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Patch v.2.5.0 is planned to release tomorrow, February 15. ETA coming soon. For Save the World specific info: https://t.co/vYnpKyDQzF

Hey there,

Our v.2.5.0 update will release tomorrow, we apologize for the poor communication around this release and the delay of the patch! When we have more info on when the update will land, we’ll drop those details.

What’s up with Seasonal Gold and Firecracker Tickets?

Our initial plan was to reset Seasonal Gold in v2.5.0 which may have caused you to lose leftover gold. To try and avoid that we adjusted to convert the leftover gold to Firecracker Tickets. Due to the delay in the build, there is nothing in the event store and Storm Llamas have disappeared. We did a poor job communicating this and did not create a good experience for you.

Future gold resets will be on specific dates, following the Spring it on Event, and we will communicate that information to you in advance. For now, Seasonal Gold will be converted to Firecracker Tickets. We’ll be adding a random Blue Schematic (no limit on number) to the store, for you to spend any leftover Seasonal Gold you have.

Current conversion rates can we found below:

  • Each stack of 1000 Storm Event Tickets has been exchanged for Storm Llamas.
  • Up to 3000 Seasonal Gold will be converted 3 to 1 into Firecracker Tickets, and any additional gold beyond that will be lost.
Hey there, Our v.2.5.0 update will release tomorrow, we apologize for the poor communication around this release and the delay of the patch!...
Originally posted by Crayonology

Oh wow. Epic replied. Please just tell us that you're either shutting down or letting this AMAZING gem fail, so that I can stop wasting my money on upgrading and vbucks. I usually don't voice on how much I've spent on a game, one set to be f2p btw, but EASILY a few hundreds on this side of fortnite (STW) alone.

Edit: This is an amazing game that MANY want to see succeed, and on both the battle Royale and save the world side.

We're doing neither of those things. STW still have full development plans and we are continue to push updates. Unfortunately, we dropped the ball hard on communication with this one. Last minute bugs popped up that prevented us from shipping on time and we didn't let you guys know in the proper way.

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Originally posted by blueruckus

Where is it? Devs made a declaration to be more open and communicate with community, but here we are again.

I took a break for a couple weeks and came back today to check out the new event. Sign-in screen mentions the event but it's nowhere to be found. I come to Reddit and see the shitstorm with NO official Epic post about the situation.

This is where the team needs to step it up and tell us what the hell is going on. This is just such a joke now, Epic. These consistent scenarios is why we don't trust you anymore.

We agree 100% that we dropped the ball on the communication regarding the patch. There were last minute issues that prevented us from landing the patch on time. This is definitely an area we need to improve on.

Originally posted by AreoMaxxx

This might come off as a rant,
but it’s not supposed to be.

Dear EpicGames,
Please don’t let Save The World die!

The game-mode is so (more) much fun! Yes, it has its problems which needs to be fixed, but the fun outweights those issues (for me and my friends that I group up with)

Don’t let it die, Show your support for SaveTheWorld!

Please don’t rant about the game’s problems in this thread. But show EpicGames that you as a redditor want Save The World to keep being developed!

Kind regards, A fan that fell in love with this game,
and doesn’t want to give up hope.

In response to your post, Save the World will definitely continue and we have more to bring you in the coming months.

We've recently released some roadmaps(found at the bottom of the patch notes) with some upcoming content and additions we have planned. Some of those timeframes may adjust, but those are our goals.

In our last Dev Update video we also mentioned that EPIC has most certainly not abandoned Save the World.

We understand the frustration on some things that were not communicated properly. We have been working to increase our presence on our StW social channels, but we still have room to improve and will continue to do so. We'll have more information on V.2.5.0 later on today. Hope this helps!

Originally posted by disloc8r

I feel like you don't like us

We love you guys. <3

Originally posted by Classy_tech

I think we can all accept that, not much choice not to. But this isn't the first time we've heard from y'all that a mistake was made and you have to do better. So do better how?

That's a fair question and I agree. The first thing we're doing is dedicating more community folks that can focus specifically on StW. The rapid growth of Fortnite has meant we've had our community team spread across the entire game. We've spent some time staffing up and Clintonious and Magyst are now dedicated to StW interaction. You'll still see Popo, Mooney, Flak, myself, etc. here. Having a couple of reliable folks to make sure things don't slip through the cracks will help.

Originally posted by fremenator

Honestly I see why they don't. The downside of communicating with us is that it builds up our expectations. Suddenly everyone is expecting the specifics things they wanted but when they see what epic actually meant they get disappointed.

There's no downside. We clearly failed to communicate information that was important to you. We can do better.

Originally posted by Roobz1980

So a Valentines event that is not being released on Valentine’s Day? Save the World is paid and Battle Royal is free yet BR gets way more attention and updates. The communication is almost non existent. I didn’t want to believe all the salt but now I see it for myself. Shouldn’t the community manager be communicating with us. Feeling let down and disappointed. Not cool on a day that everyone should feel the love.

We're here. We missed the boat on clearly sharing the delay and seasonal gold details. That's on us and we're sorry. No excuses. We simply have to do better than this.

Originally posted by broodgrillo

This isn't even the problem. The problem is that they didn't even adress it. I'm all up for patch delays if it means working on it to further optimize and polish it, unless it's something negligible. But let's think about this, they had no problem releasing patches that broke the servers, broke the fonts, increased the size of several objects by like 50%, teammates not appearing on the map or even having a name, Power Level being hidden, etc... So if they are delaying this patch 2 times in a row, it's probably something of catastrophic proportions, "Everytime i fire an energy weapon i insta die" proportions i would guess.
But again, delaying is not a problem if it has a good cause, cause everytime they delay it, they lose money cause their schedule gets thrown to shit. THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST MADE A DAMN ANNOUNCEMENT "Shit's fucked for now, give us more time" like 3 days ago so we don't have to try and get them to answer our random posts asking what's wrong and when can we expect anything.
I mean, jesus shit, even the event store and quests are gonne, so this is just gonna be downtime where we are getting fucked with no rewards.

We definitely dropped the ball by not announcing the delay. We're very sorry, and will work to learn from this.

These are so adorable!

Originally posted by Bazeque

So it's been 12 hours since the timer expired on the old event.

12 hours and still no official word from them regarding the valentines event being delayed? Only a comment on a thread found here

For a company that's apparently supposed to be improving communication, where is it exactly? Why is it so hard to let us know what is going on?

They stated before that our gold was reset at the end of this event (quite a few times it was stated) yet just after the event timer ran out, they release this here. I mean, how is that even acceptable? Completely changing AFTER the fact.

It's getting beyond ridiculous.

Hey guys! Let me start off by apologizing for the lack of an official announcement regarding the patch delay. Unfortunately, game development has many moving parts and sometimes last minute issues may delay a patch. We definitely fell short on properly communicating this to the community. The event is still coming and we will release it after we correct the issues on our end. We will share a more concrete post once we have more information. Thanks for sticking with us!

Originally posted by rugrlou

MrPopoTFS is the only one showing STW any love. So thanks man.

Magyst was helpful, but a lot of his attention is now @ r/FortNiteBR.

Now I don't know if these guys work for Epic or not, but if they do, it seems like they got them & others doing a lot of double duty. Kind of messed up if that's the case.

Since Epic doesn't have a money problem (maybe a greed problem) and they seem to be obviously overwhelmed...hire more people to alleviate some of these long-standing issues, i.e.: response times, updates/pretending to maintain your timeframes, bugs, etc.

Also, since our voices are not being heard here and most of us are paying customers...maybe we should voice our concerns here: r/FortNiteBR/ - because apparently all of their concerns are at least acknowledged. Plus you have dumb posts getting thousands of up votes (whereas here you're lucky to get a couple hundred). Fair is fair, those guys post/comment here quite a bit.

Hey guys! I just wanted to chime in on a few things. I'm primarily focused on Save The World and I have a lot of the feedback noted with direct links to conversations that you guys have been having. You MAY see me post over in the BR thread from time to time to gather specific sentiment, however, my main visibility is STW. My main goal here is to get what you guys are saying in the hands of the dev team so they can be aware of the issues you guys are experiencing.

Please never stop making these banners cause they are awesome!

Also we love you too <3

Originally posted by MAN3282

I heard that for paragon and look where we now. Please, we need more better communication.

Agreed. This is something we're constantly working towards but I'll admit we've dropped a ball or two lately. Really appreciate the community sticking with us through it all.

Originally posted by aFrequ

Hey all, I understand that many are upset due to the fact that there is no update today (although to be fair they have never patched on Wednesdays) along with many other reasons. As such we've decided to put up a megathread for you to lay out your minds whether this be through providing feedback, "feedback", or just ranting in an effort to not flood the subreddit with posts saying the same things in different ways. Feel free to say what you want but please remember to abide by the subreddit rules mainly:

Be Civil

This is not a forum for attacks and insults against others. Posts that are insulting individuals, groups, other posters, epic staff members, or any other human being. We are not the cursing or the tone police, but we draw a sharp line at direct insults. Similarly no hate speech, abusive behavior, or harassment will be tolerated.

Thanks!

We hit a snag with this update which caused us to delay it. Hopefully there will be more of an update soon.

We really dropped the ball on communication for this one and we're sorry about that. We'll update everybody as soon as we can. Trust us, this bums us out too since this event is gonna be super awesome.

Originally posted by AreoMaxxx

This might come off as a rant,
but it’s not supposed to be.

Dear EpicGames,
Please don’t let Save The World die!

The game-mode is so (more) much fun! Yes, it has its problems which needs to be fixed, but the fun outweights those issues (for me and my friends that I group up with)

Don’t let it die, Show your support for SaveTheWorld!

Please don’t rant about the game’s problems in this thread. But show EpicGames that you as a redditor want Save The World to keep being developed!

Kind regards, A fan that fell in love with this game,
and doesn’t want to give up hope.

Save the World isn't going anywhere. We have a really awesome events coming out very soon so don't worry, lots in store for the game!

Originally posted by freezebe

Like, what's even the point of the event at this point? What are we celebrating?

Now I know the Valentine's event is not really celebrating Valentine's Day, but is more of an excuse to give us more content, WHICH, I am grateful for. But I dunno guys, it just feels weird. No one gives a crap about April Fool's Day on April 2nd, and similarly, I don't give a rat's ass about Valentine's on Feb 15th.

That being said, I will still play through the questline when it comes out as there aint anything better to do in the game anyway (Canny Valley is incredibly boring). I dunno, instead of giving us a skirmisher and survivalist(who uses this crap anyways) reskins, maybe work and cv and tp more?

I apologize for the circlejerk, but I'm incredibly salty the event I was greatly looking forward to was delayed twice, while BR gets to have all the fun.

Oh and remember the last time we had a legendary troll stash ? Me neither.

I dunno epic, maybe I'll forgive you if you give us a mythic hero transform this event store /s

Bummed here as well for sure. We wanted to land this one earlier and unfortunately it didn't work out that way.

Originally posted by scullzomben

Up to 3000 Seasonal Gold will be converted 3 to 1 into Firecracker Tickets, and any additional gold beyond that is lost.

For a few weeks now you have been saying all Seasonal Gold will be deleted. Now you come out and change that with less than 24 hours notice. Please stop doing this.

We could've done better at giving more advanced notice and will do so moving forward.

If you feel you've specifically been wronged by this please reach out to our support team here.

Originally posted by The_OG_T_Money

So is the Valentine’s Day event scrapped? The rhetoric in the OP makes it seem like we’re going straight into Spring It On!

The Valentine's Questline is a part of Spring it on. <3

Originally posted by Chemache

Can we please get a time for when the patch is going out?

The patch is not set to release tomorrow. We'll keep you posted on when we do plan on bringing it out though. :)

Originally posted by TheSteamyPunk

....but I just wasted all my gold buying stuff I didn't need/want because I was told that it was being reset. :(

Edit: More to the point though, in the future can we expect all seasonal gold resets to work in this fashion?

We'll keep you updated on whether or not we plan to continue this trend in the future with Seasonal Gold.

In addition, going forward we'll be better at notifying all of you earlier about these conversion rates.

Originally posted by i3uu

Thank you for the post! The GF was freaking out about here 1.6k seasonal gold when all she had left to buy were cheap heros and blue flux in the store

EDIT: Does that mean 1 gold will turn into 3 tickets or 3 gold into 1 ticket?

No problem at all! She's under 3k Gold so she doesn't have to worry about spending any of it before the update unless she wants to. :)