given the correct weapon and ammunition the Defender will attack nearby enemies. Each defender is able to hold a different type of weapon and ammunition, but isn't able to hold ones that don't fall under their type.

  • Defender Types
    • Assault Defenders
    • Shotgun Defenders
    • Pistol/Submachine Gun Defenders
    • Sniper Defenders
    • Melee Defenders
The player can only place down a set number of defenders ranging from 1 to 3, and the weapons that defenders use have to be granted by the players which allows for high level weapons to be used by defenders. If the defender has insufficient ammunition they will not be able to attack (this excludes melee defenders), but defenders are able to pick-up ammunition dropped from enemies.

Survivor Squads

Main article: Survivor Squads

Survivors are characters in Save the World which can be put into Survivor Squads to increase some of the players statistics, there are only two categories of survivors.

  • Survivors
  • Lead Survivors
    • Unique Leads

Survivors that have been slotted into a Survivor Squad (which unlock through the campaign) will increase a statistic of the players F.O.R.T. statistics, and will also increase the players Homebase Level allowing the player to access harder missions. The leader slot is a unique slot for lead survivors which will increase the players stats more then base survivors, lead survivors have a sub-variant called "Unique Leads" which are mythical survivors.

F.O.R.T. Stats

See: F.O.R.T.

F.O.R.T. is an acronym for the four types of statistics available to players, these four statistics will help the player advance through Save the World and can be increased through Survivor Squads and Research Points both can be found in the Command Tab. The F.O.R.T. is the collective bonuses of Research Points and Survivors that the player has placed into their Survivor Squads.

  • Fortitude: Increases health by 1% per point.
  • Offense: Increases ranged damage and melee damage by 1% per point.
  • Resistance: Increases shield and shield regeneration by 1% per point.
  • Tech: Increases trap damage, ability damage, gadget damage, and healing done by 1% per point.


Note: In Patch 6.30 The Skill Trees were removed due to the new Front-End Improvements Update. All players that got rewards from the Skill And Research Trees were given some free rewards. The Research Tab is still in game, but the Skill tree is now the Upgrade Tab. Additionally Leveling up still rewards skill points, but not every time. instead it gives random rewards and after a couple of Levels gives Skill points.

Main articles: Skills and Skill Tree

There are two types of upgrades available in Save the World both increase the players survivability in different ways, but both are important in playing through the game.

  • Upgrades
  • Research

Upgrades is a page which allows the player to obtain gadgets and increase some stats by playing through the game, upgrades have 6 levels and there are 13 upgrades (8 gadgets and 5 utilities). The gadget upgrades provide the player with survivability where as the tool upgrades provide the player with utilities that increase the players storage, pickaxe strength, and building stats.

Research is a page which allows the player to increase their F.O.R.T. statistics, over time the player will receive "Research Points" which can be used to increase each of the four research statistics. Every research upgrade has a max level of 600 (+600% for each stat) and progressively gets more expensive as the player upgrades them, but the players research point generation and maximum research point will both increase as the player plays the game.

Missions, Quests, Events, and Ventures

See: Quests, Event Quests

Missions , Quests, Events and Ventures 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 campaign. 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. These special llamas contain the same rewards. .Ventures is a new season-long excursion that takes place in a seasonal zone with new and unique modifiers to tackle. Each Venture season brings in a path of continued progression and fresh seasonal levels to climb. Conquering the challenges in Ventures will earn you seasonal experience which impacts the level of difficulty you encounter, weapons you find, and the seasonal rewards that you earn. Reaching higher seasonal Ventures levels unlocks Supercharger materials that can raise the level of items in your main collection -- beyond their current cap.

These are 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.


Main article: Monsters

Players encounter a variety of monsters as they progress through Save the World, and over the course of the story the player will encounter Elemental Enemies as well as a wider range of enemies. Enemies are split into two core groups with some sub-variants that appear during certain seasons or events.

  • Husks
    • Husky's
    • Sploder's
    • Riot Shielder's
    • Huskling's
    • Beehive's
    • Pitcher
    • Zapper
    • Lobber
    • Healer
  • Mist Monsters
    • Smasher's
    • Taker's
    • Blaster's
  • Special Monsters
    • Shielder's
    • Super Shielder's
    • Troll's
    • Mimic's
    • Gunslinger
    • Chrome Husky (event husky)
    • Vampiric Taker's (event Taker)
  • Bosses
  • Physical/Base Monsters
  • Fire Monsters
  • Water Monsters.
  • Nature Monsters.

System Requirements

System Part Minimum specifications Recommended specifications Epic Quality Presets specifications
G.P.U. Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200 Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
Video Memory None 2 GB VRAM 4 GB VRAM or higher
C.P.U. Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM or higher
Storage None None NVMe Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 7/8/10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit


  • Fortnite was announced on July 12, 2012, to be the first game to utilize Unreal Engine 4[1]. It was originally stated by the developers that the game would only released for PC and/maybe next Gen consoles because Unreal Engine doesn't support 7th generation consoles.
  • Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange) stars as the voice of Ray, a quirky yet, very human, little robot that guides players through their adventures. Players also hear Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City), Amy Pemberton (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kishino (Bulletstorm) among the talented voices directed by veteran actor JB Blanc (Horizon: Zero Dawn).
  • The game mode was expected to be Free-to-Play at the end of 2018 but it remained paid and the main Campaign was cut short.
  • This game mode was not available in the "Performance" mode graphics settings prior to v19.30.
  • It is the first game mode for Fortnite and the game was only referred to this prior to the release of Battle Royale.
  • It is possible that The Last Reality is responsible for the Storm.