The Fortnite Shockwave Hammer has been removed from the game, most likely due to a recently discovered bug. However, the good news for Shockwave Hammer fans is that it is just temporary and will return with Fortnite’s next update.
The Shockwave Hammer makes moving across the map considerably simpler and can be acquired in chests or taken from a few certain NPCs throughout a match. It can be used to swiftly destroy objects or structures. In an emergency, it can even be used to pound an opponent across an area of the battlefield while delivering damage.
Fortnite announced the removal temporary removal of Shockwave Hammer.
Epic Games said via Twitter that the Shockwave Hammer had been removed in all modes due to an issue that the developer did not reveal. Since it was found that the item offers its players an unfair edge, the Fortnite community has been requesting that it be removed from the game. Although no reason is given in the announcement, it’s possible that the developers are only now becoming aware of this.
When will Shockwave Hammer appear in the game again?
Once the problem has been properly addressed and resolved, Epic plans to reintroduce Shockwave Hameer back to Fortnite, which is expected to happen on January 17. The announcement from Epic Games did state that it will be re-released with the next game update, with the 17th of January being the most likely date, as per the data miners.
Moreover, given that the item was just disabled a few hours ago, a comeback may take longer if developers don’t quickly figure out the cause of the bug. Even though the Fortnite Shockwave Hammer was condemned for being overpowered, Epic never intended to completely remove the hammer, so it’s probable that gamers may come across it once again before the new season is up.