Fortnite's Boogie Bomb—which makes your opponents dance on the spot while you watch, laugh, and then shoot them in the head—has been temporarily removed from the game after a player discovered that it allows you to carry an infinite number of weapons and items.
The glitch, as detailed in this thread (with a video), shows the player throwing down the Boogie Bomb at his or her feet and busting a few moves. When the animation is over, they're able to pick up an unlimited number of items, which could be game-breaking: imagine bringing as many shield potions and med kits as you wanted into the later stages of a game.
Epic spotted the thread and has removed the item from the game, pending a fix.
Due to a bug with the Boogie Bomb, we’re going to be temporarily disabling it until we’re able to fix it. We’ll update you once this issue is solved. pic.twitter.com/bH2ZoQc9rdMarch 16, 2018
No word on when it'll be back, but I shouldn't suspect it will take long.
The removal comes at the end of a mammoth week for the Battle Royale shooter, in Drake (yep, the Drake) and Ninja's session in the game broke Twitch's single-stream viewer record, and Epic began testing its mobile port, which will support crossplay with the PC version. James was suitably impressed when he tried it out.
A new limited-time Blitz mode featuring shorter matches is incoming next week.