I’m still not sold on Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode; I am convinced that the game simply isn’t made for it. That being said, it’s hard to argue with free.
Perhaps because Epic realizes that it can’t compete with PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds as long as the mode costs money, or perhaps because it was simply the plan all along, Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is set to be made free for everyone on September 26th. The game’s PvE campaign, which is the real meat of the game, won’t, but, as of the free-to-play launch date, prospective players will at least be able to get a—completely inaccurate—feel for the game without paying. For the time being, Epic won’t even offer microtransactions of any kind. The company plans to introduce paid “cosmetics and compendium-like content,” items that don’t “give a competitive advantage,” but the initial free edition of the Battle Royale mode will simply be free.
You can find the full announcement here.