Important Methods to Conquer the Storm in Save the World
In the PvE mode of Fortnite: Save the World, the game focuses on the fighting effort to defeat the world-consuming storm. Working as a Commander, your job is to continuously combat the storm and its fiends by completing mission-based objectives. But Save the World does an excellent job of throwing nearly everything at you to the point where you might feel overwhelmed. There are a ton of things to learn and master in Save the World, but the rewards are very much worth your time. If you like getting V-Bucks and insane items, here are a few tips to help you “save the world.”
1. Utilize Expeditions Daily
Chances are – at least for Fortnite players – you’re playing Battle Royale or Creative anywhere from one to 15 times per day. Aside from the gracious daily log-in rewards (that also include V-Bucks), you can muster a great number of resources by sending your Heroes out onto Expeditions. By air, land, and sea, this time-based mining-esque feature can be a big help if you need extra resources. Resources can be anything from new Heroes and Survivors to Ingredients and Wood, Stone, and Metal.
Keep in mind that only a few Expeditions can be active at a time, so make sure that they have a 100% chance of success. The chosen Heroes will calculate how potentially successful the trip can be. There will be that moment where you run out of placements for the trip, and the one Hero has a 30% chance of coming back with some good stuff. The odds could be in your favor, but that’s up for the game to decide.
The best part about this, failed Expeditions won’t kill off your Heroes. You can just try again to get that imperative ingredient or extra Survivor for your Squads or whatever the case may be.
2. Check Your Daily Quests, Side Quests, and Challenges
Within your Quest Log in Save the World, you’ll see a list of different quests that you can embark on. Evidently, each has a somewhat varying reward, but some come packed with Gold and V-Bucks! Gold is used in the Save the World store to buy better equipment and schematics, so the more the merrier. Acquired V-Bucks can be used in both Fortnite modes, which was extremely helpful in my journey to get the Captain America skin.
Some quests will have you complete certain objectives in order to get the rewards, while others are relatively simple. As seen with the screenshot attached, the Daily Destroy voyage has me obliterating seesaws for Gold and V-Bucks. It’ll be a crime to not check your Quest Log for that extra currency and/or expensive resource.
3. Recycle and Retire Unwanted Items
Whilst exploring the world, you’ll have to gather an assortment of materials to craft weapons, bullets, and traps. As aforementioned, Expeditions are time-based ventures for the Heroes to assemble resources. During missions, you can mine almost anything you find, from cars to entire buildings and hidden caves. Dropped items from defeated husks will often times be ingredients, some of which you might be on the lookout for.
Wood and Metal can only get you to a certain point, so it’s important to collect as many ingredients as you can possibly find. Mechanical Parts are mostly used for traps, Ores for advanced weaponry, and certain Crystals can help you develop the best of the best. The only downside is when you have too much inventory, clogging up your Backpack can be a pain when you need to craft a trap in the middle of a battle. For example, I have 15 slots of Nuts and Blots, which is convenient for several traps but not so much for other vital schematics.
Whenever you Recycle an item or Retire a character, the game will inform you of the incoming ingredients that’ll be added to your Backpack. They can literally be any crucial aspect to designing a legendary weapon, such as Blast Powder, Rotating Gizmos, Twine, and – most importantly – Bacon. In addition, Recycled and Retired items can be placed into the Collection Book in Save the World.
4. The Collection Book
Fortnite: Save the World has a few different progression systems for its mode. There’s one for your general leveling up, another for your Heroes, and one for the Collection Book. By collecting Heroes, Survivors, Defenders, and Schematics, the book will reward you with a variety of prizes. Everything including weapon Re-perks, Pure Drops of Rain, Epic Survivors, Fluxes, and much more can be accumulated as you fill out the book. Be mindful of what you trade-in, though. The book will forever keep the items that you have offered. Make sure you’re not giving away your favorite Huskcleaver or set of Sound Walls. Furthermore, don’t stress yourself out to “grind” to complete the book. It’s almost never-ending (going up to level 1,000), and playing Fortnite: Save the World is already an effort in itself.
5. Assemble the Defenders to Save the World
There will be some missions where you’ll find yourself without a squad of other players. Building traps and equipping epic hammers and machine guns to fight off against the hordes of husks can get overwhelming when you have to do it on your own. Luckily, Save the World allows you to deploy Defenders onto the battlefield to battle by your side. You’ll have to give them a weapon, some ammo, and a floor to activate their Defender Post. If they are downed, you can just revive them to get back into action. And if their level is high, you pretty much have a well-trained bot to help you get rid of the husks. You can arrange for up to three Defenders to protect the objective and you. Having a full team can go a long way, and on occasion, your teammates just might be NPCs with a high Kill/Death ratio.
Fortnite: Save the World is an extensive tower defense mode that can be a lot of fun, but it’s true that there can be a lot to handle when it comes to the mechanics and features. Hopefully, these five tips can help bring you closer to reaching the endgame. What other tips do you have in mind for Save the World? Would you like to know some more hints and methods? Let us know in the comments below!