'Fortnite' Infinity Blade: Sword Stats, Damage, Location, and Gameplay
Everything to know about the awesome new weapon.
A mythical new weapon has come to the world of Fortnite: Battle Royale in the form of the Infinity Blade from the video game series of the same name, and it just made one place on the map the most trafficked location of all.
Following up on a Monday teaser, Epic Games introduced a sword called the Infinity Blade to Fortnite Season 7 and it’s so much more than another pickaxe like some players thought. The Fortnite version 7.01 patch notes outline everything to know about this new weapon, and it’s unlike anything else we’ve seen before in the game. In fact, the closest thing to the Infinity Blade is the Infinity Gauntlet that transformed players into Thanos for the Infinity War crossover in April. (Both items are classified as “Mythic.”)
Technically, we first saw the sword in the official Season 7 launch trailer last Thursday, held by Sgt. Winter (the badass-looking Santa) as the army from the iceberg invaded the map.
Only one Infinity Blade spawns per match, and it’s always at Polar Peak in the heart of the snowy area of the map in the very center of a courtyard. The sword is hard to miss. Players get a button prompt when they approach the sword, and drawing it out takes about five seconds. Doing so also drops the player’s equipped items, but for the first player that claims it, they also get instant 200 health and shields regardless of what they had before.
The Infinity Blade’s primary fire is a sword slash that deals 75 damage to enemies and can instantly destroy any building structure. “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).” So the controls are fairly consistent with what we saw for the Infinity Gauntlet.
The sword also offers the following passive benefits:
- An increased pool of max Health and Shields (200 Health/200 Shields).
- Regeneration of effective Health over time up to max Health and Shields (1 HP per second).
- An instant burst of effective Health upon elimination of an enemy (50 HP).
- Increased movement speed (130%).
Interestingly, the timing of the Infinity Blade’s release in Fortnite coincides with Epic Games pulling its mobile games of the same name from all app stores.
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The Infinity Blade is currently available in Fortnite, but who knows how long it will stick around.
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