Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Fortnite Battle Royale Guided Missiles were added to the vault. Not many items have made it out, but we hope to see the return of the guided missiles one day. The guided missile was originally disabled last week due to an animation issue. Was this likely an exaggerated excuse to move the item in the vault, under the rug?
Posted about an hour ago today, April 17th, Epic Games announced some changes including weapon swapping timing, peeking bugs, and the removal of the Guided Missile. I think everyone can agree though- the guided missiles were fun, but definitely too strong the game.
Being able to obliterate your opponents from a mile away seemed unfair. Some argued “you have to stand still” but what does that matter when you can practically use the missile as a scouting drone, assuring you’re safety.
Shotguns, Revolver, Hand Cannon, and Rocket Launcher will also keep their equip delay times. Try taking out one of those guns and immediately firing the shot, and you’ll notice the delay. All other weapons do not have equip times, says Epic.
They are closely monitoring the communities feedback, which is a reason for the Guided Missile to be placed in the vault.
We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon. We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future.
Hopefully we hear more, and hopefully this isn’t the end of the missile. I wouldn’t mind seeing it return with less damage, less health, less distance, and a larger hit box.
Some of our best clips came from the guided missile, including this 2 man rocket ride, as well as the world record rocket ride from Moisty Mire to Junk Junction.