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Fortnite is getting swords, starting with the Infinity Blade

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Is this a new weapon or an entirely new game mode?

Fortnite Season 7 art Epic Games

Fortnite season 7 has been underway for almost a week and that means we’re coming up on the first patch of the season, which looks like it will add swords to the game.

This information comes to us thanks to a tweet from the official Fortnite account — and in a hidden teaser in the official patch notes art for season seven. The video doesn’t give us much about how exactly the weapon will work, but we do see a character pull it from the ground in a snow-covered part of the map.

The sword itself has a very distinctive look and while at first glance it may seem to be just be an interesting design, the truth is that it’s the Infinity Blade from the mobile game series of the same name — which was developed by Epic Games and Chair Entertainment.

While the sword is most likely a new melee weapon for the game, it’s also possible that this is a tease for a new kind of game mode where one player has a sword and the rest attempt to take it from them, similar to the Thanos game mode from earlier this year. Either way, we likely won’t know exactly what this tease means until the game’s new patch is released later this week.