Epic Games has responded to complaints by ditching the newly introduced Guided Missile from Fortnite.
(CCM) — The Guided Missile weapon in the hugely popular Fortnite "battle royale" computer game has been banished to the violent world's Vault — temporarily, at least.
The weapon was introduced a few weeks ago, but has caused an outcry among players who are unhappy that it is so powerful that it unbalances the game. "We've gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon," publisher Epic said in a Reddit post. "We share your concerns, so we've put the Guided Missile into the Vault while we figure out the next steps for its future."
This is not the first time the Guided Missile has disappeared since its launch: a recent update to the game caused some players' sprites to freeze after they fired it, forcing Epic to remove the weapon temporarily.
Earlier this month Epic launched the mobile version of Fortnite for iOS, and since then the game has grossed more than $25 million. This makes the game the second highest earner amongst U.S iPhone users after Netflix.
The game is expected to make its debut on the Android mobile platform by the end of this summer.
At any one time over 3.5 million people are believed to be playing Fortnite on iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac computers.
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