You can still wield the Infinity Blade in Fortnite.
Epic Games has announced the removal of the Infinity Blade series from the App Store, as it can no longer support the games to a satisfactory standard.
The iOS-only sword combat series is often credited with helping to popularise premium mobile gaming, but Epic says it can’t support the series while it shifts focus to Spyjinx, a collaboration between Bad Robot Productions, Infinity Blade developers ChAIR, and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams.
It won’t be the last we’ll see of Infinity Blade however, with Epic saying that fans “may find Infinity Blade popping up in places you wouldn’t expect.”
There is speculation that the games could be moving to Epic’s own store, which was revealed last week, but with ongoing support confirmed for the next month only, the dev may just have been teasing the appearance of the titular sword in Fortnite. The Infinity Blade was confirmed to be coming to Fortnite in this week’s patch notes. Players can find it at Polar Peak.
“Over the next month, we’ll continue to support Infinity Blade III with updated Clash Mobs and other surprises. Fans should be sure to check in frequently for special items,” read the update. As a thank you, players can download the Infinity Blade Stickers app for free right now.
“The Infinity Blade series will always hold a special place for me personally and for Epic as a whole,” said Donald Mustard, Global Creative Director. “It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye, but we are excited for Spyjinx and what the future holds!”
Fortnite’s version of the Infinity Blade is a Mythic weapon that deals significant damage and destroys structures. You can skim the section of patch notes relating to the sword below:
- This Mythic melee weapon can be found on Polar Peak.
- Primary Fire delivers a powerful sword slash. It deals big damage to enemies and destroys structures in one blow (75 damage to players).
- Alternate Fire allows the player to leap great distances, destroying objects in its path. Upon landing, it delivers damage and a knock-up to nearby players (25 damage).
- 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.
Along with the Epic Games Store, Fortnite’s Creative mode was also announced last week, and will stand alongside the game’s Save the World, and Battle Royale modes.