Epic Games announces a nerf to the Fortnite Infinity Blade in an upcoming update
The Fortnite Infinity Blade will finally be receiving a nerf.
On December 13, Epic Games took to Reddit to discuss the ‘Infinity Blade’ and its presence within Fortnite.
At the end of the post, it was revealed that the Infinity Blade will be nerfed in the upcoming V7.10 update.
Players wielding the Infinity Blade will no longer be able to Harvest or Build once the update is released.
Epic Games believes that the upcoming patch will help provide balance, stating: “By taking away the ability to harvest/build we hope to tune the Infinity Blade to where it feels risky to have, but still satisfying to wield.”
It was also mentioned that Mythic Items will continue to be added to Fortnite in the future, with the goal of “[providing] new and flavorful ways to interact with the map and generally shake up normal play across default modes.”
You can view the full post below.
Let’s talk about the Infinity Blade – Reddit
We released the Mythic Infinity Blade item with the v7.01 update and have since seen a healthy amount of discussion and feedback around it. In response to what we’ve seen, we’re looking to provide more context on item philosophy and some upcoming changes to the Blade.
The presence of Mythic items in gameplay is to provide an interaction a step above the Legendary item functionality and something you’ll continue to see. To us, that means changing the way the game is played for those who interact with that item. 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.
We’ll have some more info with regards to our competitive philosophy when it comes to new items, updates and seasons within Fortnite early next week.
Infinity Blade Changes
The change we’re currently planning for the Infinity Blade in our v7.10 update is to remove the ability to build and harvest when wielding the Blade.
When designing the Infinity Blade the goal was to provide a weapon with inherent risk to balance out the great capability it provides – the ability to harvest/build removes a great deal of that risk. By taking away the ability to harvest/build we hope to tune the Infinity Blade to where it feels risky to have, but still satisfying to wield.
After this removal we’ll continue to monitor the Blade’s effectiveness and make adjustments as necessary as well as communicate those changes. Thank you so much for your discussion and feedback around the Infinity Blade!”
At the time of writing, the release date of the V7.10 update has yet to be revealed by Epic Games.
We will continue to provide updates on this story and the Fortnite Infinity Blade as more information is made available.
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