Epic Shelves Fortnite's Overpowered Infinity Blade
Apparently, infinite power was infinitely broken. Epic Games has pulled the controversial Infinity Blade from Fortnite: Battle Royale, less than a week after it was added and less than a day after it was announced it would be nerfed. In the meantime, it wreaked havoc in a $1 million tournament and provided plenty of material for angry YouTubers and Redditors. So I guess it was good for someone?
To recap: The Infinity Blade, like the Infinity Gauntlet that turned players into Thanos from the Avengers movies, was a Mythic rarity item. It granted its wielder increased speed, health, shields, and health regeneration on kills. Unlike the Infinity Gauntlet, it spawned only in one specific location, turning that spot into a crazed deathmatch and rendering much of the rest of the game moot.
In removing the Infinity Blade and sticking it in the Vault for a possible return down the line, Epic said that it "messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game." The dev team is also "re-evaluating our approach to Mythic items." While the Infinity Blade might not have been the best idea, at least the company is admitting to the mistake and dealing with it right away.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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