Nearly six years after it was announced, Fortnite is coming to Early Access.
Epic Games first announced Fortnite on December 10, 2011. Since then it's had development woes, been previewed multiple times, and been under the radar as well. Now, almost six years after it was announced, Epic says the game will enter Early Access next month.
Fortnite lets you team up with your friends to build a fortress and defend it against hordes of monsters. You'll have to explore, craft, build, and fight to stay alive. Darren Sugg, Creative Director of Fortnite, said of the game, "Bringing Fortnite to life has been a true labor of love by a talented and dedicated team over many years. We're excited to share the experience and start playing along with more gamers in Early Access this summer."
You'll have to pay up to play Fortnite in Early Access. Pre-orders are available now, ranging from the $39.99 Standard Edition all the way to the $149.99 Limited Edition. There are two other options - the $59.99 Deluxe Edition and the $89.99 Super Deluxe Edition. As you might imagine, each edition comes with progressively more in-game goodies, including heroes, weapons, loot packs, and more. You can see a comparison of all four editions here. Anyone who pre-orders will also get access to the game four days early.
Fortnite will enter Early Access on July 25 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. That means pre-order customers will get in on July 21.