An exploit causes Epic Games to vault the Kinetic Blade from tournament game modes in Fortnite, taking away a major mobility item. The Kinetic Blade has been vaulted from Fortnite tournament playlists due to an issue with a troublesome exploit. If there’s one thing that most fans of the game can agree on, it’s that Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 has been a wild ride. MEGA season has been all about the cyberpunk aesthetic, mixed with a lot of fun and hectic gameplay. This is particularly obvious with the addition of Mega City – a giant, futuristic named location, filled with tall buildings, neon lights, and steam. This season, players were introduced to various features, including the Nitro Drifter, the Rogue Bike, grind rails, and the Kinetic Blade. These elements all contributed to the fast pace of Chapter 4 Season 2. In Fortnite, it can be very important to have access to mobility items; not only so players can avoid storm damage, but also so they can escape a difficult encounter that might result in them being eliminated. Unfortunately, gamers will now find themselves slightly more limited. The official Fortnite status Twitter account announced that the Kinetic Blade had temporarily been vaulted from tournament game modes. A lot of players prefer to land on the southeastern part of the map because the Kinetic Blade can often be found in these Chapter 4 Season 2 locations. It’s a mobility item that has infinite charges, a quick cooldown, and can be found easily, so many prefer to take it instead of using a vehicle or carrying ODM Gear. Most fans believe that this is related to an exploit that had been discovered a couple of days before and that many gamers had started abusing. Players were able to eliminate an opponent from any range and without taking any damage by turning their Wi-Fi off, attacking an enemy with the Kinetic Blade, and then turning it back. As soon as the exploit became more known among the community, players started being reported, and Epic Games took action right away. Quickly after, 24 hours bans were issued, and the item was vaulted from tournaments. It’s strange that the weapon wasn’t temporarily removed from more modes as well since the exploit can be used across playlists, including Battle Royale, Zero Build, and the new Ranked game mode. This might only be a temporary solution to deal with this issue, and perhaps that’s why it was only applied in tournaments. It will certainly avoid gamers using the exploit in the Champions Console Cup – a huge competitive Fortnite event with an impressive $250,000 prize pool. Fortnite is available now for Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.