No More Infinity Blade for Fortnite Players
Epic Games just removed the overpowered Infinity Blade from Fortnite. The sword was added from the game’s mobile incarnation, but it quickly proved to be too powerful and ruined the battle royale game. The one-off item was picked up in the main game mode and gave users 200 health, 200 shield, and the ability the jump massive distances and deal 75 damage per swing.
The weapon unbalanced the game and its presence in Fortnite’s seasonal tournament, which had a prize pool of $1 million, caused tons of chaos. Take a look at Psalm destroying the opposition in a North American match in the tweet below.
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) December 11, 2018
Here’s Epic’s response:
We messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game.
The Infinity Blade has been Vaulted and we are re-evaluating our approach to Mythic items.
Thanks for calling us out on this!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 14, 2018
It’s not the first time Epic has removed a weapon from Fortnite—back in April, Epic removed the guided missle just two weeks after adding it.