Epic Games has announced that after finally hearing all of the feedback from players, they are vaulting the sword and evaluating the next steps for mythic items.
The announcement came via Twitter on Friday, December 14, with the developer stating that they “messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game.”
Instead of nerfing the Infinity Blade in a future update, the developer decided to ‘Vault’ the weapon entirely, with no word regarding whether or not it will be added back to Fortnite.
It was also mentioned that Epic Games will be re-evaluating their ‘approach to Mythic items’ in the future.
You can view the full announcement below.
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
Users have been complaining about the new item since its addition, with many players upset that there is no good counter to the Sword and how players can compete against it in tense situations.
The Sword was even active during the recent Winter Royale Final esports event, which caused esports players to come out against the sword and how it alters the end game for each match.
Epic originally stated yesterday that the sword would be nerfed in an upcoming update and that more mythic items were coming, but that all appears to be on hold for now.
Do you believe that ‘Vaulting’ the Infinity Blade was the right decision by Epic Games, or should the studio attempt to nerf and balance the weapon for future use? Let us know in the comments below!