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Infinity Blade sword returns to Fortnite – but there’s a catch

Published: 6/Apr/2019 15:44 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 15:52

by Marcus Banks

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One of the most overpowered weapons in Fortnite – the Infinity Blade – is back in the game, but not how players might have expected.

What is the Infinity Blade in Fortnite?

Epic Games first introduced the mythic item back in Season 7, allowing one player to pull the sword from its holster at Polar Peak to gain a ridiculous advantage on the battlefield.

Players were able to deal huge damage to their enemies while benefitting from increased health and speed, as well as collecting materials easily; the Infinity Blade wreaked havoc during the Winter Royale grand finals which ultimately led to Epic vaulting the item.

EPIC GAMESThe Infinity Blade caused massive damage to structures making it ideal for end-game competitive scenarios.

Is the Infinity Blade back in Fortnite?

Now, the Infinity Blade has returned to the game as part of the limited time game mode – Sword Fight.

Only weapons of legendary or epic variant can be found in the mode as well as swords which multiple players can hold at once.

Fortunately, the Infinity Blade’s jumping ability has been seriously nerfed, and players are no longer to farm materials while using the item.

The Sword Fight LTM replaces Trios mode on Fortnite.

Will the Infinity Blade be added to the default playlists?

Thankfully, there are currently no plans to add the Infinity Blade back into the regular playlists, but Epic did confirm after vaulting the item that they were exploring the possibility of adding other mythic items at a later stage in the game.

Eggs found in Polar Peak led to suggestions that the next mythic item could be dragon-related, but more hints haven’t been discovered in Season 8 – indicating we may have to wait until Season 9 to discover their true meaning.

Therefore, Fortnite fans can rest easy with the Infinity Blade safely tucked away in an LTM, for now.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.