Epic disabled the witch’s broom during a major Fortnite tournament. One of the last elements of Fortnite is no longer available in competitive game modes after a supposed developer error. This adjustment came shortly after the start of Fortnitemares 2020 – Fortnite’s Halloween-themed seasonal event. Among the new items introduced, Epic Games introduced a witch’s broom, which functions similarly to the Silver Surfer’s Board. The Witch’s Broom was relatively easy to find, but it seems Epic didn’t intend it to be in competitive modes. Witch Broom Removed We removed Witch Broom from competitive playlists because the element was not intended to be implemented in those playlists. – Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) October 22, 2020 The Fortnite Status Twitter account broke the unfortunate news to all of its followers. This is unfortunate because the developers decided to deactivate the witch’s broom during the DreamHack USD 250,000 Online Open in Europe. Epic Games didn’t notice the error until almost a full day after updating Fortnitemares. Players who based their drops around the witch’s broom had to reframe their strategies. As expected, the pro community has not responded positively to Epic’s unexpected move. Pros are losing their mind please just let dreamhack run competitive or something like what I’m reading hahahahaha – 100T MrSavage (@MrSavage) October 22, 2020 Fortnite Professional Player for 100 Thieves – MrSavage – was one of the 100 competitors to reach the grand finale of DreamHack. He took to Twitter with his outrage for the mid-tournament change. “Please just let dreamhack run in competition or something like what I’m reading hahahahaha.” Another finalist, EP Verox, also responded to Fortnite’s tweet with an accurate assessment of the situation. oh just was only in all semi-finals and 4 finals – VEROX (@Veroxuk) October 22, 2020 This is an odd move from Epic Games, given that the mobility element was already in the game. DreamHack’s semi-finalists and finalists played their matches with the Witch’s Broom as part of the loot pool. One bright spot to take away is that Epic at least acknowledged that this article shouldn’t have been in competitive modes, to begin with. But it would have made a lot more sense to remove it after the DreamHack $ 250K tournament was concluded. Regardless, the Witch’s Broom is no longer in Arena mode, and that will remain so until the end of Fortnitemares 2020.