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Epic Games explain why they vaulted the Infinity Blade in Fortnite

Published: 14/Dec/2018 18:05 Updated: 14/Dec/2018 19:28

by Bill Cooney

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Fortnite announced on Friday, December 14 that the Infinity Blade would be headed to the vault after the community lashed out about the weapon being incredibly overpowered.

The first Mythic weapon in Fortnite was introduced on Tuesday, December 11, the same day as the start of the NA Winter Royale Finals.

After the weapon ended up taking center stage for basically being a free ticket to win, many were calling for it to either be put in its own game mode or to be vaulted altogether. 

On December 14, Epic Games seemingly took the community feedback to heart and simply vaulted the weapon while it re-evaluates the place of it and future Mythic items. 

The move was immediately met with widespread acclaim, as many found it refreshing to see Epic admit to having made a mistake with the introduction of  the weapon. 

All hope for any changes seemed lost when Epic Games announced a small nerf to the weapon on December 13 while also hinting at more Mythic weapons to come soon.

It seems that the immediate and incredibly negative backlash from that move was the final thing that tipped the scales and forced Epic’s hand on the matter. 

This isn’t the first time that Epic has had to Vault an item soon after release, with Guided Missiles being one of the other controversial items to quickly get Vaulted. 

It will now be interesting to see what the next move from Epic is on the subject of Mythic weapons.

Will more be added to the main game mode in the future? Or will they be added in as LTMs, like many in the community have suggested? Only time will tell. 

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.