The Fortnite Winter Royale North American semi-finals took place yesterday and pro players weren’t happy with the addition of the Infinity Blade.

With $1 million on the line, players were grinding in order to quality for the Winter Royale with players such as Tfue and Cloakzy missing out. Yesterday, Epic released v7.01, the first update of the season which introduced the Infinity Blade, an item with similarities to the Infinity Gauntlet that was featured in it’s own LTM.

With a massive tournament on the same day of the swords release, it created a huge problem due to the tournament scoring system relying heavily on players getting kills, and the Infinity Blade provides an enormous advantage.

One of the pro players in the tournament, Psalm, used the sword late and went on a killing spree:

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The Infinity Blade wasn’t the only issue, the newly added X-4 Stormwing Plane also dramatically changed the game, and players who qualified, did so prior to planes being added.

As a whole, there was a lot of backlash from qualified players, with Ninja, someone who has a working relationship with Epic, also criticizing the game on his stream:

Ghost Bizzle also criticized Epic for releasing two updates before the major tournament:

Other pro players mocked the fact the Infinity Blade was allowed in competitive Fortnite:

https://twitter.com/TTfue/status/1072608364004368384

It’ll be interesting to see whether Epc decide to nerf the sword or place it in it’s own LTM.

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angel
angel
1 year ago

maybe fortnite should do rematch for the finals but have it without the planes n sword just to make the babies happy its a game not real life geez

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  angel

U know they playing for millions right?? That’s a game to u??

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Well it’s million dollar tournament so it is real life.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

The bro who won won he had n advantage cause y’all r too stupid to to try to do the same DDEAL WITH IT BISH

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Planes have ruined my beloved game of Fortnite. Try to snipe and a plane crashes right into your build. You get thrown off the map and die while the plane takes minimal damage and the pilot is perfectly fine. It is garbage.