Epic Games have added many weapons to Fortnite that could be described as overpowered, or in need of a nerf, but players are now calling for Star Wars lightsabers to be completely removed.
The battle royale game has been the host of several interesting crossovers since it was first released in September 2017, including Marvel’s Avengers, Batman, and many more – adding a number of themed weapons to the game in the process.
One of the biggest introductions to the game since the beginning of Chapter 2, however, has been lightsabers and the popular weapons from LucasFilm’s world-renowned franchise have certainly shaken up the free-to-play title.
As seen in a video from Reddit user TowelieCR, posted to the Fortnite subreddit, players using the sabers can often teleport to different positions mid-fight. The Redditor isn’t the only one that’s “losing patience” with the issues, either, as a number of other players called for their removal.
For example, one wrote: “This crap is totally game-breaking, and it happens to me just about every single time I even see someone with a lightsaber. Why are they still even in the game at all, much less with these problems attached?”
Clearly, this isn’t an ideal situation for anybody using one – first and foremost – and maybe even worse for opponents approaching those using the weapons. Just like it did in this short clip, the glitch can cost people matches.
They were first made available at the end of the Star Wars event at Risky Reels, and now some members of the community are now calling for them to head to the vault after a glitch has completely ruined them.
If you take a look inside the vault already, you will find the likes of the Infinity Blade, Grappler, and many more weapons that were eventually deemed unfit for purpose in Fortnite.
Whether or not lightsabers will suffer a similar fate and be locked away ahead of schedule remains to be seen, although there’s certainly a demand for that course of action. The Star Wars crossover is set to end, regardless, on January 7.