'Fortnite' just lost a huge feature that was polarising among players

Epic GamesThe controversial/delightful guided-missile launcher.
  • The controversial and delightful guided missile has been removed from “Fortnite: Battle Royale.”
  • The game’s maker, Epic Games, said the weapon was being put “into the vault” for the time being.
  • There’s no promise that it’s coming back, but Epic said it was working on “the next steps for its future.”

The hilarious but controversial guided missile has been removed from “Fortnite,” and there’s no word on whether it’s coming back.

“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon,” an Epic Games Reddit post said. “We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future.”

The weapon does exactly what it sounds like: It’s an explosive missile that can be remotely controlled.

In “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” that means you can take cover and attack enemies remotely with the guided missile – something that’s both hilarious and tremendously frustrating, depending on the situation. If you’ve just rapidly constructed a massive tower, sniped a dozen enemies, and a guided missile suddenly takes out out? It’s not a great feeling.

But there’s something far more amazing that can be done with the guided missile: It can be ridden, like a flying surfboard.

Like so:

Though the guided missile can be used for devastating late-game attacks in “Fortnite: Battle Royale” – such as taking out star players from relative safety – it can also be used for hilarious hijinks, like riding a missile straight across the world map.

That’s exactly what one delightful person did, which you can watch in full right here:

Are these days gone forever? Let’s hope not.

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.