Fortnite‘s latest update introduced several exciting new features and bug fixes, but it also contained a few pesky issues. In particular, one already controversial weapon had to be temporarily removed from the game.
According to a recent tweet from the official Fortnite account, which you can see below, the Guided Missile has been disabled. In the 3.5 update, users have reportedly experienced a glitch with the weapon that kept them from running properly after firing it. In turn, that “animation issue” forced Epic Games to pull the gun and work on a solution.
Due to an animation issue with the Guided Missile, we’re temporarily disabling it until we have a fix. We’ll update you once it’s resolved!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 11, 2018
It’s unclear how long it will take for the developer to locate the cause of the bug, but it could stem from the recent changes made to the Guided Missile in the update. When the gun was first introduced, players complained about its unfair effectiveness, as it fired a rocket that players could easily control remotely. To make it more difficult to maneuver, the 3.5 patch decreased the missile’s turn rate by 75 percent, as well as its overall movement speed by 15 percent. In turn, the running animation glitch could have to do with the significant decreases attached to the new version of the weapon.
Sadly, the issues found with the Guided Missile weren’t the only downsides to the update. The previously removed “double pump technique,” which allowed players to fire rapid shotgun rounds without the usual pause between shots, mysteriously came back. Also, the new replay system that was meant to capture footage for later viewing from any angle has been crashing many players’ games.
Of course, it’s not all bad news. The 3.5 update came packed with the fantastic new Port-a-Fort item. In the game’s Battle Royale mode, users can now quickly build a ready-made fort that’s three stories tall and fortified with metal walls.
Fortnite is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS.
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