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Epic sheathes Infinity Blade after Fortnite fan backlash – TechCrunch

Epic, the manufacturer of the crazy popular cross-platform first person shooter online game Fortnite, has revealed a failed gameplay when releasing a super powerful new weapon in the battle royal arena earlier this month – triggering a huge fanbacklash. Complaints boiled down because it was unfair that the overstyred weapon would exist in the usual game modes, given the enormous advantage given to the one who was lucky enough to find it. Earlier this month, Epic trailed the upcoming Infinity Blade as "a weapon that fits a king". It released released the super-powered weapon, [11459006] December 1 1th shortly after releasing a season 7 update – so probably it would have been the intention to increase Fortnite fans game play. Instead, the drastically upset game's balance was successful. Without adequate weaponry / strategy to win against the weapon, Fortnite fans were really angry as hell. But on Friday three days after launching the magazine, Epic took the "overstyred" weapon from the game – admitted that it failed to give "Good counters" and "re-evaluate our approach to mythical things." Heya folks, We destroyed and rolled out Infinity Blade over-rated / without good counters, especially in the playoffs. Infinity Blade has become Vaulted and we evaluate our approach to mythical things. Thank you for calling us on this! – Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 14, 2018 ] Shows even billions of funding and tens of millions of obsessively committed fans can not protect a game maker from making some pissed game decisions. A couple…

Epic, the manufacturer of the crazy popular cross-platform first person shooter online game Fortnite, has revealed a failed gameplay when releasing a super powerful new weapon in the battle royal arena earlier this month – triggering a huge fanbacklash.

Complaints boiled down because it was unfair that the overstyred weapon would exist in the usual game modes, given the enormous advantage given to the one who was lucky enough to find it.

Earlier this month, Epic trailed the upcoming Infinity Blade as “a weapon that fits a king”.

It released released the super-powered weapon, [11459006] December 1

1th shortly after releasing a season 7 update – so probably it would have been the intention to increase Fortnite fans game play.

Instead, the drastically upset game’s balance was successful. Without adequate weaponry / strategy to win against the weapon, Fortnite fans were really angry as hell.

But on Friday three days after launching the magazine, Epic took the “overstyred” weapon from the game – admitted that it failed to give “Good counters” and “re-evaluate our approach to mythical things.”

] Shows even billions of funding and tens of millions of obsessively committed fans can not protect a game maker from making some pissed game decisions.

A couple of days earlier, Epic had presented a discussion thread about Reddit who said he would give “more context on object philosophy” and subsequent “future changes in the magazine” – like eliminating the players’ ability to build and harvest when handled the magazine for to add a certain risk of holding it – so hope to win fans over at that time.

Then, it also wrote that its intention to add a mythical tier of objects to Fortnite is to provide “new and tasteful ways to interact with the map and generally shake up usually play over standard modes”.

What is obviously another way of saying it does not want its highly committed fan base to get bored and stop pouring money into its coupons.

Epic, however, did not manage to build the necessary balance into Infinity Blade from the outset. So pulling the blade was the right move, and Fortnite fans should be happy, it is realized that it needs to be reassessed and be crucial to their concern.

It is not clear whether Epic’s reassessment will lead to mythical objects being dragged completely.

Even though proper balancing features – as time-limited and / or locked to some game modes – can still be a place for a little epic chaos in Fortnite to further up the fun. Just can not do too crazy, okay?

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