Epic Games’ battle royale game Fortnite‘s season 7 is well underway for over a week now and we already have the patch notes of the upcoming update that is supposed to hit the servers this week. Though there is not too many things that have been added to the game this time around, the ones that have been added are interesting enough.
The biggest addition this time is a new mythic melee weapon that deals big damage and destroys structures, called the Infinity Blade. This can be found on the Polar Peaks of the battle royale. Ralphie’s Revenge is an accurate and slow firing rifle that has been added to the Save the World mode. Besides this Fortnite Creative mode is going live for players on December 13, with the islands. Last but not least, an new Limited Time mode called called Close Encounters which will involve close quarters combat with Shotguns & Jetpacks.
The Close Encounters LTM will only have Shotgun variants as weapons. Jetpacks & Heavy Shotguns can be found in chests & Supply Drops and other Shotgun variants will spawn as floor loot.
As for the Infinity Blade weapon, its primary fire will deliver a powerful sword slash which will deal 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). Those wielding the sword will have an increased pool of max Health and Shields and increased movement speed.
Feel the cold creeping in? Downtime for v7.01 has begun! See what fate has in store in the Patch Notes: https://t.co/h0QHkyRGXg
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 11, 2018
There will only be one Infinity blade per game and players carrying the Infinity Blade will not be able to carry any other weapons or items, except building material. Check out the full patch notes in the link on the tweet.