An exciting new collaboration starts today between Battle Breakers and Fortnite: Save the World. Playing the new “hero-collector" RPG will award Razor, a new Ninja character, in Save the World - the first crossover for the game.
To unlock content between both games, players have a few tasks to complete. First, players in Save the World need to complete the quest “Shoot for the High School” and “Climbing the Leaderboard”, which will unlock Jess and Kyle in Battle Breakers. All founder members will also receive Ramirez in Battle Breakers as well. Likewise, Razor can be unlocked in Save the World by leveling a Battle Breakers account to level 20.
While fans of Save the World should enjoy the crossover, the entire event is new ground for its users. Players have wondered for years if the game might get its first crossover, as Fortnite has had so many, and it is not hard to see why.
Outside organizations see the powerhouse that is Fortnite as a battle royale and popular culture point of reference and want to leverage its immense player base and brand recognition. This is why Fortnite gets the big promotions featuring skins and events from Star Wars, Batman, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Crossing over into Save the World is comparatively far less attractive because the player base is smaller, but this is to be expected since the game must be individually purchased, whereas Fortnite is free to play for everyone. Since Epic Games is listed as a developer for Battle Breakers alongside Chair Entertainment Group, the crossover benefits the same organization.
Save the World may also be going free to play soon. At least, one would expect this to be that case since Epic Games announced that the game would be transitioning a while back, but has repeatedly pushed back this change.
Changes have already been made to indicate that the change is on the horizon, as indicated in patch 9.40, where the notes state, “Quests, missions alerts, and daily login rewards will now grant X-Ray Tickets instead of V-Bucks to players who are non founders. Paid Founders will not be affected by this change.”
The free V-Bucks awarded to players for playing in Save the World are the same premium currency as used in Fortnite, and is one feature that many speculated would need to change if the game ever went free to play.
Now that the new map has been introduced, there is still little doubt that Save the World will eventually go free to play. Epic Games may simply be waiting for the best opportunity to do so with, say, a lull in the player base of Fortnite to reinvigorate interest in the game.