Epic has had a busy week, but it looks like having Infinity Blade weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale isn't all that good.
Let's go back a couple of days when Epic Games released Fortnite Season 7 with a ton of updates. A new aircraft, new locations, etc. were added. Even earlier, the company removed all parts of the Infinity Blade game from App Store, since the franchise came to an end.
After that Epic released a Fortnite update with a new 'mystical' weapon – the Infinity Blade. It could only be found in the Polar Peak location, and it gave the player many advantages. In addition, the sword could instantly destroy buildings. This is great until, at the end of the game, buildings are not the determining factor on which victory can depend.
It looks like Epic hasn't thought about how the new weapon will work in tournaments. You can see an example in the video below. It's even fun to watch, especially given the seriousness of the tournament. Start watching the video from 10 minutes 36 seconds.
Obviously, the company will be notified of its miscalculation, and it immediately reacted by apologizing to the users. The company admitted that the sword was too powerful and nearly impossible to resist.
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
In less than a week, the Infinity Blade has already been removed from Fortnite.
Mystical weapons like the Infinity Blade should have limitations and should not be shared in the game. Epic did the right thing when adding the MCU Infinity Gauntlet to the game. Raising the gauntlet, the player turned into Thanos, received additional strength and health. It worked, as there was a separate mode for this weapon.