Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 7 is underway, and to celebrate the new season, Epic Games added a new weapon to the game this past Tuesday. This weapon, however, is actually from Infinity Blade, another franchise owned and developed by Epic, and it is by far the most powerful object in the game.
The Infinity Blade is now available for any player who is quick and brave enough to pull it from where it rests. Those who survive the mad rush for the sword will have in their hands a power that can’t be matched by any other weapons in Fortnite.
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The Blade Is Mightier Than the Gun
Since the Infinity Blade is a Mythic melee weapon, it is incredibly overpowered. When a player pulls the weapon from the ground in Polar Peak, they will immediately receive 200 shields and 200 health.
Each swipe of the blade will deal 75 damage to other players, and there’s a jumping dash attack that will cause 25 damage. The blade can also destroy buildings and structures like a hot knife cutting through melted butter.
It doesn’t end there, though. Each elimination made with the Infinity Blade will increase the wielder’s health or shields by 50. There’s also regeneration that comes with the blade that will increase health or shield by one point every three seconds.
The Sword in the Stone
To get the Infinity Blade, players will have to head to the new snowy areas on the island that were added in Season 7. More specifically, Polar Peak.
Where the letters for Polar Peak are on the map, there is a mountaintop with a castle half-buried under snow. Players will see a square with several pillars, and in the middle sticking out of the ground is the Infinity Blade.
The exact location is marked on the map below.
Survive the Bum Rush
Finding the Infinity Blade is easy, but actually getting it is the hard part.
The first obstacle is the rush of players going for the sword. Numerous players will head to Polar Peak at the start of the game, especially if the Battle Bus passes over it.
The next problem is the lack of weapons and materials in the area. There are a few buildings around the sword, making the decision on whether to battle with pickaxes or run to a building in hopes of finding a weapon before another player gets the Infinity Blade somewhat tough.
Several trees are also in the immediate area, but like the conundrum of finding weapons, getting wood or brick will take time and you may be too late to the blade.
What could be the biggest problem is the five seconds it takes to claim the Infinity Blade. You can stop while trying to pull the sword from the ground, but that will reset the five-second timer.
But we’ve got some tips that might make things easier.
Gimme That Sword!
Since it’s currently OP, the Infinity Blade isn’t easy to get. While the strategies below aren’t foolproof by any means, they should give you a fighter’s chance in pulling the sword from the stone.
Getting the Blade Tip 1
If the Battle Bus travels over Polar Peak, forget about going for the blade. Everyone will take a stab at it since it’s right there.
However, if the route for the Battle Bus is more down the center of the island, jump out and glide your way to the mountaintop.
Going straight for the sword in this configuration is a good tactic because you will most likely only deal with other players with pickaxes. You’ll be able to take a few hits from a pickaxe as you try to pull it out.
The key thing is to make a run for it when other players are preoccupied, which is likely to happen since most people will be afraid to go after the blade when there are others around.
If there’s one player in the vicinity of the Infinity Blade, then take a shot at claiming it. You will be able to survive multiple pickaxe attacks as long as it’s only from one player.
Getting the Blade Tip 2
Those that want to go the weapon route first should head for the castle buried under snow. There are two chests in the building: one on the ground floor and another on the fourth floor.
Use the weapons in either chest to take other players in the building. If you obtain a sniper, head to the rooftop and take shots at the player who acquired the sword. If not, go to the ground entrance and leave through the door in the direction of the square where the blade is.
Make sure to get some materials in the building as you make your way up and down the floors. If someone has the Infinity Blade, keep your distance and attack from afar. Do not get close or you’ll be dead in just two hits.
You can try building a structure for protection, but a player with the sword will quickly demolish it. Stay far away and try to maneuver back to the castle in the snow or any high ground. Build some ramps to get the higher ground and try to do a quick edit to remove parts of the ramp so the sword wielder won’t follow you.
Ideally, you being above them will be enough to get some free hits as its unlikely the player with the Infinity Blade has enough materials to build a ramp to chase you.
Getting the Blade Tip 3
If you do get the sword, use the jumping dash attack to close the distance on any player. It’ll be easy to take them down up close, but as mentioned, from a long distance, you are a sitting duck, especially if someone has a sniper rifle.
After you’ve killed all nearby players, start gaining those materials so you can defend yourself from snipers and assault rifles as you try and get close. Since the Infinity Blade can heal you, don’t be ashamed to disengage in order to heal up.
Like the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mode from earlier in the year, the Infinity Blade will likely last for a short period of time before Epic removes it from Fortnite. At the very least, it will get nerfed since it’s currently OP.
This means you’ll need to jump on right away in order to get a taste of its power.
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