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Boom Bow removed from Fortnite Team Rumble LTM for being "too powerful"

Epic Games has removed the Boom Bow from the Team Rumble limited time mode for being “too powerful”.

Thanks to its super-accurate reticle, massive range and damage, a lot of people would say that the Boom Bow is too powerful in every game type, but apparently the tipping point was that players respawning with 100 health could just be picked off repeatedly.

Since it’s not very fun to get repeatedly ganked and spawn-killed as you glide back in, Epic has released a hotfix - which means you won’t have to reinstall any patches - to remove the item from the LTM.

Epic announced the move on Twitter:

Where it was promptly met with instant and merciless sass from pro players and YouTubers:

In other Fortnite news, Epic yesterday announced a new collection of skate decks inspired by the Downtown Drop LTM designs.

We’re also just days away from the annual celebrity Pro-Am tournament, which this year features the likes of Super Bowl winner Marshawn Lynch, Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie, and Jay from Jay and Silent Bob for some reason.

Still looking for Fortbyte 78? We’ve got the location right here.

And if you need any help with this season’s Fortnite challenges, use the links below;

Fortnite Season 9 Weekly challenges

You can check out all the Fortbyte locations here.

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