The Guided Missile disappeared from Fortnite last week due to a glitch. Developers at Epic Games revealed in a post on the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit that the still-quite-new weapon is being shelved in response to player concerns:
“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback around the Guided Missile, in particular concerns over fairness and strength of the weapon,” Epic wrote. “We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for for its future.”
Epic uses that “vault” metaphor for items it removes from Fortnite; other vaulted items include Smoke Grenades and standard Submachine Guns (not to be confused with Tactical or Suppressed Submachine Guns, which are still in the game). All of them could potentially return one day, but Epic has decided Fortnite is better off without them for now.
For starters, Guided Missiles made some pretty wacky stuff like this possible.
— Grant Haynes (@Fickle_Platypus) April 9, 2018
But if you can manage to pull something like that off in the middle of an actual fight, you deserve to die in this game. Guided Missiles were fast and maneuverable enough to sneak everywhere. Suddenly, your mighty metal tower will become useless when a rocket hits you from above and the reason of that is some bush guy or player hiding somewhere.