Every Fortnite player’s rocket-riding dreams have been dashed because Epic Games just removed the Guided Missile from the game entirely.
Epic explained their rationale on Reddit Tuesday: “We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon. We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future.”
For the time being, the Guided Missile will no longer be available in-game, but if they’ve merely put it “into the vault” then that means Epic Games might explore ways to reintegrate the overpowered weapon back into the game at some point. This might upset some players that considered it one of the most fun weapons in the game. And if Epic Games is worried about fairness, then why does the insanely useful Port-a-Fort even exist?
The Guided Missile is a rocket launcher that allowed players to remote control individual missiles, which you could manually maneuver around any obstructions or forts to kill enemies with a direct hit. Some players even figured out how to ride these missiles across the map. Regular rockets are already some of the most valuable weapons players can get, so these added perks made them almost too good. When all was said and done, the ridiculously overpowered weapon lasted only a few short weeks in the game, having been released in late March.
Fortnite is still very much so an unfinished and unpolished game in Early Access, so it’s great that Epic Games is paying close attention to what is and isn’t working in the game. With Season 4 expected as soon as May 1 and the potential for some kind of asteroid hitting the map any day now, players have a lot of new and exciting things in store.