Less than per week after it first arrived, Fortnite‘s controversial new weapon, the Infinity Blade, has been eliminated. Developer Epic Games introduced that it’s vaulting the sword throughout all modes because of its notable impression on the sport’s steadiness and the shortage of any dependable counters to it.
“We messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game,” Epic wrote. “The Infinity Blade has been Vaulted and we are re-evaluating our approach to Mythic items. Thanks for calling us out on this!”
The Infinity Blade arrived in Fortnite earlier this week as a part of the sport’s 7.01 update. Unlike different weapons you’ll be able to choose up within the sport, just one sword spawns per match, and it seems in the identical location every time: in a pedestal atop Polar Peak, which makes the beginning of each spherical a mad dash to get the sword.
Much just like the Infinity Gauntlet from the short-lived Thanos LTM, the Infinity Blade grants its wielder unimaginable powers, together with elevated max well being and shields, elevated motion pace, and extra. While it is nonetheless doable to kill the participant wielding the sword, it is clear that the primary one that manages to choose it up is at a giant benefit. Epic’s resolution to take away it fully from the sport comes shortly after the developer had mentioned that it would reduce the Infinity Blade’s effectiveness.
It’s unclear if or when Epic plans to reintroduce the Infinity Blade to Fortnite, however the developer talked about that it’s “re-evaluating [its] approach to Mythic items,” suggesting that different particular sorts of weapons could also be within the works for the sport.