December 14 will always be remembered as a day of great Victory Royale for the Fortnite community as developers Epic Games finally caved in and vaulted the much maligned Infinity Blade item.
Added on December 11, the Infinity Blade was immediately perceived by many players as a very overpowered item that did not belong in the game's default and core modes.
After days of seemingly endless complaints, particularly from the big-name influencers, Epic announced that they would be rolling out nerfs for the item in the next game update, which would have been sometime next week.
However, upon reading the details of the announcement, the player-base remained unsatisfied, especially since Epic made it clear that they were going to stick with the Infinity Blade being in the game, and were in fact planning on adding more "Mythical Items."
After a series of further complaints from disgruntled pro players and content creators, the developers finally gave in and vaulted the item, admitting that it was way too overpowered and that they "messed up."
Heya folks,— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 14, 2018
We messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game.
The Infinity Blade has been Vaulted and we are re-evaluating our approach to Mythic items.
Thanks for calling us out on this!
Upon seeing this, as one would expect, almost the entirety of the vast Fortnite player-base rejoiced, with many of those popular influencers going on Twitter to express their joy and relief that Epic had finally come to their senses.
That being said, here are some of the best Twitter reactions from the biggest streamers and pros, including the likes of Ninja, CouRage, DrLupo, FaZe's Cloak, Ali-A, NICKMERCS, TSM's Daequan, and others.
Couldn’t be more relieved to see the sword vaulted in Fortnite.— Jack "CouRage" Dunlop (@CouRageJD) December 14, 2018
In games, it’s super key to balance around things that are not only fun to play with but also play against.
It wasn’t ever fun to fight the sword.
Grateful to Epic for admitting they messed up. Wonderful news.
Weapon balance, building, and movement around the map all are incredible right now in Fortnite— Jack "CouRage" Dunlop (@CouRageJD) December 14, 2018
With the sword now gone they just need to make planes get destroyed if they fly into builds
Once they tweak planes I’m confident Fortnite Season 7 will be the most balanced season yet
Sword vaulted. We did it!— Creator code:fazecloak (@cloakzy) December 14, 2018
RIP Infinity Blade 🗡— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) December 14, 2018
I'm not talkin bout bringing back the infinity blade or anything like it. that shit was dumb lol— Daequan (@TSM_Daequan) December 14, 2018
Do think if Fortnite turned the sword into a lightsaber and the planes into X-wings people would be less mad?— Marcel (@BasicallyIDoWrk) December 14, 2018
We all seen it coming. 🤪— dakotaz (@dakotaz) December 14, 2018
Teamwork makes the dream work, good job everyone. I can now love Fortnite again.— FaZe Cizzorz (@cizzorz) December 14, 2018
(I’ll love it even more once planes get a slight nerf and creative mode game settings aren’t bugged)
Mission Passed! +Respect— Typical Gamer (@TypicalGamer) December 14, 2018
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