UPDATE 11/12/18: Right this moment’s patch notes verify the Infinity Blade will certainly be a one-off weapon accessible each match from the newly-opened up Polar Peak, the Ice King’s lair. Only one participant will have the ability to wield the sword at any time, simply as Fortnite’s Thanos occasion featured the Infinity Gauntlet earlier within the yr.
Sword slashes will deal 75 injury, whereas the weapon’s alternate hearth will permit you to leap massive distances and destroy objects, with a smaller 25 injury upon touchdown. Anybody wielding the sword will acquire 200 well being and defend and fixed regeneration. If they’re defeated, the sword will drop for others to choose up as a substitute.
Patch 7.01, which introduces all of this, is out there to obtain now.
ORIGINAL STORY 10/12/18: Fortnite has teased the addition of a brand new sword weapon, and a contemporary change to its snowy map space.
We have seen this fancy new sword earlier than – within the teaser art work for the brand new Fortnite season 7, after which once more in its introductory video. It seems to be just like the blade of the Ice King, the season’s high tier character unlock, who you’ll be able to see pulling the blade sword-from-stone-style within the teaser beneath:
Coming quickly… a weapon match for a King 🗡👑 pic.twitter.com/n3kMDCS5IH
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 10, 2018
Does the sword look acquainted from some place else? It appears similar to the titular weapon of Infinity Blade – the cellular recreation made by Fortnite’s personal Epic just a few years again. Is it only a nod to Epic’s previous?
Regardless, the teaser additionally reveals an enormous change to the sport’s snow space. The place its fort peak is simply poking out of the snow proper now, anticipate a full fort and courtyard, the place the sword will likely be situated.
Sound recordsdata for a sword weapon have been beforehand discovered within the recreation’s recordsdata (separate to these swords which exist in Fortnite’s Save the World mode). And the existence of a hidden space to be revealed later has additionally been snooped – see this video beneath, which reveals a format similar to the one within the teaser above:
So how will the sword work? That is the one factor we do not know. Will it’s an everyday merchandise anybody can choose up, or will it’s a one-off power up like Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet, which guest-starred in Fortnite earlier within the yr?