Epic Games has released the Infinity Blade with the v7.01 update for "Fortnite Battle Royale." This item is the strongest item in the game, and it is one tier above the previous highest rarity (Legendary). The blade gives a huge buff to whoever is carrying it, which is why many players have complained about it. The balance of the game has been ruined, without any doubt, but the game developer is going to make it much better with the next update.

What makes the blade so strong, is the fact that it doubles health and shield pools for players.

It also allows them to move quickly over the map and unleash extremely powerful attacks on their opponents. Furthermore, blade wielders are able to harvest resources and build, which allows them to protect themselves from enemies and their attempts to eliminate them. However, the blade will be nerfed in the v6.10 update, and the game should be balanced once again.

The Infinity Blade nerf

At the moment, Infinity Blade wielders are able to deal 75 and 25 damage with respective attacks. They can also move around the map quickly with the alternate fire, as well as destroy enemies' structures with one hit.

Players who have the blade have their health and shield pools increased to 200 points, and their default movement speed is increased by 130 percent. On top of that, players retain one health (or shield) every second.

While many players figured out that balloons can be used to counter players who wield the blade, it is hard to achieve when wielders are able to build around themselves. It is important to note that the blade can be used as a harvesting tool. It can harvest materials extremely quickly as players only need to swing once at trees, rocks, or cars, and they will get resources.

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The building and harvesting aspect is something that is going to change in the next patch. Infinity Blade wielders will no longer be able to harvest building materials and they will not be able to build. Everything else will remain the same, but considering that players won't be able to protect themselves, this is definitely a huge nerf.

Epic Games' comment

"When designing the Infinity Blade the goal was to provide a weapon with inherent risk to balance out the great capability it provides - the ability to harvest/build removes a great deal of that risk.

By taking away the ability to harvest/build we hope to tune the Infinity Blade to where it feels risky to have, but still satisfying to wield," is what Epic Games officially posted on the "Fortnite Battle Royale" subreddit.

The patch will most likely come out on Tuesday, December 18.

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