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Cooperative PvE Adventure!
— In-Game Description

Save The World is a Player versus Environment action-building cooperative campaign. You and your friends battle to hold back the monster hordes and explore a vast, destructable world where no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft weapons, find loot and level up your heroes. Save The World can be purchased through Seasonal Starter Packs. Lars Pack is the newest addition.


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The Storm came without warning and 98% of the world's population vanished … then came the monsters. 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.

There is also a campaign to progress through. There are 3 different regions in the story. Players have the possibility of taking up to 6 Heroes into battle:

  • The Commander is the Hero that the player controls.
  • The Support Team allows 5 additional heroes to be selected for bonuses based off of each hero.
  • Each Hero has a unique perk. Commander Heroes grant an evolved perk, marked with a “+”.


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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, Hero Perks and Squad Bonuses. Heroes come in the form of Cards that can be acquired from Loot Llamas, or from Rewards.


Main article: Weaponry (Save the World)

There are two categories of Weapons in Save the World:

  • Ranged Weapons, which include Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, Sniper Rifles, and Explosive Weapons.
  • Melee Weapons, which include Swords, Axes, Spears, Scythes, Clubs, and Hardware.

Weapons are acquired and used in two steps:

1. Obtaining them from Loot :

  • Getting them directly from Treasure Chests (or Storm Chests) or as loot drops from killing various enemies.
  • Getting Weapon Schematics are acquired through Llama Pinatas and Rewards. These can be Upgraded and Evolved.
    • The Perks, Subclass and Bonuses on those will be random. For Schematics, later on in the game, the player has the choice to Upgrade and Strengthen the weapon's Perks and Bonuses.

2.Possessing the appropriate Materials to be able to craft a specific Weapon from a Weapon Schematic.

  • The player must own a Weapon Schematic to be able craft the Weapon they wish to use.
    • Depending on its level & rarity, a weapon schematic can have different Sub-classes, affecting the gun's stats when crafted. For example a Legendary Schematic will have 7 Sub-classes (★ Copper Ore, ★★ Silver Ore, ★★★ Malachite Ore, ★★★★ Obsidian Ore, ★★★★★ Brightcore Ore, ★★★★ Shadowshard Crystal, ★★★★★ Sunbeam Crystal)

Weapons wear out and break over time, as they have limited durability. Weapons can be used until they break, deleting them in the players' inventory, or recycled in order to reclaim some of the crafting materials which were used up in its creation.


Main article: Traps (Save The World)

Traps come in two types: Defensive, which do damage to enemies, and Utility, which perform a function such as Healing.

Traps and Trap Schematics interact in exactly the same way as the Weapons and Weapon Schematics listed above.

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 to boost their strength in the following categories:

  • Fortitude, health, and health regeneration.
  • Offense, ranged, and melee weapon damage.
  • Resistance, shield, and shield regeneration.
  • Tech, Trap, Ability, and Gadget damage, as well as healing.

F.O.R.T. Stats are the sum of the bonuses awarded by Survivor Squads and Skills, and can be viewed in the Squads tab. You can also use research points to increase your F.O.R.T. stats. You can also upgrade F.O.R.T. Stats in the Research Tab aswell.

Survivor Squads

Main article: Survivor Squads

There are currently two types of Survivors in Save the World:

  • Lead Survivors
  • Survivors

Much like Heroes, Survivors come in the form of cards that can be Upgraded and Evolved. They come with a myriad of bonuses.

Survivors are slotted into Survivor Squads, which unlock over time as missions in the story are completed. The accumulated stats of the Survivors slotted into the Survivor Squads affect the F.O.R.T. Stats (bonuses to Hero Strengths) and the player's Power Level (which missions they are allowed to access). Only Lead Survivors, who determine proportionally a larger percentage of F.O.R.T. Stats, can be slotted into the Leader slot for each squad. Survivors can be acquired through Loot Llamas and as Rewards.


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 currently two Skill Trees which offer point-based progression in Save the World:

  • The Skill Tree, which can be used by leveling up, and from Rewards.
  • The Research Tree, which can be used with Research Points that are generated over time.

Nodes not only offer direct bonuses to F.O.R.T. stats, but unlock things such as Gadgets, higher-grade Evolutions, Survivor Squad slots, and Pickaxe Upgrades.

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. At higher levels, players will encounter elemental monsters (variants of any monster), these could be:

  • Fire monsters.
  • Ice 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


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  • 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 became paid and the main Campaign was cut short.
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  • It is the first game mode for Fortnite and the game was only referred to this prior to the release of Battle Royale.