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Fortnite players are still finding the vaulted Infinity Blade in-game

Published: 17/Dec/2018 12:22 Updated: 17/Dec/2018 12:32

by David Purcell

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Despite Epic Games issuing a public apology and saying that the Infinity Blade had been vaulted from Fortnite, some players are still finding the sword. 

Clips of the Infinity Blade have surfaced online and players were shocked to see the Infinity Blade back in action after its removal from the game on December 14. 

Footage seems to show players not only wielding the sword, but taking out their opponents with it as well as if it is still an active weapon.

Weapon found in game even though it was vaulted from r/FortNiteBR

One player, T4K_RoNaL, even decided to take matters into his own hands and tossed it into the storm, before selecting the crying animation to seal a funny moment. 

The Blade, which was added to the game with the v7.01 patch, had come under immense scrutiny and even an official tweet from Fortnite confirmed that the sword was “overpowered” and there were not enough counters for it towards the end of each game. 

For a sword that is not even supposed to be in the game anymore, it’s still wreaking havoc judging by this footage. 

It was a particularly controversial talking point during the highly anticipated Winter Royale tournament, as many streamers and pro players spoke out against the addition of new features just before the start of the competitive event. 

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins said: “We qualified for this when Risky [Reels] was still in it, obviously the snow map, that’s understandable, they’re not going to delay a whole Season for this tournament.

“To add the sword and to have these planes, in this tournament, it’s just not what I qualified for.”

There is still no official word on the Infinity Blade re-appearing in the game, but if it keeps popping up, we would expect a response from Epic in the near future. 

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Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

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Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.

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Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.