Data miners have uncovered a new weapon coming to Fortnite Battle Royale that will surprise players, as yet another sword is set to be added to the game, less than a month after the 'Infinity Blade' madness.
Earlier in Fortnite's Season 7, Epic Games added an 'Infinity Blade' to the game, an extremely powerful weapon, that only one player on the map could wield.
Due to the sheer power of the weapon, which granted players double health and regained health per every successful hit, the community was in outrage, eventually causing developers Epic Games to remove the weapon entirely, and apologize.
At the time, Epic said they would 'reconsider' how they implemented these so called 'mythic' weapons in the game, and there haven't been any since, but that looks like it is about to change.
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Following the major v7.20 update, data miners have found a 'medieval sword' in the game files, and it is in fact a weapon, rather than simply a pickaxe skin as some initially believed.
How exactly it will be implemented cannot be determined from the leaks, but fans will be hoping it is not anything like the infamous Infinity Blade - or, if it is, that it's placed in its own separate mode, and not placed in regular matchmaking.
It's not the Infinity Blade, it's a "normal" sword, which appears to be a weapon, not a Pickaxe. pic.twitter.com/TWpLMzEhxC
— Sr DraBx (@srdrabx) January 15, 2019
Update: Another Fortnite data miner has now uncovered the sound files for the sword too - check them out in the clip below.
Medieval Sword Sound Files pic.twitter.com/1RgABjSiFp
— Trix - Fortnite Leaks (@TrixLeaks) January 15, 2019
The leaker has also confirmed that the sword is definitely intended for the battle royale portion of Fortnite, not for Save the World.
The sword was also spotted in the Marshmello music video which was found in the Fortnite game files too, where a mix of Marshmello's songs play with some visualizer effects.
There is also a possible connection to the hints that have some fans wondering if there will be a Fortnite and Game of Thrones crossover, with the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones coming out in April 2019. This sword could be possibly yet another clue.
We will have to wait for an official announcement from Epic Games, regarding if/when the sword will be available in game, and how exactly it will be implemented.