The studio is going to take another stab at it.
Epic Games has Vaulted the newly introduced Mythic Infinity Blade item in Fortnite after it turned out to be too powerful, especially during the endgame.
Earlier this week, Epic announced that it would be removing its Infinity Blade series from the App Store, but revealed that the sword from the game would be popping up in Fortnite as a Mythic weapon.
In a post on Reddit following its release, Epic and Fortnite community manager Nathan Mooney discussed the feedback surrounding the Infinity Blade and announced that would have the ability to build and harvest removed so that it provides a greater risk/reward for players.
Today, Epic has taken the weapon out of Fortnite for now, saying it “messed up” and that the Blade was OP.
“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,” the studio tweeted.
The Infinity Blade caused a kerfuffle during the North American Winter Royale tournament thanks to its build/harvest capabilities, with Eurogamer reporting that the rolling out of such a powerful weapon at the outset of the tournament angered a number of players who had been grinding for weeks in advance to qualify.
On the subject of Mythic items, Epic explained that their purpose “is to provide an interaction a step above the Legendary item functionality,” and has said it will continue to introduce them to the game.
“The addition of items in this tier provide new and flavorful ways to interact with the map and generally shake up normal play across default modes.”