'Fortnite Battle Royale' has disabled one of its most popular weapons due to a bug.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale

The guided missile is one of the more ridiculous piece of equipment in the free-to-play title - currently available for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC gamers - but its latest patch has resulted in it being taken out by developer Epic Games.

In a tweet sent out this week just hours after the new patch went live, the company confirmed: "Due to an animation issue with the Guided Missile, we're temporarily disabling it until we have a fix. We'll update you once it's resolved!"

It comes after it was revealed the new 50v50 limited time mode would be returning in the Fortnite 3.5 Patch Notes.

In fact, the notes also offered further insight into the mode and how it has evolved since its first incarnation.

For instance, one section of the notes concerns the two teams of 50, and how they are expected to fight until the finish.

They read: "Due to this being a "large squad" mode, Profile Stats will not be tracked. Daily & Weekly challenges will still work, with the exception of the Squad-based challenges ('Place Top 6 in Squads', etc.). (sic)"