Fortnite Sword Update Is Out Now
"A weapon fit for a King."
[Update] Epic Games has revealed that the new sword is now available in Fortnite: Battle Royale, courtesy of patch 7.01. It happens to be called the Infinity Blade, which is notable given it's the name of a series of mobile games Epic just pulled from mobile app stores after years of availability.
[Original story] Season 7 of Fortnite is now live across all platforms, and it's introduced a ton of new features and content to the hit battle royale game, including a snow biome, new pets, and more. Now it appears a sword is on the way, which would make it the first weapon of its kind in Fortnite.
The official Fortnite Twitter account shared a brief video teasing the arrival of the sword. The weapon appears to belong to the Ice King--the new Legendary skin you can unlock through the Season 7 Battle Pass. "Coming soon... a weapon fit for a King," the tweet reads, while the accompanying video shows the Ice King pulling the sword from a pedestal atop a snowy mountain.
Coming soon... a weapon fit for a King ?? pic.twitter.com/n3kMDCS5IH— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 10, 2018
Epic didn't reveal exactly when the mysterious sword will appear in Fortnite, only noting that it's coming soon. However, the developer frequently introduces new weapons and items to the game on a weekly basis, so the sword will presumably arrive as part of this week's update.
A lot has changed in Fortnite since the game's big 7.00 patch. The iceberg that could be spotted in the ocean toward the end of Season 6 has collided into the island, creating a new snowy environment to explore. Moreover, Epic introduced the game's first aerial vehicle, the X-4 Stormwing plane, which seats up to five players and allows you shoot at opponents from the skies.
On top of that, the first weekly set of Season 7 challenges is now available. This batch tasks players with dancing in forbidden locations and dancing on a crown of RVs, among other things. You can find tips on how to complete all of the season's new challenges in our Fortnite Season 7 challenges roundup.
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