Fortnite's X-4 Stormwing planes will be removed from the game at the start of season 8 | Dot Esports

Fortnite’s X-4 Stormwing planes will be removed from the game at the start of season 8

"Get your airtime in now."

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One of the most controversial items in Fortnite: Battle Royale history will officially be retired to the vault next week.

The X-4 Stormwing planes will be removed from Fortnite at the start of season eight, according to Epic Games design lead Eric Williamson.

Screengrab via Reddit.com/r/FortNiteBR

Williamson was among the Epic employees answering fans’ questions in a Reddit AMA post this afternoon. One fan asked when planes will be taken out of the game, and Williamson’s answer likely made a lot of players happy.

The X-4 Stormwing planes were introduced at the start of season seven on Dec. 6, 2018—but they’ve been the subject of a lot of criticism and controversy over the past few months.

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Now, however, Fortnite fans know that they only have to deal with these planes for a few more days because season eight will begin on Thursday, Feb. 28.