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Fortnite players shocked to discover return of previously vaulted item

by David Purcell
Epic Games

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Many players have been enjoying the limited time game modes added in the 14 Days of Fortnite event during the festive period, but some players have been shocked to find an item which was vaulted by Epic Games long ago. 

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On December 26, Epic announced that the Sneaky Silencers LTM would be returning to the popular Battle Royale game, but little did gamers know that they would also see the return of Smoke Grenades. 

The Fortnite item was introduced in Patch 1.9.1 but was removed from the game in March with Patch 3.5, so you can understand people's surprise when they saw them reappear during the event. 

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It is unknown as to whether their inclusion in the Sneaky Silencers LTM is intentional or not, but some players have been sharing videos on social media, clearly shocked by their return (as seen below). 

The item's only real function, as you might expect, is to impair the vision of an enemy by creating a puff of smoke - similar to the Stink Bomb which was introduced in Patch 5.40, but without the damage. 

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It has happened before, where vaulted items and weapons have been known to pop back up on Fortnite, with cases such as the Infinity Blade, and some fans would like to see one or two of them make a return in the future. 

For example, one fan recently posted an idea to Reddit where they suggested Epic should bring back the Clinger to help combat the game's X-4 Stormwing attack planes.