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Why Was the Shockwave Hammer Disabled & When Is it Coming Back to Fortnite?

The controversial Shockwave Hammer has been officially disabled in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 and will no longer appear in the game.

Many have enjoyed using the Shockwave Hammer to escape from pursuing enemies or to crush the competition, literally.

However, the Shockwave Hammer is no longer available in Fortnite after Epic Games suddenly disabled it due to a game-breaking bug.

Why Was the Shockwave Hammer Disabled in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1?

The Shockwave Hammer was removed due to an unspecified issue. However, this is likely the game-breaking glitch that allowed players to use the Shockwave Hammer’s jumping ability endlessly.

The glitch was discovered by YouTuber GKI on Thursday, December 29, ten days before the Hammer was disabled.

Fortunately, for those who miss the Shockwave Hammer already, you can still bounce across the map at lightning-fast speeds thanks to certain reality augments in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.

To perform the glitch, players had to use the Hammer’s slam attack just as they landed in water. While active, it allowed users to bounce around without needing to recharge their Shockwave Hammer.

What made the glitch even more game-breaking was the fact that you could still attack with the Hammer. It is clear then why Epic Games opted to temporarily remove the item from Fortnite.

Is the Shockwave Hammer Coming Back to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1?

Yes, according to the Fortnite Status Twitter account, the Shockwave Hammer will be coming back to Fortnite.

While the weapon has been disabled for the moment, Epic Games want to bring it back as soon as possible.

Why not use this break from the Shockwave Hammer to get to grips with the brand-new, extremely powerful Guardian Shield item?

When Is the Shockwave Hammer Coming Back to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1?

The Shockwave Hammer has been officially brought back as of Tuesday, January 10, 2023. It, alongside some much-needed changes, was added in a small patch.

However, while it has returned, it is worth noting that the Shockwave Hammer received a massive nerf not long before being disabled. So, fans may not find it as enjoyable to use anymore.

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