Fortnite Shockwave Hammer Disabled: Infinite Bounce Glitch Removed

Epic Games

Fortnite's polarizing Shockwave Hammer has been temporarily disabled, owing to a a certain glitch allowing players to bounce indefinitely.

The Shockwave Hammer, added in Chapter 4, has been a popular, if meddlesome, addition to Fortnite. Dealing huge damage to anyone caught in the blast, players could use the weapon to thrust into the ground dealing damage to nearby opponents and also travel via bounces.

Not everyone is a fan of the weapon, with many considering it to be overpowered. It's true that the damage it deals is large, and players can easily wipe each other out in seconds with enough precision. But one key issue with the Shockwave Hammer has been a certain glitch, one that has allowed players to bounce infinitely.

The weapon was vaulted on Jan. 9, and is expected to return later today with adjustments. Epic Games did not confirm if the glitch was the main reason for the Shockwave Hammer's vaulting, citing simply an "issue" which led to the decision.

"Our intent is to re-enable the Shockwave Hammer in the next game update when this issue has been resolved," Epic Games announced.

Fortnite received downtime at 4 a.m. ET in order to deploy a patcha ddressing several issues including players bouncing with the Shockwave Hammer "more often than intended."

Hopefully, players will experience less issues when pitted against a Shockwave Hammer in future matches. Or, at the very least, find the playing field more even without the glitch getting in the way.