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Fortnite Adds Swords Because of Course You Want One

by Justin Herrick | December 10, 2018December 10, 2018 1:30 pm EST

Fornite will soon let players engage in close-quarters combat using swords.

In a tweet, Epic Games confirmed an upcoming content update that’ll introduce the bladed weapon. Few details are known at this time, but the publisher-developer describes as being “fit for a king.” It’s also unclear if there will be one sword offered or the game adds an entire category of swords. So don’t be surprised if custom swords are rolled out in the coming weeks and months.


The game hasn’t slowed down in recent weeks, either. Epic Games tweaked the island’s design, added planes and zip lines, and announced a creative mode. As the player base remains active, new content arrives.

All of this in-game content should be enough to keep more than 75 million monthly active players from putting down their controllers anytime soon.

We’ll see how Fortnite handles sword-based battles in the near future. Maybe it’ll unlock a whole new form of strategy and combat for what’s otherwise a shooting-heavy title.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...