Fortnite has added a sword to its Battle Royale game mode for the first time with the introduced of the Infinity Blade.
It is a unique item as it can only be used by one player at any point in the game.
The sword can be found at Polar Peak in the new iceberg biome that was introduced during last weeks season 7 update.
The weapon has two main features that players can use, the first is a sword slash that can deal 75 damage to players as well as destroy structures.
The alternate fire lets players leap great distances which also destroys objects that are in their patch, if you land near other players then it can deal 25 damage to them.
As well as its main features, the Infinity Blade gives other perks and bonuses to the person using it.
The downside is that you cant carry any other weapons while you are holding the sword, plus you will become a big target for other players as you immediately drop the sword if you are eliminated.
Fortnite Infinity blade details
The wielder of the sword is also granted additional abilities:
- An increased pool of max Health and Shields (200 Health/200 Shields).
- Regeneration of effective Health over time up to max Health and Shields (1 HP per second).
- An instant burst of effective Health upon elimination of an enemy (50 HP).
- Increased movement speed (130%).
The first player to pull the Infinity Blade from its pedestal will be instantly healed to full Health and Shields.
If a player picks up the Infinity Blade, all other inventory items aside from building materials will be dropped.
When the wielder of the Infinity Blade picks up an item (aside from building materials), the Infinity Blade will be dropped.
The Infinity Blade will be dropped when the wielder is knocked out or eliminated.
Only one Infinity Blade will appear per match.
Full details on todays patch are available on the Epic Games website.
This patch has also seen the return of the Close Encounters LTM where players are limited to just using shotguns and jetpacks.
X-4 Stormwing plane has also been updated and now the driver and passengers take 25 damage when a plane is shot down.
Creative islands will also become available to all players from Thursday 13 December and it has already had plenty of new features added in the new update.